Candles may be part of your morning coffee or evening book reading routine. They can be used to create a sense of calm to get your day started on the right foot or to help wind down at the end of a long day. The peace, quiet, and ambiance of a flickering candle can help create a relaxing atmosphere and provide a simple way to tune out from technology for a while.
Many of our candles are infused with therapeutic essential oils such as sage, eucalyptus, and lavender that promote a sense of calm, well-being, positive mindset, and reduce feelings of stress. For example, sage is believed to improve mood and relieve stress and anxiety (give our Saltwater Sage candle a try). Scented candles can activate chemicals in the brain such as dopamine and serotonin that help support a positive mood. Candles are known for their soothing, healing properties and are often used by therapists, such as massage therapists, to create a peaceful ambiance in their therapy rooms. The sheer act of lighting a candle and seeing the lovely flicker and glow helps ease and soothe the mind. Give it a try the next time you have a stressful day: light a candle, watch the flame and just breathe for a few minutes - even just 60 seconds can make a big difference.
With everything going on around us, it's no surprise adults report lack of sleep as one of their main struggles. Using electronics prior to sleep can disrupt your rest cycle by interrupting the sleep hormone, melatonin. Turning the lights and phone off and relaxing by candlelight gives your body a chance to unwind, meditate, rest, and prepare for sleep. Just be sure to blow out your candle before you fall asleep!
Because our sense of smell is so closely linked to memory, we tend to associate fragrances with a specific moment or event in our lives. Fragrances can trigger vivid emotional memories and can instantly lift your mood if you’re feeling down. Our Loco Lemon fragrance may remind you of making fresh-squeezed lemonade in your grandmother's kitchen. Fraser Fir may take you back to fun-filled family Christmas gatherings around a live Christmas tree. Reliving these memories in your mind can promote calmness, peace, and happiness.
Lighting candles during meditation is a wonderful way to support your practice. There are many visualization exercises and manifestation techniques that involve focusing on the flame of a burning candle while sending your intentions into the universe. Candles are also used during prayer.
Candles can elevate your decor by creating a more cozy, welcoming atmosphere. Candles come in many varieties and can liven up many spaces in your home. They can be used to create peace in your living area, give your bathroom a spa-like feel, and add a subtle finish to your dining room or kitchen. Our dough bowls look great on dining room tables and can help liven up your dinner party by creating a cozy, romantic ambiance.