Aromatherapy and essential oils have been used for centuries to soothe, invigorate and heal using the power of natural scents. Let’s dig a little deeper into how essential oil candles can benefit your body and mind as part of your daily wellness rituals.
What is aromatherapy?
Aromatherapy is the use of aromatic plant extracts and essential oils for healing and cosmetic reasons. It works by releasing natural scents from botanicals that are made into essential oils to enhance emotional wellness and support your wellbeing. It’s believed that it started out with the Ancient Egyptians, so it’s a practice that’s been going on for thousands of years.
Different types of aromas and essential oils are used to work with the senses to boost your body and mind in different ways. This could be to help you sleep better, reduce stress, increase your attentiveness, reduce anxiety, relieve headaches or stop you from feeling nauseous. Plus, they smell fantastic and can help to uplift the vibe in any room.
Types of essential oils and what they’re used for
Wondering what essential oils to look for in your candles? We’ve got you. Here are some of the most common essential oils and their aromatherapy benefits.
One of the best-known essential oils, lavender oil is most commonly used to help you sleep as well as destress and deal with pain. It was originally used to clean and disinfect before antiseptics were discovered.
Frankincense oil is used to help with sleep, mood and prevent inflammation. It has a woody, spicy scent and is often used in skincare too.
Peppermint oil can help to ease headache, fight fatigue and lift your mood. As a supplement it’s also great for supporting your digestive system and can help the body to deal with nausea thanks to its refreshing scent.
Eucalyptus oil can help to clear the sinuses and soothe a blocked nose as well as refreshing and invigorating your senses, and boosting your mood. When it comes to skincare, it’s often used to deal with inflammation too.
Extracted from the peel of lemons oil is known to reduce anxiety and depression. There are even studies that it might help with cognitive function. Plus its citrus scent is refreshing and associated with cleanliness.
Another refreshing citrus scent, lemongrass oil can help to relieve stress, anxiety and depression. It’s also used in skincare as a natural remedy to inflammatory and fungal conditions too.
You’ll find lemongrass in our Recharge Aromatherapy Candle along with Rose Geranium to restore emotional balance and Patchouli oil helps to balance and ground restless energy.
Orange oil is made from the rinds of oranges and is thought to help to reduce anxiety when it’s diffused during aromatherapy. Plus it smells absolutely amazing at home.
Rosemary oil is thought to help to lift your mood and deal with stress. It’s often used in hair care to promote hair growth and health too.
Bergamot oil smells fruity and floral and has benefits for your mood, to reduce anxiety and improve your sleep.
Cedarwood has a refreshing woodsy scent that can help you with sleep and anxiety. It’s also often used as natural insect repellent for those who want to avoid using excessive synthetic chemicals.