Candles symbolize light in the darkness. Scented candles add a subtle and beautiful fragrance to the surrounding. These scented candles are in trend for both household and therapeutics. Scented candles generate psychological and positive effects from the ambient odor and fragrances.
As everyone has a specific preference for music, color, and taste, likewise everyone has a different preference for fragrance. Keeping this in mind manufacturers of scented candles have brought a variety of scented candles to the market.
Scented candles: wax, thread, and fragrance
A candle is made up of an ignitable wick embedded in the wax. The addition of different fragrances obtained from natural or synthetic sources to the wax to make scented candles. The scented candles are available in many shapes, sizes, designs, and fragrances. The most commonly used organic materials for candle making include bee wax and soy wax.
Materials used for the fragrance of scented candles
Either plant extracts or fragrant chemicals are used for making scented candles. The natural plant-based extracts include essential oil derived from trees, shrubs, herbs, and flowers. Each essential oil has its own characteristics. This property is well-exploited to produce a strong fragrance. Synthetic fragrant chemicals derived from either animal sources or petroleum.
The aroma from the scented candles
The aroma of the scented candles is produced, when the wick of the candles is ignited. This causes the melting of wax and evaporation of the fragrance from the pool of heated wax produces the aroma.
Five benefits of scented candles
Millennials nowadays largely prefer scented candles as a gift to friends and relatives during festivals and celebrations. As a gift, scented candles have a special significance which means the givers’ wishes for one remain enlightened even during the darkest of times.
Scented candles in home décor are trending. people prefer to decorate their living areas using these candles. As the centerpiece of the dining table, container-based scented candles fit the best. These candles create a very positive ambiance. Interior designers use different designs of candles to tune them well with the color of the wall to enhance the look of any room.
Scented candles beneficial in therapeutic procedures as they create a relaxing ambiance that helps in achieving calmness. Organic aromatic scented candles have become a vital component of many therapeutic procedures. The fragrance of the scented candles influences the behavior of the human.
The use of essential oils in scented candles to impart fragrance make them helpful in soothing the brain and senses, and also re-energizing one’s spirit. It also helps in achieving a meditative state of mind. For example, lemon-scented candles are helpful in uplifting the spirit, enhancing the mood, and improving one’s concentration.
Candles are known for soothing and healing properties. Long term use of scented candles improves one’s circulation, digestion, and immunity, cures arthritis and skin-related problems, and relieving headache and fever. In aromatherapy, scented candles act as a tool to relax the mind, which in turn leads to a productive mindset.
The different fragrance of scented candles
Scented candles are available in more than 2000 different fragrances in the market. Out of these, the prominent scents include the fragrance of blueberry, caramel, roses, lavender, chocolate, vanilla, lemon, cedar, cherries, and balsam.
Two different types of scented candles
Pillars: These types of candles have a wider base. That is why they burn for an extended period of time. They generally don’t require any holder. Pillar scented candles for special occasions and churches.
Container-Based: As the containers are non-inflammable in nature, the container-based scented candles highly preferred for household use. The most commonly used candle material is soy.
From where you can buy scented candles
Scented candles are highly in demand among people. You can easily buy it from hypermarkets, supermarkets, or convenience stores. Due to the increased penetration of the internet, the e-commerce platform is influencing the sales of scented candles in the market. There are many manufacturing companies that sell their product on their own website where they offer a variety of products on a single platform.
Is there any harmful effect of scented candles?
The candle smoke also produces toxic chemicals. Due to their volatile nature, these toxic chemicals spread as particulate matter in the air. Inhaling these particulate matters can cause asthma, allergies, and for some people, chemicals cause skin problems. There is increasing concern about this. Candle manufacturers are resolving this issue by introducing eco-friendly products, but worries continue to persist.
The scented candle Market has been witnessing rapid growth due to the increasing use of these candles as home decor and therapeutics. Scented candles have a large number of benefits for health. Many fragrances of these candles are available in the market that you can easily buy from hypermarkets, supermarkets, or convenience stores as well as from online stores. The demand will keep increasing due to increasing awareness among people about the therapeutic value of the scented candle.
The Global scented candle Market has been anticipated to rise at a growth rate of 11.8% CAGR over the forecast period.