Candles are so small but still stand like a perfect example of sacrifice. They give us light and warmth and make our rooms look beautiful. What if they give us a nice fragrance when we lit them? Its not so surprising because we have scented candles which are mostly available in the market these days. They give us nice fragrance while burning. For instance, if that fragrance has the power to enhance our moods, lift our spirits and heal our tensions? This sounds somewhat interesting, right? Yes, some candles do have the power to change our moods, and relax us from tensions. Those candles are nothing but Aromatherapy Candles.
Aromatherapy candles look like the normal ones, the only difference is the materials used to make them. They are specially made of soy wax and some essential oils are used to make them fragrant. Even the wicks used for those candles is made up of cotton to avoid the black smoke, which we generally get from normal candles. The usage of essential oils makes them different from ordinary candles and that is the reason why they help us in relaxing and refreshing.
Let us see some of the aromatherapy candles.
- Soy Candles: Soy candles are made from soy bean oil and natural vegetable extracts. They are also called as bean pod candles. These candles when lit gives nice fragrance which lasts for long time since these candles burn very slower. The other special feature of these soy candles is that they don’t leave any wax residue in your candle jar.
- Lavender Candle: These candles are made with wax added with lavender oil extracts. If you have a candle with lavender oil you can feel the pleasure of peacefulness. If sage is also added to that candle it smells great and wonderful after a long day of work.
- Bees Wax: Aromatherapy candles can also be made with bees wax. This wax smells good even with out adding any other fragrance to it. These candles burn for longer time similar to that of soy candles and leaves no residue.
- Palm Wax: Palm wax is also used for making aromatherapy candles. They also burn for long periods and a 8 and ½ ounce wax candle will last for 55 hours.
These candles are readily available in the market. But never be confused with scented candles and aromatherapy candles. Many people will make them at home in different shapes suitable for the occasions. So, why late? The next time your are planning to buy candles go for an aromatherapy candle rather than an ordinary one and give that special warmth to your room.