Candles have evolved over time from a utilitarian source of light to a decorative accent that has many different uses and benefits. Candles have been used as a source of light and to illuminate mankind’s celebrations for more than 5,000 years yet little is known about their origin. It is often written that the first candles were developed by ancient Egyptians who used rush-lights, or torches, made by soaking the pithy core of reeds in melted animal fat; however, the rush-lights had no wick like a true candle.
Aroma candles are made with essential oils and have aroma therapeutic properties. That is to say, aroma candles are made for holistic therapeutic care — for providing well-being to the body, mind, and spirit. Aromatherapy is a curative that people have, for centuries, used to gain energy, relieve stress, enhance concentration, and manage pain. The fragrances of essential oils are emanated in order to stimulate the senses. Some aromas can even lower systolic blood pressure. Basically, aroma candles are used, not just for their pleasant fragrances, but also for their ability to change our mood — to help us feel good.
Research has shown that the negative emotions we attach to certain situations can be altered or eliminated by aromatherapy. According to Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, in the same way that meditation can produce changes to physiological responses, certain scents can also produce changes to physiological responses. There are multiple benefits of Aroma Candles that are not discovered yet. So here are we with some of the best ones:
- Calms the Mind
Floral and herbal aromas, like geranium, lavender, and peppermint, have been proven to be useful for the treatment of various psychological and physiological disorders through the burning of aroma-therapeutic candles. Candles for depression and anxiety are particularly popular.
- Stimulates the Memory
Specific scents in candles can stimulate memory in the brain. The limb system is the part of the brain that is home to our memory and emotions. Scent, emotion and memory are inexplicably intertwined, according to The Harvard Gazette.
Candles are a stylish way to add the finishing touch to any room in your house. Use subtle colors add a soft touch to any space; or go with bright, bold colors to really make an impact. Candles are very versatile, come in a variety of styles and look great in every room. Bathroom candles provide a spa-like retreat, strategically placed candles throughout your living room make it cosy and calm. Use candles outdoors on your patio, porch, deck and in your garden to create a magical, whimsical escape; burn a citronella candle to keep bugs away.
- Meditation & Prayer
Lighting candles during meditation is a wonderful way to support your practice. There are many visualization exercises and manifestation techniques that involve focusing on the flame of a burning candle while sending your intentions into the universe. Candles are also used during prayer.
Keep that spark alive in your relationship with a little candlelight: turn any dinner into a romantic, candlelit moment. Always keep candles on your nightstands; when the mood strikes, light it and turn up the heat – nothing enhances the moment quite like some soft lighting.
You’ve read all of it right? That’s just how aromatherapy candles benefit you! However, not all candles are good for your health, and thus, you should maintain a safe distance from paraffin candles which might contain toxic products and impact your health adversely.