A home without candles is, well, sad to say the least. While accessorising can liven up any space in your home, candles can add a sense of ambience no throw or plant can. Scented candles can add even more warmth and personality.
If you are not big on candles, you are probably a bit clueless when it comes to shopping for them. We know it can be a bit overwhelming, especially when you have dozens of scents, shapes and sizes to choose from.
In this expert guide, we share some handy tips you can use when buying candles for your home. Let’s get started!
Beeswax Candles for No Dripping
A lot of people shy away from buying and burning candles on account of wax dripping on furniture and flooring. When you buy beeswax candles, you won’t have that problem! You also won’t be replacing them as often as they take much longer to burn out.
Look at the Wick Before Buying
You might be surprised to learn that the wick plays a big role in the quality of a candle. We’d highly recommend buying candles with a twisted cotton wick. These won’t burn out as quickly, won’t smoke as much, and won’t require trimming.
Soy Candles for Safety
Traditionally candles were made from paraffin wax, and even though we still get them today, we have greener options. Soy candles maybe a tad more expensive, but they do not emit any harmful chemicals, and they take much longer to burn than paraffin wax ones.
Skip the Jarred Candles
Yes, jarred candles look lovely, we won’t argue on that. But they do however have several features that make them dated. They are difficult to keep clean and becomes very sooty after a while due to the narrow neck of the jar. Keep it simple and clean!
Dark Colours are a No-Go
Did you know that the colour of a candle can influence the way it burns? Candles with a lower pigment burn evenly and slowly because the wick absorbs the wax easier. Darker candles will have the opposite effect, and more dripping.
A Candle for Each Room
You know what atmosphere you want to create in each room. When buying scented candles, buy different scents for each room to reflect the essence of the space. A ginger-infused candle may be a good idea for a kitchen, while a cinnamon one could work great in a bedroom.
Experiment with Scents
There is no hard and fast rule when it comes to buying scented candles. You can buy whatever scent you prefer for the space you want to use it in. But we highly recommend that you try to mix things up and experiment with scents as you go along.
And there you have it! Shopping for candles does not have to be a drag, instead, it can be a fun adventure! By following the tips in this guide, you’ll be able to select the best possible option to enhance the ambience in your home. Happy shopping!