Wellness Candles Help Relieve Stress, Here is How

Too much work. Not enough work. Problems at home. The bank. The credit cards. Moving to a different city. Surviving finals. Going through a divorce. Not getting enough sleep. The list never ends. There is so much to do and such little time. 

Although many of these things are outside of your control, there are some actions you can take to feel less stressed and anxious about them: playing with your pets, going for a walk or a drive to clear your mind, reading a good book, and most importantly, lighting up those candles.

Did you know that there are candles designed specifically to help with stress? 

Lighting candles is considered a kind of aromatherapy. And aromatherapy is a very powerful and effective tool that can help us in times of stress and anxiety. Some of its amazing benefits are:

  • cheap prices
  • short time needed
  • different combinations of scents
  • can be done at home

It’s also great if you can spare some minutes at the beginning or at the end of the day to do some meditation. This will help you get to know yourself better — your thought patterns and your most common fears, so that the next time you’re feeling stressed it won’t catch you off guard. 

So the next time you feel like the weight of the world is on your shoulders, light a candle, close your eyes, take a deep breath, and let one of these calming scents lift your mood.

Lavender: always a favorite. It has a nice flowery smell and it can help relax your whole body, not just your mind. It also works incredibly well for insomnia. 

Sandalwood: very relaxing. It will immediately make you feel all warm inside. Great to burn before bedtime too.

Peppermint: it’s better used in the morning because it will help you wake up and clear your thoughts. 

Cinnamon: it’s not just very relaxing, but it can help lighten up your mood and find creative solutions for your problems.

Vanilla: another sweet scent. Not only will your house smell like a pastry shop, vanilla also helps you feel relaxed and joyful. Citrus scents like lemon, orange, mandarin, and grapefruit are also great stress relievers. They brighten up your mood and help you focus on your tasks so you don’t get overwhelmed.

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