There's just something so peaceful and relaxing about flickering candlelight. Taking a moment to put flame to wick and lighting your favorite candle is a sign that it's time to slow down and be present in the moment. But just what is it about candles that help us relax?
The soothing flicker of candlelight has a calming effect on our mood. It is the ideal balance to the blue light from our devices which seem to be a constant presence as of late for work, school, and entertainment.
Candles can set the mood for some of our favorite activities - start your day with a quiet candlelit moment, curl up in your favorite spot to read a good book with your favorite scented candle, and consider ending your day with a bubble bath by candlelight. By taking these small moments of mindfulness, you begin to associate candles with the act of calm relaxation.
Whether you choose invigorating citrusy scents like blood orange or eucalyptus to jump start your morning or end your day with the soft aroma of rose petals or lavender to relax, scents can have a profound effect on our mood. Scent can invoke certain pleasant memories that can only enhance the calming aspect of candlelight.
By appealing to so many of our senses, lighting a favorite candle is a great way to find a moment to calm, center, and relax. Visit our Scent Designers at Urban Wick Candle Bar and make your own custom scent blend to help fit any mood. Choose from hand lotions, soaps, or sanitizers, reed diffusers, wax tarts, or a candle pour and let us help you #ScentYourSpace.