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The Major Health Benefits of Burning Candles

July 31, 2020

The world around us is going a little crazy right now and it can be difficult to feel grounded. The stress of working full time, managing child care, running a household, and just keeping things running smoothly is overwhelming. Luckily, there are ways to help manage stress and improve your mood just by lighting organic wick candles.

5 Health Benefits of Burning Candles

Believe it or not, candles have been used for centuries as a way to bring peaceful ambiance to a space. But, paraffin candles offer so much more than just beautiful lighting. Read below for just five of the most common health benefits of burning candles in your home. 

  1. Improve your mood - Burning candles in specific places or at specific times can help elicit positive memories or good times you’ve had in the past. There is some science behind the idea that the light and burning smell of a candle instantly lift your mood. We encourage you to give it a try the next time you’re feeling down. 
  2. Regulate your internal clock - Bright lights are important during the day and into the evening, but when it’s time to slow down and start relaxing for the night, nothing can beat the ambiance of an organic wick candle. It’s been proven that using electronics with blue light before bed can disrupt your sleep patterns. Create a nightly ritual of lighting candles a couple of hours before bed to help you unwind and unplug. 
  3. Support your goals - Meditation has been a proven method of relaxation for years. But for some people, it can be challenging to turn off the mind and get into the right headspace. Candles are a wonderful option for supporting your practice. There are many visualization exercises that use the image of a flame to help you reach total relaxation. 
  4. Boost your confidence - Every item you choose to put in your home should be a form of self-expression. From the lamps you choose all the way down to the pillows on your couch, you should feel confident about your decor. Candles are no exception. By choosing hand-painted organic wick candles you are highlighting your personal style and you will feel joy every time you light it. 
  5. Avoid harmful toxins - By making a conscious choice to choose highly-refined paraffin wax candles that are 100% clean-burning, you are making sure the air in your home remains pure and free of harmful toxins. Wicks with organic cotton also help keep indoor pollution to an absolute minimum, benefiting your health. 

Clean-burning, organic wick candles are a smart option for helping you improve your health, wellbeing, and overall happiness. Just remember, when burning candles you want to keep them free of anything flammable and make sure you always extinguish them before going to sleep. 

At Flatyz, all of our candles are handmade with love, organic wicks, and highly-refined paraffin. And that is something you just can’t get when you buy mass-produced candles. Shop online today. We are sure you’ll find a design that speaks to you. 

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