Fluorescent lighting does not provide the right mood for a Day Spa at Home.  To establish a truly tranquil and pampering space, candles are a simple and affordable way to create a soft, relaxing atmosphere; that will transform any room into a special and therapeutic sanctum.

There is nothing more relaxing than a quiet, dark room dimly lit with some candles. The flickering of the candles will relax your mind as you watch the flames dance, breathe in the soothing fragrant scent of the candles, and let your eyes adjust to the darkness. Candles create a tranquil mood that can be enhanced with accessories like flowers, bowls of water for floating candles, or creative candle holders. Adding candles to a room creates instant ambience, and there is no better way to enjoy them than in the dark. Here are some great ideas for you to play with:

Scented Candles

Candles come in countless scents for you to enjoy. Some particularly relaxing scents are lavender, eucalyptus, vanilla, spearmint, and coconut. Experiment by going to the candle aisle of a store and smelling different candles to see which scent relaxes you the most. Relaxing scents like this are known to slow the heart rate and decrease the release of stress hormones in the body, helping the body achieve a tranquil state and put you in a peaceful mood.

Candles with Unique Textures and Features

If you are looking for something different from a scented candle, you may want to try a beeswax candle. The wax in beeswax candles is made by honey bees, so you know they came straight from nature and they are made without chemicals. They also have a distinctive texture, reminiscent of a beehive. You may also want to consider solar powered candles or battery-operated candles if you have allergies and could be irritated by smoke. These candles produce the same enchanting light and mood as regular candles, and they come with zero risks of being knocked over and causing a fire.

Shower or Bathe by Candlelight

You know that dining by candlelight is romantic, so why shouldn’t you enjoy the same ambience during a bath or shower? Turn off the lights, light some candles, and let the fragrant candles take you away to your own relaxation oasis. It will feel like a day spa, but you will be enjoying the comfort of your own home.

Make Beautiful Candle Arrangements

There are many ways you can make arrangements with other accessories to add to the ambiance of your candle-lit room even more. Place some flowers around the room that can be gently lit by the candles. Put tea lights in small bowls of water to float as they flicker. Place tea lights in small holders shaped like animals to bring a smile to your face every time you see them. You can also place small candles in jars with colored glass to create an even more cozy effect in the room.

Candles really set the mood for your Day Spa at Home or any time you want to create that extra special ambience.

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