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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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The History of Candle Making

The History of Candle Making

The art of making candles has been around since primitive times. Of course, as time went by they become much different in design than what they were back then. In the early days, candles were a necessity for heat and light. Today they serve as
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Burning Clean:  the Soy vs. Paraffin debate

Burning Clean: the Soy vs. Paraffin debate

There is an insane amount of conflicting information out there about the healthiness of candle wax.  One article will say that paraffin wax = bad, and soy wax = good, and it will throw around words like "toxins" meant to scare us.  Another article will point to scientific studies that show that both are equal and they both produce identical emissions.  Some people believe that big candle production companies started the paraffin vs. soy debate simply to scare people into buying their candles instead of traditional paraffin candles.
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