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5 Ways to Include Candles in Your Self-Care Routine

5 Ways to Include Candles in Your Self-Care Routine

5 Ways to Include Candles in Your Self-Care Routine

Self-care is a popular term, and for good reason. With all the stress that modern life brings, it’s more important than ever that we look after ourselves when we have the time.

Candles are an important addition to any self-care routine because scent is a powerful stimulant for mental well-being. Whether you want to calm your mind or give yourself energy, here are the best ways of including candles in your self-care routine.

1. Meditation

The benefits of meditation can fill a book, so we won’t go into them here. In short, meditation helps to calm the mind and promote mental grounding. Meditation is the perfect addition to a self-care routine because it allows our mind a chance to calm itself.

Burning the right candle, such as our Jade Orchid and Lotus Blossom, is the perfect way to create an atmosphere of serenity that’ll get your meditation session off on the right foot.

2. Yoga

Much like meditation, yoga is perfect for calming the mind while healing the body. Although all exercise offers mental benefits, yoga is designed to be the perfect combination of mental and physical wellness.

When practicing yoga, you want to create a warm yet stimulating atmosphere. This will help to centre your mind while energising you for the day ahead. For this we recommend our Ajala Travel for the perfect combination of serenity and zest.

3. Read a book

Many people overlook the benefits of reading a book in their self-care routine. It not only relaxes you, but also keeps your mind fresh and active. What’s more, you can curl up in your favourite spot with a good drink, which in itself brings a wealth of mental benefits.

The kind of scent vibe you create when you read a book is completely up to you, but we’d recommend either our Omo Naija or Osun candles for just the right level of stimulation.

4. Take a bath

Taking a bath is one of the best self-care activities because it’s just so relaxing. It’s a great way to calm the mind while having a bit of time to yourself; something not many of us get.

To get your bath started in the right way, we recommend our Night Blooming Jasmine candle. This is the perfect combination of sweetness and fruitiness that’s both powerful and therapeutic. Just what you need for a relaxing bath.

5. Declutter your living space

Tidy house means tidy mind, right? There’s a lot to be said about the power of a declutter session; not only do you feel a sense of accomplishment, you feel cleansed too.

If you’re planning on tidying your home, we recommend our Cranberry, Orange and Cinnamon candle. It’s both energising and positive, giving you the mental energy needed to start that job you’ve been putting off.


Burning the right candle has the power to transform your self-care routine. It can relax or energise you, whatever you need. Browse our collection of soy-wax candles here to find the perfect one for transforming your mental well-being.