The Benefits of Burning Candles

burning candles

We all love lighting a scented therapeutic candle, not only do they add a cosy touch to your space at this time of year, but they add a hint of luxury to our evenings. However, the benefits of burning candles don’t stop there, therapeutic candles can have mental and physical benefits too. Here are some you may not have considered:

Essential oils

Therapeutic candles made with high quality essential oils can have a positive impact on our minds and bodies. As you burn a candle infused with essential oils, their aroma is released into your surroundings. As you inhale the pleasant aroma, the essential oils are absorbed into our bloodstream, allowing us to benefit from their soothing effects. Scentered’s hand poured candles are made from pure essential oils that allow for a clean burn and a natural fragrance that isn’t too overpowering. The natural wax is also non-GM and sustainably sourced!

Remember happy times

It is not only sight and sound that triggers memory, one of the strongest of our five senses is smell. Have you ever smelt a perfume on someone walking by and instantly been flooded by memories of a loved one that also wears that perfume? That’s your mind strong connection between scent and memory, which is something you can take advantage of at home. Choose a candle from one of the Scentered collections that brings back your happiest memories; LoveSleep WellDe-stressFocusHappy or Escape 

Boost your mood

Not only is scent linked to memories, but also our mood as well. For example, lavender and rose creates a feeling of calmness, whereas citrus scents promotes feelings of happiness and energy, which is why they are included in our Happy Aromatherapy Balm. So next time you are feeling down, light a therapeutic candle or swipe on a balm and boost your mood. 

Make a space your own

Nothing smells as good as your own space. A scented therapeutic candle can not only make your space smell inviting for visitors, but it can make a house a home. Lighting the same candles throughout your space will create a warm and familiar scent that you’ll soon associate with home. So next time you are staying somewhere unfamiliar, light your same candle and instantly be transported and feel right at home. 

Better sleep

When struggling to go to sleep, it is all too easy to sit up with the lights on scrolling through our phones or watching TV. However, the harsh blue light emitted from our screens only serves to keep us awake longer. 

Lighting a therapeutic candle can fill your room in a soft and calming, warm glow. The flickering and the movement of the light emitted from your candle will help you drift off as your eyelids get heavier. Tonight when you are getting ready for bed, light your room with candles and instantly feel the difference as you snuggle up by candlelight. 

Pink noise

Also known as 1/f noise, pink noise is similar to white noise, except it has a lower frequency which most people find more relaxing. Pink noise also has equal energy per octave making it even more soothing. 

Burning a candle can create this calming pink noise, and combined with the soft flickering of the flame, therapeutic candles have a deeply relaxing effect. Watching the movement and rhythm of a candle flame has a similar effect to watching the twinkling of the stars or the flow of a river. A perfect way to de-stress at the end of the day.


Tips for aromatherapy candle use

  • Leave your therapeutic candle burning for at least an hour. Leaving your candle to burn will allow for the essential oils to heat up and properly diffuse into your surroundings. Simply lighting it for 20 minutes here and there won’t allow your candle to heat up sufficiently and you won’t make the most out of its relaxing properties. A good quality candle like the Scentered's Therapeutic Candles will completely liquefy in its jar, which provides the maximum release of scent. 
  • Keep your therapeutic candle wick trimmed. The diffusion of scent isn’t a result of how large the flame is but as a result of the liquefied wax around the flame. Therefore it is necessary to keep your wick long, and keeping it long can even lead to soot on your ceiling and smoke. Keeping the wick trimmed can double the lifespan of your candle. So before you next light your Scentered candle, make sure the wick is only a quarter of an inch above the wax.