What is an Aromatherapy Candle?

what is an aromatherapy candle

A real aromatherapy candle is a candle which is made with essential oils, giving it a beautiful scent and aroma-therapeutic properties. Aromatherapy candles often get confused with scented candles, both smelling divine and used for holistic care but with one big difference. Aromatherapy candles have been used for centuries for their countless benefits including enhanced concentration, stress relief, sleep inducing properties, mood lifting, escapism and ability to increase emotional connectivity. In a nutshell, the big difference between a scented candle and an aromatherapy candle is that the latter does not just simply smell good, but also has the ability to trigger areas of your brain that can enhance your health and mood. 

What are the benefits of aromatherapy candles?

Essential oils have been used for hundreds of years both topically and internally. Their benefits range from aiding with skin issues, digestive upset, pain managements, PMS, blood sugar fluctuations and so much more. However, the power of essential oils goes beyond that to include boosting your mood, de-stressing, improving focus, inducing sleep, emotionally connecting all through simply inhaling their powerful aroma.

Each essential oil comes with its own unique set of benefits when inhaled and combining these can create personalised scents that will help you transition into your desired mind state. For example:

  • Lavender, Chamomile, Palmarosa and Ho Wood helps with SLEEP
  • Neroli, Mandarin and Chamomile helps to DE-STRESS
  • Grapefruit, Lemon Myrtle and Spearmint induces HAPPINESS
  • Orange, Clove, Rose and Jasmine promotes emotional connectivity and LOVE
  • Oud, Sandalwood and Frankincense helps you ESCAPE

How to use aromatherapy candles?

Stop- Light an aromatherapy candle that best suits the mind state you wish to achieve to purposefully fill your room with mindful meaning.

Inhale- As your aromatherapy candle burns, take a deep breath, close your eyes and visualise the mind state you wish to achieve in the moment. 

Reset- As you exhale deeply, release any negativity and step into the next moment of your daily journey feeling more relaxed, focused and positive. 

What are the best aromatherapy candles?

The best aromatherapy candles are those which are 100% natural. Using all natural ingredients will ensure when you light your aromatherapy candle, you will be getting a clean burn and filling your home with all natural scents and aromas. When you are looking for an aromatherapy candle, look for one which is free from parabens, PEGS, SLS, glycols, phenoxyethanol, silicones, synthetic ingredients, synthetic fragrances or synthetic colours. Instead, seek an aromatherapy candle which uses 100% natural essential oils and uses ingredients such as soybean and grapeseed oils as the candle wax base.

Whilst looking for an aromatherapy candle that is 100% natural, it is also important to ensure that the ingredients are sustainably sourced and the packaging does not cause damage to the environment we so heavily rely on and love. The last thing you want to do is to contribute to depleted resources in the name of aromatherapy! Scentered Aromatherapy Candles are a prime example of an aromatherapy candle that is 100% natural, sustainably sourced and uses all eco-conscious packaging. Once you have finished your aromatherapy candle and enjoyed every last drop, why not reuse your candle holder for something creative such as a makeup brush holder or as a plant pot? For more inspiration you can read about how to reuse your aromatherapy candle here.