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The Amazing Benefits of Eucalyptus Scented Candles for Health and Home

The Amazing Benefits of Eucalyptus Scented Candles for Health and Home

Eucalyptus scented candles are immensely popular these days. Lightening eucalyptus scented candles for health reasons is not just a fad! In fact, it is highly beneficial practice for your health and your home.

Eucalyptus essential oils are derived from eucalyptus leaves. In ancient times, it was a ritual to burn eucalyptus leaves during the changing of seasons to purify the air and get rid of air borne viruses and diseases. The ritual and practice has prevailed till now in the form of aromatherapy and scented candles.

The benefits of eucalyptus scented candles for health includes emotional, psychological, physical, psychical as well as the metaphysic dimensions.

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The Physical Benefits of Burning Eucalyptus Scented Candles for Health

It is no wonder that eucalyptus scented candles made from pure essential oils are beneficial for the body during illnesses. Here is how:

  • Eucalyptus benefits the respiratory system primarily due to its anti-bacterial and anti-viral properties. So eucalyptus scented aromatherapy candles are perfect for reducing inflammation and easing breathing issues by decongesting the nose.
  • Eucalyptus essential oil builds immunity by cleansing the air and warding off infections.
  • If you are feeling under the weather due to a flu or nasty cold, then burning eucalyptus scented candles can help you find relief in fever, tame persistent coughing and loosen the phlegm built-up in the swollen mucous membranes.
  • Eucalyptus scented candles help in unclogging your airways, thus providing relief in sinusitis infections, soothing seasonal allergies, especially ‘allergic rhinitis’ or hay fever.
  • Best of all, candles made from artificial and chemical scents can trigger allergies in people with sensitives. However, scented candles made from eucalyptus and peppermint are not only tolerated well by most but they have a soothing and calming influence.
  •  Eucalyptus scented candles decrease muscular tension, hence, they make the tightened muscles loosen up and get relaxed.
  •  Eucalyptus scented candles can provide relief in mild to moderate stress headache. While eucalyptus scented candles cannot cure chronic headaches and migraines, they do help one in warding off of the chances of a mild headache developing into a full-blown migraine.
  • If you suffer from sleep irregularities, then burning eucalyptus scented candles, just about any scented candle) can activate the limbic system of our brain and improve our sleep quality.

Bath & Body Works’ Eucalyptus Spearmint Aromatherapy scented candle is one of the best candles out there for health and wellness.

The Amazing Benefits of Eucalyptus Scented Candles for Health and Home
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The Psychological Benefits of Burning Eucalyptus Scented Candles for Health

Feeling stressed and anxious? While you cannot eliminate the source of your stress, what you can do is to light a therapeutic scented candle with a soothing scent and try to unwind.

For instance, eucalyptus scented candles have the ability to help us de-stress and improve our focus and productivity, that’s why it’s beneficial to use them at the workplace or during studying.

Also, eucalyptus scented candles can help you mask and neutralize unpleasant odors around the workplace like that of food, sweat, coffee, the artificial and overwhelming scents of aerosol sprays, sanitizers and cleaning products.

Moreover, if you have clients coming to the office for meetings, burning eucalyptus scented candles can help in getting rid of negative energies and creating a calm, welcoming and productive ambiance. It is for this very reason massage therapists use candles with soothing scents to lessen patients’ anxiety levels and make them feel receptive towards therapy.

Furthermore, it’s not just the on-site workers who can benefit from eucalyptus scented candles, remote and work from home employees can use these scented candles to mark time, set the mood and pace foe their work and improve their focus and productivity levels.

Another benefit of scented candles is one’s love life. Scented candles can activate the limbic system in our brains, which positively affect our arousal levels and improve intimacy.

Do check out: Here is a roundup of 20 Best Stress Relief Candles for the Tired Soul!

The Benefits of Burning Eucalyptus Scented Candles for our Sense of Emotional Well-being

A lit beautiful, richly aromatic and therapeutic candle is pleasing to the eye and highly comforting to the senses. Eucalyptus scented candles engage our senses and alleviate our sense of comfort and well-being.

Undoubtedly, the very act of bringing a scented candle home, lighting it, savoring its lovely glow signify self-care and mindfulness.

Did you know that candles with eucalyptus scent are energizing and can stimulate the limbic system, which positively affects our levels of responsiveness to newer experiences.

The Benefits of Burning Eucalyptus Scented Candles for Cleansing and Purifying Your Living Space

The quality of air we inhale is vital to our health and wellness. That is why a stuffy room, with stagnant or polluted air, dust, smog or the presence of allergens negatively impact us. Most of us end up getting our sinuses clogged or having a bad headache.

Scented candles made from artificial and chemical ingredients end up triggering the allergies and headache in people with sensitivities.

When it comes to pets, there is a division of opinion about the safety of scented candles around pets. While some scents can be unpleasant to your pets, others can be plainly dangerous for them.

One thing worth noting is that there is a division of opinion whether eucalyptus scented candles are toxic for dogs or not. A skin contact with even a few drops of tea tree or eucalyptus oil can be toxic for your furry friend. Nevertheless, chamomile and eucalyptus scented candles can be safe and soothing for your furry friends, especially when they are ill or under stress.

You have to try and find those scented candles which are made from soy or beeswax, metal-free cotton wick and natural ingredients, having correct concentration and formulation. Because eucalyptus candles made from synthetic scents and harmful chemicals will do you and your pets more harm than good.

My particular favorite is Rejuvenating Eucalyptus from Gerrard Larriett Aromatherapy Pet Care. This candle masks odors from litter effectively. It also helps your hyper active pets feel calm and relaxed during an illness or a move or any other transition. It is good for cats and dogs and also birds. You may also want to check out the Lavender and Chamomile scent combination from the same brand. You can also find an in-depth review here.

When talking about our homes’ ambiance and environment, one great benefit of eucalyptus scented candles that shouldn’t be overlooked is the bug repelling properties of these specific candles. People swear that burning eucalyptus candles is very effective for keeping flies, spiders, mosquitoes and even rodents away.

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The Psychic and Metaphysical Benefits of Burning Eucalyptus Scented Candles

Scented candles work holistically by engaging your mind, body and senses to cure the your soul, cleanse the auras and heal the chakras.

It is no wonder that spiritual guides, psychics and energy workers make use of eucalyptus scented candles to activate our chakras, specially the 5th chakra i.e., the throat chakra signifying our respiratory system. It helps in soothing a sore and congested throat and enabling the affected person to express him or herself freely.

Do Keep in Mind….

All scented candles meant for aromatherapy have to be lit for near about two to three hours. Doing so helps the therapeutic essential oils in the candles to get released properly. Most people who complain about a scented candle being underwhelming usually light them for a few minutes or an hour only, which isn’t suffice to release the essential oils fully in a scented candle. Another thing to keep in mind is that scented candles also need to be used intermittently, especially at night, rather than being lit all day long.

Undoubtedly, aromatherapy and scented candles as one of the many methods of aromatherapy can help us feel better. Still, they should never replace the need to seek actual medical attention in case of an illness.

To Sum Up…

There are so many ways to benefit from burning eucalyptus scented candles. These candles help us feel better during times of illness and stress. Conclusively, eucalyptus scented candles can improve the quality of our life by helping us heal fast, sleep better and breathe easier.

About author


I am Tia Adaline. I am a self-proclaimed scent enthusiast, a scented candle junkie.
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