When it comes to being romantic, some find that it comes very naturally to them. Sparking ideas of where to go, what to eat, what to wear and what gift to get their partner is all exciting and ideas can spark instantaneously. However, for others, it can be the perfect paralleled opposite - a nightmare. Some draw an obvious blank when it comes to making plans, and also with regards to even how to be romantic. Occasionally, even the most obvious tactics tend to slip past people as they distractedly try to decipher the brain of their significant other.
So, naturally, lighting candles or setting the scene at home seems to become ...somewhat neglected.
For this reason, we wanted to share with you some of the benefits of burning candles and how they could potentially serve you in these types of situations, not just as an atmospheric accessory and a staple ‘check’ on your valentines day ‘to-do’ list, but also how burning candles made with pure essential oils can disperse heavenly aromas, that promote feelings of peace and serenity for you.
How do essential oils work?
As dating and intimacy coach, Valerie Barber, put it:
“We need to feel comfortable - not just with our partner but with ourselves, where we’re at and what’s around us” and that “things like lighting and smells have more control than we may understand, on how relaxed we get”.
Aesthetics aside, simply put, burning candles with essential oils has the ability to alter your environment. They help stimulate desired emotions or encourage a state of mind, such as passion, relaxation or arousal. Essential oils expert, Margaret Szura, CHHC, AADP, explains to Readers Digest that:
“When there’s a problem with sexual desire or arousal, it is usually a physical or emotional issue, and healing is a process that essential oils can aid with”. Furthermore, “When stress levels are high, essential oils can help with calming. When energy is lacking, the right oils can be uplifting or stimulating.”
Whatever the reason may be, whether you are in need of creating an ambiance, igniting passion, winding down, or whether you’re simply feeling nervous, a quick trick like lighting scented candles will work wonders to invoke those desired feelings (just make sure you’re using premium quality candles with essential oils!). Pro-tip: It’s also a sure fire way to impress the ladies without having to do very much at all!
So, it may sound obvious, but don’t underestimate the proven health rewards and scientific evidence on the benefits of dispersing the aromas from pure essential oils. They’ll help get you in the mood, as well as setting a beautiful romantic evening for your significant other. Heck, light a few of them and scatter them around the house. Place them somewhere you will feel comforted by the soft lighting and soothing smells. Our advice is to place one or two in the bedroom for an hour or so before bedtime. Allow the room to fill, then put it out before you settle down to sleep.
Which scents should I use?
As for which aromas, we’ve provided some information on the properties of two of the main candles with essential oils that are instrumental in setting a romantic atmosphere or even act as an aphrodisiac. Our candles are blended with the purest essential oils from across Asia so there is a naturally stronger scent throw and you’ll be able to absorb their full benefits. (Plus, they’re all made with beeswax, which is a healthier alternative to other waxes, purifying the air by eliminating nasty pollutants and toxins - a must in Hong Kong).
It goes without saying that rose oil is one of the most popular romantic scents. It is very fragrant, which is encourages a slew of mood-boosting benefits. The scent is arousing, boosting libido and unearthing romantic feelings, which in turn reduces symptoms of sexual dysfunction, frigidity and general romantic disinterest with partners.
As mentioned by Szura, jasmine oil promotes “sexual purity and balance”, making it the perfect valentines mood-setter. It brings out positivity while reducing anxiety, apathy, depression, and feelings of indifference. It has even been scientifically proven to have a stimulating and activating behavioral effect and uplift mood. This, in turn, encourages partners to explore intimacy they may have lost. It has also been proven to be particularly effective when applied topically as a massage oil.
Treat yourself to some beautiful candles from our selection of premium beeswax candles and delight your senses and your loved one this Valentines Day! All our candles are hand-poured and made with from 100% beeswax from a local bee farm in Hong Kong.
There are heaps of essential oils and we have listed the properties of the main ones that we blend with our candles here. Check it out for more information on other scents and the properties they hold.
Have a beautiful Valentines day, and as usual, feel free to leave any comments with your thoughts below ❤