Scented candles are not just an element to provide light in dark places; they also have many therapeutic benefits. Let’s explore a few of them in this think-piece.
1. It helps you to increase your focus
A study was done to understand the effectiveness of scented candles in our minds. It showed that people who kept burning aromatic candles on their work desks were more focused and productive than those who didn’t.
Some unique scents like lemon, lavender, mint, rose, etc. boost the secretion of the relaxing hormones in our body and provide a soothing effect on our brain.
2. It creates a calming atmosphere
If you observe mindfully, you will feel that even a normal burning candle makes the whole ambiance comfy. Aromatic candles multiply this effect. Just light some scented candles in every corner of your room to create a warm and cozy environment. You will experience the result within a few minutes.
Massage therapists also use these candles to create a comfortable space for their clients. So if you are having a tiring day at your work, just light the candle and watch the flame while taking deep breaths.
You will be surprised to see how easily it calms your mind. For example, if you suffer from chronic depression, the scent of eucalyptus candles can help you get rid of it.
3. Assist your brain in evoking pleasant memories
Do you know smell is the strongest sense in the human body? When we live in a happy moment, our unconscious mind catches smells near the place. Again, when you smell the same thing, it brings back all the memories with it.
So, while spending a romantic or special family moment, light up a scented candle to help your brain remember the moment forever.
4. Improves your mental well-being
With each passing day, the stress level in common people’s life is increasing due to inflation, war, poverty, etc. The Covid pandemic has made the situation worse. Before this pandemic, people could at least vent their frustration by going out with their friends or family.
But during and after the pandemic, many lost their close ones and were forced to live in the house for days. It has affected the mental well-being of everyone. Keeping a burning aromatic candle nearby will help you uplift your mood. Practice meditation in the presence of this beautiful aroma for better results.
Recently, one of my friends has gone through personal loss due to covid. Her therapist recommended burning aromatic candles whenever she felt sad. So, she bought a raindrop triple wick candle from https://www.happyflame.com.au/. It helped her calm her mind and infused a positive vibe in her soundings.
5. It works as charming decor
Candles add a versatile look to your room. You can pick from a wide range of designs and scents. You can keep scented candles in your bathroom to change the room’s ambiance and can also surprise your husband or wife with a candlelight dinner.
Two of you can spend the night there if you have a deck in your garden. Don’t forget to burn a citronella candle to prevent bugs from ruining the perfect romantic night.
6. Provide your home with a joyful vibe
The aroma of sandalwood is associated with God. Therefore, you can make your family members happy and peaceful by filling the home with sandalwood-scented candles. Many people also believe that burning candles helps to get rid of negative energy.
7. Assist you in getting a good night’s sleep
How many of you don’t use a cell phone before going to bed? I am sure none of you said yes.
The blue light emitting from the mobile disrupts our body’s sleep cycle. So, put your phone in the drawer and light a scented candle to get a perfect sleep. The flame will create a wonderful illusion, and the scent will signal your brain to ready your body for sleep.
Over to you…
Besides this, don’t keep flammable things near the burning candle to avoid mishaps. Further, keep a fire extinguisher handy.