Everyone knows candles are decorative, can smell great, and can function as a source of light and heat. However, most people aren’t aware that you can use candles to get certain results in your own life.
Colors play a huge role in this. For example, if you want a hot, romantic, passionate night with your partner, you will want to use red or orange candles, which are the colors of passion, to enhance the mood. Lighting a blue candle in the room would still provide some ambiance, but not as passionately as a red or orange candle would!
Pink is the color of love, and if you want to attract love in your life, you should burn pink candles. Pink is also the color of femininity and motherhood.
Yellow candles are great for energizing yourself! Yellow is a bright, happy color that encourages you to focus and energize.
Green candles symbolize money, and financial stability, as well as the home and hearth. If you want to bring money into your life, burning green candles will allow you to focus on this. They also are wonderful just for burning around the home to encourage a feeling of warmth and security.
Blue candles are wonderful for relaxation, serenity, healing, and emotional well-being. When you want to relax, light up a blue candle to encourage a feeling of wellness.
Purple is the color of intuition, prayer, and devotion. If you wish to meditate, or to use a candle when praying, the color purple is a good choice.
White candles are a symbol of purity (as when used in wedding ceremonies, etc.) and are good all-occasion candles. Black candles are good for ridding yourself of negativity, and bad habits.
Of course, scent plays a role in the use of candles for changes in your life as well. If you are a person who is highly sensitive or allergic to scents, an unscented candle is of course best. If you are not, however, fragrance can be a true enhancement to any candle, whether used symbolically or for aromatherapy purposes.
Fragrances that go well with red or orange candles, and enhance passion and energy are Jasmine, Cardamon, Cinnamon, Ylang-Ylang, Ginger, and Rose.
Great scents to go with pink candles for love are rose, jasmine, hyacinth, hibiscus, and rosewood.
Fragrances that work with yellow candles for energy are ginger, citrus scents (orange, lemon, grapefruit, etc.), and peppermint.
Scents to go with green candles for money or the home are basil, patchouli, and juniper, and many other “green” scents.
Fragrances used for serenity or healing to go with blue candles are very wide and varied. Some of those are lavender, chamomile, sandalwood, frankincense, lemongrass, cedarwood, and sage.
Scents for prayer and intuition really should depend on the individual, however many widely accepted fragrances for these are dragon’s blood, frankincense & myrrh, sandalwood, cypress and spruce.
Now that you know what colors can encourage, and what fragrances can help with, your life you can use any combination of these to bring about changes in your life for the better!
Stephanie Davies is a 27 year old Missourian with a loving husband and an 8 year old son. She currently owns her own business, Mystickal Incense & More, and sells handmade candles, incense, bath & body products and more at http://www.mystickalincense.com