Though candles can often be thought of as romantic and mystical, they also have very practical uses, so it’s always good to keep a fresh supply around the house for whenever you need them.
Saving on electrical lighting is a great, practical reason for using candles. Both votive and jar candles are safe to use for sitting on counters and tabletops, and they’re great for providing the perfect lighting for bedrooms, family rooms and bathrooms at night.
Keeping large candles in the house in case of emergencies, like electrical outages and storms, helps families to move around the home safely in unexpected blackouts.
Scented candles are extremely pleasant and useful to mask odors in a home, especially for those homes that have pets. As much as we love our furry loved ones, they’re not always the sweetest smelling beings. Scented candles are great to light after a good spring cleaning or to get rid litter box and other pet odors.
Candles can also be useful tools for meditation. In many meditation traditions, candles are used for focus and to help set the atmosphere for introspection. Many people use candles daily for meditation and prayer.
Candle light is an inexpensive way to add color and beauty to your home décor – and you can change colors and scents seasonally, for holidays, or whenever you’re in the mood for a change.
Satirist, George C. Lichtenberg is credited with saying, “Man loves company – even if it is only that of a small burning candle”. Candles, though often small gifts, have represented magic, love, and peace to many and it is great to know that we can easily incorporate a bit of that magic into our everyday lives.