Spa candle aromas are therapeutic

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Spa candle aromas are therapeutic.  Let me tell you about my spa candle experience.  I walk into a plush day spa looking forward to my spa experience.  I immediately feel the tension from my shoulders release just a little as I inhale the spa’s aroma.  I’m scheduled for a back massage and arrive thirty minutes early for my session.

I’m ready to get into a relaxed space in my mind.  I love the entire spa experience. The atmosphere where I wait is designed to begin to relax and settle my mind.  It’s here that I notice what is helping me to relax and shift my mood.  It’s the candle that is burning on the table just next to my chair that is omitting the aroma of the spa.  The candle aroma has shifted my mood into a state of relaxation. The scents of spa candles are soothing and contribute to a relaxing spa experience.

Spa aromas can be very therapeutic and calming

Spa aromas are very therapeutic and calming.  I say “spa aromas” because there are some aromas that make sense being placed in a spa location if relaxation is the end goal.  In the case of a day spa, relaxing and emotional restoration is the goal.  I am paying to be pampered and to get into a relaxed space and I am all too happy to enjoy the calming scent of this candle.

I have experienced challenges in the past with candle fragrances causing me sinus headaches, but very happy that this candle is a clean-burning candle without toxins or synthetic fragrance.  The aroma is inviting me to lower my eyelids and take a brief nap before my session.

I enter a relaxing semi-conscious condition. As a little nudge awakens me, the spa patron announces that my session is ready to begin. As I move from one area to the next, I have the feeling that I’m floating. I am quite happy to discover my massage therapist is also lighting a relaxing candle.  This one is lavender, eucalyptus, and cedar blend.  It makes me feel like I am drifting slowly down a river.

Spa candle aromas are therapeutic relaxing spa treatment

What aromas work well in a therapeutic spa setting

What aromas work well in a therapeutic spa setting are candles that are therapeutic and calming.  Therapeutic and aromatic spa aromas can be widely diverse depending on the individual or its spa owners.

And like soothing music, there is a common denominator to what aromas work well in a therapeutic spa setting. Aromas that work well in a spa setting are soothing to the nervous system.  These aromas offer constituents to soothe neurotransmission and balance serotonin levels.  Learn more about neurotransmission.

These aromas include constituents such as linalool, a property studied for its relaxing compounds.  Linalool is known for its ability to reduce sad and anxious feelings.  Lavender which has high levels of linalool is one aroma capable of affecting neurotransmission mediated by GABAA receptors.

Some essential oils and their aromas indirectly aid in calming the nervous system

Some essential oils work indirectly to aid in calming the nervous system.  Eucalyptus essential oil has the ability to soothe the respiratory system to promote increased blood and oxygen flow to the brain.  This indirectly aids to reduce pressure, tension, and stress.  Eucalyptus oil has invigorating, soothing, and purifying properties, which is why it can be used to boost mental clarity.

Eucalyptus TeaTree Wood Wick Lotion Candle

The Eucalyptus Tea wood wick candle offers both eucalyptus and tea tree essential oils.  Tea Tree essential oil is derived from a plant and offers several healthy medicinal properties.  Tea Tree has been used for centuries for medicinal purposes.  Its soothing aromas help one to breathe easier and aid the blood flow with the addition of more oxygen to the brain.

Spa candle aromas are therapeutic Eucalyptus for calming

Sandalwood is another essential oil that omits an exotic, sophisticated odor often associated with medication sessions, yoga studios, upscale spas, and higher-end hotel lobbies.  National Library of Medicine shows a report that states using Sandalwood aids to relieve anxiety, stress, and depression.

A combination of lavender and sandalwood is offered in our Country Road luxury lotion wood wick candle.  If your aroma profile prefers a more gentle aroma mix, try the Driftwood wood wick lotion candle.  It offers a blend of lavender, eucalyptus, and cedarwood.  Cedarwood is a calming aroma and blends well with lavender and eucalyptus.  If you find comfort and peace around water or streams, the Driftwood wood wick lotion candle is a good choice for setting the mood of tranquillity and peace.

Spa candle aromas are therapeutic

Feel refreshed and restored after  a spa session

I feel refreshed and restored after experiencing my massage spa session.  The calming music and spa aromas caused my nervous system to relax. My muscles are less tense after the massage. I can easily handle life’s obstacles after a spa treatment has revived me..  If your life doesn’t provide the time or resources for a visit to a day spa or getting a massage from a licensed massage practitioner, consider creating your own home spa day.  Visit our blog on learning how.

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