Imagine after a long stressful day of work and family responsibilities, you finally have time to relax. You want to find something that is not only soothing but also healthy. The answer to your quest is the use of soy aromatherapy candles. Scented candles enrich our daily lives and can actually alter us not only emotionally but also physically. Our brain chemistry is positively affected by the release of serotonin. In turn our stress level is reduced and the tension in our body begins to dissipate. Agitation can be replaced by an enhanced sense of well being and tranquility.
There is a wide variety of scents that can match whatever your mood dictates. Lemon lifts your spirits and gives you clarity in thinking. Jasmine will also stimulate your brain function and may subtly create sweet romantic feelings. The scent of orange and other citrus aromas produces for you a more positive outlook and sense of balance. Lavender is calming and is best used near bedtime. The smell of rosemary and peppermint helps to relieve stomach discomfort. Some scents such as cinnamon or pine evoke happy memories of winter holidays. The sweet smell of honeysuckle and flowering blossoms that bloom in our gardens bring back that invigorating feeling of spring. Maybe your grandmother or favorite aunt used a rose or gardenia scented fragrance. Who doesn’t smile at the smell of fresh baked cookies? Capture that feeling without the calories by lighting up a vanilla soy candle! Many people find eucalyptus refreshing and rejuvenating. Ginger can create a mood of serenity. If you are feeling irritated, fatigued or just burnout, sandalwood and chamomile scents bring relief. Finally whatever feelings you are having, whether it is anger, grief, anxiety or loneliness, there is an aroma that can alleviate those negative thoughts and soothe your soul.
Choosing a soy candle has many benefits over a regular wax candle or even the actual ingestion of the essential oils. Essential oils are the liquids of distilled plant parts, such as leaves, stems, flowers and roots etc. Sometimes our bodies react negatively to these oils if taken internally or applied externally as a lotion. A wiser course is to gently inhale the scents. Soy wax itself is safer than paraffin or beeswax. It is processed from soybean oil and has a lower melting point. That is why they are usually sold in a glass or metal containers. They are environmentally cleaner because they produce less soot, carbon dioxide and other air born toxins. Soy wax cleans up easily with hot soapy water. The scents themselves disperse more quickly because of the lower melting point of the soy wax.
Soy candles are carried by a wide variety of retail stores and internet companies. In general they are less expensive than regular candles and some companies sell aromatherapy candle kits which allow you to use the original containers over again which is another environmental plus. Safely burning an aromatherapy soy candle can add enjoyment and positive health benefits to your daily life. What better way to soothe away the stress of our everyday modern life!