Burning candles can greatly help you to fight stress and anxiety and can become a personal ritual to commit to reflection and relaxation. Psychologists say candles have a positive effect on mental health… Let’s dissect why. 1.Ambiance The flickering light makes you feel calmer as the atmosphere becomes more tranquil and the particular scent the candle emits also helps to relax you. Lighting a few well-placed candles in your home can really add effect and create a cozy and intimate atmosphere. 2. Mindfulness Floral or herbal scents such as Black Pepper + Lavender and Green Mandarin + Geranium Tea are best when trying to ease the racing mind as lavender and geranium promote relaxation. 3. Memory & Mood The smell of scented candles stimulates our limbic system, the part of the brain that is home to our memory and emotions. Balancing hormones like serotonin and dopamine in our brains can help us regulate our moods. For memory, studies show that burning a candle when studying and then burning a candle when taking the test greatly improves results. When burning candles, you will want to choose clean-burning candles made from soy wax. Hand-poured in Ybor City, Tampa, Florida. Shop Soy Wax Candles.