From the main source of light to a decorative accent. Candles have been around for quite some time now. It is said that the first candles were developed by ancient Egyptians, but it was in 1850’s that the candle as we know it was invented. About 30 years later, after the invention of electricity and the introduction of the light bulb, candle making began to decline.
Luckily for all of us, candles are making a comeback! Many of us have been burning more candles lately and we get why. Especially in times like this, candles can truly affect how we feel in and about our space. As it turns out, lighting a scented candle at home can do much more for you than just make your place smell lovely. If you didn’t know already, here are a few benefits of burning your favourite fragrance candles:
1. Scented Candles create atmosphere and ambiance
Flickering candle light creates a lovely ambiance and atmosphere. Adding a candle here and there will soften the space and instantly make it feel warm and welcoming. Scented candles are a real asset and can be placed wherever you want. Candles in the living room create a cosy and warm atmosphere and bathroom candles give you a spa-feeling at home. Meanwhile, candles on your dining room table help you achieve that romantic candlelit dinner feel, and kitchen candles spark the atmosphere where we gather the most often and can kill odours.
2. Candles can brighten up your home decor
Candles are super elegant and can really be the finishing touch to any room in your home. The choices are limitless: from subtle colours that add a soft touch to your interior to bright and bold colours to make a real statement. Besides that, nowadays candles also come in various shapes and sizes! Choose a nice and simple fragranced candle in glass or make a statement with twisted candles, torso candles or bubble candles. And of course, with every candle comes a candle holder which also gives you the chance to really give your interior a refreshing or playful boost!
3. Scented candles add fragrance to your space
This one seems obvious, but doesn’t make it less true! Scented candles are perfect to add a fragrance to your space while masking unpleasant odours in places like the kitchen or the toilet/bathroom. Scented candles are available in a variety of fragrance types, ranging from fruity to flowery and from baked goods to ‘woodsy’. Simply choose your favourite scent and make your space smell amazing!
4. Scented candles can help bring back memories
This benefit is amazing! Multiple studies show that scents, emotions and memories are inexplicably linked to each other. Because of this, we associate a particular scent with a specific moment or time in our lives. Scented candles help to evoke specific memories, isn’t that wonderful?!
5. Boost your mood and relieves stress
More than ever, we think mental health and self-care are super important aspects of an overall healthy lifestyle. Did you know that lighting scented candles can help to create the perfect atmosphere and sense of well-being? Scented candles are real mood-boosters. Certain fragrances affect our emotions and can turn our moods! Floral aromas, such as roses, lavender and jasmine help to make you feel calm and relaxed. We rely on our sense of smell a lot and exposing our noses to the pleasant essential oils in fragrance candles which affects our hormones. This also helps to relieve stress and to ease your anxiety and worries.
As you can read, scented candles are much more than just a source of light. They can literally lit up your place, your mood and your emotions making everyone happy and feeling good!