There are many benefits to lighting a nice calming scented candle. A candle’s warming, flickering flame helps to soothe our souls – reducing stress and increasing self-awareness. The soft illumination helps evoke calm and can even help achieve a meditative state. This gentle, mesmerizing quality of a candles’ light makes them a perfect aid for any relaxation routine.
What Science Says About A Candles Calming Properties
The low light that comes from a candle is captured by your sight and sent straight to your brain for processing. Because of our associations with candlelight, the body begins to relax – helping how we feel emotionally and physically. This can help to create a feeling of relaxation, increase our energy levels, improve sleep (we don’t recommend leaving a candle burning whilst you sleep though) and even enhance immunity (and make us more pleasant to be around!).
The fragrance added from a scented candle can offer additional benefits too because it can reach yet another one of our senses, smell. We all have our trigger scents; scents that make us feel good or that remind us of pleasant or happy times. By choosing a scent we find relaxing, or a scent known for its calming properties, you can enhance your candlelight experience.
Let A Lumos Hand Poured Candle Calm You
While all candles offer a sense of calm, a scented candle that complements your mood can make a world of difference. All of our scented candles are infused with premium aromatherapy oils, designed to induce different feelings and emotions.
For the ultimate calming experience, why not try a Lumos Apothecary calming hand poured scented candle:
Go Back To Nature With ‘Enchanted Forest’
Frolic in a forest of evergreens as fresh fir needles fall among aromatic white cedar and musk, with a wintery whisper of citrus. Top notes of bergamot, wildflowers, blackcurrant and lemon rind meanders into a heart of balsam, cashmere wodos and tonka. Base notes include pine, oakmoss and fire needles. Be at one with nature and lose yourself in the enchanted forest. Pixies, toadstools and wildlife sold separately!
Prepare for bed with Lavender & Chamomile
Prepare For Bed With ‘Lavender & Chamomile’
Our Lavender & Chamomile Candle is a truly beautiful soothing scent, with relaxing tones of lavender and chamomile. Drift off to the land of nod and completely let your cares drift away. We light this an hour or two before bedtime and sink into the bedsheets feeling completely relaxed and at peace. Lavender oil is used for its balancing and soothing qualities, this makes it ideal for calming the mind and aiding a restful sleep. It’s also ideal for relieving stress, depression and anxiety because of its ability to create an overall sense of calm.
Soothe The Soul With ‘Karma’
Our Karma candle will bring a calming sense of well-being with this exotic orange and patchouli fragrance. Sweet orange oil is refreshing, tangy and uplifting, paired beautifully with its citrus cousin, lemongrass oil. Lavandin is a close relative of lavender and has similar relaxing properties, promoting a sense of peace. Pine oil adds a fresh green note to the perfume and Elemi oil, which is traditionally used in incense recipes, adds complexity and freshness.
Meditate With ‘Namaste’
Meditate, relax and breathe. Our Namaste candle will help you take a good few moments out of your manic day to enjoy the Nag Champa scent of a faraway place. A rich creamy sandalwood fragrance infused with mystical frankincense, geranium and suggestions of rosewood. With a middle note of rose, sandalwood and a hint of lilac, resting on a base of sandalwood, patchouli, cedarwood and intense oriental amber.
Cosy Up With ‘Starry Night’
Cozy up with base notes of Musk, Sandal, Amber, Vanilla, Myrrh and Tonka. Musky and playful, with a subtly sweet undertone. This fragrance will truly set the scene for a romantic setting or cozy snug. The warm and sensual fragrance reminds Cathie of the ‘Fantasy’ perfume, which is probably why she likes it so much! Magical things can happen when you wish upon a Starry Night.
What Else Can You Do
You could also increase your sense of calm by trying one of the following:
- Lighting a calming scented candle in the bathroom as you enjoy a long, bubbly soak.
- Popping on your relaxation scent a couple of hours before bed. This can fill your room with calming scents and winding down with a lovely book.
- Incorporating scented candles with a relaxed exercise routine such as tai chi or yoga.
- Meditating daily and enhancing your space with candlelight and a tranquil aroma.