Article – The Calming Charm And Sense Of Scented Candlelight

“How far that little candle throws its beams! So shines a good deed in a naughty world.” said William Shakespeare. Nice sentiment to the humble candle indeed, especially as science backs up its powerful calming effect on humans.  Via the remarkable ‘camera-like’ lens of our eyes, light reaches the brain where it’s used for far more than just enabling our vision. A string of non-visual functions require light, even if it’s just the ambient calm of candlelight. Our biological clock and cognitive brain function literally go haywire in the absence of light.  What’s the bet most of us work all day in ghastly artificial light and worse, in front of a computer screen too! Little hope of changing that but what you can do is use the calming light candles at home when the sun has set

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The influence of fragrances on human mood and behavior is well documented, so add the scent of natural oils to candles and let the magic begin. “The absorption of essential oils by the nose is as fast as an intravenous injection,” maintains Gerhard Buchbauer, a professor of pharmaceutical chemistry at Austria’s University of Vienna.

Here’s what essential oils combined with candlelight’s calm can alleviate for us:

  • Orange Blossom or Lavender for reducing anxiety, depression and insomnia.
  • Rosemary for clarity of thought.
  • Jasmine for calming tension and activating the immune system.
  • Basil for a positive outlook, better digestion and for calming our nerves.

So, as we ‘hold the candle’ to its potently calming effects, let it do its job in your home, in your life and in your heart.

Spectacular as a crowd pleaser and invaluable for a romantic setting for two, the power of the lighted candle will even work its magic when you’re alone. As Georg C. Lichtenberg put it:

“Man loves company – even if it is only that of a small candle.”

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