Candles and relaxation go hand-in-hand. There’s nothing like lighting a few candles, sinking into a cozy warm bath, and letting your mind unwind. It’s pure bliss.
You may not realize this, but there is a clear distinction between high and low-end candles. Candles meant for mass production can be made with synthetic fragrances, petroleum, and phthalates – all of which have been heavily criticized for their potentially harmful effects on the body. Even though it’s debatable, I’d prefer not to take a chance when it comes to my health, especially when we’re talking about the risk of endocrine disruption, you know?
It makes sense then that the best candles on the market are clean, plant-based, and the accompanying aroma derives from essential oils. But what really makes these candles top-tier is their ability to induce a therapeutic experience. Candles that double as aromatherapy are the ultimate relaxation tool—the go-to after a stressful day.
Woodlot, a Vancouver-based company, focuses on curating clean, quality home, and body products, using the most natural sources. Their candles are as pure as can be, free from petroleum, phthalates, synthetic fragrances, and GMOs. Here’s where they stand out, though: each candle offers a unique sensory experience based on your needs. If you want something more purifying – there’s a candle for that. Or maybe you’re looking to set the mood for date-night? There’s a candle for that as well.
While they all deserve gold stars, my absolute favorite is Recharge, the simple yet highly effective solution for all my fatigue woes; the aromatherapy candle for stress relief I consistently turn to.
According to Woodlot, Recharge is the antidote to stress and fatigue. Utilizing the powerful duo that is rosemary and peppermint, have demonstrated their ability to reduce cortisol levels (the stress hormone) and increase alertness.
Recharge comes in Woodlot’s classic chic, minimalistic packaging – all of which can be recycled. Taking a whiff of this candle, I can’t help but notice the potent blend of peppermint and rosemary. It’s highly soothing, almost comforting. And the more I inhale the aroma, the more I find myself taking in deeper breaths – this is all without striking a match to the wick. So, kudos to Woodlot for creating such a stimulating product right from the get-go.
Once lit, it doesn’t take long for the scent to fill up a room. Unlike other scented candles, I find the fragrance to be so pleasant and non-irritating. You know the feeling you get when you walk into a candle shop or heavily scented room and are instantly put off by the aroma overload? So much so that you end up suffering from a headache? I cringe just thinking about this. But rest assured because that’s never the case with Recharge.
And with a burn time of 4 hours per session, it’s safe to say you’ll receive all the mood-boosting benefits this candle has to offer.
How I Like to Use Recharge
Starting the day off with the right mindset is vital to my existence. My mind begins to whir the minute I wake up, and if I don’t control it, stress and anxiety pretty much take charge for the rest of my day. So, it’s no surprise that I’m always looking to adopt new strategies and techniques to keep myself grounded, with a clear head.
Honestly, you could use Recharge at any point throughout the day, but I love to use it the minute I wake up. I usually keep it in my kitchen since I do most of my morning routine here. It’s shocking how easily my mood is lifted when it circulates the air. Not to mention it gives me this sense of clarity, a boost of wakefulness, which translates to a more effective workday.