I am a candle hoarder, to begin with – and there no candle that can never get my attention. I am only a strong believer in candles because I find my peace within the flickering light and scent from any candle.
I started this journey quite some time ago where I used to get my candles from the Rm2 stores where you get these 3 tiny little candles in a pack ( if you are wondering, that is equivalent to $0.50). I was in school so I could only use my pocket-money to purchase them – but the truth is, I never actually really used any of these because I felt they were too pretty to be wasted – irony much.
I only started lighting up candles when I joined college – it’s not because I got the better ones but I was in a phase where I constantly wanted to unwind after a long day at classes. I remember my first option was incense sticks or also known as “Agarbathis” – I loved how it instantly remove the negativity in my room and my mind keeping me at peace.
Here are 5 ways you’ll benefit from burning candles:
1. AMBIENCE & ATMOSPHERE
Try to light up a candle in a dark room and the flickering of the light alone will leave you much admiration for them who discovered candle. Humankind once used the light from the candle for almost every activity in their life – be it to light up a dark room or as a companion for a study night – candle changed how we operate daily. True that we no longer need the light from it for all the technology we are blessed with electricity but there is no harm to be basic once a while to each the mind. Give it a try the next time you have a stressful day: light a candle, watch the flame and just breathe for a few minutes – even just 60 seconds can make a big difference.
Candles make some of the best gifts because it is super multi-purpose and this is something I’ve been practising for a good number of years now. But – as a reminder, get something that you know will make that person feel better so I always opt for soft scenes or something that you often smell in massage parlours. Not necessarily your recipients will be using it but it is also ideal as a decor – so its quite a win-win situation!
3. Mood Stabilizer
Aromatherapy candles can help you relax, feel calm, energized and help your brain get into a more productive mindset. There is a zillion of candles available for a million reasons – you can pick up whatever that you’ll need to ease you at the moment. Here are some tips :
- Lavender candles help ease your mind and relieve stress.
- Eucalyptus candles are energizing and improve focus.
- Lemon candles are also energizing and can relieve anxiety and depression.
- Floral candles help to soothe your emotions.
Scented candles are my favourite go-to to add a wonderful fragrance to my space. If you have any unwelcoming odours – candle can easily cover it up within a couple of minutes. With the number of choices available – you can almost customize how you want your room or home to smell – amazing right? Also, this is another way of adding the scent without the soot: candles made from soy wax are soot free, non-toxic, burn clean, and last much longer than traditional paraffin which produces black soot and releases toxic carcinogens into the air.
5. MEDITATION & PRAYER
Lighting candles during meditation is a wonderful way to support your practice. There are many visualization exercises and manifestation techniques that involve focusing on the flame of a burning candle while sending your intentions into the universe. Candles are also used during prayer. Also, Wiccans have been practising candle magic for a long time because it’s often said that candle magic is one of the oldest forms of magic in human history. I couldn’t agree better!
I hope this should encourage you to get one set for yourself but nevertheless, it’s an informative read ( I think so, right? *starts preparing a candle for magic*). I cannot speak for anyone but having a candle session has proved therapeutic for me plus it’s not expensive. Also, you can get a lot of types as per your choice, so it’s not a bad thing at all. Go ahead, give it a try and let me know what do you think?
A couple of pictures were taken from Ohlilin’s gallery. They’ve been really nice to collaborate with me on this and will share my experience specifically with their candles for my 2020 journey blog posts. Check out a little info on the :
The reason I love Ohlilin candles is they are health friendly – checkout why I say so :
- Their products are made from palm wax, which means it’s fully produced from our Malaysian palm wax. Other candles are generally made from paraffin which is a petroleum based product. So, it’ll be like burning petrol based scented product in your air.
- Their products are environmentally sustainable and it’s a renewable source! Go team Earth!
- Palm wax generally burns longer than other waxes. So you save money !
- Their large candles can burner for at least 40 hours. Which means if you burn it for 2 hours a day – you can use it for 20 days!
- Their candles produce no soot, clean burn – no black smoke. ( read point 4 to know more about soot)
- Every single candle is handmade and poured, so there is perfection in imperfection.
- Their candles have a pretty crystal surface – only naturally occurring with palm wax. Not sure what that means? Get one for yourself to know *winks*
Excited to get on for yourself? You can visit their IG store here : https://instagram.com/ohlilin?igshid=15bjmd1w7zhg ! Check them out for more info and also babies are totally sold out for now – IMAGINE HOW GOOD THEY ARE ! So check their page for more new updates.
Till next time – Toodles!