Are you looking for a way to make everyone at your home peaceful and calm? Do you wish to wake up from the bed much faster and more alert in the morning? Do you want to get rid of bad odor in your home? All of this is possible in one go and more importantly, it does not cost your arm or leg. Just light an aromatherapy candle!
What are aromatherapy candles? What are they made of?
First of all aromatherapy candles are not the same as scented candles. Unlike the scented paraffin wax candles, these are infused with essential oils, not just synthetic perfume. Based on the type of essential oil used, sizes, and shapes, various aromatherapy candles are available. Essential oils extracted from the wood, seeds, flowers, or leaves of a particular herb or a combination of these are used in these candles. Aromatherapy candles burn on soy wax or beeswax instead of paraffin wax. If you are offered a low priced aromatherapy candle, make sure it is not made of inorganic substances. The cheap substitutes often contain impurities and are harmful to the body and mind. Currently, aromatherapy candles made out of soy wax are quite popular.
Working of aromatherapy candles
When the Essential oils burn along with the candle wax, they are released into the atmosphere in the form of vapors due to their high volatility. As you inhale these vapors, you gain therapeutic benefits. Also, the refreshing scentsof the candles create a soothing and meditative vibe in your home. Today aromatherapy candles come in aesthetically pleasing holders. You can choose from many styles of candles that match to your home décor.
Benefits of using aromatherapy candles
Aromatherapy candles offer a wide range of therapeutic benefits. They relax your body and help you fall asleep. For example, tangerine and lavender infused candles relieve stress and tension from the body. Sandalwood combined with Chamomile helps to concentrate and relieve restlessness.
Aromatherapy candles with ginger oil have shown to increase memory in children and adults. It elevates the mood and promotes positive thinking in an individual. Ginger oil and bergamot oil infused in aromatherapy candles decrease depression and negative thoughts.
Essential oils such as Lavender, Ylang Ylang, Vetiver, Rose, Chamomile and Bergamot balance stress hormones and stimulate serotonin in the brain. Aromatherapy candles with any of these essential oils or in combination calm the nervous system and create a relaxed breathing rhythm.
Aromatherapy candles aid digestion and cure stomach related disorders such as gastritis, ulcers, constipation,and indigestion. People with skin problems, joint pains, cancer,and blood sugar fluctuations have also experienced great relief with the inhalation essential oils.
To enjoy the benefits of aromatherapy candles burn them for about an hour everyday.
Various Essential oils in Aromatherapy candles and their benefits
|Lavender||Relieves stress, depression, anxiety, insomnia,and headaches|
|Improves concentration and brightens your mood|
|Cinnamon||Gives relief from exhaustion, and fatigue|
|Induces calming effect and relaxes the nerves|
|Sandalwood||Lifts you up from depression and soothes irritation|
|Eucalyptus||Gives relief from allergies, sinusitis,and colds|
|Peppermint||Gives relief from digestive problems, headaches,and muscle pain.|
Most liked Aromatherapy candle types
It is a known secret that women are infatuated with lavender and ofcourse men will like it because of incredibly relaxing floral and herbal scent. It induces acalming effect and helps to relax and sleep better. Many studies have shown lavender to be very effective in stabilizing the mood of a person. It has analgesic and anti-convulsive properties, which remove restlessness and improve the quality of sleep. So if you are going through a menopause, studying for exams or having a bad day, natural scent of Lavender can help you to be calm and grounded. Other than psychological benefits, it also offers many physiological benefits as well. It decreases the blood pressure, thetemperature of the skin and lowers the heart rate. It gives a sense of emotional well being to a person. The best essential oil of lavender comes from France.
People like candles with Rose Geranium oil because of its value for the money. It is one of the less expensive oils with aplethora of health benefits. It uplifts spirits, improves cognitive function, decreases anger and relieves stress. It has a smooth floral rose like smell that relaxes lactic acid from the muscles. With each inhalation, the person starts to become more active and energetic. It balances the working of adrenal cortex located on the top of kidneys. This calms the nervous system, relieves anxiety and depression.
Aromatherapy candles with Ylang Ylang are mildly sedative and induce euphoric feeling. Lighting up a Ylang Ylang infused candle clears the mind of tension, anxiety, panic, and fear. It has aphrodisiac property, which helps to encourage sexual and romantic mood for those suffering from impotence. It also gives a boost in self-esteem, courage, and confidence.