The Secret Behind Scented Candles

The Secret Behind Scented Candles

The ritual of lighting candles dates back to the early Egyptians when candles were used not only to get rid of darkness but also as a way to connect with the Almighty. From ancient to contemporary times candles have undergone a drastic change in their sizes, shapes, colors, scents and containers but one thing still remains the same, the mysticism connected with them. Scented candles are known to have remarkable power and energy that many are still unaware of.

Green Fig Scented Candle

Lighting scented candles has been a general custom or practice in families, cultures and traditions practiced across the globe. Scented candles have the great power to bring about serenity and comfort for all. At times candles help a person to meditate and give expression to inner thoughts and feelings that were otherwise eluding him or her.Moreover, scented candles give positive vibes and positive energy whether the intent behind lighting them is just for enhancing the environment, at the church or for a sick family member. They certainly prove to be an enchantment calming you down whatever the circumstances.

The Art Of Making Scented Candles

Making scented candles is a simple process by first melting natural soy wax at 60 degrees. The recommended percentage of fragrance oil is added at 185 degrees F and mixed thoroughly with the wax. Place the wick in the glass tumbler ensuring it is in the center. Allow the candles to cure before you burn them. Store the candles by placing the lid on them and keeping them away from extreme light and heat. The strength of fragrance or ‘scent throw’ describes the smell of solid wax or cold throw and the fragrance it gives when you burn it or hot throw. To get maximum scent from your candles make sure that you follow the process of making candles religiously.

Qualities Of Scented Candles

Scented Candles are commonly used to brighten a home while spreading a pleasant scent. They create warmth accentuating the décor of your home. They are an affordable way to lighten your mood and senses and can easily be a centerpiece for a special occasion or event. After a tiring or stressful day candles can prove to be relaxing helping you to calm down. Children look forward to decorative and scented candles on a birthday cake. Beautiful candles when coupled with flowers can be an attractive gift for a loved one.

Aromatherapy candles containing essential oils with fragrance provide relief for several ailments. Cinnamon Clove Mandarin acts like a stimulant while a combination of Honeysuckle &Chamomoile can prove to be rejuvenating after a particular tiring day. Lavender besides having a calming effect also helps to stimulate your immune system and soothes your nervous system.

Wild Primrose and Sweet Pea Scented candle by Oliver Bonas

Scented soy candles are a perfect choice for environmentally conscious users. Soy wax is a renewable and biodegradable resource that can be used instead of foreign oil conglomerates. These candles are non-toxic, produce less soot, can be cooler and burn slower helping to spread their fragrance in a better way. Soy wax candles are thus more environmental friendly than traditional scented candles.

Scented Candles To Feng Shui Your Homes

Scented candles are supposed to be the symbol of the Fire element when it comes to Feng Shui helping to create warm and pleasing homes. According to the home decoration principles of Chinese Feng Shui scented candles create an energetic balance with your surroundings. They help to bring in the warmth of fire in our homes that is synonymous with good luck, prosperity and improved health. The best place to place candles according to Feng Shui is the center, south and northeast part of the home. Natural as well as scented candles made with clean wax, cotton wicks, essential oils keep the indoors clean and healthy along with being a perfect accessory to decorate your room. Floating scented candles or some candle arrangements tend to increase the effect of Feng Shui as far as wealth and prosperity is concerned.

According to Feng Shui the placement of candles is also important. They should be placed in the center of the room that is free of clutter creating a simple yet elegant space. This allows the Chi energy of the candles to circulate freely in the room. The colors of the candle like Orange, red and yellow represent Fire the element of Feng Shui. If these three colors are combined with blue, green, black and purple will bring about a balance in your personal, spiritual and social life.

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