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What Are Natural Essential Oils?


In case you hadn’t noticed, at Sunshine’s Essentials, we’re pretty fond of essential oils. Not only do these aromatic oils smell delightful infused into our aromatherapy candles, but they’ve also been scientifically proven to be effective in naturally treating a wide variety of ailments. Just what are these oils all about? Let’s take a closer look below.

What are Essential Oils?

Essential oils are natural, aromatic compounds that are extracted from various plants. Once those compounds have been extracted, they are then combined with a carrier oil that makes them usable. The Ancient Greeks and Egyptians were among the first cultures to use essential oils, which they discovered had a number of valuable health and wellness benefits. 

Essential oils can be used independently, with each possessing its own unique benefits. Or, as in the case with our aromatherapy candles, they can be combined and formulated into mixtures that maximize their impact and effectiveness.

What Can Essential Oils Do?

As mentioned, each essential oil offers its own benefits as it relates to certain health and wellness needs. For instance, bergamot extract has been known to soothe nervous tension and ease anxiety, while lemon essential oil is known for its powerful calming and mood-boosting properties. Likewise, cedarwood essential oil can improve focus. Independently, these benefits are great. Combined together, as in our Calm aromatherapy candle, the effects are even better. 

So, if you are feeling nervous or stressed about current events or life in general, lighting an aromatherapy candle and breathing in those beneficial essential oils could help you feel better. And because essential oils are all-natural, aromatherapy can be a much healthier alternative to chemical-based remedies.

Essential Oil vs. Scented Candles

It’s important to point out that not all candles will have therapeutic benefits. For instance, just because a candle smells like lavender, doesn’t mean it actually contains the aromatic compound of lavender essential oil. Unlike candles that feature synthetic scents (and who knows what other dangerous ingredients), essential oil candles don’t just smell good. They may also be beneficial to your health and wellness. 

At Sunshine’s Essentials, our candles are made with all-natural ingredients, including authentic essential oils and 100% soy wax. Even our wicks are made from natural cotton. To learn more about our aromatic oil combinations, browse our catalog. Order today, and if you’re not completely satisfied within 30 days, we’ll give you your money back. What do you have to lose?