Aroma candles or scented candles are made with essential oils and have aroma therapeutic properties. Aroma candles are made for holistic therapeutic care which provides well-being to the body, mind, and spirit. Aromatherapy is a curative that people have used, for more than hundreds of years. The fragrances of essential oils stimulate the senses. Some aromas can even lower systolic blood pressure.
Benefits of Aroma Candles
Aroma candles or scented candles are used, not only for their pleasant fragrances but also for his or her ability to vary our mood — to assist us to feel good. This is because scent features a complex relationship to the brain. The smell can cross the blood-barrier and visit the central nervous system through the olfactory system, scents have direct access to the limbic area of the brain, which is known as the “emotional center of the brain” as emotions and sense of smell are highly attached. Once you inhale an aromatic candle, a very complex relationship between sense of smell and our brain is triggered, a strong relationship which has the power to enhance our health and mood.
During meditation lighting, aroma candle is a wonderful way to support your practice. There are visualization and manifestation techniques and exercises that involve focusing on the flame of a candle which is an effective method to improve your concentration.
Shopping for Natural candles
Pay attention to the type of waxes included in the candle. when buying natural candles. Read the labels carefully. Also, confirm that the candle is fragranced only with essential oils and not fragrance oils or other synthetics.
Usually, the makers of all-natural candles or nearly all-natural candles promote that their candles are all-natural. Note that “Made with ABC” doesn’t mean the candle is all-natural.
Search for candle makers that list their ingredients and promote their candles with statements similar to the below
- “100% Natural Ingredients only”
- “No Synthetic Ingredients added”
- “Fragranced Exclusively With Essential oils”
- “Made Exclusively With Soy Wax”
- “Contains No Fragrance Oils”
- “Paraffin Wax Free”