When most of us think about sitting in a room full of aromatherapy candles, we imagine a very calm and peaceful atmosphere. That certainly is the case, and depicted candles can be beneficial for relaxation purposes. When you really look below the surface, and find that different painted candles will provide additional benefits, you start to realize what aromatherapy candles are able to offer to you.

The art of aromatherapy is certainly nothing new. It is thought that Egyptians discovered the benefits of aromatherapy more than 6,000 years ago and used many different essential oils for a healing massage. They also used aromatherapy in their cosmetics and for skin care, as we still do today. It has always enjoyed some popularity in various areas of the world, but it was not until early in the 1900s that it began to enter the mainstream.

What Is Aromatherapy?

The art of aromatherapy is using the aromatic oils (essential oils) found in plants for the treatment of disease and for other health benefits. Those essential oils are taken from the plants and mixed with other substances, such as alcohol, lotion and other oils. Traditionally, they were applied in an oil base and massaged into the skin but they may also be beneficial when they are inhaled by being sprayed into the air or through the use of high-quality aromatherapy candles.

The fragrances from the essential oils work within the body, including the nerves of the nose to stimulate enzymes, hormones and to cause changes in the functions of the body. This would include lowering the pulse and decreasing your blood pressure. It is also thought that aromatherapy may help to stimulate the production of substances within the body that reduce pain.

Specific Benefits of Aromatherapy Candles

Aromatherapy candles make it very convenient for anyone to enjoy the benefits that this ancient art has to offer. You can sit in a room with these candles, enjoying some music or a good book while at the same time, improving your health. Each scent is going to have a specific benefit to the body, including the following popular choices.

Lavender – An individual who is depressed or fatigued would appreciate the benefits of Lavender aromatherapy candles. It helps to calm a person's nerves and to relieve stress. It is also a good choice when you want to get some restful sleep.

Jasmine – The oil from the Jasmine plant has a scent that is reported to have antidepressant properties and can help you to relax.