Does the smell of artificial fragrances give you a headache? One of the worst offenders for this is cheap, scented candles loaded up with synthetic smells. Not only do they not smell so good once you light them up, they fill the room with less than desirable toxins.
For anyone who can’t tolerate strong, chemical based fragrances, beeswax candles scented with essential oils are perfect. Even if this isn’t an issue for you, the pure scents of essential oils versus synthetic fragrances are much nicer. Combine these natural scents with beeswax instead of paraffin (a mineral oil from petroleum) and you’ve got a winner.
Beeswax candles are easy to make with only a few simple ingredients needed. If you are keen to try this natural and healthy alternative, here we’ll show you everything about how to make beeswax candles with essential oils.
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Aromatherapy Benefits of Essential Oil Candles
Once you include essential oils in candles, they will not only give out beautiful aromas, but also therapeutic benefits. The odors of organic compounds, like essential oils, cause a change in your body chemistry. This in turn results in physical and emotional effects that are beneficial to your well being.
Each oil gives a different effect and there are many options for blending them. You can create your own unique aromas while benefiting from the healing properties of the essential oils. Here’s an example:
Classic holiday spices like cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, clove and ginger give a feeling of calm and well being. Specifically, cinnamon has antibacterial, antimicrobial, antiviral and anti inflammatory properties.
Lemon essential oil cleanses and deodorizes while giving mental clarity with a fresh scent.
Combining cinnamon and lemon for a scented candle will give warm, spicy aromas like home baked apple pie. But at the same time you ar