Aromatherapy Candles - How to Select the Right Scent
Feel sad, tired, or a little bit stressed? Something as simple
as an aromatherapy candle could help you relax and feel
happier. But not all scented candles have this effect. Let's find
out how to select an aromatherapy candle that can lift your
When you burn an aromatherapy candle, it releases small
quantities of essential oils. The chemicals penetrate your body
and effect your brain in a certain way. Of course an aromatherapy
candle can't cure severe depression or anxiety, but it definitely
can help you to relax after a busy day at work.
Not all scented candles have a therapeutic effect. For the
proper effect, only quality essential oils should be used.
Essential oils are derived from plants and herbs. An aromatherapy
candle should have display a label that reads "pure essential
Top quality scented aromatherapy candles are made from soy wax
or bees wax, not paraffin, which is the material most commonly
used in cheap scented candles. It has several disadvantages -
being petroleum based it releases harmful soot, which leaves
ugly, dark spots on your furniture and is harmful when you inhale
it. So it doesn't make much sense to add quality natural
essential oils to candles made of paraffin. Look for soy wax
Which scent gives what effect?
For mental alertness and improved memory
Ginger essential oils are known to promote courage, confidence,
to clear the head and improve memory. So if you have a load of
work or study in front of you, a ginger scented aromatic candle
is a good choice. Ginger scent also helpful if you feel
purposelessness, confused, or lacking direction.
Lavender is one of the most popular scents used in aromatherapy,
and for good reason - lavender will help you to relax, feel
peaceful, and feel comfortable. It soothes both body and soul.
Another scent for relaxation is tangerine, which not only helps
you to let go of your troubles but also energizes you and makes
you feel happier.
Bergamot, lavender and sandalwood are said to help, if you are
having anxiety attacks
To combat stress
If stress is a constant part of your life, try to burn a
chamomile, lavender or sandalwood scented candle. They produce a
For a happy mood
If you are feeling sad for no apparent reason, a bergamot scented
candle can lift your mood. Bergamot has many effects - it helps
you to calm down, relax and feel happy.
An aromatherapy candle can make you feel happier in many ways.
The essential oils not only interact with your body, but seeing a
warm and peaceful candle and inhaling a pleasant smell also has a
postivie psychological effect. Give yourself a treat.
Tanya Turner is a candle-making expert and a founder of
where you can find information about all types of candles, how to
make them and where to get best
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