candles

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

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’

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.

CHEER.jpg

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.

MERRY.jpg

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.

JOY.jpg

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.

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