How Healing Candles Can Help You Decompress

How Healing Candles Can Help You Decompress

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Many people use healing candles as a way to bring positive energy to their lives. Candles can be healing and aid in positive mood changes. While candles themselves do not possess inherent healing properties, they are often used as a tool to create a soothing environment, aiding in relaxation, meditation, rejuvenation, and promoting a sense of well-being.

The use of healing candles is often associated with holistic practices and alternative therapies.

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At Southern Oak Artisan, we believe in the healing power of candles. Each of our handmade soy candles is designed to provide not only a beautiful fragrance but also therapeutic benefits that support your overall well-being. Let’s talk more about the healing properties of soy wax candles. 

The Power of Healing Candles

Let’s start with an understanding that candles have no “healing properties”,  and can aid in healing from a holistic approach. What I mean is they can create a soothing environment, and help you find tranquility in an otherwise high-stress world.

Candles can play a significant role in promoting mental health, and well-being by helping you relax. Additionally, certain fragrances, like lavender chamomile, and sandalwood, can deepen your relaxation and reduce stress.

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If you haven’t tried candle gazing, read more on Candle Gazing: What It Is and How to Do It

There are common fragrances that present calming effects. We use a process called aromatherapy when using scents in our soy candles. You can read about this in a previous blog on clean candle scents.

You are in a place of anxiety, stress, and possibly chaos. Your mental capacity is at its limit. You need to wind down and want to create a space where you can de-stress and create a soothing calming environment. Tranquility, if you will.

How Candles Can Help You Relax

Try a warm, relaxing bath that helps you sleep. A study published in the National Library of Medicine shows that lavender assists with creating better sleep sessions, especially for those who have insomnia. Its aroma has properties that have a positive effect on mood, blood pressure, and heart rate, which leads to a deeper sleep, and a sense of well-being.

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Our “Take Me Away” collection offers candles you may be interested in implementing into your healing journey.

Another therapeutic scent is eucalyptus for breathing and clarity.

Try to develop a nighttime meditation routine. Light a candle or two, take a bath, meditate, and/or read a book. *Warning. Make sure not to leave the candle(s) burning. See more on our Candle Care Tips blog post

Aromatherapy via Candles

Candles invoke positive memories. While relaxing, your mind tends to wander and aid in relaxation, which can bring about positive feelings and memories that make you warm inside and give you a sense of peace.

It helps you think of carefree times that you enjoyed. I would be remiss if I did not mention that the soothing effects of candles affect our brain cell processes.

The smell of a scented candle stimulates the limbic system part of the brain home to memories and emotions. The hormones like serotonin and dopamine help regulate mood.

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Let Candles Help with Your Healing Process

Although candles do not have “healing properties,” they help reduce stress and act in a way that has a positive effect on the mind. Create that routine, meditate, and take a bath. 

You may also enjoy our blog post on the Top 10 Benefits of Candles

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