aromatherapy candles

The place of candles in Aromatherapy

Atmospheric diffusion is one of the best options for diffusing essential oils, because it diffuses the essential oils continuously in the atmosphere, and allows to pleasantly aromatize the rooms of the house while taking advantage of the benefits of essential oils. There are now candles with essential oils, which allow a warm and gentle diffusion of oils.

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Candles in aromatherapy, a requirement of purity

Beeswax, soy wax, and perhaps also bay laurel wax are often chosen by environment caring people, or by aromatherapy practitioners. People who want to make their own natural candles face some difficulties at choosing the wax. It is advisable to weigh the pros and cons for each variety, taking into account the price matter.

How to choose your candle for aromatherapy?

When buying natural candles for aromatherapy, pay special attention to labels: what type of wax is used? Check that the candle is well scented with essential oils and not scented oils or other synthetic products. Manufacturers of 100% natural or almost 100% natural candles generally highlight the fact that their products are natural.

The quality of the wax: First criterion of choice of a candle of quality
The wax used, the first quality criterion of a candle. There are three types of waxes used in aromatherapy candle making.

Vegetal Wax: It is mainly composed of soy wax, palm, carnauba or jojoba. This wax is ecological and comes from renewable materials. In addition, it contains no herbicides or pesticides. These properties guarantee the absence of toxic emanations. This wax is therefore particularly suitable for people prone to allergies or asthma.
On the other hand, in a temperature too cold, lower than 0 degrees, it can freeze an If it is too hot (over 35 ° C), it begins to melt. Avoid leaving it exposed to the sun in summer. Storage in the refrigerator may be desirable.

Animal Wax: Once widely used, animal waxes are almost no longer used in the manufacture of candles. The first reason is the respect of the species: The whale and the sperm whale from which these waxes were derived, are today species whose hunting is forbidden internationally. The second reason is the cost, especially for beeswax. It is now available only in limited quantities. It is intended primarily for a craft use.

The wick: There are different types of wicks: wicks made of synthetic fibers, cotton, or wood. Avoid synthetic strands. Instead, prefer 100% cotton wicks, which will protect you from toxic fumes and guarantee optimal ignition and durability. There are also candles with several wicks: those ones will allow you an almost instant diffusion of the scent! In addition, you can regulate the combustion according to your desire.

The wooden wicks are very trendy! More particularly adapted to vegetable waxes, they provide the charm of the crackling wick, and add a note of fire to your candle, creating a winter atmosphere.

The fragrances: There are scented candles with essential oils or scented oils. They are mixed with wax during their design. It all depends on this mixture. If you see that a candle does not diffuse its scents during the whole first hour, leave it there! Some manufacturers apply perfume enought perfume on the surface ust to make you smell beautiful at the opening of the box … but nothing after!

Candles hold a very important place in aromatherapy. They stand as a practical source of light or heat, and are capable of diffusing a wonderful therapeutic aroma. It can also be the extra touch that will make a romantic dinner unforgettable. When arranged around a bathtub, they fill the air with their relaxing and soothing smell, and make the bathing experience even more enjoyable. There are even excellent scented candles that turn into massage oil when they melt.

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