I don’t know about you, but I love burning scented candles, especially in the evening, as part of my relaxing and unwinding ritual each night. I have a vast collection of scented candles from affordable brands, through to the more luxurious and more pricey candles, and I enjoy the benefits of burning scented candles. Keep on reading to find out what the benefits of burning scented candles in your home are….
1. Candle Light Can Help You Relax and De-Stress
There are many ways to relax and de-stress, from aromatherapy to yoga. However, one of the most natural ways to relieve stress is by using candlelight.
Candlelight is a way of creating an intimate atmosphere in your home. It can be used as a light source or as a decorative piece which will make your home more welcoming.
Candlelight can help you de-stress: an hour in front of candlelight can release calming hormones and reduce cortisol levels, which is linked to stress and anxiety. It also helps you sleep better at night.
2. It’s a Great Way to Add Warmth and Ambiance to Your Home
The foremost benefit of installing a fire is that it provides you with amazing ambiance. There’s something about sitting in front of a fireplace on a cold winter evening that can’t be replicated in any other way. It’s something that we’ve been doing for centuries, and there’s no sign of us stopping anytime soon.
More than just being aesthetically pleasing, fireplaces also provide a classic sense of comfort. There is no more relaxing feeling than sitting next to the fire with a glass of wine and your favourite book, or curling up next to it on the sofa with loved ones. It really does make all the difference when you need to unwind after a long day at work.
3. It Releases Emotional Scents that Can Make You Feel Calm or Happy
The scent of a candle can deeply influence the mood of those around it. A study by the National Sleep Foundation found that many people find a candlelit room to be more relaxing and soothing. And according to the study, some scents such as lavender can make you calm and happy.
4. They Can Improve the Air Quality in Your Home and Lower Stress Levels for Everyone in the Home
A recent study by the University of Southern California’s Keck School of Medicine found that using candles and essential oils lower stress levels for everyone in the home.
The study was conducted on 29 participants who were exposed to six different scents in a controlled setting. The participants were given a questionnaire – before and after exposure to each scent – to measure their mood, stress level, and anxiety level. The researchers found that candles improved moods and lowered stress levels, with aromas like lavender or vanilla often being the most effective at lowering anxiety.
5. They’re an Effective Way to Fight off Negative Energy from Other Rooms
Candles are an effective way to fight off the negative energy from other rooms in your home. They offer a sense of warmth and comfort that you don’t get from other items. You can use candles for creating ambiance, aromatherapy, or for burning away bad vibes.
There’s many benefits of burning scented candles in your home, but overall, they’re relaxing, and can really help or improve your mood, as well as helping you to feel cosy and comfortable too.