Why we love Aromatherapy candles
Have you ever had a headache from burning a candle?
I used to buy cheap and cheerful candles and burn them every evening as I like a nice smelling home, who doesn't.
But what I didn't know was that they were causing me painful headaches. Day after day I would feel nauseous, sick and dizzy.
This is because they use synthetic fragrances which contain phthalate which are chemicals that make the scent last longer. These are then released into the air when burnt.
I finally linked the two, every time I would light a fragrance scented candle I would start to feel unwell, when I started to give myself a break from lighting them I would feel well again. I didn't just want to stop using candles all together as I loved a lit candle in the evening, they can be so tranquil.
That's where my research started and my love for natural, Aromatherapy candles were born...
Aromatherapy is a holistic healing treatment that uses natural plant extracts (essential oils) to promote health and well-being. If you are feeling overwhelmed with negative feelings, lighting Aromatherapy candles can promote a sense of well-being and calm. As the soft candle light and the scent of essential oils burning can centre your mind and allow you to feel calmer and more relaxed.
Our sense of smell is a powerful tool and can often trigger emotions and feelings within our bodies and can be supported by therapeutic aroma of essential oils which enhances both physical and emotional health.
I've always loved essential oils, I would always have a little set stashed away in the kitchen cupboard from when I used to make my own cosmetics from home, but I never knew how much good they can actually do for your mind and body. All these different oils made from plants, flowers and trees which have so many benefits from calming to invigorating.
I started researching how these oils could be used in candles and this is where I became a scientist, it felt that way anyway. I bought every oil available and starting mixing and testing which ones not only smelt the best together but also which oils would have the best benefits for the body and mind. I tested, tested and tested again until I finally found the perfect scent blends for my candles which all have their unique benefits.
I lit them all round my home and I started to feel the effects from each candle and what their purpose was for. I could finally enjoy a beautiful scented candle which was no longer toxic and enhanced my mental and physical being which was my purpose from the start. Not only do I benefit from lighting them around the home but my whole family do too.
I enjoy them so much I thought I would share my light with others.