10 Biggest Benefits Of Using Scented Candles

Imagine coming back to your house tired after a day’s work and being welcomed by a fantastic scent that lifts your mood and relaxes you. We are talking about the effects of the humble scented candle. 

Scented candles do more than just freshen up your living space. Different types of scented candles available in today’s market offer a wide range of amazing benefits. For example, aroma therapy through scented candles can dramatically change your mood based on the scent. 

Chemicals in your brain react depending on the smells, leading to mental and physical effects. It can even help you with problems like insomnia, muscle pain, and stress.

This article will tell you about some great advantages of keeping scented candles in your space. So, here are the top 10 benefits of using scented candles: 


1.Reduces Stress 

Stress relief is one of the biggest benefits of scented candles. We might not realize it but we constantly rely on our sense of smell. 

When we smell pleasant fragrances it affects our happy hormones and eases anxiety, thus reducing stress. Therefore, make sure your self-care routine includes some scented candles, especially citrus smells. 

The fresh and zesty notes of calm nervous tension. Extensive research concluded that people who sniffed citrus smells like sweet orange or lemon reported lower anxiety levels.

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2.Makes You Feel Revitalized

As scented candles add calming properties to the atmosphere, they can help you feel fresh and revitalized. 

Indulging in a mindful breathing routine will help you forget negative thoughts and emotions. You will feel a renewed sense of energy and positivity in the air. 

So, light up a scented candle with notes of Gardenia, Hyacinth, Rose, and Myrrh on days when your self-confidence wavers.

Dorothy Scents Crystal Candle - Set of 3


3.Brain Boosting 

Scented candles have brain-boosting qualities. Certain aromas like cinnamon, almond, and peppermint can affect your brain and stimulate concentration. So, adding scented candles in your office or workspace will improve your focus and productivity. 

According to research, scented candles with notes of jasmine, rose, peppermint and ylang-ylang reduce certain alpha and beta activities in the brain, resulting in an “awakening” feeling. 

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4.Improves Sleep

The hustle-bustle and stressors of everyday life and bad lifestyle habits can adversely affect our sleep patterns. 

Therefore, many people today are night owls as they have trouble sleeping. Lighting up a scented candle like lavender will make you feel calm and relaxed. 

It’s no secret that lavender essential oil is one of the most effective remedies for a peaceful sleep. 

Thus, lavender-scented candles can also have the same effect and help alleviate symptoms of insomnia. 


Dorothy Scents Amethyst | Lavender Soy Candle


5.Creates Ambiance 

Candles can easily transform any space and create a moody climate. And, if you want to take things up a notch, add scented candles to your room to create an ambiance. It will change the way you feel in space. 

So, light up a scented candle the next time you want to meditate, take a bath or have a romantic dinner with a loved one. 

Dorothy Scents Rose Quartz | Eternal Rose Soy Candle 


6.Enhances Decor 

Scented candles are very versatile. They come in a wide variety of scents and styles, ranging from subtle colors to different materials like marble or crystal making them the perfect addition to any decor.

You can use candles to set up a spa-like atmosphere in your bathroom or place one in your living room for a warm, cozy vibe. 

Strategically placing scented candles in your kitchen not only spark the ambiance but also kill odors. Give your garden or patio even deck an extra special touch with scented candles. They're the perfect way to create a whimsical escape from everyday life, and they'll fill up any space that needs some lighthearted fun!

That is the reason scented candle gift sets are prevalent nowadays.

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Tips: What are some of the most popular scents for candles these days? 
Soy wax candles are the top pick among other scented candle choices. These all-natural, non-toxic, and eco-friendly products give off strong fragrances when burned at low temperatures with no chemical additives needed.


7.Improves Memory 

Our sense of smell is one of the strongest of the five senses. It is often linked to memory. Many people associate particular scents and fragrances with a specific moment and event in our lives. 

Even science proves that scents can stimulate memory by stimulating the limbic system in the brain. 

According to The Harvard Gazette, scents, feelings, and memory are inexplicably entwined. For example, the fir scents may trigger memories of sitting around the fireplace on Christmas Eve. 

Similarly, scented candles can also evoke specific memories and help you remember special loved ones. 


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8.Lifts Up Mood 

As already established, scented candles can induce feelings of peace and calm. They can help relieve symptoms of stress and anxiety, making you feel lighter and happier. 

Certain scented candles activate chemicals in the brain and boost serotonin and dopamine (happy hormones) production. 

Thus, uplifting your mood and making you feel happy. Combinations of mandarin, bergamot, apple, jasmine, musk, and bamboo. are a great example!

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Tips: Beeswax is a natural, renewable resource.
Not only does it emit bright light within the same spectrum as sun but also releases negative ions which cleanse and invigorate your body while burning longer.


9.Improves Health 

Many studies suggest that scents can be used to relieve side effects of cancer treatment like vomiting and nausea. 

Some specific scents can also stimulate the human body to reduce cholesterol levels. Herbal and floral aromas, including geranium, peppermint, and lavender also help improve multiple physiological and psychological disorders. 

Hence, aromatherapy through scented candles can provide multiple health benefits to people. Therefore, you must invest in some nice scented candles to keep around you for a healthy mind and body!

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10.Helps Adapt New Habits 

Burning scented candles regularly becomes a part of your personal reflection and relaxation ritual. 

According to psychologists, pairing scented candles with other wellness activities like yoga or journaling will help you become more consistent. 

So, don’t forget to light up a candle if you’re trying to adopt a new habit like reading, meditation, etc. 

Dorothy Scents Gratitude Candle

Important tips: How to use scented candles?

Before using a scented candle, here are must-to-do things to get the most out of your expensive scented candles.

  • Trimming the wick of candles to 3mm is the first thing you must do to ensure the perfect scent instead of mixed in smoke.
  • Burning the candle for about four hours straight not only prevents the formation of memory rings but also makes it last much longer. But don’t burn it for more than four hours, or it may cause a fire.
  • Don’t forget to use a snuffer to blow out the candle, and you must blow it out near an open window; otherwise, the smokey smell will ruin the scented room.


Summing Up

There are many exceptional benefits to using scented candles and in this article, we cover ten of them. The most prominent being that they can greatly sweeten your lifestyle by improving mood lighting effects with their aroma while also providing relaxation through scent! 

To enjoy all these wonderful features for yourself though it is important not only buy good quality products but burn them properly so check out our top tips below before purchasing any new supply from Dorothy Scents.

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