They smell good. They look luxurious. The wood wicks crackle and pop. What's not to love about candles? They take your home's aesthetic to the next level and fill your room with amazing scents. They make excellent and tasteful décor and can elevate the look of a table, shelf, or mantle with ease!
But beyond the visual aesthetic and the lovely smell, if you look a bit deeper, you'll realize that candles actually have a lot of therapeutic benefits when they are strategically placed around your home.
We've put together this cute little list of other ways a candle might improve your life - check out our list below to see what we mean:
With many people working from home or doing school work in the comfort of their bedroom or office, staying focused is more important than ever. With so many distractions (tv, computer, radio, family members... just to name a few), it can be tough to make the best of your precious alone time, especially when that time needs to be spent concentrating!
Taking it a step further, meditation has become a daily ritual for many of us, as it has a calming effect on the mind which can radiate throughout your entire day. Meditating in an environment that isn't ideal can break your zen, which is completely beyond the point!
Did you know that scent can actually improve your focus? Choose a scent like lavender, lilac, or eucalyptus for a fresh and zippy floral scent that is pleasant to the nose, but has enough kick to keep your mind sharp! These subtle, yet powerful scents won't be too distracting, allowing you to focus on the work in front of you to the best of your ability.
Just be careful to place the candle in a safe location while meditating, away from any drafts, breezes, or danger of falling.
We don't all have to be interior decorators to create a soothing ambiance for our homes! Think about heading into a spa - there are candles everywhere, flickering and dancing and casting pleasant light across the walls. This soft light is dim, but still useful, giving your brain the space it needs to be able to relax effectively.
You can give your home the spa treatment too! Ditch or dim your overhead lights and give the fluorescent bulbs a rest. Light several candles and place them strategically around the room in places that they are sturdy, safe, and away from any fire hazards. Once that's done, sit back and enjoy the soothing scent!
It's not just a buzzword! Aromatherapy is a method of holistic healing that uses your sense of smell to promote general health and good mental health. Often, natural plant extracts in essential oils are used to inspire wellness of the body and mind.
Use different smells to inspire different moods! As we mentioned earlier, lavender is a great tool for concentrating, but it also makes for an amazing spa-like scent. Looking for more of a warm, cozy feel? Try a gourmand scent like warm apple pie or fudgy brownie for that feel of walking into Grandma's house for a holiday dinner. Missing the carefree feel of the beach? A light and clean scent like ocean breeze or mermaid daydream will transport you to a tropical locale!
In today's stressful world, we all need to make time to truly love the ones we love!
When you think of a romantic night in... What imagery comes to mind? Rose petals... A homecooked meal... Maybe a movie... And they're all lit with the beautiful, flickering light from a candle!
Set up some candles in strategic areas of the house... A candlelit dinner is a great start. Maybe watch a movie by firelight... And finish the night out strong by snuggling in a candlelit bedroom! Just make sure to blow your candles out before you fall asleep.
If you really want to take this to the next level, think about a smell that is meaningful to you and your partner. Maybe you're both in love with cinnamon candy, or perhaps you met in the springtime when lilacs were blooming. Scent is the sense most closely tied to memory, after all...
That's right - your nose knows! Scent is a surprisingly powerful trigger. Just as you might use scent as a way to spark romance between you and your partner, you can also use it to bring back feelings of nostalgia and happiness!
Remember your grandpa's prized rose garden? What about that time you went on a trip with your friends and visited a local bakery and got vanilla cupcakes? You can recall these fond memories simply by lighting a candle. There's nothing better about waxing poetic about the past... Pun certainly intended.
What's more, you can actually use scent to create new memories. Pick out a smell that you think you and your loved ones will all love - it can become your go-to memory jogger from then on!
So Much More Than Just A Pretty Smell!
Have we convinced you yet? There's a bit more to the magic of candles than meets the eye. Think about these amazing extra benefits the next time you're looking for a way to treat yourself or spice up your home!
When you choose Jackpot Candles to beautify your living areas, you can know that you'll be getting ANOTHER amazing benefit - there is a surprise inside each and every one of our candle creations! Discover a ring or necklace in each candle... Worth anywhere from $15 to $5000!