Picture the scene, you finally close the laptop from a hard days’ work from home, it’s a cold, dark winter evening and you know you need to unwind before you have even the slightest hope of getting a good nights sleep. You head up to the bathroom, pour far too much bubble bath under the torrent of steaming hot water and just before you sink into a blissful home-spa experience, finish it off by lighting 3 or 4 DALIT candles which look beautiful, smell divine and give you a great feeling of doing good by helping the Dalit people of India.
And just to make it even more delightful, why not let us tell you 6 ways you and your health will benefit from burning candles!
1. Increasing Focus
Of course candles round the bathtub really help you to enjoy a truly decadent bathing experience, but it seems that burning candles on your desk can actually increase your focus and help you become more productive.
According to Apartment Therapy, there are certain scents that can stimulant your mind. Aromas like mint, lemon, orange, rosemary, and cinnamon can invigorate your senses and give you that extra boost you need to stay on top of your work and off your phone.
We’ve all had those moments where you catch the slightest whiff of a very specific and particular smell and it will send you racing back to a vivid memory. Well candles can be perfect for that. Memories are often triggered by scents and smells, and the feelings and emotions which came with it. That’s why surrounding yourself with your favourite smells can help you enjoy a happier experience. According to Psychology Today, there are plenty of behavioural studies that indicate that smells are more likely to trigger vivid emotional memories and can instantly lift your mood if you’re feeling down.
3. Improving your Mood
If certain smells can help you remember positive and happy memories, then of course they can help improve your mood too! According to ELLE Decor, a Japanese study was conducted on 12 participants who were depressed that later stated the smell of lemon helped lower their dosage of antidepressants, boosted their immune function and regulated hormone levels. So the next time you’re feeling a little blue, light a few candles!
4. Providing a more restful sleep
The importance of ‘sleep hygiene’ can never be stressed enough. We all know that using electronics just before bed can deeply affect the quality of your sleep, and the long-term effects of not receiving a good 7-9 hours of sleep a night can also be quite concerning. To combat this, shutting your light off earlier and living by candlelight can actually help you feel calmer earlier in the evening and reset to your natural sleep rhythms. When you’re not being disrupted by technology, it’s easier to listen to your body and know when to shut down for the night without being distracted.
5. Setting a ritual
Your mind loves routines, so setting yourself a regular regime when you first wake up, or just before you go to bed, can do wonders for your mental health. So why not combine the many other benefits of candle-burning and include these in your daily routines. Creating rituals in your own home sets the tone for how you want to unwind or start the day. Pro tip: light a candle or two when you’re doing your nightly skin-care routine or when you’re drinking your morning cup of coffee. Keep your phone away during this moments so you can be more mindful and focus on the small amount of time you have just with yourself.
6. Getting good karma
Remember, every DALIT Goods Co. candle you purchase, is helping to combat civil injustice against the Dalit people in India. So every time you light a candle, know that that candle is doing incredible good on the other side of the world.
Why not check out our fantastic range of DALIT Goods Company candles now!