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Using Luxury Candles to Create a Zen Zone: Part I

Set The Mood

One great way to set a Zen mood is with luxury candles and aromatherapy. While candles are a great way to add color and personality to a room, their aromatic properties can additionally have a huge effect on your mood. Using the principles of aromatherapy – the practice of enhancing one’s physical and emotional well-being through the use of scent – you can create the ideal retreat in your home. 

The mood you want to achieve in your little oasis can change from time to time. If you’re feeling down, you may want to inspire some joy. If you’re feeling drained, you may want some energy. Here are some candles to try depending on the mood you’re trying to set. 

1. Stress Relief and Peaceful Sleep 

In Buddhism, there is a concept called the “monkey mind,” describing a state of restlessness or confusion, often making it difficult to sleep at night.

To help soothe the monkey mind and get a peaceful night of sleep, I recommend scents that are light and nature-based. Lavender has been used for centuries to help relax, clear the mind, and inspire sleep and relaxation. One of my favorite candles when winding down for the night is the Neom Skin Treatment Candle. That’s right, skin treatment in a candle. Not only does its fragrance induce a sense of calm, but the nourishing formula is also great for a massage – perfect before bed (especially during winter). Goodbye monkey, hello Zen! 

2. Calmness and Release 

Sometimes, you’re stressed but aren’t quite ready to go to sleep. For periods of relaxation without sleep, such as yoga, meditation, or a nice bubble bath (hey, your bathtub is the perfect Zen zone), I recommend eucalyptus, bergamot (a scent somewhere between that of an orange and a lemon), and earthy scents. These fragrances will loosen your muscles and calm your mind without making you too sleepy. I love how the beeswax perfume in Cire by Cire Trudon helps calm my nerves to create the ultimate Zen feeling. 

3. Zest and Zeal 

Sometimes, all the caffeine in the world isn’t quite enough to get you out of your morning fog, am I right? To create an energizing and invigorating vibe in your Zen zone, try burning a rich and sweet sandalwood, ginger, or rosemary scent. These aromas work to clear away the cobwebs and energize you. These are also great scents to burn before exercising or when working late at night. Try Climbing Tuscan Rosemary by Flamingo Estate for that perfect invigorating scent. 

You Got This

With the principles of aromatherapy in mind, you can pick a fragrance that will boost your physical and emotional well-being, making it easy to relax and recharge. Stay tuned for more tips on creating a zen zone in your home.

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