For the most part I think it is safe to say that we all love candles especially the smelly ones that add that extra sense of warmth to our homes. And there is no better time than during the Fall and Winter months to bring in those great aromas!
I enjoy having several white and cream color candles around just for the warmth and the feel they add on cold wintry nights and for lighting during dinner or while having conversation over a glass of wine. I even enjoy lighting them in the early morning while, I sip coffee and wait for the world to awaken.
I look forward to the late afternoon, when I go around and light all the candles I can muster to create a soft glow before the Minster comes home. Along with a nice yummy scented candle . . . and the words Welcome Home take on a whole new meaning.
I have tried several scented candles over the years but, for me I love candles made with soy. I love the way they burn: clean and right down to the very end! When I light candles here on Elk Street, I light them for the duration, I mean I light up early in the morning and they stay lit. No one to two hours here!!
Today, I am sharing some of my favorites and not so favorites.
When I was first introduced to scented candles, I bought Home Interior. Packaged in what reminded me of jelly jars, they were scented but, not nearly as scented as some I use today. I only really noticed their scent if I left them burning in a closed up area. I did not like how they burned either. I was forever pouring out the liquefied wax so that the wick could breath. There was so much wasted with the wax clinging to the sides of the jar.
For anyone who loves candles and enjoys having them to burn whether at home or at work, candles make a great gift.
|Pretty packaging makes for a great gift that is easy to put together and last even after the holiday!|
|Sometimes the container they come in is all the packaging you need.|
|Have fun creating beautiful displays with your candles. Wrapped in Cinnamon sticks and a little bit of nature adds warmth and appeal to the holiday season.|
|Here are some other great scents to try!|
This post was not intended to offend anyone or to say that your candle choices are not good ones. I just wanted to share my experiences and the ones I have come to enjoy the most.
I have tried others as well and some I am very fond of, but this gives you some ideas to check out if you haven't already. So tell me your thoughts. Do you enjoy candles and if so what are your favorites?