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Health Benefits of Burning Soy Candles

Health Benefits of Burning Soy Candles

Posted by Colleen - Natura Soylights on 3rd Aug 2014

Most of us know about burning candles in the summer to keep the bugs away, yet many are not aware of the benefits of burning pure Essential Oil candles for health reasons. Considering the Cold & Flu season, with the Flu seeming to be epidemic in some areas, using essential oils can help you avoid or recover from it.

Researchers from the University of Southampton have found that adding essential oils to soy candles can destroy bugs.
Dr Lindsey Gaunt and Sabrina Higgins said adding these oils to plug-in devices had a similar effect as well.

The researchers told a conference in Tokyo that adding oils to candles could be as effective as scrubbing with disinfectants.

The researchers believe that the oils react with ions in the wick and with oxygen to take on anti-bacterial properties. They said adding these essential oils to candles could help people to kill bacteria lurking in their homes. “I don’t think there would be any harm in doing that,” Dr Gaunt told BBC News Online. “But I wouldn’t advise people to stop using other methods to keep their homes clean and candles won’t get rid of dirt or grease.”

Source- BBC News Online

What are the most important Essential Oils to help fight off viruses?

Of all the essential oils, Tea Tree is one of the most powerful virus, bacteria and fungus fighters, as well as being a strong immune system stimulant, increasing the body's ability to fight off infections.

Tea Tree oil helps clear up colds and flus, as well as sinusitis, chest congestion, coughs, asthma and other bronchial problems.

Eucalyptus oil is the ultimate cold-fighting energizer. It is great for respiratory problems such as asthma, colds and respiratory tract infections. Reviving energy levels, it relieves aches and pains and breaks up congestion. Plus it kills germs and bacteria. A winner! .

Also add in a bit of Lavender or Ylang Ylang Oil to melt away stress, tension and anxiety. It brings you to a state of deep, peaceful calm. Ylang Ylang can also assist with chasing away those winter blues!

How can you use Natura Soy Candles at this time of year?

Our NaturaLites Candles are made with pure Aromatherapy oils and Soy wax, nothing else!. Since Soy Wax burns cooler and will not burn your skin, once melted, we like to CAREFULLY dip our finger into the jar and massage right into the soles of the feet.

Massaging oils into the soles of your feet is far more beneficial than on your chest.And who doesn't like a good foot rub?!

My Son has Cold induced Asthma. I like to keep a tin of softened waxes mixed with Eucalyptus & Tea Tree oil near his bed. When his cough acts up at night, putting this on his feet along with wool socks always seems to do the trick!

We also offer essential oil burners. Light a Tealight underneath and place a few drops of essential oil in the top bowl. This will disperse a very effective germ fighting aroma into the air!. Great to keep running throughout the winter months.

Along with proper sleep, clean diet including lots of Vitamin D! and hand washing, here's to staying healthy this season!