You’ve lit candles for birthdays, romantic dinners, special evenings, at church – and on many more occasions. But its healing powers often go unnoticed. Many today believe that candles boost the effects of more traditional medicine.
The colour of the candle used is important as each colour has different healing properties. For example, red is thought to restore energy. It’s linked to reproduction and fertility and may help in relieving impotence. Yellow stimulates the nervous system, improving memory and helping to reduce anxiety and stress-related ailments.
Candles are often used in aromatherapy too, where essential oils change the way we feel, by calming us down or relieving stress, for example. But not all scented candles contain essential oils.
Doing yoga in candle light helps to harmonies mind, body and soul. Play some soothing music and it’s a complete experience!
YOUR MOOD GUIDE TO SCENTED CANDLES
- Welcoming: Warm fragrances such as coffee, nuts, vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg, orange, apple, berries, patchouli and clove
- Relaxing: Light florals or fruits such as chamomile, jasmine and peach.
- Invigorating: Sea and mountain scents such as basil, bay, cedarwood, grapefruit, lemon, peppermint, pine and rosemary.
- Aphrodisiac: Musky oriental aromas, ylang ylang, narcissus, rose, orchid, rich woods and spices such as cardamom, coriander and ginger.
- Balancing: Woodland, forest, grassy and hay scents such as moss, bergamot, geranium, lavender and neroli.