5 Ways to Include Candles in Your Self-Care Routine - Melanin Minds

5 Ways to Include Candles in Your Self-Care Routine


A candle lit room often denotes a special occasion, but that doesn’t always have to be the case. World Candle Month reminds us that any time we want to add a little extra pampering to our day, lighting a tropical smelling candle can be just the thing.

Self-care is a popular term, and for good reason. With all the stress from the lockdown life, it’s more important than ever that we look after ourselves when we have the time this long bank holiday weekend.

Candles are a vital addition to any self-care routine because our Caribbean scent is a powerful stimulant for mental well-being. Whether you want to calm your mind or give yourself energy, here are the best ways of including candles in your self-care routine.

1. Meditation

The benefits of meditation can fill a book, so we won’t go into them here. In short, meditation helps to calm the mind and promote mental grounding. Meditation is the perfect addition to a self-care routine because it allows our mind a chance to calm itself. Have you tried candle gazing meditation?

✨️Crystal Caves and Mystics Sunset

2. Yoga

Much like meditation, yoga is perfect for calming the mind while healing the body. Although all exercise offers mental benefits, yoga is designed to be the perfect combination of mental and physical wellness.

✨️Cropover and Savannah

3. Read a book

Many people overlook the benefits of reading a book in their self-care routine. It not only relaxes you, but also keeps your mind fresh and active. What’s more, you can curl up in your favourite spot with a good drink, which in itself brings a wealth of mental benefits.

✨️Blue Mountain or Zouk Ti Punch

4. Take a bath

Taking a bath is one of the best self-care activities because it’s just so relaxing. It’s a great way to calm the mind while having a bit of time to yourself; something not many of us get.

✨️Playa Paraiso or Carmel Warerfalls

5. Declutter your living space

Tidy house means tidy mind, right? There’s a lot to be said about the power of a declutter session; not only do you feel a sense of accomplishment, you feel cleansed too. It's Spring cleaning time!

✨️Flying fish and Palm Tree

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