Make Beeswax Candles Lavender Scented
When making beeswax scented candles, the most popular fragrance Lavender always comes to mind. It is a firm favourite and is always in people’s top 10 essential oil aromatherapy lists. It is one of the most widely used oil and perhaps the most common oil out of all the essential oils.
Lavender not only smells great, but it has got so many beneficial therapeutic properties. It is not only anti-bacterial (great for medicinal and first aid kits) but it also has wonderful calming and sedative properties. It has a soothing and calming effect on the nerves, relieving tension, depression, panic, hysteria and nervous exhaustion in general and is effective for headaches, migraines and insomnia. It is great for time of stress and crisis.
There are many ways to use lavender oil to get its benefits – as well as a lovely fragrance. It can be added to soaps, body scrubs, in an oil burner or in a candle.
The therapeutic benefits of burning a lavender oil candle will emit the beautiful scent around the room. You will find that by doing this the following ailments can be treated:
- Promote sleep
- Insect repellent
Lavender is a beautiful and versatile oil which can be used by itself or mixed with other oils. When mixing Lavender with other oils, the therapeutic benefits can be more than just lavender alone. Lavender mixes really well with Cedarwood, Clary Sage, Geranium, Pine, Nutmeg and all the citrus oils. You can have lots of fun by experimenting and seeing which blend you like.
To add this oil, either by itself or with other oils is as simple as adding a few drops to your melted wax. A good rule of thumb is to add 30 drops to an 8 ounce candle. But, this may vary due to the strength of the oil you are adding. Start adding it slowly and keep smelling the wax until you are happy with the scent strength of the wax.
One thing to note is that if lavender oil is used in excess, it can actually act as a stimulant rather than a sedative.
When using lavender oil by itself there is many other uses. These include:
- Athletes foot
- Stretch marks
- Labor pains
- Oily skin
- Chicken pox