Candles these days are used more for decoration than the traditional source of light. They can be found in varying shapes, sizes and colors. One newer and popular type of candle is the scented candle. These candle, too, are very decorative with a slight addition. As they burn they give off a pleasant fragrance which depends on the fragrances added to the candle during its manufacturing process. These scented ones have varied uses too.
Scented candles are made in much the same fashion as normal ones. Their main ingredient is soy wax. They also contain bees wax and palm oil. The ingredient that adds to the nuance of the scented candle is the addition of fragrant oils. The combination of these ingredients produces the perfect scented candle which not only spreads a pleasant perfume but its flame is also much cleaner than the traditional candle.
There are many types of scented candles available in the market today. There are chef's type that battle the strong cooking odors in the kitchen, wood wick type that crackle as they burn giving off the sounds and scents of an open fire as well as strong fragrant ones that can battle the strong smells of the bathroom. A wide variety of scented candles are available with fragrances that range from floral scents to fragrant herbs.
Another popular use for scented candles is in aromatherapy. Certain fragrances can be very therapeutic. For example chamomile oil has healing properties when inhaled. There are also many different fragrances that can help you relax or energize you. There also certain fragrances that act as aphrodisiacs. Citrus fragrances give you a fresh and clean feeling while cannabis scented ones can make you sleepy.
These candles are easily available in novelty stores in malls and in markets. There are a many homemade scented candles that can be bought from the candle maker directly. There are also a number a websites you can buy these candles online. Try always to buy those candles that can retain their scent for prolonged periods of time so that you can enjoy them longer. These candles make for really nice gifts. They can be presented on any occasion like birthdays, weddings, anniversaries, and other celebratory occasions. They can even be part of gift baskets. There are also plenty of accessories in the market related to the candles. There are candle holders available in many shapes and sizes. The most popular of these is the lattice pattern holder.