The right scents can improve your mood
Science has proven that aromas can have an effect on the human brain. Sometimes it is a scent that is associated with happy memories and other times it is simply the effects of the specific aroma. This is why scented candles are such an integral feature in aromatherapy.
The best calming scents are lavender, citrus, rosemary, ylang-ylang, rose, chamomile, eucalyptus, bergamot, spearmint, and frankincense.
You can increase the effects by using the candle in a darkened room and meditating to clear your mind. The effects will improve your mood and motivate you to move on with your day.
Scented candles can improve your sleep
One of the biggest bugbears of adult life is not getting enough sleep. Sleep is essential for re-energising, repairing, and revitalising the body and adults need 7-9 hours every night.
One of the reasons adults miss out on sleep is because they are so wired at bedtime from constant use of their personal devices. The blue light emitted by screens decreases your magnesium levels which inhibits sleep.
To combat this, you can burn aromatherapy candles before bedtime – pretty much the scents mentioned above are suitable. They will make you feel calmer and less anxious, preparing your body for a restful sleep.
If you want to go one step further, spend the whole evening in candlelight and without your devices. Not only will your house smell great and look great, you can be more mindful with your thoughts and enable your body to reset its sleep rhythms.
Scented candles can change the ambience in your home
The flickering of candlelight cannot be replicated by electric light and provides a lovely ambience. Candles create a cosy or intimate atmosphere and add a softness to a room that makes it feel more warm and welcoming. It is easier to feel more relaxed in a candlelit room than one with harsh electric light.
Scented candles add a wonderful fragrance to your home in a subtle way and can be used in any room of the house including the kitchen and bathroom. At the same time, they add colour, softness and style to your home. There is such a massive range available that their versatility is beyond question and their effect is powerful enough to change the atmosphere of a room. For example, change the bathroom into a spa, the dining room into a venue for a romantic liaison, and even add a fairy tale touch to the garden.