Why Do We Love Candles?

To Excite, Warm, Celebrate, Captivate, Stimulate, Calm

Have you ever thought of all the reasons people use candles - for celebrations, romance, spiritual purposes, to light up your dinner table or just for relaxing. The National Candle Association (NCA) tells us that 7 out of 10 American households use candles regularly. Sales are increasing every year.


Candles add to home decor. Nothing beats an array of candles of various sizes as a center piece for a coffee table. Candles also bring color and warm fragrances to bathrooms, dens, and bedrooms. In fact, for very little money, the necessary little touches that finish a room can be handled with candles.



Light and fragrance are the most effective and easiest way to improve your home’s mood and ambiance.  Home interior candles allow you to provide both.  They create elegant subtle lighting and beautifully decorate your home with texture and color. Their fragrances can be tailored to fit any mood or environment. Studies show that soft light is calming on the body. Relaxing with candlelight can help reduce stress. Who can resist a quiet candlelight dinner or a few candles set about the bedroom for that perfect moment? Candles in the bathroom make it warm and relaxing while bathing. Home interior candles add an air of elegance. Candles create an instant mood in any room of the home. Designers around the world choose to add candles for accents in all rooms of the home.

While candles are great for mood setting, they are just as wonderful when enjoyed alone. Get a book, a cup of coffee and relax to the warm light of a few candles.


Aromatherapy candles are usually a combination of scents to provide relief to a variety of ailments. For example, Cinnamon has a spicy aroma that acts as a stimulant. A mixture of Honeysuckle and Lavender Vanilla creates a relaxing atmosphere and rejuvenates the body after a long, hard day (Please note, Simply Fragrant Home candles do not contain essential oils).



Spices, cinnamon, apples, berries and a hint of something special. Today, scented candles continue to enhance Christmas. Apple cinnamon, Mulberry, and Sleigh Ride are just a few of the scented candles that are popular during the holidays. Christmas dinner just isn't the same without a few candles.


Candles can be used as gifts for all occasions. Stumped for an anniversary gift? Tired of giving blenders at wedding showers?  Give wonderful scented candles.


Using candles at celebrations has been around for thousands of years. It has been practiced by nearly every religion. Candles can be used to unite the powers of the mind, body, and spirit. From ancient times to the present, candles lit our way through every advancement. From celebrations and ceremonies to proclamations and processions, the candle's flame has always been a metaphor for the soul. It possesses a tranquil and almost hypnotic atmosphere to those who allow it to take them to a very special place.



Candles are the easiest way to create instant romance. The music can be perfect and the food divine, but if the bright lights are on, the feeling is less magical and romantic. Romantically, the warm glow of candles caresses our senses and softens our silhouettes, creating an atmosphere of love. They stimulate our senses by softening the outside distractions that lamps and other bright lights produce.


Candlelight induces quiet. Light several candles and listen as the volume goes down and the noise disappears.


No matter how you use your candles, the truth is that candles are loved by people all over the world! Find your candle! Find your love! Find Your Simply Fragrant Home!

Janet Jenkins