Table of Contents
- What is a Lavender Scented Candle?
- How are Lavender Candles Made?
- Why Does Soy Wax Make Lavender Scented Candles Smell Better?
- Process of Making Lavender Soy Wax Candles
- Why are Lavender Scented Candles Popular?
- What are the Notes in a Lavender Scented Candle?
- Do Lavender Candles Make You Sleepy?
- Fun Facts About Lavender
What is a Lavender Scented Candle?
Scented candles are the solution to it all! Scented candles tend to add an unparalleled ambiance to any and every space they are placed in. Whether you have just moved into a new house or having been living in the same house for as long as you can recollect, scented candles will make the space homey.
As for meals, scented candles make any and every meal a hundred times more enjoyable. Whether you are savouring a delicious dinner with a romantic partner, friends or family — scented candles will somehow make it better!
Just when you think it can’t get any better than this, let us tell you it can! How? Lavender Scented candles! That’s it. That is the answer.
Lavender Scented candles offer everything that scented candles have to offer, except better!
It is essential you first understand what scented candles are. Regular scented candles consist of pure wax, which can be paraffin wax, soy wax, coconut wax, beeswax and more. Several fragrances- one or a mixture of more than one- can then be added to the candle wax. Fragrances are added to candle wax when it is in liquid form. Once both have been incorporated together, candles are transformed into molds. And then you have a magical product at your disposal!
What makes lavender scented candles different?
The fragrance which is added to the candle wax is specifically lavender! Sometimes other scents/essential oils are also added into lavender candles to compliment the smell of lavender candles. Some common ones include basil, lemon, cinnamon and coramin.
The possibilities are endless. Really, endless!
How are Lavender Candles Made?
- Lavender Essential Oil
- Premium Wicks
- Wick Clippers
- Glass Jars
Why Does Soy Wax Make Lavender Scented Candles Smell Better?
Yes! Soy wax candles are known to carry scents and fragrances better. So, it is no surprise that soy wax makes lavender candles smell much better!
Soy waxes are slow burning candles owing to their chemical makeup. As a result, a pool of wax forms around the wick. From this pool of liquid wax, the fragrance slowly and evenly escapes into the air.
Consequently, lavender smells better and even more intense when the candle is made of soy wax!
Process of Making Lavender Soy Wax Candles
Step 1: Measuring the wax
Before you begin the candle-making process, make sure that our surface is clean and no germs are present on the surface.
Then measure out the wax flakes needed to make a set amount of candles. Then double it. That’s how much wax you will need to melt.
Step 2: Melting the wax
Then pour the wax into a double boiler and let it melt for 10 to 15 minutes, stirring frequently with a wooden spoon.
Step 3: Adding fragrance oils
When the candle wax is melted, it’s time to add fragrance oils. Pour the fragrance oils, mainly lavender oil, into the melted wax and stir for a few seconds.
Adding the lavender oil results in a captivating flowering smell!
Step 4: Attaching the wick
First attach the wick to the bottom of the container before pouring in the wax.
Do so by attaching the wick by dipping it in the melting wax then quickly sticking it to the bottom of the container. Then give the wax five minutes to harden.
Step 5: Pouring the wax
Before pouring the wax into the container, let it cool for a few minutes.
When the temperature on the thermometer reads 140 degrees, it’s time to pour!
Then, slowly hand pour the wax into your container!
Step 6: Adding more wax
If the candle is hardened with an unsightly top (think cracks or holes), simply reheat and add the remaining wax. Let it harden!
Step 7: Cutting the wick
Finally, cut the wax so it is less than half an inch long.
Why are Lavender Scented Candles Popular?
The answer to this can be divided into two broad parts:
The smell of lavender is simply amazing!
There are numerous benefits of lavender!
Benefits of Lavender Scented Candles
1. Say Goodbye to Insomnia
If you light a lavender candle on your bedside, you will stop tossing and turning in bed hoping to enjoy some sweet sleep before a long day of work! Lavender is known to increase the percentage of deep sleep time, in both men and women!
2. Better Stress Management
This is one of the superpowers of lavender! Once you whiff in some lavender fragrance, you will find yourself to be more comfortable and less on edge.
Generally, you will be less panicky- science says so! And it will all be the wonders of lavender!
3. Forget Headaches Ever Existed
Lavender and headaches don’t ever cross paths. Take a whiff of lavender and you will notice that the pain from your headache is already fading away.
This does not only apply to ‘normal’ headaches, but lavender is also the solution to extreme headaches such as migraines.
A study showed drastic differences in the intensity of migraine headaches experienced by those who inhaled a whiff of lavender vs those who didn’t.
What are the Notes in a Lavender Scented Candle?
Lavender has a distinctive and captivating smell. It smells of flowers, however the smell is not overwhelming at all!
Do Lavender Candles Make You Sleepy?
100% affirmative. Lavender has a tendency to put a person at ease and induce sleep.
Whether you are insomniac or are generally having trouble sleeping due to the stressors of life, lavender has got your back.
Light your candle for 15 to 20 minutes before you go to bed, and you will notice that you will fall asleep much faster!
Fun Facts About Lavender
The wonders of lavender are not limited to candles. Lavender has an endless range of uses, many of which astonishing for most! Here are some:
I. Lavender Helps Prevent Hair Loss
While there isn’t much research available regarding lavender preventing hair loss, the research available is quite convincing! Lavender has shown promising results to stimulate hair growth. You can add a few drops of lavender in your DIY hair mask.
Apply this lavender hair mask once a week for a month, and you will see astounding results!
II. Lavender Has Wound Healing Properties
This only applies to minor wounds! So, if you or your pet have a small wound apply diluted lavender essential oil on the wound.
It will heal much faster than if you apply saline and/or iodine.
III. Lavender Can Combat Fungal Infections
Fungal infections such as athlete’s foot and ringworm can be treated with lavender oil! Simply dab some lavender oil on the site of infection since lavender oil has antibacterial and antifungal infections.