How to make Aromatherapy candles for your home. Essential oils that can be used for the healing power of Aromatherapy candles.
Aromatherapy is the use of essential oils which is a plant-based extract containing beneficial properties for the mind, the body and the soul. Elements of Aromatherapy have traditionally been used over the years by different cultures and religions and are still very popular in certain countries as a method of natural treatment. During the Black Plague, people would sew herbs in to the lining of their clothes, believing that the antiseptic and anti-viral properties in the herbs would protect them from illness. Most essential oils are a natural antiseptic and some can even be applied directly on to the skin. Throughout time Aromatherapy has proved a popular and significantly beneficial complementary therapy, often combined with body massage. Essential oils can also be used in the home, dispersed from a burner in the air, or added to wax to make Aromatherapy candles.
The essential oils evaporate in to the air when the candle is burned…
What Are Aromatherapy Candles?
Aromatherapy candles are usually hand-poured candles that contain a mixture of essential oils. The essential oils evaporate in the air when the candle is burned, releasing the beneficial properties that will be absorbed by us when we breathe. Many candles on the market nowadays unfortunately contain chemical fragrances which are not particularly good for us or animals in the home. Aromatherapy candles are not chemical and because the essential oils are plant-based extracts, we can actually benefit from the unique properties that each of them contain. Aromatherapy candles can be coloured using a special dye wax which is added to the melted wax base, often using a colour that is relevant to the essential oils used, for example purple for lavender.
Lavender, Ylang Ylang, Camomile, Bergamot…
What Essential Oils Should I Use?
Essential oils give the healing power of Aromatherapy candles their beneficial properties by releasing oils in the air when burned and most oils combine beautifully, creating a wonderful aroma in your home. If you would like to make a relaxing candle, you could use any of the following essential oils: Lavender, Ylang Ylang, Camomile, Bergamot and Rose Otto. If you would like to feel revived or balanced, your candles could include Geranium, Grapefruit, Lemon, Rosemary or Eucalyptus essential oils. Once you know how to make Aromatherapy candles, you can experiment using different essential oils, combining top notes (revitalising oils), middle notes (balancing oils) and base notes (relaxing oils).
How to Make Aromatherapy Candles
Learning how to make Aromatherapy candles is fairly easy. You need a few key pieces of equipment, the raw ingredients and a small space to work from. Here are some quick tips:
How to Melt the Wax: Purchase a double boiler or Bain Marie that heats up water inside the walls, so that you can melt the wax in the middle.
Which Wax to Use: There are various types of wax with the most popular being soy wax (vegetable) or paraffin wax. Paraffin wax is not eco-friendly, so a good soy wax is a better option and it also burns slower in the candle.
Choose Essential Oils: If you are making candles, you are more likely to want essential oils that have relaxing properties. You can combine up to two or three essential oils to make a beneficial mix.
Wicking Your Candle: Research the right wick for the wax you are using and the size of the candle glass or container for your candle. Cotton wicks are eco-friendly and burn well.
Making The Candle: Melt the wax to the correct temperature (usually around 70 – 75C) and place your wick centrally in the container. Pour the wax into a jug then add the essential oils and stir slowly. Pour the melted wax in to the container and leave to set for 2-3 hours before moving.
Relax, Revive and Invigorate
The healing power of Aromatherapy candles can benefit you and your environment. Essential oils can help you feel more balanced in life, promote a restful sleep, reduce anxiety and depression and support your general wellbeing. Using essential oils in your home and everyday life can help you to feel relaxed, calm and in control of your life. Whether you choose to learn how to make Aromatherapy candles or use essential oils in a burner in your home, you will certainly feel the benefits to your wellbeing.
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PUBLISHED: 17 November 2016