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10 WAYS YOU'LL BENEFIT FROM BURNING CANDLES

by John April on April 26, 2022

Candles have progressed from a functional source of light to a beautiful addition with a variety of purposes and advantages. For more than 5,000 years, candles have been used as a source of light, but nothing is known about its genesis. Most of the innovations that influenced modern candle making occurred in the nineteenth century; for example, paraffin wax was introduced in the 1850s when scientists figured out how to isolate the waxy component from petroleum and purify it. Candle production began to fall after the development of electricity and the introduction of the light bulb in 1879.


Candles continue to increase in popularity and use, even though they no longer supply man's primary source of light: candles represent celebration, symbolize romance, calm the senses, define ceremonies, and enhance the design of house decors. They offer light to any place without the harshness of a bright electric bulb, immediately changing the mood of any indoor or outdoor situation. Candlelight provides a calm ambiance and adds a sense of warmth. The added fragrance can have a beneficial effect on the mind, which is important for mental wellness. Lighting a candle can help you relax, eliminate tension from work, and even lessen anxiety.

Here are some ways you'll benefit from burning candles:

DECOR
Candles are a stylish way to add the finishing touch to any room in your house. Use subtle colours add a soft touch to any space; or go with bright, bold colours to really make an impact. Candles are very versatile, come in a variety of styles and look great in every room. Bathroom candles provide a spa-like retreat, strategically placed candles throughout your living room make it cozy and calm, candles at the centrepiece of your dining room table keep romantic candlelit dinners within arm’s reach, and kitchen candles spark the atmosphere where we gather most often and can kill odours. Use candles outdoors on your patio, porch, deck and in your garden to create a magical, whimsical escape; burn a citronella candle to keep bugs away.

Candles directly correspond with the element of fire, which is vital to feng shui. Ambiance and lighting are two essential building blocks of hygge, and there’s no quicker way to infuse this than to light a bunch of candles. No matter how you approach interior design, candles add to your home decor.

AMBIANCE & ATMOSPHERE
The flicker of candlelight produces a lovely 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 softness in your room and instantly make it feel warm and welcoming. Candles are recognized for their calming and therapeutic effects, and many therapists, such as massage therapists, utilize them to create a relaxing atmosphere in their treatment rooms. The simple act of lighting a candle, with its gorgeous flicker and soothing glow, helps to relax and calm the mind. Try it the next time you're having a stressful day: light a candle, keep an eye on the flame, and just breathe for a few minutes - even 60 seconds can help. Aromatherapy candles may help you unwind, feel peaceful, rejuvenated, and put your mind in a more productive frame of mind. Lavender candles can help you relax and de-stress. Eucalyptus candles are invigorating and help with concentration. Lemon candles are very energetic and can help with stress relief.

CELEBRATION & ROMANCE FRAGRANCE
Whether you're lighting candles on a cake or setting a romantic candlelit dinner to celebrate your anniversary with your significant other, candles are a wonderful way to mark celebrations such as birthdays, weddings, anniversaries, graduations, retirement and so much more. Candles make a perfect gift and a nice treat to yourself! Our beautifully packaged, strong scented coconut-soy candles are hand poured into handcrafted up-cycled tins and are made using a blend of all natural coconut soy wax combination and the maximum ratio of fragrance oil for the best fragrance throw. 

FRAGRANCE
Scented candles are a perfect way to subtly add a wonderful fragrance to your space, and cover-up unwelcome odour. There are a wide variety of scented candles available for purchase in a number of fragrance types: everything from fruity to baked goods; from herbal & earthy to airy &  clean, from woodsy & masculine to floral & feminine, from food & drink to seasonal & festive.

Add scent without the soot: candles made from our coconut-soy combination wax are soot free, non-toxic, burn clean, and last much longer than traditional paraffin which produces black soot and releases toxic carcinogens into the air. 

HEALTH
Burning candles can be beneficial to your health. Part of living a healthy lifestyle is self-care and taking care of your mind: lighting candles can provide the perfect atmosphere to induce calm and a sense of well-being. If you ever feel enveloped by fear or feel anxious, burning candles can help with anxiety. Some health benefits are much more direct: ear candling is used get rid of earwax buildup. Not all candles are created equal: some candles can be harmful for your health.

MEDITATION & PRAYER
Using candles to help your meditation practice is a good way of increasing your aura. Many visualization exercises and techniques include focusing on the flame of a burning candle while sending your goals out into the cosmos. During prayer, candles are also used.

REMEMBRANCE & SUPPORT
Our sense of smell is strongly tied with memory, so we often associate a specific scent with a moment or memory. One of the joys of selling candles is when our customers share memories as they smell our fragrances.

ROMANCE
With a little candlelight, you can keep the flame alive in your relationship: transform every dinner into a romantic candlelit occasion. Always have candles on your nightstands; when the mood strikes, light one and turn up the heat - nothing beats some soft lighting for enhancing the occasion.

TRAVEL
You don't have to leave your candles at home when you travel; bring all these advantages with you. Turn any room, wherever in the world, into your own personal sanctuary with our travel tin candles (which we will be launching soon). With your favourite perfume burning, you'll feel more at ease wherever you go.

SELF-EXPRESSION
Everyone has various fragrance choices, just as everyone has diverse tastes in fashion and music. Everyone perceives odours differently. By burning the smells, you enjoy, you may show off your uniqueness and personality. And, just like your fashion choices, never be afraid to express yourself. Accept it! You make your own decisions. And just because you don't like the aroma of your candle doesn't mean it's a terrible one.

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