Although candles are one of the most popular gifts of the holiday season, you don’t have to break the bank to get the best product for your money. Here are some things you should consider before you buy your next candle.
The days of having to go from store to store looking for the perfect candles are over! That’s because there are so many options for every type of scented candle you want in the convenience of your own home, and online shopping offers a wide array of choices.
It’s the most wonderful time of the year: the season for candles, but before you run out and start buying tons of candles, consider these five factors first.
1.Find the right fragrance
Candles add a charming touch to a room. However, before you buy one, you need to know what to look for in a candle.If you’re looking for a candle that feels just like your favorite perfume, you’ll be happy to know that there are plenty of scents to choose from. If you want to pick up a scent that is sure to create a sense of nostalgia, you may be better off looking for a votive candle. If you want to create a scent that will fill your home with a warm, friendly fragrance, look for a wax candle. If you want to buy a candle for your living room, you’ll want to consider the type of wax that your candle uses.
Candles are supposed to be beautiful, subtle. They are supposed to make you feel good, but also strong. Yet many times, people gravitate toward scents that are too strong or too waxy, or that are downright offensive. On the other hand, if you are looking for more subtle scents, you may find that these are harder to find.
2.Pick the best quality candle wax
Candles are a fantastic way to create atmosphere in a room. It’s also a great way to add a little magic to a long night of work. But, what’s the best type of candle wax to use?
Candles are a fun, all-in-one gift, but most of us don’t think about what kind of wax they use. Many candle companies use paraffin wax, but most people think of wax as a solid, like white baking flour. Well, that’s not what most candle wax is. It’s actually a waxy mixture that is melted and poured into molds, which can be bought in various scents. Some wax blends contain paraffin wax, but most contain soy wax, which is a mixture of soybean oil and various other ingredients.
Paraffin wax (and it’s more expensive counterpart, spermaceti) is the raw material that many candles are made of. It’s also commonly used to make oils that are used in perfumes, cosmetics, and pharmaceuticals. Today, you can buy paraffin wax in bulk on Amazon at almost half the price of spermaceti, so if you want to sell candles, you can do so at a very low cost.
3.Understand Wax Differences
Wax is one of the hottest types of candle lighters, and can create a lovely ambience for your home. But the choice of the right wax can be quite confusing, and you may just get confused because of the word “wax”. The term wax implies that the candle is made of wax, but there are other types of candle lighters that also burn wax.
The most important thing to consider when buying candles is the melting point of the wax. (This is the temperature at which the wax starts to decompose.) The melting point is often written on the label of candles, but it can be very confusing. The melting point of candles can be broken down into two numbers: the first is the temperature in degrees Fahrenheit, while the second is the temperature in degrees Celsius, or “degrees Centigrade”.
4.Understand Scent Descriptions
If you’ve ever wondered what exactly a candle smells like, you’re not alone. That’s because there’s no universally agreed-upon way to describe the scents of candles. Many people associate a scent with a person, place, or even time period.
Do you know what the difference is between the “natural” scents of real candles and their fake counterparts? The fake ones? Well, this is why you should pay attention to the descriptions of the scents listed on the shopping website. Big companies tend to use the same descriptors for their fake candles, so it is easy to get a quick feel for what they mean.
If you have a candle hobby, you might have wondered how scents are described in the product descriptions you read before buying a candle. After all, a candle itself is a beautiful piece, but a burning candle can be distracting, to say the least. So, when you come across a description that says “pine”, “cedar”, or something similar, how can you be certain that the candle you’re looking at will really smell like that?
5.Know Which Room The Candle is For
Candles are a great way to add ambiance to the room, but the wrong kind of candle can leave you with a headache. Candles are actually made up of many chemical components, but the main components are wax and a wick. The wick is the part that burns the candle. It is made out of cotton, but can also be made out of other materials like wood, bamboo, or coconut fiber. Since the wick is made of something other than wax, it is important to make sure your candle is made of 100% pure wax.
Candles are a popular feature in many homes. Lighting them at the right time of day can help to create a pleasant atmosphere in the home, while also serving to alert you when you need to switch the lights on again. While most people have a general idea of what time of day they should light their candles, not everyone pays attention to what room they are for.
Usman Raza is a CEO and the co-founder of Faith-Based Advertising Company and a content marketing specialist at, Minnesota Criminal Defense Lawyer Lynne Torgerson, Alabaster Grace Ministries, and The Glory Candle. He is devoted to helping small businesses bridge success gaps by providing in-depth, actionable advice on digital marketing, SEO, and small business growth. Follow him on Twitter @usmanintrotech.