NEW Summer Scents!

For the last year, The Pure Candle has been working hard to craft the perfect aromatherapy candle inspired by a  day at the beach. Using pure essential oils and natural soy wax, we've delivered the new BEACH collection. Enjoy scents SKY * SAND * SEA * and bring the beach home with you this season for 20% OFF!

Delight with the refreshing aromatherapy blend of peppermint and unique undertones of fresh herbs that will energize you on a hot day in this beautiful sky blue seaglass container. Pure Essential Oils, Soy Wax and Cotton Wick in a 10 oz seaglass inspired vessel. Burns 60 hours and contains no synthetic fragrances, toxins or chemicals Hand poured in the USA, Florida.

Your own tropical oasis of exotic floral blends of ylang ylang, jasmine and may chang will remind you of romantic summer walks in a clean frosted glass container. Pure Essential Oils, Soy Wax and Cotton Wick in a 10 oz seaglass inspired vessel. Burns 60 hours and contains no synthetic fragrances, toxins or chemicals. Hand Poured in USA-Florida

Fresh and zesty aromatherapy will delight you with a blend of 100% pure essential oils of sweet orange, key lime and a touch of lemongrass in gorgeous seaglass. Pure Essential Oils, Soy Wax and Cotton Wick in a 10 oz seaglass inspired vessel. Burns 60 hours and contains no synthetic fragrances, toxins or chemicals. Hand Poured in USA-Florida

The Power of Presence

We can easily get caught in the current of everyday life. Shifting to autopilot, we run from meeting to meeting without a still moment. In the midst of attempting to balance our home, work and personal lives we sometimes forget to stop and smell the flowers.

Have you ever found yourself cooking dinner while on a work call but thinking about how you have to pick the kids up from school? This is proof of the lack of presence in your life. Practicing mindfulness can entirely change your daily habits and lifestyle for the better.

Zen Proverbs tell us, “When you’re eating, eat. When walking, walk.” This is the trick. To train your mind to focus on only one thing at a time creates constant presence in your life resulting in bliss and inner peace.

Becoming entirely aware of your surroundings will ground you and bring you to the moment.   “The moment you are aligned with now, you become the space for Now. When you consciously become that space, you are free. The power of Now suddenly comes through you,” -Eckhart Tolle, Practicing Presence in Every Moment of Your Life.

Creating a mindful lifestyle doesn’t have to be a chore. We’ve established 5 tricks to harness the power of present: 

1.)    Awareness. Bringing yourself to awareness of your present moment is the first on our list. Observe your surroundings fully. Browse the details around you. Use your senses to smell, taste and feel your surroundings.

2.)    Embrace. Embrace simplicity. Try not to think about the future. Enjoy the little things by embracing what is happening now. If you must prepare for the future, write a list - store it away and get back to your now. 

3.)    Breathe. We usually start our mornings with meditation. If you don't meditate, take a private moment to take 3-4 breathes focusing entirely on your breathing pattern. When inhaling say, "I am." When exhaling say, "We are". Repeat this mantra. This is a small reminder that we are one.

4.)    Pause. Every so often, take a moment to pause what you are doing and look around you. Take notice of the time of day, your surroundings, the weather. This brings you back to Earth while offering a moment of solitude and peace.

5.)     Reflect. At the end of each day, reflect on your successes and your struggles. Recite the day. Learn from the day, then move forward. This practice will help you be more conscious the next day. 

To live more completely in each moment, we recommend meditating with our CLARITY aromatherapy candle to achieve acknowledgement of your NOW. Namaste friends! View more @ThePureCandle on Instagram.

 

Wherever you are, be all there.
— Jim Elliot


Creating Chi and Balance

As we open our windows to embrace the fresh spring air, we welcome a new season and release the old. But spring cleaning is more than a thorough scrubbing. For us, spring cleaning is a rejuvenating process that allows us to move forward with clear slates and clear minds. Letting go of winter’s weary-weathered days, we embrace the sunshine and balance our homes with harmony.

Balance seems to be the key to everything. Just as we balance our lives, our diet, and our workload, balancing our home is no different. The spring season is the perfect time to release negativity from our space and invite in new engaging energies. Our beloved practice of Feng Shui tells us that to invite this energy, our home must have a natural flow of chi (the energy of the universe).

Achieving this healthy balance is as simple as 5 steps – bring in the 5 Feng Shui Elements into your home: fire, earth, wood, water and metal. Just as nature recharges our soul, nature’s elements do the same.

The element of wood refers to natural growth and vibrant health. We love to use tree branches, raw wooden shelves (rustic) or bamboo. Try taking a walk on a nearby beach or woodsy area in search of the perfect pieces that you can use for home accents.

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Creating high energy levels and fueling passion the fire element fosters the expression of creativity. A great way to introduce this element to your home is with candles and fireplaces. Clusters of candles create a vibrant and relaxing energy while emphasizing the quality “at-home” feel we all search for. Try our aromatherapy candles and our Intentions collection, all made naturally with soy.

The element of earth generates nourishment, stability and knowledge. The best way to welcome Earth into your home is by decorating with cherished crystals, stones or plants. Soil signifies an unspoken respect for our planet.

Cultivating strength, focus, and independence, the metal element is the easiest to decorate with. Using metal vases or unique sculptures and art pieces, metal not only offers curb appeal but an inviting energy for your chateau.

It seems we’re always searching for wealth, abundance and fluidity, and this is where the element of water comes to play. Search for a perfect indoor fountain as a decorative piece. This element instantly changes the mood and atmosphere in your home.

We look forward to seeing how you spruce up your home for spring! To follow our lifestyle of yoga, meditation, feng shui, intentions, aromatherapy and more, follow us on Twitter and Instagram @ThePureCandle




Everyday Meditation with the Founder

There is so much to talk about when it comes to meditation and being mindful. I felt inspired to share how I incorporate both throughout a very busy day.  I start my morning with the everyday hustle of getting the family fed, dressed and there are some mornings, I will confess, when I can’t wait for everyone to leave.  I try to always stop for a moment to look into my daughter’s eyes to ask her, “Who is in charge to make today a great day?” and she smiles right back at me and says, “I am”.  After kisses and hugs, my loving hubby is off to get her to school and I am left with the welcoming quietness of my home and our cute little dog Lula staring up at me.  I take a deep breath and think of the day ahead of me with meetings, phone calls and emails.  

Even if you don't have the time to set aside to practice full meditation, these are a few of your everyday moments that you can utilize into a mindful technique each day.

PRACTICING GRATITUDE

Thankful to make beds

Even if I may not have time to meditate or read something inspiring which is how I would love to start every morning, I take a moment for myself by making the beds and organizing the kitchen. For me, there is something about making a bed and smoothing out all of the wrinkles and creating a neat and fresh invitation for peaceful rest later in the day for your loved ones.  I put a lot of love into it and I also take this moment to practice gratitude, to thank the divine for all of my blessings and to reflect on how good it feels to have some order which brings me peace.

RELEASING NEGATIVITY

Wash a dish and cleanse your worries

Washing the dishes is a great time for me to practice releasing any negativity.  It feels great to wash every plate and with it, I wash away my worries and negative thoughts. Wiping down the counters gives me a clearer mind and starts the day with a clean slate.

IGNITING CREATIVITY

Relaxation can ignite creativity

Showering is my time to become inspired and for some reason, this is where I get my best ideas.  I use some orange or lemongrass aromatherapy and it invigorates me to think over designs for new concepts for my business or supporting my family’s needs.  The steam on the glass is my “whiteboard” where I write and sketch and let my creative energy flow in tune with the water down my back.  I breathe deeply and close my eyes and capture my ideas in a more steady and organized process and relax.

BEING PRESENT IN THE MOMENT

Connecting with nature reminds us to be present

At this point of my morning, cute little Lula is by the door quietly reminding me that it’s time for a walk.  I always leave my phone behind and opening the door, the day invites us with birds singing, blue skies and fresh air.  Even though I am still training Lula, I always honor her needs to stop and smell a scent in the air that is grabbing her full attention, or sometimes it is a breeze or a leaf.  She is reminding me to pay attention to what is around me and how to be present in the moment.  I forget my thoughts, stretch my arms out and do shoulder rolls and notice the trees, squirrels and birds and feel harmonious.

SET INTENTIONS OF WHAT YOU WANT

Create expectations and make the day yours

This morning I felt drawn to my Lapis crystal and as I held it in my hand and closed my eyes, I felt it’s strong vibration.  I lit the special rose candle I have that was made by our best candlemaker and started to write down how the end of the day was going to feel.  I am content of all that will be accomplished and I put on some new music I downloaded. Bring on the day!

So, there are moments all throughout the day to stay mindful and re-connect with the inner source within you of peace, love, stability and stillness.  I find that when I can continue this practice throughout the rest of my day, stressful situations just need me to take a few breaths to remind me that everything will work out how it is meant to be.

Namaste’

NEW Spring Collection!

Refresh the house from winter air and welcome spring with The Pure Candle’s limited edition Spring Collection! Consisting of 4 scents (eucalyptus and spearmint, Lemongrass, Lime & Cilantro and Lavender & Sage) the Pure Mason Jar Kitchen Candles are filled with 100% pure essential oils, burn for 75 hours and contain no synthetic fragrances, toxins or chemicals. We know you’re in the midst of spring cleaning and sprucing up your home for the season, so here are our favorite scents to make the process even more soothing and refreshing. Click HERE to shop!


Create your own ZEN space

Whether you frequently meditate, are an avid yogi, or maybe just like to balance the energy of your home, it's all about creating the perfect ZEN space! We all know that it can definitely be difficult to create relaxation and tranquility in the home with everyone's day to day schedules -- but creating a peace haven in your home really doesn't have to be that complicated. Here's how: 

Section off an area of your home that is just for relaxation. Use this area for daily meditation, yoga practice or wind down time with a good book. Zen is purity and simplicity so when creating your space stick with the five senses: sight, touch, scent, sound, and taste. Surround yourself with your comfort items. Perhaps you're a tea aficionado or you love the sound of falling water, include these things in your space. We've chosen Mala beads for touch, tea for taste, Budha for sight, fresh greenery for natural calmness and three of our recommended aromatherapy candles for scent. 

Freshome.com also recommends to eliminate clutter, remove electronic disturbances, stick to neutral and earthy colors, and add plants to bring more natural to the home. Looking for more aromatherapy & zen inspiration? Follow us on Instagram and Twitter at @ThePureCandle. 

Finding Your Inner Peace

Have you ever been at a point in your life when you felt that your heart could never heal again? As human beings, we’ve all harvested feelings of anger, resentment, guilt and anxiety. We can all say that we’ve had our lows. Those points when you wonder if you will ever find inner peace and love again. But the magical part of life and spirituality is that we rebuild, we grow, and we renew our souls continuously. Somehow, someway, we find the strength we need to keep our hearts open and find peace within ourselves to carry on.

Today we’re digging deeper with our weekly post because we want to share our tips to manifestation, particularly with life’s favored quality: Peace. You may think that attracting qualities into your life and utterly changing how you receive everything is, well, impossible. But it’s not! Rebuilding your spirit is a process but finding your inner peace again is worth it all. As little reminders of what we want more of, we always display our PEACE candle in a prominent place in our home. Begin your manifestation with reflection. Sit in silence and reflect on your life’s biggest challenges.

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Reflect. To really conquer negative feelings, recall the situations in your life that have caused you the most stress or anger. At this point, imagine how you would do things differently to prevent negative feelings from occurring. Do not focus on what someone has done to you – but instead focus on how you may have brought a situation on yourself and how you can adjust to keep your peace. Only when you can conquer how you can improve as a person will you truly begin to rebuild in strength. Reflection is important process in harvesting and controlling emotions, it allows you to grow.

Visualize. During your meditation process, usually after your reflection, begin visualization to manifest your inner peace. Select a few of your most peaceful scenes in life, whether it be on a beach, at a cottage by the river or in a tropical forest. They can be scenes that existed in your life, or entirely made up. The important part of visualization is that you allow your mind and body to be entirely still and at peace, but also to refer to your “peaceful place” during future situations of stress. While visualizing, focus on sound and scent. Using your other senses will distract the mind from thought. The PEACE candle was created precisely for this purpose. Made with the luxurious essential oils clary sage and Canadian white spruce, the scent of the candle allows your mind to be strengthened, remaining serene and harmonious.

Renew. Renewing your spirit and filling your heart with peace is the final stage in manifestation. Your goal is to envision the person you want to be. Thoroughly decide how you want to react to situations and learn to be present in each moment. You are renewing yourself to become a peaceful and gentle person. A quote we frequently refer to helps set the bar for a worriless life:

Peace. It does not mean to be in a place where there is no trouble, noise or hard work. It means to be in the midst of those things, but still be calm in your heart.

This is the ultimate affirmation for attracting peace into your life. Remembering that you cannot control situations in your life – but you can control your reaction, is the key. You decide how you use your energy. 

I am at peace with where I am, where I am going and what has been. I choose to change my life to match my dreams and desires and take action from my still, wise center.

Meditating with Intention Candles

Peace. Prosperity. Health. Love. Clarity. These qualities all describe what we want more of in life. But what if you can have all of this just by meditating? While the well-known Law of Attraction originally inspired our Intentions Collection, meditation invokes our practice. Manifesting the life you want is just as simple as setting your intentions and visualizing yourself with your particular desire. We’ve found visualization to be most successful during meditation.

Every day, after coffee has been made and the morning rush dies down and before even diving into the day’s tasks, I set aside time for meditation. I select an Intention for the day, typically Peace or Health, my personal preferences. I light my Peace candle and turn on the soundtrack “Meditation by the Sea” and situate myself in the Sunroom, my favorite room in the house. I let the morning sun in and begin my visualization.

When attracting peace with the Intentions candle, I let the room fill with the scent of essential oils patchouli, white spruce and sage and allow my mind to drift to my serene place. To bring peace to my day, I meditate while visualizing myself in a calm and harmonious setting, usually sitting near a waterfall or lake. I embrace the sounds of the waters and allow peace to become the setting for my day.

Once a visualization is set, I allow my mind to go completely blank by focusing on my breathing, scent and physical feeling. I direct my attention to the scent of the candle, the warm sun filling the room and embrace my other senses aside from thought, allowing my mind to clear while remaining entirely peaceful.

Though I typically set Peace as my intention while using the candle for meditation, you can set so many other intentions for your day though meditation. For example, if you would like to attract more Health into your life, begin your visualization with an image of yourself manifesting strength and wellbeing. If I am attracting Health into my life, I will meditate and visualize myself hiking, canoeing or engaging in a strenuous physical activity that would require great health.

Enjoy the entire Intentions Collection for your Meditation practice, including Intentions Love, Prosperity, Health, Clarity, Healing, Peace, Joy, Inspiration and Gratitude.


Meditation Photo via Huffington Post 

Create a Romantic Atmosphere with Aromatic Essential Oil Candles

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, we’re setting the mood for romance with our aromatherapy candles! Whether you’re celebrating lover’s day relaxing at a secluded cabin cuddled in front of a fireplace or planning a dinner date followed by a romantic night in, our original aroma blends in our LOVE and SEXY candles are the perfect touch.

Essential Oils, favored and recommended by relationship experts, are the best way to ignite your senses and spice things up! Promoting two of our specialty candles for the big day, we’re showing you how to create a romantic atmosphere with aromatic essential oil candles and just how these scents are benefiting your love life.

The oils used in our Valentine’s Candles {SEXY and LOVE} such as Rose and Ylang Ylang act as a major love potion! Made for the ladies, Rose balances hormones and boosts feelings of sexual prowess and confidence, while Ylang Ylang increases energy and intensifies feelings or eroticism to help “set the mood”.  Both oils increase libido overall and promote attraction so you’re ending the night with a bang!

These traditional romance oils like jasmine, rose, and ylang ylang are combined with amber and warm vanilla make for a passionate night. Enjoy your Valentine’s Day and add a little something extra to the package, OR gift the candles for your special someone!

Aromatherapy Soy Candle LOVE, $38.00

Rose Geranium | Ylang Ylang | Bergamot

Immerse yourself in the love candle. This pretty floral blend includes ylang ylang from Madagascar which eases you in a gentle and loving state of mind. Enjoy its sweet, floral aphrodisiac properties. Give yourself the gift of a balanced mood, while attracting love, compassion and passion in yourself and those around you. 

Aromatherapy Soy Candle - SEXY, $38.00

Amber | Rose | Vanilla

Awaken sensuality with a full bodied and warm musky smell of the sexy candle. The woodsy and heady notes of amber combined with soft floral rose and comforting vanilla, will engage your romantic senses. This exotic blend will invite confidence and allure to anyone who wants to feel their inner passion ignite. 

Setting Intentions for 2015

Tips + Tricks to Begin the New Year

Ringing in 2015 can be just as exciting as we’ve made it out to be. We begin to embrace the New Year by looking back. Let’s look long and hard at 2014. What have you accomplished? What were you grateful for? Did you have any challenges? To look to the future and start fresh, looking back always gives us a great sense of optimism and excitement. Though we’re all guilty of setting high expectations for the New Year, resolutions can be accomplished with the right support and tools!

Declutter. Make your way into the New Year by making a little more room, physically and mentally. Wipe your slate clean of the year’s residue. Begin by organizing your closets and handbags, declutter your office and file away all old documents in a storage bin. Make room for the future! The decluttering process allows you to cleanse your mind and make room for new ideas to flow freely.

Reflect. A new journal and agenda is just the tool for setting those New Year’s goals. Beginning a new journal with a reflection of gratitude can help set the tone for the year ahead. Jot down inspiring quotes, visuals and ideas for your year to come. At TPC headquarters, we light our Clarity candle during the reflection process, made with cleansing and inspiring aromatherapy notes of lit sea cubeba and lemongrass.  

Visualize. Think about what the end of the 2015 will be like – envisioning the future will help set your year’s goals. Truly visualize. What are you doing? What do you feel like? What have you accomplished?  Working backwards is a technique that can easily allow you to be productive step by step.  Once your goals are set, write them down and make a copy of it and put it up in a prominent place so you read it every day. To take visualization a step further, cut out pictures from magazines or google and print images that support your goals and refresh your vision board in your room or office.  This is all to support The Law of Attraction: think it will happen, see it will happen, believe it will happen…and it will happen!  

Setting Intentions. The attraction method is what inspired the creation of the intentions aromatherapy collection. Every day, select an intention that you want to focus on and light that candle and say an intention for it.  For example, if you are tired and unmotivated, light Inspiration made with energizing aromatherapy of spearmint and white spruce and say, “It is going to feel so good to have energy today and complete my project”.

Or, if you have an important meeting that day and in need of prosperous energy, light the warming Prosperity candle and say “I am so excited about the success and prosperity coming to me.”

If a resolution is to channel your energy in good health, enjoy our Healthy candle and focus on which area of your body you’d like to heal or improve. While they aren’t magical candles, you will find the magic that is inside you when you set your mind to expect something to happen and believe it will happen.

We’re wishing everyone the most magical and amazing 2015!  Believe in what you can do, expect it to happen and have fun!

 

Holiday Scents

With the holidays quickly approaching, a sense of excitement fills the air. There’s something about the décor, the energy, the sentiment behind symbols and rituals that evoke a childlike giddiness. 

The holiday season, regardless of your beliefs, is an opportunity to celebrate, to gather, to look inward, and to give thanks.

The holiday season is filled with parties and celebrations—it’s exciting, it’s exhausting, but most of all, it’s a cornucopia of CHEER.  Regardless of how run down you get with juggling daily routines and holiday events, there’s something about the spirit of the holidays that is cheerful. And to bring those moments into your home or office, why not light our CHEER candle, which fills the room with revitalizing and cooling peppermint, reminiscent of candy canes other seasonal treats.

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Along with holiday cheer, comes holiday merriment. Being MERRY is deliciously unavoidable: grandmother bakes her famous gingerbread, mom bakes the apple pies, someone spikes the eggnog, and everyone guiltlessly indulges. Our MERRY candle perfectly captures the scents and flavors of holiday sweets. When MERRY is lit, the air is filled with a warm, yet citrusy aroma. It’s comforting, sweet, almost tasty.

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And with all of the cheer and merriment of the season, we often forget to look inward, and feed our personal joys. JOY is found within ourselves, and adds quality to our lives. To discover your inner JOY, warm our JOY candle, which will calm your senses, and lift your spirits. Lavender, lemongrass, and tangerine fill the room with security and sunshine—the perfect setting to reflect.

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As exciting as the holiday season is, it is also stressful. As days get shorter and to-do lists get longer, we forget to be grateful for life’s simple pleasures, and we fail to allow ourselves to experience a moment of PEACE. Uplift yourself and warm our PEACE candle, which will drench your soul in patchouli, clary sage, and Canadian white spruce. PEACE will clear your mind, opening it up strength, serenity, and harmony.

Finally, enjoy the season! Embrace the season for the bounty of gifts that it has to offer: CHEER, JOY, MERRY, and PEACE. Things may not always be perfect, but grasp what you can, and amazing moments await in the New Year.

Healing with Aromatherapy

Who doesn’t love a bit of aromatherapy? It’s an art, but also a science. It’s the practice of natural oils extracted from flowers and leaves to enhance your physical and emotional well-being. Each essential oil has their own individual healing properties. 

Light with Pure Intention. Those four words perfectly describe our top seller, The Pure Healing Candle, perfectly. Containing the purest essential oils extracted from plants indigenous to their native regions along with a combination of soy wax, creates a healthy and clean candle incomparable to any other.

The best reason to add the healing candle to your home is for the added benefit of the aromatherapy properties. It’s an alternative embark to help your body, mind, and spirit through the power of aromatherapy to stimulate your senses. Dating back to ancient Egyptians who used essential oils in massages and baths, aromatherapy quickly became notable for its unique healing practices.

Certain scents are able to trigger reactions in your body to enhance clarity, concentration, relieve stress, and help gain energy. By knowing the different properties connected to myriad of scents, you’ll be able to decide on scented candles that will have your desired effect. Naturally, we’re captivated by the things that smell good and make us feel good.

The Pure Healing Candle was made to purify both your mind and body. Essential oils of French Lavender and refreshing eucalyptus soothe your body, while reducing mental and physical weariness. Anxiety can be diminished and euphoria can arise, when united with sage, the “sacred herb.” Use the Healing Candle to detoxify, energize and heal.

The key ingredient, Lavender, is an essential oil notable for soothing and relaxing. It is said to help relieve nervousness, stress, and depression. Often, it’s used to help with headaches and to fall asleep. The perfect scent for your bedroom or for a candlelight bubble bath, let the power of aromatherapy blends heal your day.

To enjoy your Pure Healing Candle, decide on a special non-crafty place in your home or office to allow the beautiful aromatherapy to encompass you. To heighten the burn of the soy candle and the essence of the healing aromatherapy, let the trim-free wick burn for approximately an hour, making sure the wax pools at the edge of the glass.

When you’re ready to use your Healing Candle, take a few deep breaths through your nose, allowing the distinct and influential properties of the essential oils to reach your inner consciousness. Visualize your healing and release any negativity that no longer serves you. The power of the aromatherapy coupled with the visualization of healing and believing, will harness the powers of manifestation! 

Aromatherapy is an efficient way to increase a sense of well-being. A Pure Candle can add a pleasing aura to an entire room. Embrace the new scent-filled and colorful world of scented candles. Allow the Healing Candle to do exactly what it was designed to do: heal.  

Harvesting Gratitude


Autumn is the mellower season, and what we lose in flowers, we more than gain in fruits.
— —Samuel Butler

Nothing tips us off to “new beginnings” quite like the approach of Fall.  The long, hot, adventurous days of summer disappear as children go back to school, temperatures drop, leaves start turning, and most importantly, everyday routines begin to shift.  And as our schedules get hectic and our lives become complicated, we catch ourselves wallowing in misery and focusing on what we do not have enough of: time, money, space.  Instead, let’s shift our thought process, and think about the smallest things we are grateful for.

Gratitude is the embrace and appreciation of life’s simplest pleasures. For some, it is the rustle of leaves, the snuggle of a pet, the laughter of children.  And for me, it’s fitting to say that I simply welcome everything autumn has to offer—it is my absolute favorite season. Temperatures drop, apple orchards are fruitful, grapes are sweeter, ocean waves crash, beach bonfires are abundant, and a certain sweet petrichor lingers through the air.

That earthy, comforting scent that I so love about Fall is perfectly captured by The Pure Candle in their GRATITUDE Soy Aromatherapy Candle, which evokes a woodsy sense of warmth. The GRATITUDE candle has pure essential oils of rosewood and white spruce, which when warmed, fill the room with a grounding, forest-like aroma.

GRATITUDE not only smells great, but also serves as a simple reminder to be grateful for life’s many joys.  Lighting it for a few minutes every day not only perfumes the home, but also allows you to take time to acknowledge and appreciate your blessings. It is a sure way to be thankful for the bounty that us upon us, and experience more happiness by focusing on the positive.

And with a name like GRATITUDE, I feel like this candle would make the perfect gift.  Bring it to a dinner party, to thank the host or hostess for having you.  Give it to a friend, partner, or family member to celebrate their birthday, or simply because they’re awesome. Give it to the neighbor who looks after your home when you’re away, gift it to a mentor to thank them for all of their advice and encouragement.  The GRATITUDE candle is perfect for anyone you appreciate.

Also, with Thanksgiving quickly approaching, this candle will not only smell beautiful, but it will remind us that the holiday is not simply about turkey and football, but also about GRATITUDE, and savoring the simple pleasures of life. Its clean, white lines and classic glass jar, would be lovely blended into any table setting, regardless of decorating style. The soy candles have a cotton wick, and are make entirely with plant-based ingredients, so toxins and other carcinogens are not emitted in the smoke.

Lighting aromatic candles is a great way to change your mood, de-stress, perfume your home, and appreciate life’s little pleasures. 

The Benefits of Essential Oils for your Health & Home

At The Pure Candle, we take pride in making our candles with soy and 100% pure essential oils for a luxury, but also a natural experience. Most notably used for aromatherapy, essential oils are packed full of benefits for both your mental and physical health. Extracted from leaves, stems, flowers, bark, roots, herbs, brushes, shrubs and trees through distillation, nature’s miracle workers have been used for medicinal and healing purposes for thousands of years. Each of our candles are made with a different combination of essential oils with distinctive health benefits.

When browsing through our collections, you may find key ingredients such as Lavender, Lemongrass, Vanilla and Lemon. But did you know each of these oils have benefits on their own? Take a look at some of the key essential oils found in The Pure Candle collection and how they can benefit your health and home:

Lavender

Properties: Lavender essential oil can be calming, sleep inducing, analgesic, disinfectant, antiinflammatory, antiseptic, and antifungal.

Health benefits: This oil is beneficial for treatment of issues with the nervous system, insomnia, pain relief, urine flow, respiratory disorders, skin care, hair care, blood circulation, indigestion, and immune system health.

 Lemon

Properties: Lemon essential oil is an antiseptic, antiviral, astringent, aperitif, bactericidal, disinfectant, febrifuge, haemostatic, restorative, and a tonic.

Health benefits: This oil protects from wounds becoming septic, while inhibiting viral and bacterial growth, strengthening gums, and stopping hair loss. Furthermore, it lifts skin, induces firmness in muscles, stops hemorrhaging, fights infections, and cures fevers.

 Sage

Properties: Sage essential oil is normally considered an antifungal, antimicrobial, antibacterial, antiseptic, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, antispasmodic, cholagogue and choleretic. It is also commonly used as a cicatrisant, depurative, digestive, disinfectant, emenagogue, expectorant, febrifuge, laxative, and a stimulant substance.

Health benefits: It has been known to inhibit viral, bacterial, fungal and parasitic infections, and thus protects wounds against becoming septic, heals damages done by oxidation, soothes inflammation, clears spasms, increases the production of bile, and promotes digestion. Furthermore, it fights infections, opens up obstructed menstruation, cures coughs and colds, reduces fever, helps clear the bowels, stimulates discharges and generally boosts systemic functions.

Vanilla

Properties: Vanilla essential oil is an antioxidant, aphrodisiac, anticarcinogenic, febrifuge, antidepressant, sedative, tranquilizing, and generally relaxing substance.

Health benefits: It has been used to neutralize the effects of free radicals and other oxidants, and it repairs damages due to oxidation, while enhancing the libido and promoting sexual arousal. Furthermore, it inhibits the growth of cancerous cells, reduces fever, fights depression and uplifts mood, soothes inflammation and reduces nervous disorders, promotes sleep, and reduces the stress and anxiety through its soothing qualities.

 Rose

Properties: Rose essential oil has long been used as an antidepressant, antiphlogistic, antiseptic, antispasmodic, antiviral, aphrodisiac, astringent, bactericidal, cholagogue, cicatrisant, depurative, emenagogue, haemostatic, hepatic, laxative, nervine, stomachic, and a uterineoil substance.

Health benefits: Traditionally, it fights depression and uplifts mood, soothes inflammation due to fever, protects wounds against developing sepsis, relieves spasms, fights viral infections, enhances libido and cures sexual disorders, while tightening gums and muscles, and stopping hemorrhaging. Furthermore, it inhibits bacterial growth, promotes discharges and secretions, heals scars, purifies the blood, opens up obstructed menses, stops hemorrhaging, boosts liver health, cures constipation and nervous disorders, as well as being good for stomach and uterine health.

Lemon Grass

Properties: It is an analgesic, antidepressant, antimicrobial, antipyretic, antiseptic, astringent, bactericidal, carminative, deodorant, diuretic, febrifuge, fungicidal, galactogogue, insecticidal, nervine, sedative, and a tonic.

Health benefits: Traditionally, lemongrass reduces pain, fights depression, inhibits microbial growth, reduces high fever, protects wounds from being septic, strengthens gums and hair and reduces hemorrhaging. This essential oil kills bacteria, eliminates gas, reduces body odor, promotes urination, reduces fever, stops fungal infections, increases milk, kills insects, strengthens nerves, soothes inflammation and nervous disturbances.

Tangerine

Properties: This type of essential oil is an antiseptic, antispasmodic, cytophylactic, depurative, sedative, stomachic and tonic type of substance.

Health benefits: It is commonly used to protect against sepsis, relax spasms, promote growth and regeneration of cells, while also purifying the blood, soothing inflammation and reducing nervous disorders.

  Peppermint

Properties: Peppermint oil is used as an analgesic, anesthetic, antiseptic, antigalactogogue, antiphlogistic, antispasmodic, astringent, carminative, cephalic, cholagogue, cordial, decongestant, emenagogue, expectorant, febrifuge, hepatic, nervine, stimulant, stomachic, sudorific, vasoconstrictor and as a vermifuge.

Health benefits: It is commonly used in the treatment of pain relief, as a way to induce numbness, protect against sepsis, reduce milk flow and discharge, relax spasm, strengthen gums, stop hair loss, and lifts skin. Also, it induces firmness in muscles, stops hemorrhaging, removes gas, is good for brain and memory health, and promotes bile discharge, clears congestion and eases breathing. Furthermore, peppermint essential oil relieves obstructed menstruation, expels phlegm & catarrh, reduces fever, is good for the liver, nerves, and stomach, while promoting perspiration and slight contraction of the blood vessels.

  Rose

Properties: Rose essential oil has long been used as an antidepressant, antiphlogistic, antiseptic, antispasmodic, antiviral, aphrodisiac, astringent, bactericidal, cholagogue, cicatrisant, depurative, emenagogue, haemostatic, hepatic, laxative, nervine, stomachic, and a uterineoil substance.

Health benefits: Fights depression and uplifts mood, soothes inflammation due to fever, protects wounds against developing sepsis, relieves spasms, fights viral infections, enhances libido and cures sexual disorders, while tightening gums and muscles, and stopping hemorrhaging. Furthermore, it inhibits bacterial growth, promotes discharges and secretions, heals scars, purifies the blood, opens up obstructed menses, stops hemorrhaging, boosts liver health, cures constipation and nervous disorders, as well as being good for stomach and uterine health.

 Basil

Properties: Basil essential oil is carminative, anti-spasmodic, analgesic, antibacterial, and opthalmic.

Health benefits: It has long been used for skin care, indigestion, respiratory problems, infections, stress disorders, blood circulation issues, pain, and vomiting.

Reference: www.organicfacts.net

 

Channeling your creative self

As we get older we tend to lose sight of our creativity. Our children remind us of this when they are desperately trying to play mermaids or color but we’re usually too busy or not in the mood. When we finally give in, look at what happens? Our minds naturally shift to the creative side and we become entirely present in the moment. For that moment, we become relaxed, centered and happy. But why is it so hard to revive our creative selves?

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To retrieve that inspiration, think back to your childhood, when you were at your creative peak, think about what activities made you happy and try to engage in a similar activity now, as an adult. Was it playing in a treehouse? Go hiking in the woods and pick flowers to bring home to display in a special place, take a wood carving class, or build a treehouse of your own!  Why not?

Or perhaps it was creating an imaginary game with your friends and completely making up the characters and the rules. Try to take that same form of creation and apply it to a business idea! Did you really love to paint and make new colors as a kid swishing orange, pink and purple to make a new color of your own with your own name? Go ahead and make your own color in life and don’t conform! Paint a special room in your home for YOU! Don’t be afraid of not being good enough. If it came from your source of creation, it’s beautiful in every way.  

Creativity is a blessing and a pure source of happiness, it’s one of our connections to the Universe. There are so many ways to engage in creativity and sometimes it just takes a little inspiration. At The Pure Candle, you can channel your creative self with our Inspiration Candle. Create the right environment and say the right mantras, “I am creative and it makes me happy. I feel so inspired to create something amazing. I am creative and happy.”  Creating your inspiring environment is all part of the trick. Sometimes, to channel creativity and inspiration, a form of meditation with the candle can help.

We recently read an article by 99U that mapped out the benefits of the power of thought and mediation, especially when channeling inspiration:

Focus. Concentration is essential to outstanding creative execution and performance. The simple act of focusing on your breathing day after day, will gradually improve your powers of concentration.

Patience. Meditation can be incredibly boring. For once in your life, you’re not trying to do anything or think anything, just sit there and pay attention to your immediate experience. And you will encounter all kinds of resistance to doing it. Zen priest Steve Hagen says, “If you can get past resistance to meditation, nothing else in life will be an obstacle.”

Calmness. At first, you’ll be surprised, maybe even horrified, to discover how busy your mind is – a non-stop stream of mental chatter. But if you stay with it, you should gradually find that your mind settles down as the months go by.

Clarity. Like calmness, this can be gradual and intermittent to begin with. But you are likely to notice moments and even periods of mental clarity, when you see things clearly and your mind is sharper than usual – which makes problem-solving and decision-making easier.

Insight. You’ve probably had the experience of suddenly realizing the solution to a problem, even though you haven’t been consciously thinking of it. Or you may have experienced a moment of inspiration, when a new idea flashes into your mind unbidden. If you’re practicing meditation regularly, expect this to happen more often.

Perspective. When you spend time just being present and observing your breath, thoughts, feelings, and moment-to-moment experience, you start to realize how trivial most of our daily worries really are. Even in the midst of the daily grind, you can let go of the small stuff, and keep the big picture in view.

To practice channeling inspiration in your life, take 25% off our Inspiration Candle with code INTENTIONS at check out.

To live a creative life, we must lose our fear of being wrong”-
— Joseoh Chilton Pearce
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Home Lit Luxuries, without the chemicals!

How often to you stop to read just exactly what is used in your fragrances? So many of our home lit luxuries are entirely compacted with toxic chemicals that can be hazardous to our health. Many candles might say soy on the label, but actually hold a toxic fragrance. You might also notice that some candles will say they are made with a pure essential blend or a natural fragrance. But actually, there is no such thing as a natural fragrance! This burden began an idea for a candle line that is entirely free of toxins and chemicals using one of nature’s purest ingredients--soy. Our candles are made with 100% pure essential oils only, read more:

The Benefits of Soy

While the majority of candles are made from Parrafin Wax, The Pure Candle specializes in hand poured Soy Wax candles. Soy is a natural vegetable wax created from a soybean oil. We prefer to use Soy as a more environmentally-friendly use of candle wax. Not only is Soy a more natural solution, but Soy wax has a handful of alternative benefits:

  •  A cleaner burn. Candles created from soy wax burn cleaner than candles of Parrafin wax. Soy candles are non-toxic so no toxic chemicals are released into the air when burning.
  • Longer Lasting. According to Live Strong, Soy candles typically last longer than a paraffin candle of the same size. The reason behind the longevity of soy candles is the slower burning time and cooler burning temperature of the soybean-based wax.
  • Better Scents. Soy candles are known to hold on to the scents from essential oils. Not only are The Pure Candle products made from soy, but also essential aromatherapy oils. Because Soy Candles burn slower, the scent is gradually released into the air.

Why Natural Ingredients?

When taking notice to frequent sensitivity to scents and products, the founder began to research the many toxic ingredients used in the making of our everyday essentials. From that day forward, an idea was born. The Pure Candle was created with a love for home scents and fragrances without any chemicals included. Containing the purest essential oils extracted from plants dated back to native regions, The Pure Candle was created.

 

A combination of essential oils and soy wax makes The Pure Candle one of the cleanest and healthiest candles on the market. With only plant-based ingredients and entirely omitting toxins and carcinogens, each aromatherapy soy candle is hand-poured and packaged mindfully and environmentally in Ft. Lauderdale Florida. With one extra bonus: aromatherapy!

The Pure Candle personally engages in the many ways you can surround yourself with calm and peace, a necessity for any business woman! Aromatherapy usage dates back thousands of years ago and the scent is known to uplift and calm your mood instantly.

“Our aromatherapy candles and luxury candles contain only plant-based ingredients, thereby emitting NO toxins or carcinogens.  Each soy candle is hand-poured and packaged mindfully and environmentally in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.”

www.thepurecandle.com

Fact References:

www.livestrong.com

www.prettylivingpr.com