7 benefits of lighting a candle in the evening

Everyone loves a candle. They're relaxing and smell lovely! But did you know they have quite a few health benefits - especially to do with sleep.  

Of course, you shouldn't fall asleep with a candle lit but lighting one around 30 minutes to an hour before you go to sleep can help you achieve a deeper sleep!  


Improves your mood 

Depending on the scent, candles can uplift your mood. A Japanese study found that people who were depressed smelled lemon and it helped lower their dosage of antidepressants, boosted their immune function and regulated hormone levels.  


Can improve sleep 

Candles for sleep have been used for a long time, with a lot of people swearing by scents like lavender. Using a candle for relaxation before bed has also been shown to lower heart rate and promote the sleep hormone melatonin. Our sleep candle contains a generous blend of ylang ylang, lavender, geranium and sweet orange which have been shown to reduce stress hormones and lower blood pressure.   


Provides beautiful ambience  

Lighting a few candles in your bedroom in the evening can create a cosy and intimate environment ready for sleep. The next time you have a stressful day, light a candle an hour before you sleep and watch as you settle down into true comfort.  

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Helps with focus 

Putting candles around your desk can help increase your focus and make you more productive. Citrussy scents like sweet orange are mood-boosting, therefore helping you stay happy and focused. 


It helps set a nightly or even morning ritual 

Candles have been used for rituals for centuries. However, nowadays, candles are used in homes during certain times of the day to get us in the right frame of mind. For example, to tell your brain it's time to relax, you could light a candle and practice some meditation. Keep your phone away from you and watch as you melt away with the scent… 


Alleviates stress 

Most people associate candles with self-care - and for a good reason! Certain essential oils found in candles can help with anxiety, depression, and sleep and improve quality of life in general! When you've had a stressful day, light up a candle and see how much better you feel! Try candles with lavender or geranium. You can also get Echor Aromatherapy Duo with both our candles and pillow spray to melt away your stress before going to sleep!


Improves memory 

Our sense of smell is closely linked to our memory, meaning we often associate particular scents with specific times in our lives. For example, a fruity scent might remind you of your mother or the smell of geranium might remind you of your grandmother's favourite perfume. [Text Wrapping Break] 

This can also help with remembering loved ones who have passed away.  


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The Echor End of Day Candle is long-lasting with a clean burn for up to 60 hours. It's made from vegan soy wax and is 100% natural and hand poured into the UK. It doesn't release any toxins, carcinogens or pollutants. If you want to experience true self-care, get yourself a candle and reap the magnificent benefits!