How to Create a Relaxing Self-Care Routine with Non-Toxic Candles

In today's fast-paced world, taking time for self-care is more important than ever. One of the simplest yet most effective ways to unwind is by incorporating candles into your evening routine. Candles create a calming ambiance and enhance your self-care rituals with their soothing scents and warm glow. In this blog post, we'll explore creating a relaxing evening routine using eco-friendly soy candles.

The Importance of Self-Care

Self-care is essential. Did you know that in a survey, Americans cited the benefits of self-care as enhanced self-confidence (64%), increased productivity (67%), and happiness (71%)? From a physical health perspective, self-care also reduces heart disease, stroke, and cancer.

The act of self-care is about taking deliberate actions to preserve or improve your mental, emotional, and physical health. A relaxing evening routine can help reduce stress, improve sleep quality, and enhance overall well-being. Incorporating candles into this routine can amplify these benefits by creating a tranquil atmosphere conducive to relaxation and mindfulness so you can journal, meditate, or simply sit back and enjoy the peace.

Benefits of Using Eco-Friendly Soy Candles

Healthier Environment

Eco-friendly soy candles are made from natural soy wax, which burns cleaner than paraffin wax. Fewer toxins and soot are released into the air, creating a healthier environment for your home.


Soy wax is derived from soybeans, a renewable resource. By choosing soy candles, you support sustainable agricultural practices and reduce your carbon footprint.

Longer Burn Time

Soy candles typically burn longer than traditional paraffin candles, providing prolonged enjoyment and value. This means your evening routine can last longer, giving you more time to relax and unwind.

The Benefits of Chemical-Free Candle Making

Chemical-free candle-making ensures your candles are free from harmful additives and synthetic fragrances. This is crucial for maintaining a healthy home environment, especially if you have allergies or sensitivities. Natural fragrance candles made from essential oils or natural extracts provide a pure and authentic scent experience without the risk of indoor air pollution.

Choosing Sustainable Candle Brands

Opting for candles from sustainable candle brands means supporting companies that prioritize ethical and eco-friendly practices. These brands often use recyclable packaging, sustainably sourced ingredients, and environmentally friendly production methods. Choosing an eco-friendly brand like Burnout Candle Co. contributes to a more sustainable future while enjoying high-quality candles.

Clean-Burning Candle Waxes

Candles made with clean-burning candle waxes, such as soy or beeswax, emit fewer pollutants and provide a more consistent burn. This ensures that your evening routine is both enjoyable and healthy. Clean-burning candles also tend to have a more stable flame, reducing the risk of smoke and soot buildup.

Creating Your Relaxing Evening Routine

Set the Mood with Lighting

Start by dimming the lights and lighting a few eco-friendly soy candles around your space. Place them in strategic locations such as your living room, bathroom, or bedroom to create a warm and inviting ambiance.

Choose Your Scents Wisely

Select natural fragrance candles that complement your desired mood. For relaxation, consider scents like lavender, chamomile, or vanilla. For a refreshing and invigorating experience, opt for citrus or eucalyptus. You’ll love our Zen as Fuck collection.

Incorporate a Warm Bath

A warm bath can be a perfect addition to your evening routine. Add bath salts or essential oils to the water and surround your tub with candles. The combination of warm water and the gentle flicker of candlelight can help melt away stress.

Practice Mindfulness or Meditation

Use the calming atmosphere created by your candles to practice mindfulness or meditation. Sit comfortably, focus on your breathing, and let the natural scents guide you into a state of relaxation. 

Enjoy a Good Book or Music

Enhance your evening routine by reading a book or listening to soothing music. The presence of clean-burning candle waxes will ensure a clean and pleasant environment as you immerse yourself in your favorite activity.

Reflect and Unwind

Take a few moments to reflect on your day and set intentions for tomorrow. Journaling can be a great way to process your thoughts and end the day on a positive note. Our bullet journal printables are perfect for implementing into your self-care routine.

Before You Go

Incorporating candles into your evening self-care routine can significantly enhance your relaxation and well-being. By choosing eco-friendly soy candles and products from Burnout Candle Co., you ensure a healthier, more sustainable experience. 

Remember, self-care is not a luxury but a necessity. Take the time to invest in yourself and enjoy the calming benefits of candles as you unwind each evening.