Why You Should Have Natural Candles In Your Home

I’m obsessed with burning natural candles in my apartment. I use them all the time for so many different things that I thought I would share some unique reasons you should consider keeping candles in your home as well!

Why You Should Have Natural Candles In Your Home

Why You Should Have Natural Candles In Your Home

Natural candles are amazing for so many reasons. They help clear odors away, can deter bugs, clean the air in your home, and alter your mood for the better. They can also set the ambiance in your home whenever you like. I’ve experienced so many wonderful benefits from burning candles in my home each day so I thought I would share some of the wonderful benefits you can enjoy from this simple practice.

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5 Benefits of Natural Candles:

Clearing Your Home of Odors.

Candles are wonderful for clearing your home of unpleasant and strong odors. I like burning candles whenever I get home, after cooking dinner, or while cleaning to clear out any musty smells. This keeps my house smelling fresh and permeates each room with a lovely, subtle scent.

Keeping Bugs Away.

Another wonderful benefit of utilizing natural candles, specifically, in your home is that the essential oils help keep bugs away. This is because the many essential oils in natural candle blends are not appealing to bugs such as mosquitoes, ants, roaches, mice, fleas, bats, spiders, flies, ticks, and other insects. Some essential oils that you want to look for in your natural candle blends include citronella, eucalyptus, tea tree, lemongrass, rosemary, lavender, cedar, mint, cajeput, clove, peppermint, patchouli, cinnamon, orange, pine, lemon, basil, geranium and many others!

Cleaning the Air.

Natural candles have essential oils blended into the wax so when they burn, the essential oils permeate the air and actually help improve the air quality in your home. Scents to look out for include lemon, lemongrass, mint, cedar, and other citrus essential oils because these can help clean the air in your home. Coupled with some lovely green house plants and your home’s air quality will be clean and green!

Naturally Altering Your Mood.

The essential oils in candles are also brilliant for altering your mood in a positive way. Lemon and citrus scents are refreshing, uplifting, and great for a boost of energy. Lavender and eucalyptus are soothing and relaxing. Patchouli, sandalwood, ylang ylang, and vanilla are sexy scents for confidence and romance. You can easily set the mood for your day/night by burning the right candles.

Setting the Atmosphere.

Speaking of setting the atmosphere, candles are incredible for setting the mood. Need help to get energized in the morning or looking to detox and unwind after a long day? Want to set a romantic tone for dinner with your partner? There’s a candle for that! You can also burn a candle with a relaxing scent just before bed, blow it out, and then breathe in that scent as you sleep to help you experience improved sleep.

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24 thoughts on “Why You Should Have Natural Candles In Your Home

  1. July 19, 2016 at 8:56 AM

    I love candles, but we’ve been using an essential oils diffuser to get some of the same benefits. I don’t like the artificial smells, but I do love the natural essential oils 🙂
    I’m sorry I’ve been less present on your blog. I have lacked the time to read and I’ve been following less beauty related stuff at the moment…
    I hope you’re doing great 🙂

  2. July 25, 2016 at 8:26 PM

    I agree with you that natural candles are a positive addition. So much better than the alternative.

    Bloggers Pit Stop

    1. July 26, 2016 at 3:10 PM

      thanks Kathleen! I really love them so much. I find myself burning candles every day of the week, in my kitchen, on my balcony, wherever I am haha. Definitely agree they are better than typical toxic candle options. These have more benefits too! thanks for stopping by and sharing your thoughts ♥

  3. July 26, 2016 at 9:44 AM

    At risk of sounding like a dummy, I had no idea natural candles did any of those things! Deter bugs? Who knew! Great post.

    xx, Elise

    1. July 26, 2016 at 3:11 PM

      hey girl, no worries! I didn’t either until I did haha. Green beauty has taught me so much about so much 😛 I love that they deter bugs! thanks for stopping by Elise – glad you liked the post 🙂

  4. July 26, 2016 at 4:17 PM

    These look like they smell so good!
    xo, Lauryn

    1. July 28, 2016 at 8:56 AM

      they smell so amazing! really light and fresh 🙂 love both of them ♥

  5. July 29, 2016 at 8:34 AM

    Never thought about natural candles! My sister sells and is super into essential oils and shes never mentioned candles!!! Thanks for the insight! #weekendblogshare

  6. July 29, 2016 at 8:49 AM

    Well I love Yankee Candles but I know they don’t count as natural! I’m trying to make the switch.

  7. July 29, 2016 at 8:54 AM

    I like to way candles smell! It’s so nice to light one, especially after cooking something with a strong smell!

  8. July 29, 2016 at 9:58 AM

    Love truly natural ways to make homes smell amazing. 🙂 I diffuse essential oils and use them in my cleaning supplies. I love burning candles, too, but only in winter where I live. Way too hot in summer! What I need is a candle to make scorpions want to steer clear!!! 🙂

    1. July 29, 2016 at 2:14 PM

      yess me too! I watched this movie called A Good Year which takes place in France and there’s a lady in it who uses dried lavender to keep scorpions out of the house lol. I also found this article that backs up that theory >> http://www.naturalorganicfamilies.com/natural-living-natural-scorpion-repellent-ideas/ hope this helps!

  9. July 29, 2016 at 5:03 PM

    I just love candles and they really do set the mood. We have some annoying fruit flies in our house right now, maybe I need to light some candles! 😉 I usually only burn them in the fall and winter and I sort of take a break from them in the spring and summer.


    1. August 2, 2016 at 11:44 AM

      absolutely and the natural candles with essential oils in them will definitely help keep any bugs away! hope they help you out 🙂 these are my favorite ♥

  10. July 31, 2016 at 2:31 AM

    Where would a home be without candles? Love ’em! These look lovely. Sue via #weekendblogshare

    1. August 2, 2016 at 11:45 AM

      my thoughts exactly haha! I love candles any time 🙂 glad you like my picks Sue! thanks for stopping by – definitely check these out!

  11. Jessica
    August 4, 2016 at 11:40 AM

    I LOVE candles and it’s always great to find a new natural candle brand. Thanks for sharing!
    Jeans and a Teacup

    1. August 4, 2016 at 2:57 PM

      me too and this candle brand is amazing! so eco-friendly and conscious of being all natural, kind, and safe which I really love. thanks for stopping by Jessica!

  12. August 5, 2016 at 11:09 AM

    I 100% agree about this! Love this.

    1. August 11, 2016 at 11:25 AM

      thanks JessaKae – so glad you do!

  13. August 15, 2016 at 7:25 PM

    I too enjoy candles, but I don’t currently use them enough. Thank you for sharing these wonderful reasons why we should consider keeping natural candles in our homes at the Healthy, Happy, Green and Natural Party Blog Hop. I’m Pinning and sharing!
    Deborah Davis recently posted…It’s Party Time at the Healthy, Happy, Green and Natural Party Blog Hop #124My Profile

    1. August 16, 2016 at 2:58 PM

      I never used to burn them that much and now I’m obsessed! I love how they make my apartment smell fresh and clean or help me relax after a long day. thanks for sharing Deborah!

  14. September 7, 2016 at 7:22 PM

    I’m candle girl too. Thank you to share info about natural candles with My Red Carpet.

    Anna xoxo

    1. September 9, 2016 at 11:23 AM

      yes! I love candles! Hope you found this helpful 🙂

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