Scented candles are a wonderful Scented candles are a wonderful addition to just about every home. I enjoy the many wonderful and varied scents they can add to your house. They make your house smell so inviting and wonderful. It helps easy my more
Candles are one of the most versatile and accessible luxuries you can add to your home. When discussing interior decor, one word that is often used is 'atmosphere.' One decorating element thoroughly--and literally--complements almost any concept of atmosphere is the candle. In an era when technology sets a hectic pace for almost every aspect of life, insisting upon an ever increasing rate of improvement and progress, the standard for what is considered timeless and classic has been raised. Candles are truly timeless classics. Documented use of candles has been noted as early as 3000 BCE; for over five thousand years, candles have been providing light and warmth. Any tool which has endured for that space of time must offer more than simple functionality, and this is true of candles as well. Not only do they provide a storable, convenient source of heat and light, the special quality of candlelight itself has earned itself a distinct reputation for mood setting. Perhaps something ties the soft glow of candles to our most fundamental emotions, via their thousands of years of use by human beings. Whatever the reason, the light of candles is evocative of romance, of solemnity, of respect; they can also represent mourning or hope. They small flames of candles play important roles in religious ceremonies and secular celebrations alike, from confirmations and baptisms to birthday parties and music concerts. Few decorating elements can evoke such powerful associations without overwhelming, but candles can do just that. Despite their powerful associations, candles never demand attention, but rather suggest and complement, enhance and accentuate. This is another hallmark of the truly timeless piece. A classic does not draw attention to itself, but lends its own qualities to its surroundings. Scented candles were developed almost as early as their unscented counterparts. In addition to having a wick inserted in a solid, durable, long lasting fuel source, these candles feature the inclusion of pleasant fragranced oils or extracts within the fuel. Not only is the fragrance detectable when the candle is not burning, but when the candle is lit, the scent disperses with the light and heat produced by the flame. Just as candles themselves are suitable for many uses, candles infused with scent fulfill many different functions. The most basic purpose of perfumed candles is simply pleasure. Scented candles can be used to perfume a space purely for this reason. They're also used to replace less pleasant odors, as with those intended to deodorize or eliminate the smells associated with pets, bathrooms, or smoke. Another purpose for these fragrances is aromatherapy. Beyond the aesthetic experience of pleasurable scents, certain perfumes are thought to influence both the body and mind. Lavender and chamomile, for example, soothe and relax, while mint and citrus fragrances invigorate. Whatever the theme of your decorating, candles can provide a subtle yet powerful finishing touch. Despite their ancient history, timeless candles are as at home in ultramodern settings as they were in prehistoric Egypt. Available in every imaginable shape, color, size, and fragrance, there are candles for everyone to fall in love with.
Annie Deakin is an expert furniture and interior design writer who is currently interested in coffee tables, garden furniture and kids beds.
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