Scented Candles: The Must Have for Your Wellness
Aside from their practical purpose, scented candles have evolved to become vital aspects to self-care and wellness. Their complex aromatic properties as well as their aesthetic appeal makes them wildly popular, claiming space in people’s hearts and homes. In addition to creating an overall atmosphere of calm and relaxation, burning scented candles has profound positive effects on our mental and emotional states. Whether you enjoy lighting a candle to unwind after a long day or simply like the ambiance they bring to a space, here are 5 reasons why candles are a must have for your wellness and the ways in which they benefit you.
Candles are widely known for their healing and soothing properties –– often being used by massage therapists to create a relaxing atmosphere for clients. The soft glow, gentle crackle of the wick, and alluring aroma are all meant to stimulate your senses for a peaceful experience. Floral and herbal aromas like lavender, rosemary, and jasmine have amazing relaxing and calming properties meant to help you release tension, soothe restless thoughts, and help you unwind. Try our Woody Florals or Rose Amber scented candle to bring that therapeutic experience straight to your home.
The same way candles can be used for relaxation, they can also be used to heighten our senses in times we need to be productive. Certain scents such as lemon, orange, mint, and cinnamon are excellent for increasing alertness and giving the extra boost we need to maintain focus on the task at hand. Surrounding yourself with the correct scents leads to elevated mental stimulation, giving us clarity and creativity to approach problems in a new way. Poured Love’s Lemon Eucalyptus candle is the perfect partner to help you study, work in the office, or just get in your zone.
Brings Positive Memories
Just like looking at an old photo, candles can also trigger positive memories and emotions. Because scent, emotion, and memory are inexplicably intertwined due to the workings of our limbic system, candles can be useful for reminiscing on times that brought us happiness and joy. The fragrance of your childhood home, your mom’s favorite perfume, or even the smell of a decadent dessert can all be revisited by the simple smell of a candle.
It should come at no surprise that since candles are used for relaxation and mental focus, they are also used for improving your mood. Certain candles are crafted specifically to activate chemicals in the brain, such as serotonin and dopamine, to support a positive mood.
Jasmine, a sweet, floral scent, is commonly used as an antidepressant, because of its uplifting capabilities that can produce feelings of optimism and revitalization. Other aromas like vanilla and citrus are also hailed for their positive properties. The next time you need a little pick-me-up, light our Citrus Tangerine to renew your energy.
Helps Sleep Patterns
If you’re having trouble with your sleep schedule, burning a candle right before bed is a great way to maintain a natural sleep rhythm. Limiting the amount of blue light we absorb before bed is crucial for having a restful night of sleep, so try disconnecting from electronics at a suitable time before you get into bed. Lighting a candle in the evening allows you to ease into the night with a calm and mindful mentality. Scents such as lavender, chamomile, sage, and cedarwood reduce anxiety, alleviate symptoms associated with insomnia, and promote better quality of sleep. Poured Love’s Peony Petals features luscious lavender, cedarwood, and alluring rose for a calming smell to help you fall into a deep slumber.
No matter how you interact and use candles in your routine, aromatherapy is a powerful way to elevate any experience and improve your overall wellbeing. Poured Love candles awaken your senses and provide you with a sensory experience like no other.