Use Aromatherapy Candles for Relaxation and Healing

Aromatherapy candles are a wonderful way to relax. An aromatherapy candle is more than just a scented candle; it can be used as a powerful relaxation tool. If your candle is made with 100% organic essential oil, then it is also a therapeutic tool that can provide healing benefits as well. Be aware though that a candle that is labeled as an aromatherapy candle, may contain synthetic oils. Always read the product description of any candle you purchase.

Essential oils carry the same healing properties that they did in plant form, so when they are included in an aromatherapy candle; they will give off the same energy. You can use aromatherapy candles during prayer, meditation, or when taking a quiet bath.

Aromatherapy Candles and Healing

Aromatherapy CandlesIf you are sick or ill, you can use aromatherapy candles with other essential oils for maximum healing benefits. It is important to make sure that your aromatherapy candle is crafted out of pure oil and not a chemical counterpart.

Double the aromatherapy effect by taking an aromatic healing bath, by adding 20-40 drops of essential oil to your bathwater and burning an aromatherapy candle at the same time. The candle will release the healing oil into the atmosphere while your skin absorbs the oil in the water.

When taking an aromatic bath, be sure not to use soap. Soap will coat your skin with a waxy film that will prevent the absorption of the essential oils.

Blending Oils: Aromatherapy Candles

If you know how to make your own candles, turn them into true aromatherapy candles by blending your own oils for healing, therapeutic, and spiritual benefits, then adding them to the liquid candle wax, as it is cooling. Don't add essential oils to boiling hot liquids as they will lose their effectiveness.

The fragrance of sandalwood, geranium, orange, tangerine, lemongrass, lemon, bergamot, frankincense, myrrh, and lavender oils is soothing and revitalizing. Mix and match the essential oils in your candle recipes and enjoy the results as you meditate in calming candlelight.

Or try this nice, multipurpose blend to get you started: Lavender, Chamomile, Patchouli, and Marjoram.

Aromatherapy Jar Candles

Create aromatherapy jar candles by having the candle wax set right in a glass candle holder. You can reuse these glass holders over and over each time you make new candles. Use unique and decorated glass jars to create aromatherapy candles you can give as gifts to friends and family.