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Is the eucalyptus candle good for if you have a cold?
Jade: Hey Bonnie!
Whether you’re a summer cold person or you spend the whole year sniffling away, it’s always good to know a few ways to soothe yourself when you aren’t feeling your best. Did you know that one of the best ways to soothe cold symptoms is with eucalyptus?
One of my FAVORITE ways to make myself feel better is with a candle – big surprise! – but especially a eucalyptus candle! Check out my suggestions below for the perfect eucalyptus pick-me-up for the common cold.
Soak Your Cares Away
One of the best ways to use a eucalyptus candleto help you feel better is to soak your cares away! I love lighting a eucalyptus candle and take a bath when I have a cold. I even love to double down with a eucalyptus bath bombto really sooth cold symptoms like body and headaches.
The Power Shower
If you don’t have a tub for a soothing soak, you could alternatively light a eucalyptus candle, tie some eucalyptus branches beneath your shower head and take a hot shower. The aroma will fill your shower and the steam will help you breathe easier and may even manage your aches and pains.
I’m no doctor, but if you love eucalyptus and believe in the power of aromatherapy then a eucalyptus candle is the perfect thing to keep around the house for when you’re feeling less than your best!
I’ve seen wick dippers and snuffers on amazon. Are they really necessary for putting out a candle?
Jade: Hi Melinda!
This is a great candle question! As a candle lover, there’s a temptation to have all the accessories like a dipper, snuffer, or a wick trimmer. These tools are great and make candle care a breeze, but do you really need them?
When it comes down to it, wick dippers and snuffers aren’t necessary, but they have significant benefits. The biggest one is that when you use a tool to put out your candle it puts off less smoke. This might be important if:
You live in a home where the smoke alarm triggers easily
You have respiratory issues and prefer your home smoke-free
You don’t like candle smoke
If these sound like you then a wick dipper or snuffer is a great buy. Listed below is an explanation for how these methods work.
Snuffing Your Candle Out
If you don’t have a snuffer or wick dipper, did you know you can still snuff your candle out? Some candles come with lids, which is a great choice, or you can use anything flat that is heat resistant.
To do this, cover your candle with a lid, plate, or flat kitchen item. This deprives the fire of oxygen and makes less smoke than blowing. This happens because the smoke dissipates the longer you leave the candle covered.
That’s what happens when youuse a candle snuffer too. This tool deprives the fire of oxygen and creates minimal smoke.
When you use a wick dipper to dip your wick out, the wax saturates the wick and puts the flame out with no smoke.
I hope this helps, Melinda, and that you enjoy all of your cool candle accessories!
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