Aromatherapy has gained a lot of attention and respectability in the last several years. It has gained widespread use in spas, salons and homes. The benefits of aromatherapy are many, but perhaps the most striking effects can be seen in its use as a stress-reliever. The new scented soy candles that are available are a wonderful and affordable way to use aromatherapy to soothe away the everyday stresses that can wreak havoc on our moods, our health and our enjoyment of life.
High Quality Scented Soy Candles Are Best
While it’s possible to find scented soy candles in superstores and grocery markets, the ingredients in many of these candles are inferior and usually not very effective. In order for scented soy candles to be an effective remedy for stress, the scents need to be gentle, subtle and as close to natural as possible. Most mass-marketed scented soy candles are filled with artificial ingredients and chemicals that produce a harsh, unrealistic and even annoying scent. Higher-quality candles use more natural ingredients that are far more pleasant and beneficial.
Which Scents are best for You?
There are so many wonderful scents available in scented soy candles. Since they’re very affordable, there’s no need to limit yourself to just one or two. However, certain scents are recognized as being better suited to stress relief. It’s best to choose a candle whose ingredients will help you in your own situation.
Scents to Help You Sleep
Getting enough rest is more important than ever. Anxiety and stress can often lead to trouble falling asleep. Lavender has long been used in teas and bath oils to promote sleep and it’s a prominent ingredient in scented soy candles. Chamomile is another ingredient that will help you to relax enough to get a good night’s sleep.
Other ingredients that can help you achieve a more restful sleep are tangerine, frankincense and patchouli.
Scents to Help Relax
If sleep isn’t an issue, or if it’s not an appropriate time for sleep, you can use other scented soy candles just to help you relax and let your mind clear for a while. Some of the scents that are good for this are orange, eucalyptus and peppermint.
How to Use Scented Soy Candles for Maximum Effect
While there may be times when lighting a candle is all you can do, there are quite a few ways to maximize the benefits of scented soy candles. Even a few minutes can produce a wonderful result. For sleep, try burning your candle during a warm bath. You can also burn your candle on the kitchen table while having a cup of chamomile or other relaxing tea. To ease away the stress of your day, burn your candle while you lie on the couch or sit on the floor, taking several slow, deep breaths. You can also do some slow stretching to gentle music as you enjoy your candle. All of these can be very effective.
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