Power of Candles
BY Natasha Siribaddana
The use of candles can set up your grumpy self to something more soothing. The use of candle light was abundant during the medieval era. After the discovery of light bulbs back in 1802 the world was not in complete darkness. The life around that time was simple, they used candles. The light from a candle is nothing compared to the light emitted by an electronic bulb.
The origin of candles goes back to Han China around 200 BC, and was made up of whale fat. That changed into other forms to have a lasting effect. The candles made in Europe use natural fat, tallow and wax. The ancient Rome had a difficulty of using beeswax due to cost, so they switched to tallow. Tallow is a rendered form of beef or mutton fat. It is solid at room temperature.
Manufacture of candles is initially started as a mass production in 1834, by Joseph Morgan, from Manchester, England, patented a machine that revolutionized candle making. The action of his created an era without darkness. It was a lovely as well as dangerous time. Loveliness can turn into one sad story if one candle starts burning down a house. So many incidents flood in because of fires caused by candles. To be fair from all good inventions there is both good and bad results.
We cannot avoid it maybe so many lives have lost because of these fires. By the end of the day it is the people's fault for leaving the candles lit on.
The people had the opportunity to work during the night time. Now if we switch back to the era of candle light everything will become dark. If we look at the plus point of this is we will save a lot of energy to the future. This age will not come back for a long time.
People don't use any candles that much people use it as decorative and during a power cut. Due to the fall in market of the candles now candles are quite expensive. But the sparks of candles are still alive, and burning in an expensive way.
After the advance of the technology candles are mainly composed Paraffin wax is a white or colourless soft solid derivable from petroleum, coal or shale. You even can make of your own candles at home and add personal touch to the fragrance.
The fragrance vanilla or jasmine throughout the air you inhale is the best kind of therapy you need after a hectic day at work. To activate a Chill Mode to your mind, just go lit up some candles. It doesn't matter whether the candles are non-scented. The immediate feeling candles burning around in the darkness you will never have in busy life. They are used as a mediating tool.
If you lit up a candle with some instrumental songs playing around in background, this will create the perfect mood for you to meditate or just relax. It is important to give your mind a break once in a while by these simple things. It won't work to all because we all have are ways to relax. You can always try new thing.
These fragrances as mentioned below are the best to use during aroma therapy.
Lemon candles: This scent promotes concentration and has calming and clarifying properties that are helpful when you're feeling angry, anxious or run down. Lemon also has antiviral and antibacterial properties and can help fight sore throats and colds by boosting the body's immune system and improving circulation.
Lavender candles: This essential oil has calming properties that help control emotional stress. Lavender has a soothing effect on nerves and can relieve nervous tension and depression as well as treat headaches and migraines.
Jasmine candles: Like lavender, jasmine it is also used to calm nerves, but this oil is also commonly used as an anti-depressant because of its uplifting capabilities that produce a feeling of confidence, optimism and revitalized energy
Rosemary candles: This is the perfect Monday morning pick-me-up. In addition to improving memory retention, rosemary has stimulating properties that fight physical exhaustion, headaches and mental fatigue. Rosemary can also be used topically to relieve muscular aches and pains.
Cinnamon candles: The stimulating properties in cinnamon can help fight mental fatigue and improve concentration and focus.
Peppermint candles: Try peppermint when brainstorming. An energy booster, this scent invigorates the mind, promotes concentration and stimulates clear thinking.
Spending your cash on something small that can affect your life in a greater level is totally worth it.
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