The Best Essential Oils For Soy Candles
There is nothing better than sitting at home and relaxing with some beautiful candles around the home. There is something so delightful in watching a peaceful flame in the living room or beside your bath that makes things feel cosy and warm.
But one slightly better thing is scented candles with essential oils. Not only do they smell divine, but they can also provide you with aromatherapy benefits that you may not be aware of. These are some of our favourite aromatherapy scented candles and their benefits.
Vanilla has become one of the most popular scents to be used in the candle industry in recent years: for good reason! Vanilla can be a subtle scent that is enjoyable to many. It’s also a great scent to help you feel more relaxed. It is used widely to help calm the mind and body so if you are feeling stressed after a long day at work, a vanilla-scented candle may be just the thing for you. Because you may experience relaxation benefits from vanilla, you may find that it is a good choice for improved sleep. Feeling more relaxed can help you to get a better nights sleep. If you do use a vanilla-scented candle for sleep, be sure to blow it out before going to sleep as it could cause a fire hazard is felt to burn.
Pink grapefruit is a wonderful scent that can uplift your spirit. Various citrus scents, especially grapefruit, can help lift your mood when you’re feeling a little low. There have also been some suggestions that this particular scent may help some people to have reduced feelings of anxiety and a reduction in food cravings. When you want to improve your mood and feel a little more energised, pink grapefruit may be the best choice for you.
Benzoin offers a vanilla-like scent with a hint of balsamic undertones. In fact, for centuries, benzoin was used as an incense in churches and for magical rituals. Today, benzoin essential oils usually contain benzoic acid, which is commonly used for anti-inflammatory, diuretic, ant-depressant and antiseptic purposes. It has also been used to help those suffering from respiratory illnesses such as bronchitis.
Litsea Cubeba (May Chang)
The citrusy top note of Litsea Cubeba is uplifting and refreshing. It’s an amazing scent that is stimulating and can truly uplift the mood of any room. Imagine a scent that is fruity, yet spicy and sweet and that would be reminiscent of Litsea Cubeba. It provides a refreshing ambience and works well with citrus oils. This particular oil is also known for its insect repelling properties making it a great summer scent. As a candle, it can help to uplift your mood, clear your mind and help you to feel reinvigorated.
If you’re looking to boost the romance levels at home, geranium is the choice for you. This essential oil offers a genuine and lovely floral scent that can help t calm your mind and offer you balance and restoration. It is the perfect scent for a romantic dinner at home or during sunset with a loved one sharing a bottle of wine. Geranium is refreshing and helps you to feel more emotionally restored and balanced.
No matter what mood you are in or what you are hoping to achieve, there is likely to be an aromatherapy candle to suit your needs. One of the benefits of aromatherapy is being able to select various oils to create a blend that is suited to you.