From creating a cosy, Christmassy vibe during the festive season to injecting some romance in the air for those optimistically expecting a night of passion, scented candles have long been exploited as an effective mood-enhancing asset. Although it has to be said that certain candles are more synonymous and representative of a particular mood than others. Whether you crave romance, happiness, stress-busting or mystery, take a look at the best candles that can be used to create certain emotional atmospheres and moods.
Lift Your Spirits with Candles
You’ve had an awful day at work, you get home and the kids are playing up, there’s the dinner to cook and all you want to do is flake out in bed, yes it’s safe to say that you are in a bad mood – with reason. Take a few deep breaths and light some mood candles. Lavender is well-known for its stress-busting qualities. Light a lavender candle and the colour and smell it will create in the room will have a calming and relaxing effect in no time at all. Alongside the lavender candle, light a lemon one. Lemon is a revitalising colour and fragrance and its flickering presence will help clear your mind, lift your spirits and, in short, put you in a better mood.
Tea Lights for Happiness
There is nothing quite like the delicate sparkle of tea lights to make us feel warm, content and happy. If you are feeling a bit down in the dumps make the effort to light some tea lights put them around the edge of the bath, fill the tub with hot soapy water and relax in the water. We can almost guarantee that this pleasurable and luxurious scene will put a smile on your face.
Rose Candles Relieve Stress
We all have moments when stress and anxiety get on top of us and if you are going through an anguished time let a rose candle lend you a helping hand. The colour and fragrance of rose is believed to have stabilising properties which help calm stress, anxiety and grief.
Candles for Romance
You don’t have to wait until Valentine’s Day or your loved one’s birthday to execute an utterly romantic setting. If you want to induce a night of passion then let romantic candles help you out, as the gentle, flickering glow candles give off fills the room with romance and love. Whilst all candles give off a romantic vibe, some do more so than others. With their soft light and airy style, floating candles can be particularly effective in creating a romantic settings. Simply fill several bowls of water, float the candles on top of the water, light them and dim the lights – you can almost smell the romance in the air. Another romance-spurning trick is to place a sandalwood candle in the room. Sandalwood has an exotic, woody aroma that is believed to strengthen the spirit, balance the emotions and bring out our hidden desires. A sandalwood pillar candle would work wonders in creating a romantic setting.