Bio Candles are very similar to Herbacone Candles except that they contain specific essential oils in various fragrances to provide different subtle aromas. They are of excellent quality and were introduced to Hopicandles4u due to the fact that they have been sourced in the same method as our other candles and with the same ideology.
Bergamot Orange is a specifically grown fruit for the purpose of extracting the essential oil and is not grown for its fruit. As the name would suggest it has an orange flavour which is quite bitter and the aroma can be found in Earl Grey Tea. This fruit should not be confused with the Bergamot Herb which is actually a mint. Its benefits for the skin are that it cools and assists inflamed skin which is why it is added to many skin creams. It also has antiseptic properties.
Mint has been used since the Roman times to aid digestion and is also good for emotional well-being. It has also been used on the skin to help with rheumatism, lumbago and neuralgia. Vapors in a room can improve your concentration and diminish depression. Mint is also said to be good for colds, flu, headaches, stress and acne.
Eucalyptus oil is extracted from the leaves of the Eucalyptus Tree of which there are over 700 species, some of which can grow to over 60m in height. Eucalyptus oil is said to reduce swelling in the mucus membranes along with focusing the mind and reducing inflammation. Eucalyptus oil is also a strong disinfectant which is poisonous if swallowed in large quantities and should only be eaten by Koalas. This product should not be used by anyone with High Blood Pressure or Diabetes
Melissa commonly known as Lemon Balm is an aromatic herb with cooling and sedative properties. It is used around the world to improve digestion and also to lower a fever. Whilst Melissa also has anti-viral and anti-biotic effects it is an ideal candle to take away on holiday due to its insect-repellent effects. Melissa is also used in aromatherapy to ease nervous tension and to treat depression. These have a distinctive smell that may not be to everyone’s liking however they work and to get a good nights rest in a hot country whilst deterring the mosquitos must be a benefit to any ones holiday.
Lavender is one of the most popular essential oils used on the market due to its versatility. It is good for relieving stress, nervous exhaustion, depression, insomnia, migraines/headaches and generally for calming down and relaxing the body.
Chamomile is from the plant family Asteraceae. It is a known fact that Chamomile can be made into an infusion that is ingested as a tea. Its benefits are that it is used to aid sleep and that it is good for relieving stress.
Rose oil is one of the best known essential oils available on the market. It is an expensive essential oil due to the fact that approximately 4-5 tonnes of petals are required to produce just one litre of the oil. Rose is believed to sooth the mind and help with nervous tension, stress, depression, anger and other related conditions. Its physical properties are that it is good for moisturising and hydrating the skin. Research on rose oil and it properties as an aromatherapeutic has numerous other benefits including the fact that it is believed to be an aphrodisiac. This goes back centuries with use of rose by ancient Egypt, Greece and Rome. ANY PRODUCT CONTAINING ROSE OIL SHOULD BE AVOIDED DURING PREGNANCY
Sage is derived from the latin ‘salvare’ which means ‘heal’ or ‘save’. It has been used for many years in small amounts due to its high strength and care should always be taken when using in its purest forms. The therapeutic effects of sage are antibacterial, antiseptic and anti-inflammatory to name a few. It is also said to quicken the senses and is good for combating depression. As an oil on the skin, sage is not only used to aid healing but it can reduce the pore size.
Orange is well known and used in many forms and is included in drinks, oils, cleaners, creams etc. The therapeutic effects of orange are anti-depressant and antiseptic to name just a few. Orange is used in aromatherapy to assist with colds and flu, collagen formation, aiding digestion problems and promoting a feeling of happiness and warmth.
Pine is possibly the most popular and commonly used oil in aromatherapy due to its ease to blend with other oils and the fact that it is so abundant in nature. Its benefits for the skin are that it aids with eczema, sores, skin diseases, itchiness and working as a analgesic it helps with arthritis, joint pain and rheumatism.
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