What comes to your mind when you think of candles? Yes a birthday cake we blow out candles and make a wish… but there is much more to it. Nowadays candles are not only used to make a wish but also to alleviate your mood and make you cheerful. Yes we’re talking about the new trend of using Fragrant Candles in our home, workplace, shops, restaurants and spas. These candles are available in different, effervescent colors and fragrances.
The history of scented candles dates back to the time of the Egyptians, they used aromatic oils for baths and massages. And now aromatherapy has become an alternative cure for many ailments. Certain scents are said to help with various mental, physical, emotional and spiritual states including mental lucidity and creating a relaxing mood.
Types & Variety of Candles
There is a wide array of candles available in the market. From a variety of essential oil scents and combinations, one can find the most apt one they need. Each of these has their own benefits and uses.
Soy candles are most suggested over the petroleum ones in aromatherapy since they do not contain any artificial additive. These are naturally made so the user can get the benefits of the aroma much better.
Variety of Candles
The market is flooded with different variety of aroma candles but the trendiest ones are:
Chocolate: It fills the room with a sensuous aroma. They are often combined with other scents to create a unique fragrant scented candles that reminds people of their favorite treat.
Lavender: Are the most refreshing floral scents. It is known for its soothing and calming effects. It is often paired with other floral scents, vanilla and lemon.
Vanilla: Is the most common one that’s available and can be easily paired with any other scent.
Rose: It is the symbol of love and affection and a rose candle is a perfect addition to a romantic evening.
Apple: is the most versatile scent and are best suited for those who do not want a strong aroma.
Cookie: is a great way to fill our house with a fragrance of freshly baked cookies.
Sandalwood: is most popular option in perfumes and incense. It has a neutral scent that is muskier than others.
Benefits of Scented candles:
Using soy candles for aromatherapy is not the cure of the ailment but it has a number of benefits that can help in sinking the severity of the ailment.
Here are a few ailments it can cure:
- Insomnia: Lavender scent reduces restlessness
- Muscle Tension and Aches: Peppermint candles help with headaches, muscle pains & digestion problems
- Allergies and infections: Eucalyptus aroma is said to help in relieving allergies and infections
- Reducing Stress: Rose, Sandalwood and Ylang Ylang are ideal for reducing stress
- Maintaining focus: Citrus, Basil and Thyme are for students who want to study and concentrate for long number of hours.
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