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7 Reasons Why You Should Buy Candles from Small Businesses

7 Reasons Why You Should Buy Candles from Small Businesses

You can find candles in almost any store you enter. Do you ever think about where they come from, how they're produced, or what kind of ingredients they contain though? . Sure, it's easy to pick up your favorite scent from Bath and Body
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Scented Sanctuaries: Crafting a Multi-Sensory Experience in Every Room of Your Apartment

Scented Sanctuaries: Crafting a Multi-Sensory Experience in Every Room of Your Apartment

Introducing scents into every room of your apartment isn't just about masking odors; it's about curating an atmosphere that speaks to your senses and enhances every aspect of your living space. From the moment you step through the door, each room
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How to Create a Stunning Easter Centerpiece with Candles

How to Create a Stunning Easter Centerpiece with Candles

One of the highlights of Easter is eating dinner with your family and friends. It's a time of fellowship and good food to celebrate the holiday. A simple way to elevate your Easter dinner is by creating a beautiful centerpiece for the
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Reuse your old candle jars

Reuse your old candle jars

These are the Best ways to  reuse your old candle jars It’s a sad day when you reach the end of your candle. The flame flickers out one last time, leaving you with half an inch of wax and used wick at
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How to Make a Stunning Valentine’s Day Gift Basket (Plus Gift Ideas!)

How to Make a Stunning Valentine’s Day Gift Basket (Plus Gift Ideas!)

Does this sound familiar? You want to give your loved one a Valentine’s Day gift, but you aren’t sure what. Before you know it, it’s February 14th, and you still don’t have a gift. You’re stuck giving the same roses and box of chocolates you
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2023 Year End Review

2023 Year End Review

As we wrap up another fantastic year of handmade candle goodness, I couldn't wait to spill the soy beans on our best sellers!  From cozy aromas to mood-setting wonders, these candles have been flying off our shelves faster than you can say
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10 Ways to Use Candles to Improve Self-Care in 2024

10 Ways to Use Candles to Improve Self-Care in 2024

Many of us use January to reset or restart the self-care routines that fell by the wayside during the final months of the year. We try to keep up, but the holidays often upset our best-laid plans to exercise or journal. As you try to get
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The Ultimate Candle-Lover’s Christmas Gift Guide

The Ultimate Candle-Lover’s Christmas Gift Guide

Candles are a classic Christmas gift. But if you have a friend obsessed with them, finding a gift they’ll love (and don’t already have) can be challenging. If this sounds familiar, you’ve come to the right place. This guide contains all
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Autumn Aromas: 20 Inviting Scents to Welcome the Fall Season

Autumn Aromas: 20 Inviting Scents to Welcome the Fall Season

As the days grow shorter, and the air turns crisper, nature paints a vibrant tapestry of warm hues, signaling the arrival of the autumn season. Amidst this transformation, many scents emerge, each one evoking a unique facet of fall’s embrace.
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The 12 Best Ways to Display Pillar Candles At Home

The 12 Best Ways to Display Pillar Candles At Home

Pillar candles are a beautiful piece of home decor. Since they don’t come in a container, the candle is on full display. And in recent years, they even come in various shapes, like skulls or the popular bubble candles.  But how do you
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Your Guide to Creating the Perfect Aesthetic Halloween Bedroom

Your Guide to Creating the Perfect Aesthetic Halloween Bedroom

Have you ever wanted to create an aesthetic Halloween bedroom like you see on Pinterest or TikTok? Then you’ve come to the right place.  Creating an aesthetic Halloween bedroom is much easier than you might think. In this post, we’ll walk
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6 Ways to Make Your Candles Last Longer (And Three Things Not To Do)

6 Ways to Make Your Candles Last Longer (And Three Things Not To Do)

Everyone has a favorite candle. While you might want to make it last forever, the only way to do that is to avoid burning it. But there are ways to improve your candle’s lifespan to enjoy it as long as possible.  In this post, I’ll cover
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The Organic Candle Debate: Separating Fact from Fiction

The Organic Candle Debate: Separating Fact from Fiction

When it comes to making conscious choices for a healthier lifestyle, the allure of organic products often leads us to question the items we use in our everyday lives. Candles, those cozy sources of light and ambiance, are no exception to this
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What Are the Benefits of Citronella Candles? And Other Common Questions

What Are the Benefits of Citronella Candles? And Other Common Questions

Many of us love spending summer evenings outside. But bugs like mosquitoes can make enjoying our porches and yards difficult. Enter the citronella candle.  You’ve probably heard of them before. They’re a summer staple for many people. But
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5 Best Scented Candles to Welcome Spring

5 Best Scented Candles to Welcome Spring

Say "Hello, Spring" with these 5 scented candles Spring is in the air! As the weather starts to warm up and the flowers begin to bloom, it's time to put away the winter scents and embrace
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Are Soy Wax Candles Dangerous for Dogs and Cats?

Are Soy Wax Candles Dangerous for Dogs and Cats?

Soy wax candles are a popular choice for those who want a natural and eco-friendly option for their home fragrance needs. However, pet owners should be aware of the potential risks that soy wax candles can pose to their furry friends. In this
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What is the burn time of a soy wax candle?

What is the burn time of a soy wax candle?

The Truth about candle burn times Researching the burn times of candles can drive you mad.  Seriously.  When researching for this blog post I found so many outrageous claims of candle burn times
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Our 22 Best Soy Candles of 2022

Our 22 Best Soy Candles of 2022

We love these soy candles because they smell amazing, burn cleanly, and last longer than traditional paraffin wax candles. If you’re looking for a new scent, we recommend trying one of these soy candles.
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Spring Cleaning for your Closet

Spring Cleaning for your Closet

As the snow starts to melt and the birds build their spring-time nests our thoughts turn to cleaning and organizing.  A new season usually means changing temperatures and our clothing should reflect this climate change.  It's time to
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The Best Scents for Your Home: 15 Tips from the Pros

The Best Scents for Your Home: 15 Tips from the Pros

Hannah at the Redfin Real Estate Blog contacted us recently asking what scent we would recommend for the bedroom.  Check out our answer, and her article, here .
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Uniquely Allegany:  Mountain City Candles

Uniquely Allegany: Mountain City Candles

Mountain City Candles was featured in the Allegany Magazine June 2021 Edition.   Check it out here !
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Our Handmade Candle Ingredients

Our Handmade Candle Ingredients

The ingredients in your candles aren't always transparent.  In fact, it's downright impossible to find out exactly what goes into your candles in most stores.  And how crazy is that?  You're buying a product that you light with
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Top 20 of 2020

Top 20 of 2020

Each year we tally our purchase quantities to see which scents are customer favorites, and which scents will get left behind next year.  Here's this year's list of top selling scents. TOP 20 OF 2020 
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5 Tips to Make Your Candles Last

5 Tips to Make Your Candles Last

Get more bang for your buck with these candle care tips. Candle care is more than just lighting it up and blowing it out. Learn how to extend the life of your candle with our top 5 tips.
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2020 Christmas Scents for your Gift List

2020 Christmas Scents for your Gift List

Scented Holiday Candles Christmas Cookies  $21.99 Warm Christmas cookies, fresh from the oven!  Scents of rolled cookies with brown sugar, cinnamon, and light clove will fill your space.  The vanilla frosting
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