Self-care is a huge buzz word in the wellness industry right now, and for a good reason! Self-care encompasses every aspect of your health (i.e. mental, emotional, spiritual, and physical). If you are not incorporating self-care into your daily life, it is definitely something that you should make a priority. Everyone should spend a little time showing themselves some love on a daily or weekly basis... It also doesn't hurt that you don't have to spend a ton of money doing it either.
Candles are one of the many inexpensive ways to start practicing self-care. You may be wondering, "how exactly can a candle help me take better care of myself?" Candles fall under the category of one of our most powerful, natural senses, smell. Think about it - have you ever walked past a restaurant and the smells floating from it triggered a happy memory? Smells create strong, emotional links in your brain. If you smell the same scent again years later, it can potentially trigger a pleasant feeling of nostalgia. Scents can have positive effects on mood, stress reduction, sleep enhancement, self-confidence, and physical and cognitive performance. Clearly, using candles can be a great way to show yourself some love.
Here are five (5) ways you can incorporate candles into your self-care routine and also five (5) suggestions for which of our candles you can use during each activity.