Elevate Your Self Care Routine: The Role of Candles in Wellness and Relaxation

Elevate Your Self Care Routine: The Role of Candles in Wellness and Relaxation

Self care days are so important for your wellbeing, and there is no better way than a spa day. It's recommended to have a self care day at least once a month, but you shouldn’t have to worry about breaking the bank every month to go to the spa. Instead have an at home spa day.

At Ebony and Ivory Candle Co. we provide everything you need to have a relaxing spa day without stressing about breaking your budget. Aromatherapy is an amazing method to destress. Smell receptors in the nose allow for certain scents to send signals to the brain and trigger the relaxation hormones. We have an assortment of scented soy candles that have those relaxing scents, but that's not all. At our store in Lethbridge Alberta and Medicine Hat Alberta we have bath bombs, clay bath soaks and masks, and mineral bath soaks. These items are available anywhere meaning you can have an at home spa day no matter where you are in, or out, of Canada.

It’s important to know which scents will trigger your body to go into relaxation mode when picking out a soy candle, bath bomb, or bath soak. Here are a couple of the best scents to put your feet up to.


 Lavender is well known for its stress relieving abilities. Lavender is amazing because it can invoke a calming sensation without sedating. It's scientifically proven that lavender antioxidants reduce the stress hormone. Our Amazing Grace soy candle is the perfect lavender candle with hints of cardamom and cedar. With little lavender buds sprinkled on top this candle is sure to put you into a bliss of relaxation.


Jasmine has an effective calming nature that helps reduce restlessness, insomnia, and irritability. Jasmine is a fragrance that will help put you into a deep sleep more effective than a sleeping pill. Our Dream On Soy candle is made with jasmine, lavender and vanilla. It is the perfect combination to put you in a relaxing state, and might put you to sleep.


  If floral scents aren’t for you, vanilla is a great alternative to help you unwind. Vanilla’s fragrance can help slow down your heart rate, reduce blood pressure, and help with muscle tension. Chill’n Vanill’n is a beautiful scented soy candle that is a simple but effective way for you to chill out.


Citrus is the perfect scent if you are feeling down and need a mood booster during your spa day. Citrus fruits such as oranges are filled with vitamin C which is proven to reduce stress and improve mood. Sicilian Citrus soy candle is a melange of orange peel, lemon peel, lemon, and mandarin blend to create a citrusy orange aroma, accompanied by vetiver and cedar green undertones. Bergamot and a hint of grapefruit make the fresh scent ideal for a Sicilian escape -- without leaving home!

No self care day is complete without a hot bath to ease your muscles and put you into the mindset to start relaxing. Make that bath even more relaxing with one of our luxury bath bomb to help detox your skin and have you glowing afterwards. If you are wanting to try more than one of these amazing luxury bath bombs, we also have an assortment box that comes with five bath bombs of your choice. 

  • Boats & OatsOatmeal can help boost collagen production, improves your skin complexion, and reduces skin inflammation. Fall in love with the gentle scent of candied vanilla bean and calming coconut.

  • Booty Gains: Great if you have sore muscles and joints! Scented with 100% pure essential oil of Wintergreen and Camphor. Coconut oil, epsom salt and green tea powder.

  • Dream On:  this bomb will help you unwind and relax! Scented with 100% pure essential oils of Lavender, Vanilla and Jasmine. Coconut oil, epsom salt and lavender buds.

  • F off: Is it that time of the month? This bomb will help soothe PMS and has been perfectly scented with 100% pure essential oils of Lavender, Clary Sage and Lemongrass. Coconut oil, epsom salt and chamomile.

  • La Di Da Spa: Invoke the feeling of relaxation. Citrus accords with fresh marine are blended with a tiny bit of flowers and musk. Topped with Hibiscus flowers. This scent is also available as a luxury soy candle.

  • Not Today Satan: A fantastic bath bomb if you need to boost your immunity! Scented with 100% pure essential oils of Clove Bud, Cinnamon Leaf, Eucalyptus and Rosemary. Coconut oil, epsom salt and pumpkin powder.

  • Rich Bitch: Add luxury to your tub. Precious oud transforms your atmosphere into an oasis filled with the world's finest antiquities. Mystery mixes with clarity in the addition of a crisp bergamot with slight touches of smoky orange accords.

  • Treat Yo Self: To recharge your batteries! Scented with 100% pure essential oil of sweet orange and wintergreen. Also made with coconut oil, epsom salt and orange peel powder.

Our clay bath soaks are the perfect bath remedy if you want to detoxify your skin and yourself of toxins. With two options available allowing you to have your pick on whatever clay bath experience is right for you. To use these as a clay mask, take a tablespoon of powder in a small mixing bowl and add enough drops of warm water to create a paste. Apply gently to the skin for 5-15 mins.

Green Goblin - Elevate your bath experience with a green clay soak infused with green tea, dead sea salt, chamomile and seaweed powder. Enjoy detoxification, skin nourishment, and relaxation in one luxurious blend. Unwind and rejuvenate with this spa-worthy soak at home. 

Pink Panther - Indulge in a luxurious pink clay bath soak infused with pineapple powder, pumpkin powder, pink Himalayan salt, and peppermint oil. This unique blend offers a multitude of benefits, including detoxification and purification of the skin, thanks to the mineral-rich pink clay and Himalayan salt. Pineapple and pumpkin powders provide gentle exfoliation, revealing smoother, brighter skin. Meanwhile, the refreshing scent of peppermint oil invigorates the senses, leaving you feeling rejuvenated and revitalized after each soak. Treat yourself to a spa-like experience at home with this nourishing and aromatic bath soak.


Our Elixir bath detox is a fusion of the best salts and minerals to make your bath a heavenly experience. Nourish your body with specially chosen ingredients to detox and exfoliate. Dead sea salt strengthens skin tissue, improves blood circulation, removes toxins and balances PH levels. Pink Himalayan Salt helps to relax and de-stress the body, brings back your body's lost minerals, detoxifies, eases aches and pains, deep cleans your skin, and stimulates blood circulation. Epsom Salt is known widely as a detoxifier for the body as the magnesium and sulphate help to draw out impurities. Also known to soothe skin, reduce soreness and pain, and help to relax the body. Infused with 100% natural peppermint, bergamot, lavender and vanilla essential oils.

All of these stress remedies are available online and instore at our Lethbridge Alberta store located in Park Place Mall, and Medicine Hat Alberta located in Medicine Hat Mall. We hope you enjoy your selfcare day, you deserve it.


Ebony and Ivory Candle Co.

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