Tips For Candle Lovers: 8 Signs It's a Good Quality Candle
Candles have been a source of comfort, relaxation, and ambiance for centuries. Whether you use them to unwind after a long day, create a romantic atmosphere, or simply add a touch of elegance to your space, the quality of the candle you choose can significantly impact your experience. But how do you differentiate between a run-of-the-mill candle and a truly exceptional one? In this blog post, we'll explore 8 signs that indicate you've found a good quality candle.
1. Burn Time
One of the most fundamental aspects of a quality candle is its burn time. A good quality candle will burn slowly and evenly, ensuring that you get the most out of it. On average, high-quality candles should provide a burn time of several hours for each inch in diameter. Our 120ml soy candles burn for 20 hours.
2. Wax Choice
The type of wax used in a candle can make a world of difference. Quality candles often use natural waxes like soy, beeswax, or coconut wax. These waxes are not only eco-friendly but also burn cleaner and emit fewer toxins than paraffin wax, providing a healthier and more enjoyable experience. Please note - beeswax is not vegan so if you are plantbased choose candles made from soy or coconut wax. Avoid paraffin candles at all costs as they can lower the air quality in your home.
Tunneling occurs when a candle burns down the center, leaving unused wax around the edges. It's a sign of poor candle quality and can result in wasted wax and a shortened burn time. Good quality candles are designed to avoid tunneling and provide an even burn from edge to edge. Remember though. Larger candles will take longer to melt to the edges (up to 4 hours). Once your candle has finished you should be left with a nearly empty vessel.
4. Scent Throw
Scent throw is a crucial factor in scented candles. A quality candle will have a strong and consistent scent throw, both when unlit (cold throw) and while burning (hot throw). The aroma should fill your space without being overpowering. Our 120ml mood candles fill an entire room, and our larger nature scented candles fill an entire space!
5. Clean Burn
A clean burn is essential for both your health and the longevity of the candle. High-quality candles produce minimal soot and residue, ensuring that the candle's container remains clean, and your indoor air quality is not compromised. If a candle is leaving your walls and soft furnishings black - this is your sign to get rid!
6. Improves Mood
Beyond aesthetics, candles are often used to enhance moods and create a specific ambiance. Good quality candles are carefully crafted to evoke certain emotions, whether it's relaxation, romance, or revitalization. The right scent and lighting can truly transform your space and mood. The only type of candle to have therapeutic benefits are aromatherapy candles. These contain essential oils and have many benefits, you can read more about this here.
7. Unique Features
Quality candles often come with unique features that set them apart. This could include wooden wicks that create a soothing crackling sound, decorative containers that add to the overall aesthetic, or eco-friendly packaging that demonstrates a commitment to sustainability. We often create candles that are poured into reusable vessels - like our plant pot collection.
8. Customer Reviews and Recommendations
One of the best ways to determine candle quality is by reading customer reviews and seeking recommendations. Real-life experiences from other candle enthusiasts can provide valuable insights into the performance, scent, and overall satisfaction of a particular candle brand or product. You can read our reviews here.
Choosing a good quality candle enhances your overall candle experience, making it more enjoyable and fulfilling. Keep an eye out for these 8 signs of a quality candle: extended burn time, natural wax choice, absence of tunneling, strong scent throw, clean burn, mood-enhancing properties, unique features, and positive customer reviews.
Remember, candles are not just sources of light; they are companions that can transform your environment and elevate your mood. So, the next time you're in search of the perfect candle, use these signs as your guide, and you're sure to find a candle that brings light and joy to your life.
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Thank you for joining us on this candlelit adventure. May your space be filled with warmth, fragrance, and the comforting glow of good quality candles.