Aromatherapy has been practiced for thousands of years, about six thousand years actually. The use of essential oils in different mediums has long been recognized for their medicinal properties, for the restorative qualities, even for their insect repellent qualities. Therefore it is not curious to find candles with essential oils integrated in them to make our lives much cosier and more comfortable.
There are candles infused with citronella that can repel mosquitoes in an area and also sooths the nerves with its scent. These are used around the world as an alternative from using mosquito coils or electric bug repellents. Actually, mosquito coils are also made up of natural ingredients combined with synthetic chemicals to make it lethal for mosquitoes.
There are also candles containing oils which scents can help improve the mood. Some are used for calming; some claim some scents are effective for a romantic setting. Whatever the claims, lighting candles in strategic places around a room can set an ambience of romance by themselves, the scents just heighten the experience.
A lot of women take a private moment in their baths by soaking themselves in bath water enriched with aromatherapy oils and lighting candles with scents that compliment the bath. For some women, their fifteen minutes of relaxation is a time to look forward to after a lengthy day dealing with day to day troubles.
More and more psychotherapists have now recognized the role that these aromatherapy candles for altering and improving the psychological states of some individuals. Lavender, a scent well known for centuries for its restorative powers, combined with lemon and eucalyptus alters the mood of a person who is depressed and rejuvenates and energizes them.
Many believers of aromatherapies feel that when these oils are used in conjunction with approved medical therapies, the improvement is faster and achievable than when no aromatherapy is used. There really is not enough research on this; however this does not stop anyone from using them as they obviously work, even if just on the psychological level.
How to find which scent that will work the best for you? Go over to any local shop that sells aromatherapy candles, potpourri, soaps and others. Simply test out their scents and eventually you will find that particular one that somehow works for you.
Aromatherapy candles are inexpensive alternatives which can improve mood, raise hopes and evoke great memories of youth. Add this one aspect into your home and get into the mood that these scents bring to you.
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