Have you ever smelled the candles in your home? They are soothing and beautiful. You feel completely at ease when you burn one. But did you realize how many benefits there are to burning good scented candles? Many people burn some within their homes just to get relaxing and fresh scents from them, or to get rid of bad smells.
But did you know they also have a myriad of health benefits? In fact, scented candles can do so much to improve your mood and to relax your body that you will probably want to keep some around the house. There is such a wide array of scents that each can offer its own set of benefits. Let's look at just a few:
First, let's start with the most obvious: the scent that comes from burning a scented candle. When you first put it in the candle holder, you are entering a world of aromas. You smell the candle, smell the wick and then on your way out the door, smell the burners and the wax. Scented candles can evoke memories of relaxing and eating foods. If you have trouble letting go of those salts and sugars, getting a high from the scent will help you let go of them.
Next on the list is the benefits of essential oils. In the world of aromatherapy, they are considered "essences" or subtle scents that have healing properties. Burning scented candles with essential oils releases positive energy because the essential oils react with your body's chemicals to make you feel happier. They increase your energy level and rejuvenate you.
If you suffer from anxiety, having a scented aromatherapy candle with Rosemary in it will relax you. Have you ever smelled a Rosemary candle? It's a lovely, fragrant scent. If you haven't had a chance to smell one, pick up a cheap mass-produced candle from your local store or online. The scent is almost unbearable!
There are many other benefits of scented candles. If you suffer from depression, getting into a relaxing bubble bath with your favorite scented candles will help you feel better. If you want to have some alone time, try to put some candles in a bookcase and creating a calming atmosphere for yourself. There is such a wide variety of scented candles on the market today that it doesn't matter what mood you're in, you can find something that will help you feel relaxed.
Another of the scented candle benefits is that you don't have to worry about getting out. There are many different scents to choose from, so you can choose one that is relaxing to help you fall asleep. There are even scents for those who want to get into the mood by browsing through the scent list for a good one. You don't have to limit yourself to only certain scents. You can mix scents together to create a great mixture of fragrances, which can be a lot more effective than just buying one specific fragrance.
Scented candles can be used as both a decoration in your home and as a mood enhancer when you are away from home. The fragrance of your candle will let you know when you've turned on the TV or sat down to watch a movie. This allows you to maintain a consistent mood no matter where you may be. Just make sure you keep the room you are using it in at a fairly consistent temperature and that the scent doesn't change. If you use a scented candles scent in a room that is constantly changing, it will quickly lose its scent.