The seven chakras within our body correspond to different organs along the length of our spine. Each chakra is symbolised by a different aroma and colour which is believed to influence our physical, emotional and spiritual balance. Therefore, chakra candles are a great medium for healing and balancing any type of chakra.
What are Chakra Candles?
Chakra candles are often infused with specific essential oils that resonate to each chakra through aromatherapy. Even if you are not looking to heal any pain points, a room filled with enticing aromas can help you feel more grounded, energised, confident and relaxed while being spiritually connected to one self.
How It Benefits Our Health
Essential oils in chakra candles have been shown to affect our health positively. Sandalwood and clary sage oil can help reduce anxiety and stress when used together with traditional medicine. Meanwhile, smelling lavender oil before bed can greatly improve the quality of your sleep, providing a much deeper and restful night of sleep.
What To Look Out For
When shopping for chakra candles (or any other candles), it is important to take a good look at the ingredient list. Certain ingredients can cause more harm than good, so here are some tips on choosing the healthier candles for your next meditation session.
- Stay away from candles that are made from paraffin wax, synthetic fragrances, artificial coloring and lead wicks. Paraffin wax is the by-product of crude oil which is very similar to diesel fuel. It creates highly toxic fumes such as benzene and toluene which are known to be cancer-causing agents.
- Candles containing synthetic fragrances usually have a very strong scent that could fill up the whole room within seconds. But don’t be fooled by the ‘lovely’ smell, because these candles are made from phthalates, which if inhaled, could trigger allergies and asthma in people with already weakened immunity.
- Lead wicks are another big no-no as they can emit 5 times the amount of lead that is considered harmful for children. Even without burning the candle, evaporation from an uncovered candle can already cause harmful chemicals to be released into the air.
Choose These Instead
Luckily for us, there are still many high quality, premium-grade candles out there that we could go for. Choose candles that are made from plant based wax such as soy wax, perfume grade fragrances, essential oils and 100% cotton wick. These ingredients won't be a threat to your health.
Have you heard? We'll be launching our very own chakra candles this February! Available for 3 different chakra healing points, our chakra candles are infused with Bach Flowers and energy crystals to balance your physical, emotional and spiritual health.