Take a moment to visualize what an ideal calming, relaxing evening at home would entail. Does it include soft light, wine and romance? Possibly a home-cooked meal? Your favorite movie or show? Or a warm bath with bubbles and candle light? Whatever your ideal perfect idea of a relaxing self-indulgent night may include, we are positive you’ll include a lighted candle to set the mood for an evening of relaxation and pleasure.
For centuries, candles have been used in ceremonies to bring soothing, peaceful ambiance into any space. Although candles may be minimal light sources and their aroma scents can create a serene sanctuary, there are actually an abundance of other reasons why you should burn candles in your home and other settings, which can actually help with your well-being, soothe your senses, create a relaxing atmosphere and add a sense of warmth.
We’ve listed 8 ways you'll benefit from burning candles:
ATMOSPHERE & AMBIANCE
The flicker of candlelight always produces a captivating ambiance that simply cannot be replicated. Lighting a few well-placed candles in your home can really add effect and create a cozy and intimate atmosphere. Adding a candle here-and there will create soothing ambiance in your room and instantly make it feel warm and welcoming.
Candles are known for their soothing, healing properties and are often used by therapists to create a peaceful ambiance in their therapy rooms. The sheer act of lighting a candle, watching its enchanting flicker and the gentle glow it creates, helps to ease and soothe the mind. Light a candle, watch the flame and just breathe for just a few moments, can help you relax, feel calm, re-energized and help your brain get into a more positive mindset. The ambiance created by a lit candle can relieve stress, improve focus and relieve anxiety and depression.
Our sense of smell is intricately tied with memory, so we often associate a specific scent with a moment or memory. One of the pleasures of selling candles is when our customers share memories as they smell our fragrances. Not only can candles trigger specific memories, they can also be used in remembrance of loved ones we’ve lost. Simply lighting a candle can remind us of a happy time and make us feel better, not focus as much on the little details of what we may be currently going through.
Keep that spark alive in your relationship with a little candlelight: turn any dinner into a romantic, candlelit moment. Always keep candles on your nightstands, when the mood strikes, light it and turn up the heat - nothing enhances the moment quite like an alluring light.
Candles are a stylish way to add the finishing touch to any room in your house. Use of subtle colors add a soft touch to any space; or go with bright, bold colors to really make a statement. Candles are versatile, come in a variety of styles and look great in every room. Candles provide a spa-like retreat, strategically placed candles throughout your living room make it cozy and calm. Candles at the centerpiece of your dining room table keep romantic candlelit dinners within arms reach, and spark the atmosphere where we gather most often and can kill odors. Use candles outdoors on your patio, porch, deck and in your garden to create a magical, whimsical escape.
Candles make perfect gifts and a nice treat to yourself! Our beautifully packaged, strong scented coconut wax candles are hand poured into glass containers and are made using a blend of all-natural coconut wax and the maximum ratio of fragrance oil (almost double the recommended amount) for the best fragrance throw. Our candles make great gifts, including unique housewarming and thank you gifts.
FRAGRANCE - AROMATHERAPHY
Scented candles are a perfect way to subtly add a wonderful fragrance to your space, and cover-up unwelcome odors. There are a wide variety of scented candles available for purchase in a number of fragrance types: everything from herbal & earthy to airy & clean, fruity to baked goods, from woodsy & masculine to floral & sweet, from food & drink to holiday & festive.
Add scent without the soot: body&homeElegants candles are all natural, made from pure coconut wax, eco-friendly, soot free, non-toxic, burn clean, and last much longer than traditional paraffin and other waxes which may produce black soot and release toxic carcinogens into the air. Not all candles are created equal: some candles can actually be harmful for your health.
MEDITATION & ALLEVIATE STRESS
Lighting candles during meditation is a wonderful way to support your custom. There are many manifestation techniques and visual exercises that involve focusing on the flame of a burning candle while sending your intentions into the universe. Candles are also used during prayer. Creating rituals in your own home sets the tone for how you want to unwind or start the day.
You don’t have to leave your candles behind when you travel, take your candles and all their benefits on the road with you. Pack your candles and turn any space, anywhere in the world, into your own personal sanctuary. Feel at home anywhere with your favorite scent burning.
INDIVIDUALITY & SELF-EXPRESSION
Just like everyone has different tastes in fashion, food and music, everyone has particular fragrance preferences and everybody smells scents differently. Show off your individuality and personality by burning the scents that you love. And just like your style choices, never feel insecure or second guess about what you like. Embrace it! You do you. And if someone else doesn’t like your selection of a scented candle that doesn’t make it a bad scent.