Historically the scent of lavender is very important. The herb has a history that can be traced back more than 2,500 years. The Egyptians used it when they were preserving mummies, the Romans felt that bathing in lavender was a good way to ward off biting insects, and during the 17th century the use of lavender was believe to help ward of illness and disease.
Although living in a house that is filled with the scent of lavender might not actually prevent your from ever getting sick, there is evidence that people who are regularly surrounded by the scent of scented soy candles lavender are healthier than people who don’t. The biggest health benefit associated with the scent of lavender is that the lavender scent helps relax people even as it lifts their spirits.
The next time you have a rough day at work and need to unwind, stop by your favorite store and purchase a couple of lavender scented candles. When you get home, take off your shoes and change into something comfortable. When you light the candles, keep the lights turned down low. After making sure the candle is stable and not going to set anything on fire, close your eyes, and allow your mind to empty.
After inhaling the scent of lavender for a few minutes you will feel that tension easing out of your body. Before you know it, you will be able to look at the world with a fresh pair of eyes, and your problems won’t seem nearly as dramatic as they did before you breathed in the scent of lavender. When you blow out the candle you will be completely relaxed and re energized.
Studies indicate that men as well as women have a positive reaction when they encounter the scent of lavender, making lavender scented candles an excellent choice when you are trying to create a romantic atmosphere.