New Year, New You — How Burning Candles Can Boost Mental Health

New Year, New You — How Burning Candles Can Boost Mental Health

The start of 2022 is right around the corner, and now’s the perfect time to make some positive changes that influence your day-to-day life. If you feel like the past few months have put a damper on your mental health, you are not alone; With the added stress of the ongoing pandemic, it may even feel like you just can’t catch a break. 

That’s why it’s imperative to find a multitude of ways to decompress, de-stress, and boost your mental stability in order to bounce back from any setbacks you may have encountered in 2021. Talk about new year, new you…

If you have never considered using candles to improve your mood and mindset, you are in for a real treat. Continue reading to learn more about the many mental health benefits of burning wonderfully-fragrant candles: 

They Light Up Our Lives

There’s a reason that candles have been used as a source of light for centuries. Beyond their physical capabilities, they can simply transform a room by their fragrance and scent alone. 

If you feel like you are stuck in a rut, you can burn a bold and invigorating scent that changes the atmosphere of your space. This can help improve your attitude tremendously, especially when you are feeling stressed or depressed. 

The flickering flame, delightful fragrance, and overall soothing effects of a burning candle can make all the difference when it comes to your mental state. The calm illumination can help you wind down and enter a realm of meditation, where you can fully embrace your emotions and come to terms with how you’re feeling in that exact moment. Regardless of your current mood, the candle flame itself can induce feelings of relaxation and peace. Sounds great, right?

They Stimulate Nostalgic Memories

There’s nothing better than walking down memory lane, especially if it’s stimulated by a candle scent that you can burn time and time again. You can take yourself back to that dream vacation, festive celebration, or family member's home just by getting a whiff of a familiar scent that reminds you of that special time. 

When you are caught up in the hustle and bustle of everyday life, these cherished memories can slip back into your mind and rejuvenate you in ways that you could never have imagined. Think about it… Lighting a candle of your choosing can help the trivial stressors of today be washed away with happy and vivid memories of the best times of your life. This act of self-care can help you strengthen relationships with others, improve your mood, and boost your overall mental health in the comfort of your own space. 

They Reduce Stress and Improve Sleep 

We have all endured stress one way or another. Some of us lead really busy lives that prevent us from ever decompressing, even after our tasks for the day are complete. If you find yourself on go-mode 24/7, it may be time to incorporate a candle ritual into your routine. 

This doesn’t have to be some fancy, seance-styled event that takes more energy to set up than it gives you in return. Simply lighting a candle next to the bed, alongside the bathtub, or in the corner of your room can help alleviate stress and improve your sleep quality. The heady aromas can positively influence your brain to calm down, while also lowering your blood pressure to help you drift into sleep with ease. 

If you aren’t getting an adequate amount of rest on a regular basis, and the constant stress from day-to-day life feels impossible to escape, you may notice that your mental state is slowly deteriorating. That’s when it’s time to bust out your favorite candle to help you revitalize your mental health. 

Shop kendi lux Candles

Here at kendi Lux, we take great pride in our ability to offer our customers high-quality, hand poured candles that can help them in all areas of their lives. From mental health boosting to setting the ambiance of a special space, we hope that our luxury, non-toxic candles and fragrances can make a huge difference in your overall well-being. 

Crafted with inclusivity in mind, our brand wants to encourage consumers to embrace who they are with absolutely no fear and no limitations. Don’t let anything or anyone dim your light! Shop our candle and body fragrance collections now at
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