A major chunk of the global society has suffered through depression somewhere in life, and almost every person has experienced anxiety and stress too. As the world is pacing towards technological evolution, the importance of mental health is fading away. People are looking for ways to get away from depression and stress, but daily hectic routines aren’t allowing them to.
However, there are a few natural ways that you can use to get relief from stress and depression. Just by adding aromatherapy candles to your daily self-care routine, you can improve your mental health. Here’s what you need to know about aromatherapy candles;
The candles which contain a decent amount of essential oils are known as aromatherapy candles. These oils come from plants and resins and there are a vast number of oils used in these candles. However, the manufacturers of these candles sometimes add artificial fragrances to enhance the effect. People like candles with a fruitful scent, as it helps release the happy hormones in the human body. Yet, some candles don’t have such a strong scent but have a high concentration of oil.
What benefits of aromatherapy candles?
There has been a lot of research done to dig out the health benefits of these candles. Some specific essential oils can help fight the feeling of stress. Studies have found that inhaling lavender essential oil can help reduce anxiety.
Women going through menopause experience excessive cortisol levels and studies have shown that the use of Clary sage can help reduce cortisol, which is a stress hormone. When it comes to fatigue, Bergamot has shown positive results in reducing fatigue in women. Some people have also benefited from Ylang-ylang. The results depend on the consistency of use and the environment you choose to light up the aromatherapy candles.
Here are the candles you can use to battle stress;
The scent of jasmine is one of the most admired scents around the world. This candle has a mixture of tangerine and jasmine scents, and these scents are closely linked with a feeling of relaxation. Aromatherapy candles usually come in a glass container with a pretty look. The wax used in these candles comes from coconut. There are claims that no harmful chemicals or artificial fragrances are used in these candles, and they can burn for 40 hours too. The essential oils used in these candles are of high quality too.
One of the most used aromatherapy candles around the world is the Lavender candle. Lavender oil is credited for reducing anxiety and putting a positive effect on the mind. Unnumbered studies have been conducted to verify the benefits of this oil, and almost all of them proved to be positive. The participants who inhaled lavender candles were controlling stress much more efficiently.
To avoid work-related stress, using 3% lavender oil spray on clothes can benefit a lot. Many bath salts and massage oils have lavender oil mixed in them. Apart from these products, lavender is often added to herbal tea which is also beneficial in reducing stress levels. This oil has the power to calm the human body ultimately reducing cortisol levels.
Bergamot essential oil is highly used in aromatherapy candles. This oil is extracted from the peel of a citrus fruit called Citrus bergamia. It is another essential oil that can reduce stress. The negative emotions in the body are regulated all the time, this essential oil can help lessen them in your body.
A 15-minute exposure to the aroma of bergamot essential oil can help you feel more positive, this is the reason many offices have these candles with them in the waiting rooms, where people come prepared for interviews, and are flooded with negative thoughts. Many people combine bergamot oil with sweet almond oil if applied to the skin or to make a candle. Bergamot candles can be used alongside bathtubs to help relieve stress. However, if you don’t know where to get them, you can also make DIY aromatherapy candles for your ease.
There are a few safety measures that everyone needs to take if they are in love with aromatherapy candles. Don’t leave the burning candle unattended. Avoid putting candles near something that can burn easily, such as a curtain or clothes. Make sure there are no children around when you light up a candle. Don’t place candles alongside vents as this can be dangerous. One of the most common mistakes is moving the candle when it’s burned, avoid such actions as they can cause burns to your fingers. Lastly, it’s better to put all the candles at a distance, rather than putting them all together in one place with minimal distance.