Everyone can agree that there is no better feeling than waking up on a chilly morning, brewing a hot cup of tea and lighting a Bath & Body Works candle. Both candles and tea are the perfect way to relax the body and relieve unnecessary stress – and work even better together. Pulling together the best of both worlds, there are tea infused candles that use aromatherapy to banish stress and promote relaxation.
How They Work
Tea infused candles work with aromatherapy in order to stimulate the senses and calm the body down when we are feeling anxious or stressed. Most teas have key ingredients used in aromatherapy: lavender, cinnamon, peppermint and vanilla being some of the most popular.
When creating tea infused candles, candle makers will incorporate the herbs found in tea and one of the essential oils mentioned above into a relaxing, soothing scent. In order to get the most out of your tea infused candle, it is important to pick one that has a scent correlated to your specific sensory need.
If you find yourself feeling anxious, overly stressed or just simply overwhelmed, try to find a lavender infused candle. To lift your spirits when you are feeling down, both vanilla and cinnamon candles do the trick. According to ArtNaturals Blog, tea infused candles with cinnamon as a key ingredient can help alleviate exhaustion and fatigue.
Peppermint is known for its soothing properties and peppermint infused candles are no exception. While you are not actually ingesting the peppermint, the smell alone can relieve headaches and menstrual cramps, according to ArtNaturals.
Create Your Own
After learning about all of the benefits tea infused candles have to offer, you may want to take on this simple DIY to create your very own.
What You’ll Need
- 1 tea cup or decorative mug
- ¼ cup coconut, olive or vegetable oil
- 4 tea bags of your choice
- 1 wick
- 1 small metal holder to attach the wick
- Hot glue or strong super glue
- A pan or pot to melt the wax
- Approximately 5 drops of essential oil of your choice
What You’ll Do
- Heat the oil on stove.
- Seep the tea bags in the oil until the bags disappear.
- Drop in and stir your essential oil.
- Melt in two cups full of wax, or a mug depending on what base you use for your candle.
- Using super glue, attach your wick to the bottom of your candle holder.
- While the wick is upright, pour in melted wax mixture.
- The candle must dry with the wick standing straight up. In order to do this, instead of holding the wick up for a few hours, use a large wooden pin to hold the wick in place.
- Wait for wax to set, trim wick and enjoy!
Where To Buy Them
If DIY isn’t really your thing, you can also purchase tea infused candles at a variety of retailers. Henri Bendel sells a classic green tea infused candle and Etsy is also a great place to browse for tea infused candles such as lavender or chai.