How do I Choose the Best Aromatherapy Soy Candle?

B. Miller

An aromatherapy soy candle is a popular way to get aromatherapy benefits while adding decor to a room. Aromatherapy soy candles are typically fairly inexpensive, so many people have a few different candles of differing scents in areas of their home. To choose the ideal aromatherapy soy candle, begin by considering the process of manufacturing the candle.

Aromatherapy soy candles.
Aromatherapy soy candles.

An aromatherapy soy candle that is well made should be made of one hundred percent soy wax, which is completely natural and biodegradable. The candles should not contain any additives such as chemical scent enhancers or dyes. Of course, some people prefer to purchase dyed candles because of their bright colors, but keep in mind that these are potentially harmful when burned. Soy candles frequently use unbleached cotton wicks as well.

An aromatherapy soy candle.
An aromatherapy soy candle.

Next, consider the aromatherapy benefits you want to receive from your aromatherapy soy candle. It is important to choose a candle that is scented with essential oils throughout, not simply dipped in the scented oils after manufacture. A candle that is infused with scented oils will provide a much longer lasting scent than one that is simply coated with scent, which is why many scented candles lose their fragrance very quickly. There are a number of different aromatherapy benefits that can be obtained from these candles.

Soy beans.
Soy beans.

It is helpful to read descriptions of aromatherapy benefits when shopping for the candles in stores or online. There may be a greater selection of candles available online, but it does not give you the benefit of being able to smell the candle first, so you may only choose to make purchases from companies you already know, or those who have a good return policy. Some common aromatherapy scents include lavender, which is intended to help one relax; citrus scents, which can boost energy and mood; and eucalyptus, which can help to clear the mind.

Scented lotion and an aromatherapy candle.
Scented lotion and an aromatherapy candle.

These are just a few of the scents that are available in an aromatherapy soy candle. This type of candle can make a great gift for someone who is often stressed, and can make a helpful addition to a gift basket. Other people use aromatherapy soy candles when they are practicing yoga or meditation, or when trying to make a house feel more warm and welcoming. Remember to always burn candles in a safe area, on a fireproof surface, and to keep them out of the reach of children and pets.

Some people choose to make their own candles by buying whole sale essential oils and candle-making supplies.
Some people choose to make their own candles by buying whole sale essential oils and candle-making supplies.

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