Nothing turns a commonplace, ho-hum room into a radiant, inviting setting faster than flicker of a few ordinary candles scattered strategically throughout room. Add scented candles and you can quickly evoke childhood memories, transport your imagination to a tropical island, or infuse room with crisp scent of a pine forest. Aromatherapy candles add yet another dimension to equation.
Aromatherapy candles release a small, but continuous stream of herbal and floral essential oils into air as they burn. The chemicals in essential oils enter your body as you breathe, and travel throughout body, including brain, through bloodstream. You receive subtle benefits as chemicals interact with your body. Don't expect to receive full healing benefits by lighting a candle, but aromatherapy candles provide same dual benefits inherent in conventional aromatherapy in less concentrated doses: smell therapy and chemical reactions to essential oils.
Burn aromatherapy candles to alter, enhance, and improve your state of mind while adding a touch of nature's pure perfume to your surroundings. What a pleasant, powerful quick fix to an otherwise rotten day, not to mention a less destructive alternative to downing a pint of ice cream or a pound of chocolate to chase away blahs.
Let aromatherapy candles help set right mood for others with whom you spend time. Your guests will only know that you have that "special something," that magical touch when it comes to hospitality.
Tips for Using Aromatherapy Candles:
Make sure that you purchase aromatherapy candles, not just scented candles. Look for labels that include "pure essential oils."
Select right candle for situation. The best way to ensure that you have selected best candle to achieve your goal is to purchase a candle with labeling that reflects your desired effect.
Invigorate - Perhaps you arrive home lethargic and drained after a grueling day at work, and like so many other busy parents, your workday at home is just beginning—with no time for an intervening catnap. Treat yourself to a short break, and light an energizing aromatherapy candle. Invigorating candles typically contain some mixture of oils from mint and citrus families. The mint essential oils—peppermint, spearmint, basil, and eucalyptus—provide quick stimulation, revitalization, and an extra dose of energy. Other invigorating essential oils include cedar, rosemary, cinnamon, geranium, cassia, and vanilla.