Quite a while ago in our not too distant past, candles were the only source of light that any home or business had. We have been using candles for thousands of years to help us celebrate and to help us find our way. They were placed in chandeliers high above people’s heads in the old Victorian homes and they are still used today even though we have electricity to provide us with all the light that we could possibly need. Since the light bulb was introduced in 1879, the candle became less popular but now it is making a very strong comeback. Modern people associate it with gentleness and calm and now that we can get scented candles, it has become a real game changer.
We associate beeswax candles made in New Zealand with many different things like romance, celebration, ceremony and decoration. When a candle is lit in any room, it changes the setting completely and it provides a calmer and more safe place to be. We are drawn to the flame and it really does help to relax us and fill us with a sense of warmth. If you haven’t experienced any of these feelings yet, then you are really missing out on something truly special.
Here are some benefits from burning candles that many people experience every single day:
They Create the Right Atmosphere
A lighted candle in any room helps to create a fantastic atmosphere that cannot be copied by electric light even know many manufacturers have tried to imitate its movement. There is nothing like a real flame to help you relax and to create a sense of softness in any room. Candles are designed to be worn and welcoming and they are also known for their healing properties as well. Many professionals use them like therapists because it helps to ease the patient and come down their mind.
Candles with scent added help us to feel more relaxed, energised and they are great for reducing stress and anxiety levels. They come in many different colours and smells that remind us of happy experiences that we once had.
Perfect for Celebration & Romance
When we think of a birthday party, we instantly think about a birthday cake and candles that will go on top of. Candles have been helping us to celebrate birthdays for many years and they will continue to do so long into the future. We use them on other important occasions like weddings, anniversaries, graduations and retirements. They are the one gift that many people buy for themselves on a regular basis. They are an incredibly stylish way to add the finishing touches to any room in your house and because they come in many different shapes and colours, there is no problem matching them with the decor that you already have. You don’t want to have to take stress leave from work, so learn to relax and enjoy the moment.
Every home should have candles as a matter of fact, because we can use them for many different locations. In the off chance that the electricity may go off for a short time, they are perfect for the lighting of the room and keeping the kids calm until the electric comes back on.
*Photos by Anete Lusina