Candles are a popular choice for aromatherapy since their smell may help to relax and soothe the mind. If you're wondering how that's feasible, read on to learn more.
According to science, the smell of scented candles activates the area of the brain associated with memory and mood. The medicinal characteristics of a lit scented candle can bring psychological effects ranging from increasing energy to alleviating stress and even improving mental clarity. As a consequence, psychotherapists utilize scented candles in therapeutic rooms as a way to enhance healing treatment sessions.
So, if psychotherapists are using it, why not try it at home? Candles may be used in a variety of beneficial ways to relax your body and mind.
- Meditating regularly, embellishing your home with candles
- Lighting your favorite relaxing aroma, and calming down with a nice book
- Integrating candlelight with your relaxing routines such as mindfulness or yoga