How To Set the Mood Using Tea Lights

A tea light is pretty much like Genghis Khan- small, yet strong.  Genghis Khan stood at only 5’1”, yet was powerful enough to lead the Mongol empire.  Similarly, a tea light is diminutive, seemingly unassuming, yet when lit, brings a whole new dimension to mood lighting.  If you’ve just recently gotten another set of tea lights as a present but have absolutely no clue as to how to use them, read on for a few helpful tips on the different ways to use tea lights.

Bath– To set the mood for a romantic bath, try scattering tea lights around the bathroom to give off a warm glow.  You can also set tea lights along the edge of a bath tub.  Just be sure to set the candles at least a foot away from the water.

Outdoors– If you’re feeling in the mood for an outdoor dinner, bring out tea lights placed in multi-colored glass candle holders, and set them on the table.

Yoga and meditation– Tea lights arranged in a circle will help set the mood for tranquility.  Sit in the center of the circle as you meditate.

When using tea lights, you can put a lot of them together for an intense lighting effect, or opt to use only a few for mood lighting. Lighting up your life knows no boundaries…

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  1. Roxi @ Mr. Jacob's Mom says

    I’m so scared of starting a fire that we rarely use actual candles. We have those battery operated tea lights too. And when I do use candles, I only use them for my oil burner.

  2. I like the way you relate tea light with Genghis Khan – small yet strong. :)

  3. I love candles, but rarely use them because of the kids! I guess when they are all older I can put candles in the bathroom etc!

  4. Great ideas! I love candles and have a ton of tea lights. I don’t use then often enough.

  5. I put sea glass in mason jars and added tea lights. The sparkle reflecting off the glass added to the ambiance. LOVE tea lights!

  6. I love the effect candles have –and your right about the tea lights arranged in a circle will help set the mood for tranquility.

  7. Yes I am such a fan of candles, and I totally agree with you about the “unassuming” yet powerful nature of tea lights. We have three tea light votives in small holders on our living room wall, they add instant class for a party or a nice dinner at home. Ahh, it’s the little things in life. Thanks for sharing!

  8. I didn’t know Khan was so short!

    We use tea lights for all sorts of things here too. Right now we have these little puppet tops over them for Thanksgiving (scarecrows). :)

    Good post, Pepper, and I love the look of the blog. Very nice!

  9. Candles can add value to the kind of ambiance that you want to have. It is also very relaxing and romantic to have it.

    By the way, I have found your blog link in the Bloggers Exchange directory where I am also a member.

    Thank you very much. See you around :)

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