4 Benefits of Candles

Before the advent of electric lights, there were candles. Candles were necessary to see at night, and outside of the family hearth, was the only source of light at night for many people. Families would gather around the hearth and the candles in order to do their nightly tasks, such as sewing, reading, or whittling. While the vast majority of Americans don’t use candles as their primary source of light in today’s world, candles still have many benefits.

Petals & Wicks is a candle bar in Hamilton, Ohio, where you, your friends, and your work colleagues can make your own scented candle. We also offer many different types of bath and body products. Below, we’ll go over four of the benefits of candles. Stop by, book our candle bar, or order custom candles online today!


Promotes Ambiance

There is something about the flicker of a candle flame that can set the perfect mood. Candles can give you a sense of coziness and warmth, as well as make the room more intimate, which is why candles are great for couples. Candles are also very relaxing, so if you are going somewhere new and you’re nervous, they can help.

Helps Relieve Stress

Certain scents have been shown to help with anxiety, depression, and stress. For example, lavender candles are great for stress relief. Eucalyptus scented candles can help give you energy and help you focus. And lemon candles are great for help with anxiety and depression. Floral scents, such as geranium and peppermint, help too.

Helps You Sleep

Many people have trouble sleeping at night. One of the reasons is the exposure to blue light that so many people experience from their cell phones and computers. Blue light has been shown to decrease your magnesium levels, which can make you feel anxious and not tired. Instead, you can turn off your devices and light a candle for light to help offset those effects.

Makes Great Decor Items

Candles come in every different color, size, shape, and scent that there is almost no limit. You can use candles as decor items to add warmth and style to your living spaces. They are great to chase away odors and bugs at night, as well as add in a particular scent that you love, such as that of a fresh pine forest or a pumpkin patch.


The staff at Petals & Wicks in Hamilton loves to share these amazing benefits and many more with you at our candle bar. We offer you the chance to make your own candles with us and your friends. You get to choose the scents you love to craft the perfect candle just for you. These custom candles make great additions to your home decor, or give them away to a loved one, too. In addition, we offer classic soy candles for you to choose from in the scents you love. Stop by our store in Hamilton, or order online today!