Close your eyes, take a deep breath, and relax. Creating your calm is easy when you know how. In our day-to-day life, we find ourselves confined by the rules of society. Having to wake up to go to work, run around after the kids, cook, shop, the list is endless. We get busy and we forget to take a moment to breathe and create calm.
If you have tried to sit still and close your eyes to meditate and found that you didn’t vibe with it, that’s okay, because we didn’t either. We kept searching to find what our own version of meditation was and we found that the world of candles reflected that.
Candle making in itself is a delicate art. To create the perfect candle, you need to slowly stir the wax, slowly pour it into the candle jar and allow it set. This practice of patience, learning to take it a bit slower than usual, we found to be the meditative process we were after. A step towards creating the calm we desire.
Candles, for years, have had the purpose of refocusing yourself. When burning a candle, you do so in the desire to create that relaxed and gentle space. You have to make sure the candle you are burning will create that calming environment as well. Not all candles are made the same, you need to make sure the candle you are burning is made of healthy, sustainable ingredients
Make sure the wax in your candles is natural with no nasty additives. This means using a pure 100% Soy Wax, a pure Coconut Soy Wax Blend and even bees wax is incredibly safe to burn. Just double check to make sure your wax doesn’t contain paraffin (a by-product of petroleum) as these won’t create that calming environment.
Choosing between a cotton or a wooden wick can be hard (or easy for others). The benefit is that, when working with our wicks, they are all naturally based. They don’t contain any heavy metals, paraffin or nasty chemicals. This way you know the wick you are burning won’t be releasing nasties into the air and is all natural.
Choosing your fragrance oil can be one of the hardest part, but the most fun, about candle making as there are so many different types. If you are particularly looking for fragrances which have that calming effect, lavender, jasmine, vanilla, sage, sea styled, ylang ylang, lemon, mint, rose and basil or a blend will work well. These have proven effects to create a sense of stillness in your environment. When working with our fragrance oils, they are all Australian made, so you know you are getting the best quality on the market.
We know the importance of creating that calming atmosphere and working with ingredients which will add to that. It what we set out to achieve and why we built our business in the candle supplies market. We know your candle is only as good as what you have put in it. This is why, at Simply Candle Supplies, we make sure all our waxes, wicks and fragrances will benefit you. So go, our lovelies, create your calm and embrace stillness.