Aromatherapy Awareness Week has officially started, and we have to say at Melt that we’re really excited! It’s organised every year in the second week of June by the impressively-named International Federation of Aromatherapists. Its goal is to advance the public’s widespread knowledge, expertise and practice of aromatherapy. The IFA organises events, seminars and training across the UK. If you’re interested, it’s definitely worth having a look around your local area, and seeing if there’s anything going! And, in case you’re wondering what all the fuss is about…
Basically, aromatherapy is the art of using essential oils and plant extracts to preserve our health and wellbeing. They can be used to treat specific conditions, like aches and inflammations, or to enhance positive thoughts and feelings, banishing anger, anxiousness or sadness. To be honest, you’d be amazed at what essential oils can do, especially when infused in our luxury scented candles like Love or Shine!
Essential oils are concentrated, pure liquid carefully harvested from inside certain plants, often at specific stages of the growing process. These liquids can be used for massaging in creams or lotions to be directly applied to your body, or in baths, steam inhalation, or even reed diffusers! These essential oils are incredibly powerful, so it’s important to treat them very carefully. Literally just a few drops is enough to do the job – any more than that, and you can easily burn yourself!
The physical and mentally healing properties of aromatherapy has been known since ancient times, and has been widely used across major civilisations throughout history. The Ancient Egyptians were one, and it was a staple of Chinese medicine for hundreds, if not thousands of years. So, how can you harness its power for yourself? That’s easy – by using our scented candles!
We take the ‘luxury’ part of our luxury scented candles very seriously, which is why we use essential oils in our chandlery here at our little shop on the farm. It’s part of what gives each of our lovely ladies their own mood and personality! If you’re looking to incorporate aromatherapy into your own life, we’d definitely advise starting with the relaxation aspect. Give yourself just half an hour each day to light one of our candles, and sit back and relax!
Lavender in particular is a perfect companion to sit down, put your feet up and chill out for a little bit. Meanwhile, if you’re feeling a bit down (and let’s face it, we all do at some point), aromatherapy can be the answer. Joy, and Dance are both classic candles to give yourself a bit of a boost – especially in this beautiful weather!
And that’s just the start – we’ve got all sorts of fantastic scents waiting for you amongst our range of luxury handmade candles at our little shop on Twitter Lane, in the heart of the beautiful Ribble Valley. If you want to know more about aromatherapy, we’d say there’s no better place to start!