DIY candles made with essential oils are a great way to bring non-toxic and personalized beauty into your home. In feng shui, candles are often used to support energy, joy and purification. Candles can be soothing, romantic and mystical. They are an ancient tool of mankind, going back as a far as 9,000 years to the Mesolithic era. Unfortunately, most store bought candles smell terrible and are very toxic.
Many commercial candles are made using paraffin wax – a nasty carcinogen that releases toxic smoke into the air as it burns. You breathe that air! Plus, even non-paraffin wax candles are toxic because they are scented with artificial perfumes that release synthetics into the air. They also don’t smell very nice! When you make your own candles, you can you use non-toxic vegetable wax, a natural and lead-free wick and pure essential oils so that your candles are safe to breathe and smell luxurious.
DIY candles allow you to customize scents to fit and reflect your unique self! When you buy commercial candles, you get stuck with the same-old same-old. Scenting your own candles with essential oils means you can make blends that smell like your favorite perfume and remind you of a day from your childhood. You can make that candle a gift for someone using scents that they love. There’s no limit to the creativity that can happen.
If you have a specific intention in mind for an energy you want to permeate your home, there are particular scents known to be very effective. Here are some RainShadow Labs suggestions! If you’re ready for:
Romance: use rose, ylang ylang, jasmine and neroli
Meditation and Prayer: use sandalwood, myrrh and frankincense
Concentration: use peppermint, rosemary and lemon
Peace: use blue tansy, lavender and marjoram.
Of course you can’t go wrong with any scent! When deciding how you want your candles to smell, trust your instincts!
If you don’t have the time or the desire to make your own candles, you can always purchase all natural, graciously scented candles from RainShadow Labs here. Our candles come in a variety of unique scents and blends and are made from completely non-toxic, renewable and biodegradable soy wax