These candles reflect the ancient principles of Feng Shui, where color and fragrance relate to the Five Elements of Nature, which are associated with personal, social and spiritual qualities.
- 2 oz
- Burn time is 16 hrs.
- Always burn votives in a votive glass.
- Cotton wick for clean and steady burn
- Cut wick to 1/4" for an even, slow burn time
- Clean Burning
- Soy and GMO Free
Feng Shui Colors and Scents
A room can be transformed and energized in a positive way with the use of Feng Shui colors, so when someone enters the room they are affected both visually and emotionally.
How Does It Work?
Feng Shui literally means "wind and water" and is the study of how to create harmony between the energy of the earth and the human body and how to use the energy of our surroundings to nurture and support us. The Chinese have been practicing the art of Feng Shui interior design for centuries. This ancient art taps into the hidden energies of inanimate objects by using the five elements.
The elements in this Chinese art are wood, water, metal, earth and fire. When correctly used Chinese Feng Shui will bring about balance, harmony, and prosperity in the household. Chi is the internal energy of a place, person, or object, this energy is very important in the practice of this art. The flow of Chi or energy is unique to every home and every room in the home. The creative challenge is to read this energy and help it to flow freely.
Feng Shui Colors In Individual Rooms
Choosing a color is an important part of any interior design project. Color either enhances an overall room design or weakens it. Ideally, if you have the space, you would try to decorate the rooms of your house with a focus on the mood you are trying to create in each room.
By using the Feng Shui Elements you can bring about harmony and balance in the rooms of the house, which will lead to a relaxing and prosperous overall environment. However, if you have limited space and need to use a room for multiple purposes, you can also combine elemental colors in a single room. For example, strengthen the area where you have a desk to do business in order to encourage wealth. Another example, set up an altar for prayer and contemplation and enclose it with a screen.
Green - The color for new growth. It's also represents healing and the life force. It's a good color in kitchens - life force and nutrition. If you have a library or space where you study, green and sweet fruity-herbaceous citrus blends stimulate creativity. If you have an exercise space you will enjoy the fragrances because they are very refreshing. Essential Oils: Sweet Orange, Chamomile, Bergamot
Blue - Water is about the flow of positive energy. It can be used to create a "wealth corner" or used in foyers and entrances - anywhere to stimulate wealth Chi and abundance. It's also just as useful to cultivate family well being - our true wealth. So it's great for a family rooms and dining areas. Blue is the color said to help insomnia and can be an auspicious accent color in a bedroom. Essential Oils: Cedar, Ginger, Rosemary, Spruce
Red - The color of fire and passion. Great for accents colors for a spa, yoga studio, or workshop. Even a kitchen - consider how passionate a gourmet chef is about the meals they prepare. It's considered very effective for lifting and balancing the energy from computers and electronic equipment. The essential oils in this candle are perfect for romantic occasions. Essential Oils: Lavender, Palmarosa, Rosemary, Ylang Ylang
Earthy Beige - Orange - Yellow - Promotes confidence. This candle is great for living rooms and library, study areas. Use it to enhance a spiritual connection, peace, and stimulate intuition. This essential oil blend is very good in meditation rooms or sacred spaces to focus energy. Also, because the fragrance is relaxing, it can be used in a bedroom (but make sure you blow it out before you fall asleep). Massage therapists noticed that whereas applying the spicy oils to the skin could be irritating, the fragrance next to their massage tables had a soothing effect. Essential Oils: Cardamon, Cinnamon, Frankincense, Patchouli
White to Silver - Associated with metal. Consider that in ancient cultures metal had an association with the sword. It represented both power and the ability to cut through obstructions. The color works well in bathrooms but is also great for the kitchen. Essential Oils: Pine, Cypress, Eucalyptus, Clary Sage
You need to determine, with a compass, the orientation of your home or apartment. Then you will know which direction is associated with each room, or which direction is associated with each side of your (one room) apartment.
Use a layout plan of your house or room and mark the northerly direction on the lay out. Take the center of your house (or apartment) as the center of the compass and mark the direction of each room (or area in your apartment).
There is nothing in Feng Shui principles that says that you must paint the entire room in the prescribed color. Other colors can certainly be used in combination with any of the ones suggested below. The main thing you need to be aware of is how the color makes you feel, and how it works with your existing décor and color scheme. If the color enhances and enlivens your room, then it’s a good choice.
Colors and Directions
East - For an east room, use wood furniture as much as possible and add several house plants.
Southeast - These hues and anything in between violet, purple, and lavender reflect the energies of this direction.
• Blue • Red
South - Any hue of the these colors will give you the cozy warm ambiance of fire. South is the fire element. Activate this element with candles and plants to fuel the fire. A fireplace located on the south wall also activates the fire element. Steer clear of metal since it draws water which will douse the fire.
• Red • Earthy Beige / Orange
Southwest - Use one or a combination of these two colors.
• Red • White
West - Metal is the element of the west. Metal candle sticks, metal picture frames and metal tables and chairs work to activate this element.
Northwest - Black is not typically a color advised for an entire room color. White walls with a black and white tile floor are a great way to introduce these colors into a room design.
• Black • White
North - Water is the element for the North. Use photos or paintings of water scenes (unless this is a bedroom). An aquarium in a den located in the north is a good choice or a small table fountain. Add various metal objects, since it draws water.
Northeast - These are a couple of colors to consider for this direction. Consider adding plants or even an aquarium.
• Blue • Green
Center of Home - The earth element is activated with pottery. Clay and bronze statues also bring the earth energy inside your room. Since fire creates earth (ash) you can add candles to further activate the earth element. Minimize the use of wood furniture and opt for upholstered chairs and sofas.
• Earthy Beige / Orange • Yellow • Tan