Who can resist the temptation to get lost at least for a few moments in that warm candle flame? Not only are they beautiful, they also add an ambient touch to a romantic evening, add an air of relaxation and calmness at bath time and provide a sense of comfort. Candles are often used in religious ceremonies, meditation and yoga along with aromatherapy and in so many other applications where a sense of enlightenment, relaxation or calm is sought and desired.
Burning of aromatherapy candles releases a mild continuous stream of herbal and floral essential oils into the air. As you breathe the chemicals from these oils, they travel through the body, brain, and bloodstream. From this, you will receive subtle benefits as the chemicals interact with the body. Lighting a candle offers same benefits offered by conventional aromatherapy products but in less-concentrated doses, and their effect lasts longer too.
Burning aromatherapy candles can also alter your state of consciousness in a good way if you meditate along while adding a touch of nature’s pure perfume to your surroundings. Candles are a pleasant and powerful quick fix to alleviate the effects from a stressful day, some physical and emotional ailments and provide a sense of serenity.
So what makes an aromatherapy candle different from other candles? Basically, it comes down to the wax that is used. Holistic aromatherapy candles are made from beeswax, soy, and other vegetable-based waxes such as bayberry most commonly used by crystal healing practitioners and those involved in yoga retreats in Bali and around the world. Each ingredient has its own characteristics. Soy is a soft wax and most commonly used in votive or tea lights. Larger soy candles would be contained in a glass jar or another type of decorative container. Beeswax, on the other hand, is much firmer and more expensive. It has a very distinctive but pleasant honey-like aroma and color.
To get the desired detectable effects in the candle its required that a significant amount of essential oil is embedded in it.
If you are looking to be invigorated, then the mint essential oils such as peppermint, spearmint, basil, and eucalyptus will provide quick stimulation, revitalization, and an extra dose of energy. Other invigorating essential oils include cedar, rosemary, cinnamon, geranium, cassia, and vanilla. If you are looking for the best meditation pose to be relaxed and the stress-releasing essential oils include lavender, chamomile, patchouli, geranium, and rose. Citrus essential oils such as orange, lemon, grapefruit, lemongrass, and bergamot are known to help your ability to concentrate.
Just like any other product, buying aromatherapy candles is solely based on an individual’s need and requirements and the effects you’re looking forward to receive from them.