Many of us have candles scattered around the home to give the feel of warmth, elegance and emit a beautiful scent in the room. If you’re a candle addict like myself, every room will have a candle sitting somewhere and by reusing candle jars we can create another solution for these items.
The majority of us are guilty of throwing the jars away to be recycled after the candle has burned through but what can we do instead to reuse the empty jars and save our environment ?
Save your candle jars for uses around the home
Candles are hugely popular and come in all varieties, shapes and sizes.
Whilst some will be in simple containers, there are many on the market today that are just too beautiful to throw away.
We are very much into up cycling nowadays and it is not just restricted to furniture or clothing.
Many of us will be very mindful of throwing away items and doing damage to our environment so this is a great way to do our bit for the world.
Recreating something else out of a candle jar will keep the home tidy and will make finding things much easier than in drawers.
If you like purchasing luxury candles, then more often than not, these types will come in a more expensive container to reflect the price.
It’s a shame and a waste to throw the jar away once the candle has burned and we’ve spent money so remember to save them.
Cheaper candle containers can still be used for another item and with the popularity of candles today, it makes more sense to reuse the jars.
Let’s take a look at some ideas for reusing candle jars around the home, workplace and school.
Reusing candle jars
We all have countless pens lying around the house, and you can guarantee that whenever you need to find one to make a note whilst on the phone for example, there is never one to be seen.
As long as your candle jar is deep enough to take the average size pen, you’re good to go with this wonderful idea of keeping pens in a place that is accessible.
Pen pots are widely used in schools too and if you have tinned containers, these are perfect for sitting in the classroom. They also reduce the need for purchasing so much plastic.
I love this idea.
It’s so important to have plants in the home. Certain plants can improve our indoor air quality and therefore helps us to breathe better and increase oxygen levels.
Adding a little soil and some plant seeds will enable you to grow your own plant. Another idea would be to re-pot an existing plant into a more elegant container.
Plants in the home bring the greenery of the outside nature, inside.
Centerpiece for a table
Whether it’s a centrepiece for Christmas time, or just to add some elegance in the middle of your dining room table when entertaining, a decorative candle jar as a centrepiece will bring your home to life.
It adds an inviting touch to the table at dinner time. You could also purchase some floating candles and pop them inside a decorative jar.
This is a wonderful idea and something I have used myself around my home.
Small sets of LED battery operated lights can be purchased from most stores as well as online shops such as eBay.
You can also use empty wine bottles for a similar effect. They make a wonderful centerpiece as well as giving the home a welcoming and warm environment.
It’s amazing the effect they can create in the home on a cold and winters evening and it’s something that is so simple and cost-effective.
Homes always feel warmer when there are candles burning or fairy lights switched on, so this is definitely one to try.
Have small utensils such as a mini whisk, meat thermometer, pasting brush or wooden spoons easy to access when cooking and prevent the cutlery drawer from becoming too full.
My cosmetics brushes are currently sitting inside a ceramic candle holder that I have kept and washed. Similar to the pen holder, make sure your jar is deep enough to take the length of different size brushes, and they will always be to hand when you are applying make up.
It also helps to keep them clean for longer when they are not mixed up in a cosmetics bag.
You can also add lip liner or eyeliner pencils so they are easily accessible.
Have you ever bought cotton buds and found that the pot just isn’t suitable?
They’re so packed in tight that when you do want to take one out, several buds fall out of the container at once and you end up poking the rest back into any space you can find for next time.
Make them easy to get to by adding them to a candle container instead.
For those that use a cosmetics remover product instead of a make up remover towel, make the cotton balls/pads accessible in their own container and ditch the plastic bag that they are sold in.
When my children were much smaller, I used to keep small sweets in a jar and they were allowed one per day each.
If you have purchased a candle with a lid such as the Yankee candle, then these are perfect for using and they will hold a fair few small sweets. Biscuits can also be stored for easy access.
Most of us use a card or our phones to pay for items these days so we do see less of the small change.
If we do have any spare then a candle jar is perfect for keeping loose coins in one place.
Shallow candle holders are ideal where we don’t need the depth. If you collect copper coins, use a large bottle with a wide rim and save them up.
When the bottle is full, bag the coins and bank them.
Arts and crafts
For those who have young children and perhaps have an arts and crafts cupboard, will know how good it is to have containers and pots for items such as crayons, beads, ice pop sticks, glitter and scissors.
Candle jars with lids are ideal for the smaller items. Sewing cotton is great to store in clear jars as the vibrant colours pop through.
My late mum had a huge collection of spare buttons that she had collected over the years and they went inside a tin.
An avid sewer, there was always a spare button available to sew onto a cardigan, skirt or a pair of trousers when myself and my siblings were small.
I now find myself occasionally looking through those buttons to find a suitable one for any that are missing on my items of clothing or my children’s.
If, like myself, you have a drawer with every nails polish colour under the sun thrown into it then I would recommend a shallow candle jar instead.
Nail polish is best to keep upright to prevent spillages and stored away from direct sunlight and heat.
If you have a few favourite colours that you need to access regularly, a candle tin can be a great idea for keeping those bottles upright and tidy.
More and more of us reach for the herbal teas. A great way to store herbal tea bags is in a jar instead of having the box sitting on the kitchen work surface. If you have three matching candle jars, you can add coffee in one and sugar in another to jazz the kitchen up.
Tea light candle
Reuse a candle jar with a candle. Simple but effective. Any size candle container can be used for this.
Pop your choice of scented or unscented tea light candle inside and you have instantly created your very own tea light holder.
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For those who still have a bath tub in their home and enjoy a long soak at the end of a busy day, will benefit from the wonderful colours that bath salts are made with.
A collection of different colours in clear candle jars can brighten up any bathroom and make it feel very homely and relaxing.
Loose batteries rolling around in a drawer and not being able to find one can be a pain!
Save your candle jar so that they can be easily accessed for when the kitchen clock battery decides to die.
With technology being all around us nowadays and everyone in the home having phones, laptops or an iPad, the leads are endless.
They all look the same and are more often than not, tangled up.
As a hairdresser, my kitchen not only has these types of leads but also the ones that I use for charging cordless clippers.
Unless you have every lead positioned in a socket so that they are to hand, they can become a tangled mess if they’re sitting inside the kitchen drawer.
Gather them up separately and wrap an elastic band around them, pop them inside a deep candle tin or jar and you have all of your leads neat and untangled.
Preparing your used jar
Removing the old wax
If you have any wax residue in the base or edges of your candle holder there is a simple way to remove the excess.
Add boiling water to the jar and leave to stand for a few minutes.
The boiled water will help to lift the wax out in one piece. Remove any left over wax around the sides.
Labels can be removed with hot soapy water.
Wash the jar or container thoroughly and dry.
Once the left over wax and any labels are removed, you can be very creative by adding your own design to the jar and make it more decorative and personalised with items such as stickers, glitter or even dry flowers.
There are some wonderful ideas on Pinterest.
Recycle your jar for a friend or family members birthday or a Christmas present and pop a tea light candle inside for the perfect gift.
A great way to give something unique without spending a fortune.
Make use of any used candle containers around your home. Whether they are jars or tins.
The list is endless with what they can be used for and are a great way of helping you save money in other ways.
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This year, especially, has seen a rise in purchases of candles due to the rise in our gas and electricity bills.
Shoppers are looking for ways to heat their homes without switching on the heating and also making their home feel cosy and scented.
Whilst the majority of us will look for affordable candles, such as tea lights, let’s take a look at the five most expensive candles that are available on the market today for a bit more glamour.
We already know that will be pay more for ‘designer’ products so it’s good to shop around and visit places such as eBay for a reduction in price.
Whenever we purchase products from the named websites, we know it will cost considerably more.
Why are designer candles expensive?
Designers use high quality waxes for their candles to start with so that they are better for the environment and our health. They don’t emit excess carbon like paraffin candles do.
If we shop for plant based waxes such as beeswax or soya then this will definitely reflect in the amount we pay.
By using expensive materials, we as the customer are then paying for the experience of having a candle that burns evenly, is healthier for our environment and our health and we have a candle that gives off a continuous scent.
Designers will use top quality fragrances in their candles so this will also reflect the price.
They will also use high end packaging, top quality candle wax and an elegant jar for it to burn safely inside.
Every part of creating some of the worlds most expensive candles will go through a very vigorous process that costs a lot of money with each element of its manufacture.
Designers will also use pure essential oils for their fragrance instead of artificial oils so we can see why we are paying so much more than the cheaper, every day candles.
The jar is another costly part of the product. They are bulky and heavy and will therefore cost more to ship because of this.
The benefit of purchasing expensive candles is that they don’t need to be lit for hours in order for the scent to fill the room in your home.
The five most expensive candles
Tom Ford Fucking Fabulous
It’s of little surprise that a candle created by Tom Ford is on the list. Fucking Fabulous not only sees a popular fragrance that was released in 2017, but also a reasonably expensive candle.
Tom Ford is a fashion designer and filmmaker, who founded the American luxury fashion house by the same name.
Among his creations are beautiful scented perfumes and top quality cosmetics.
FM 823 is inspired by Tom Ford’s Fucking Fabulous perfume for men
It has a beautiful collection of fragrance notes, including clary sage, leather, vanilla, lavender, tonka bean, orris root and blond woods.
This candle, just like its perfume, is one of his best-sellers and if you have ever had the opportunity to smell this scent, it’s easy to see why it is so popular.
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We often find ourselves shopping in the hope of finding something different to what everyone else may have bought.
With a very distinctive scent, the Tom Ford candle is sure to bring your home to life.
The fragrance notes have just the right balance that gives the opportunity for the scent to be suited in any home.
Along with its classy candle jar that glows with sophistication and a label to catch anyone’s eye, this 21oz candle will have a burn time of approximately 40 hours.
It has a wonderful winter feel when lit as the note of spicy leather fills the air.
With its name alone, we expect to be in for a treat as soon as the candle is lit. Clary sage and fresh lavender are a beautiful combination that instantly empowers the room as the rest of the notes infuse together.
FM WORLD sell a selection of perfumes inspired by Tom Ford. This particular scent can be purchased here.
Jo Malone London– Pomegranate Noir Luxury Candle
Jo Malone products are no stranger to our high streets and online shopping experience and if you were to shop direct, you would be looking at around £350.00 for the 2.1kg candle!
That’s definitely not loose change between the sofa cushions!
Needless to say, there are other places to purchase such a beautiful scent.
In its elegant glass jar, the burn time of this candle is approximately 220 hours.
There are indeed smaller versions available online and smaller candles that will suit most budgets. Take a look on ebay.
Such candles make a wonderful gift for a wedding anniversary or birthday.
This one fills the home with its magical scent of pomegranate, smoky Guaiac wood, raspberry and pink pepper, long after the flame has been extinguished.
There is the bonus of a lid to keep the candle looking elegant when not in use.
Everyone loves a classy looking candle that looks good in the home and Jo Malone London Pomegranate Noir is light and fresh with a spicy kick.
It’s easy to see why this one is a bestseller.
Versace- Medusa Grande Fuchsia Scented Candle
If you have around £390 to spare and an old style home, then this unique candle and holder will fit right in to unusual home decor.
Unlike many candles on the market, this little gem looks too elegant to actually light!
Crafted from porcelain and with one of Gianni Versace’s most recognised motifs, the sculptural Medusa head, this candle hits perfection to bring a touch of Versace to the home.
Who doesn’t dream of having such designer products in their home?
Made with eco-soya wax and containing a floral, fresh fragrance, this candle has a burn time of approximately 40 hours and the elegant pot can be re purposed after the candle has been used.
Another name that screams ‘power’ and ‘expense’ is Gucci.
Everyone has heard of this Italian luxury fashion house. The company was founded in 1921 by Guccio Gucci and has expanded over the years, creating everything from top quality handbags to luxury perfume and extravagant clothes.
It’s of no surprise then to learn that the Fumus Star Eye candle will set you back around £295.00 on Gucci’s official site.
That’s definitely a candle with a designer name tag.
This candle has a very unusual look.
The porcelain lid has a fist tightly gripped around a loop for ease with taking the lid off the candle and is part of a theme that runs across this candle collection.
There is a very eye-catching design of a ‘Star Eye’ on the side of the candle container and a wonderful choice of colours in the graphics to make this candle catch the eye and ‘pop’.
The scent is a gorgeous mixture of birch, orange leaves and beeswax and has an approximate burn time of 68 hours.
It has a cotton wick and is made in Italy.
The porcelain jar can be reused as a container for something else around the home or perhaps for a tea light candle.
This one for sale on eBay is priced as ‘used’ for 30 minutes with a few marks but if you want to avoid a £300 price tag and opt for one that’s more than half price on Versace’s official website price tag, take a look here.
Tom Dixon – Fire
If you are looking for elegance in a candle, then Tom Dixon’s Fire is just that.
A candle set in a two-tone candle holder, with an elegant shape that would sit perfectly in any home. Even the box looks elegant.
With Cypriol oil, amber and musk, this candle has the scent of black suede accord, vertical oil and guaiac and will set you back around £170 on the official website.
If you have the money to spend on an expensive candle, then absolutely go for it!
Better quality, safer for your health, and the environment and a scent that will last much longer than your average candles.
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Any home is made beautiful with the addition of candles to bring the cosy nights in and with Christmas fast approaching, we take a look at Christmas candle holders.
For many of us, candles are lit all year round, whether it’s in the garden during BBQ season or for adding extra comfort and warmth during the winter months.
Cosy lit fires, candles burning and the tree lit up in all its glory, brings the magic of Christmas to life for families all over the world.
During the festive season, we see lots of candles on sale, from tea lights to large pillar candles. They come in a variety of shapes, colours and sizes to suit all.
The one thing that I have noticed when I’ve been shopping for candles is that some of them don’t always come with their own holder.
We know that candles such as Yankee are already contained in their own glass jar and some of the smaller candles may come in a suitable jar that can be reused after.
What about those that need to sit in a holder before they’re lit?
Christmas candle holders
As previously discussed in my article flameless candles, we also see candle pots, pillar, floating and jar candles that do come with their own container.
Choosing ones that don’t already come molded inside their own container means that we need to shop for suitable jars and trays to safely be able to light the candle.
At Christmas, we usually see the table decorations set out with table runners and centre piece candles to bring the festivities into the home and there are some lovely ideas online to choose from.
Companies have become very creative and there are some unusual styles available to purchase.
If you’re looking for ideas and inspiration on how to decorate your home for the festive season with candles, take a look at Christmas candle ideas.
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Tea lights are hugely popular and are possibly the most affordable.
They come as either batter operated (flameless) or lit candles and you can either have single holders or a larger centre piece where the holder with sit several tea lights at one time.
They also come in a couple of different colours and scents to suit your own personal choice.
Their particular styles really do bring a warmth and magical feeling into the home during the festive period.
Taper candle holder
This style brings a more retro and Gothic like feel if you are looking for a unique candle holder.
Depending on your home decor, they can give a lot of character to the room.
They use the candle stick design and these also come in a variety of choices and colours.
Some will be decorated in a Christmas theme and there are some that have the days of December engraved on them so that you burn a section each day as Christmas nears.
These are called advent candles and are non drip, tapered candles that have a burn time of 12 hours.
Stainless steel lantern candle holder
These are one of my favourites for the elegance they bring into the home and are most suited for the pillar candles.
They come in a variety of sizes depending on where you want them in the home and give off a good amount of light due to their size.
The very large ones are suitable for sitting in floor space perhaps by a fire for that extra feel of coziness.
This style is also suitable to use outside on the patio during the summer months, or in the winter for the extra light on a cold evening.
They come with a carry handle so that you could hang them from a hook off the garden fence and also makes it easier to transport them from one area to another.
Pine needle candlestick table decor
Beautifully decorated candle holders for the Christmas decorated table are very popular and these metal pine needle candlestick holders are no exception.
Christmas berries, leaves, wood and pine cones as a centrepiece, brings everyone to the table for their family meal on Christmas Day.
Antler pillar glass candle holder
I love to see unusual items for sale that perhaps no one else has at home.
This antler tea light pillar glass candle holder is unique and unusual, and is suitable for either a pillar candle or tea light candle.
It does bring rustic charm into your home, especially if you have a woodland theme.
Retro candle holder stand
This type of tea light candle holder is very popular with a variety of Christmas themed patterns from a Christmas tree to a deer or snowflakes.
When these candles are lit, the light shines through the engraved pattern and gives a gorgeous decorative shadow on the wall and surrounding surfaces.
They are very affordable too so there is the option to have several around the home.
Christmas spinning candle holder
Another unusual candle holder is this spinning candle holder.
A delicate holder with its rotating snowflakes that would make the perfect table decoration as it angelically spins.
Rustic log candle holder
Bring the enchantment of the woods and outdoors into the home with this unique rustic lit tea light holder.
It contains three small tea light glass dishes for your tea light candles and is suitable as a table decoration or sitting on the mantelpiece.
Nordic Christmas candle holder
Pine trees, berries, holly and stars surround this beautiful centre piece table decoration, shaped as a Christmas wreath.
With four votive candle holders to pop a tea light inside, it sits perfectly on the dining room table and sets the mood for the festivities and can be used year after year.
A wonderful selection of Christmas candle holders that suit any budget and any home, available to purchase from the comfort of your own home.
Bring your home to life this Christmas or purchase a candle holder as a gift for someone.
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Christmas approaches yet again as 2022 draws to the end and we start to look for gifts for loved ones and a popular choice for Christmas of late is the candle advent calendar.
As previously discussed in my article Perfume Advent Calendar, we already know just how popular these calendars are.
It has become a tradition for many years to purchase one to count the days down before Christmas, especially for children.
There was always something magical about opening a window each morning to see which chocolate was inside.
With the excitement of getting nearer to the number 24 window which was always bigger than the rest and had a larger chocolate inside to enjoy.
The days seem to have passed for the chocolate variety, although they are still widely available for everyone and especially catered more for young children with their different cartoon designs to encourage a purchase.
Nowadays, the market has made room for a unique and elegant choice with gifts hidden behind each window instead of the traditional chocolate.
As much as we all love a treat of chocolate from the 1st to 24th December, as we get older, we are keen for different things and there are so many ideas that companies put behind their Advent windows.
Very inspirational in fact.
There are gifts behind each window that will be suited to anyone no matter what age or gender and we are spoilt for choice with the selection.
Ideal for the females in the family who love a selection of make up items to add to their collection. Women and teenagers can never have too much make up.
These have been very popular over the past few years and most will have a small sample behind each window and a full bottle of perfume behind window number 24.
FM World have customised gift boxes that can be created especially with your loved one in mind.
The Gift Box contains: – Pure Royal 50 ml of your choice – Pure Royal Antiperspirant Stick of your choice – Pure Royal Solid Perfume Stick of your choice – Small Gift Box.
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Most of us get a skin care product of some kind within our Christmas gifts so to have a mini selection in your calendar is a great idea and ideal to take away for travelling too.
Perfect for any now mums that have a newborn around Christmas time. These calendars contain essential items for baby and will be essential for mum and baby and put to good use.
If you have a child or children who love Lego as much as my children did when they were younger, this one is a great option. Children learn so much through Lego play, including motor skills and being creative with their building.
Many children today of all ages are known to have fidget toys as part of their every day lives, especially suited and created for those on the spectrum so a calendar with a big selection behind each window is sure to light up their faces. These gadgets are colourful, calming and keep the user focused.
Another perfect gift for the men as we know how difficult they can be to buy for. No more walking endlessly around the stores or searching online for a gift that could be a hit or miss to whether the men will like what’s been bought for them.
Not many will refuse an advent calendar with small bottles of wine behind. Although not a drinker myself, I know a few family members who would love this style as a gift.
Biscuits are always popular at Christmas and many families will buy the traditional tin so if you have any biscuits lovers that would appreciate this as a gift, then definitely look into buying one.
I love jam. Children love jam along with many adults. A little pot of different flavoured jam sounds like a great treat behind each window.
Another food that’s been known as a popular tradition at Christmas is the assortment of cheeses that we purchase in the supermarkets before the big day. The great thing about many cheeses is that they have a reasonable shelf life.
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These style of advent calendars are more expensive than the chocolate variety as you would expect but when we see what we get when each advent window is opened, it’s definitely worth the money spent.
Candle advent calendar
There are many companies who have created a Christmas calendar for this year, one of them being the Yankee company.
We know that Yankee candles are already popular in their own right, by the quality, burn time and scent they produce.
Related article: Yankee Scented Candles review
The Yankee advent calendar contains 24 tea light candles and holder and has eight festive scents.
We all love a festive fragrance that’s makes the home feel warm and cosy. Cinnamon, spices, nutmeg and orange all have a winters feel and set the atmosphere for Christmas time.
One of this year’s designs is an octagon shape with a Christmas reef design on the front.
Another design by Yankee is a calendar book.
Within each window of this design you will receive 24 festive candles, 12 votives, 12 tea lights and a votive holder with 18 beautiful winter scents.
A delightful gift box that would make a wonderful gift for someone or even as a treat for yourself.
The box opens just like a book and won’t look out of place on the mantle piece or coffee table.
Liberty Candle Advent Calendar – 24 Piece Candle Calendar – Christmas Gift Set
One thing is for sure is that these have to be purchased in good time as they sell out fast and it’s of little surprise with how popular they are.
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We all love candles as they set the mood for a cosy winters evening as well as adding an atmosphere to a garden party during the summer months.
Flameless candles are just as popular and are a great alternate to a live flickering flame.
The benefits of using flameless candles
Whenever we shop online for burning candles, they do range in price from affordable to top end expensive so a flameless candle will be easy on the purse strings.
A range of colours
We often purchase candles to match our mood or home decor.
I personally have colour coordinated, scented candles at home as they create an atmosphere and add warmth to the home during the winter months.
We all know the importance of safety around lit candles, especially if you have pets or young children.
Using flameless candles are perfect around the home when young ones are running around, as there is no danger from accidents with touching a naked flame or candles being knocked over accidentally.
Even though naked flamed candles do last a very long time when lit, ( around 30-40 burn time hours ) there is no concern about how long a flameless candle will last as they run on LED batteries.
Unlike a traditional candle that we light, there is no melting when it comes to flameless candles.
They won’t melt into a distorted shape or make any mess from the wax on the surface from melting.
During the winter months, especially, it is more common to use candles to give a room that extra lighting so that we can switch off lamps that aren’t necessary to keep on.
This is certainly a way forward during current times when our electric bills have skyrocketed for every home-owner.
A popular choice for making your home feel warm during the winter months.
The wonderful thing about flameless candles is that they do look very authentic and the flame flickers just the same way as a real wax candle.
Another great reason to purchase these types of candles is that there is no pollution when they are burning.
You can check out my article, Luxury Candles, on lit candles and the best types to buy to avoid as much pollution as possible from the naked flame candles.
Transforms the room
Most of us buy candles to enhance our home and transform any room in the house.
Having a lit candle, whether it is scented or not creates a wonderful atmosphere and brings the dark winter nights into a cosy, warm evening feel.
Suitable for indoor and outdoor
During the summer, we often light a candle, especially the scented type to keep the insects at bay when the barbecue food is being cooked.
Another great idea for using flameless candles in the garden is that if there is a slight breeze, the flame won’t blow out.
An atmosphere is still created for your guests.
Work by LED battery
LED lights are safe to use anywhere in the home and there is no need to worry about blowing out the candle if you accidentally leave it lit.
Flameless candles work with an LED battery and can last up to 250 hours on batteries.
We don’t always want a large candle sitting out of place on the mantelpiece, so to have the option of different sizes to choose from means that we can choose the size most suitable for our home.
Scented and unscented
Not everyone wants a candle that has a scent.
Some may is allergic to scents such as vanilla or lavender which are popular fragrances in candles. Choose an unscented candle if you do have any allergies or choose a delicate scented candle.
Flameless candles don’t have as strong a scent as naked flames candles either.
The flameless candles come with a remote control to change the colour of the flame.
Another great idea to create a certain atmosphere in a particular room, or if there was a colour theme for a party or a wedding for example.
Many are made with real wax to keep their authenticity. No one wants a plastic looking candle that doesn’t fit well in the home.
Using essential oils
Some can be used with your favourite essential oils to bring a wonderful fragrance in the home or at an event. Some flameless candles are infused with scent for that added fragrance that’s not overpowering. Just subtle, beautiful and safe to use.
Some candles have a timer facility too so that your can set when they switch on or off.
A great addition especially if you’re out and you want people to think someone is home.
Cheaper than putting a lamp on a timer. Some also come with different flame styles to create the perfect mood.
If you’re getting married and want a table decoration candle to set the scene and atmosphere, a flameless candle is the perfect solution.
No stress and worry over the candle being knocked over and something catching fire.
Choose ones that have the colour change remote and you can personalise your evening venue with a colour of your choice to match your theme.
Related article: The Best Perfume for a wedding day
Flameless candles with the moving flame effect were introduced in the early 2000s and have been popular ever since, due to their versatility.
They are available in many shops and online with a variety of choices.
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If you’re familiar with the scents of FM World and their perfumes, then you will already know about the candles they have created.
FM candle 413 Is one of the most popular from the range and it’s easy to see why.
In my previous articles, you will learn that our fragrances are inspired by the fragrance notes of designer perfumes.
I have already covered in my review of FM 413 perfume from the Pure Royal range and this will tell you that the fragrance notes are inspired by La Vie Est Belle by Lancôme.
A hugely popular fragrance in its own right.
Not just for the elegance of Julia Roberts that endorses the product but also for the wonderful floral and sweet fragrance notes that uplift our mood and put us in a relaxed mood.
FM 413 candle fragrance notes
■ Orange blossom
■ Chocolate pralines
The FM 413 candle has the same fragrance notes as the popular FM 413 fragrance.
The scent pops such wonderfully fruity notes that they get others asking what fragrance it is.
It’s not difficult to see why this scented candle is just as popular and a big seller within FM WORLD.
Candles are popular especially through the winter to make our homes feel cosy and smell nice. With the simplistic jar that FM WORLD’s candles elegantly show off, they will suit any home.
Why do we love candles?
The flame alone on a candle can be mesmerizing and there is something about watching a flame burn on a winters evening.
The dancing shadows that a flame creates in a darkened room and the atmosphere of the ambiance that they set around us is magical.
Candles can bring warmth, colour and romance to any room and are suitable for any occasion.
People have them as table decorations at their wedding, tea like candles in the bathroom to set the mood for a relaxing soak and many like the idea that candles bring a sense of calm to the home.
A romantic evening for two with a candle lit on the dining table can also be enchanting.
Candles also give any room in the home a focal point.
Having scented candles burning in your living room creates the perfect ambiance for a relaxing evening and they are elegant and subtle when other lights are switched off.
There are many people that use candles for aromatherapy, especially scents such as lavender.
This flower has relaxing and healing properties and can help to relax the body and mind at the end of a busy day.
When we get closer to Christmas in the winter months, such spices like cinnamon, apple and berries are very popular in scented candles.
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This brings the season to life and a real winter feel.
Do you struggle with finding a gift for someone?
Candles are such a great present to purchase.
You don’t have to worry about if it will fit the person you bought it for, if it will be suitable in their home or if they indeed like candles.
The majority of people do. It’s even better if you know what type of fragrance notes the person in question likes but even if you don’t, buying a subtle candle scent is always gratefully received.
Candles and music fit perfectly together so if you are creating a romantic evening, soft music playing in the background with a scented candle burning, it is a sure way to bring the magic and romance into the home.
Lit candles in the home can bring everyone together. Sitting in the living room watching a film, with no lights on except candles burning, can bring a great sense of happiness, calm and peace.
Candle sales have always been popular and not just for the winter months. Many of us used all year round for different uses and they will stay around for many more years to come.
Related article: Summer scented candles
If you were to Google candles, you will face thousands of pages talking about candles in every sense.
The different types, the different designs, the different smells and you will come across affordable candles as well as the top end expensive ones.
Whenever I speak to candle lovers, I always tell them to burn the candles and not to leave them collecting dust on the shelf.
So many people have candles in their home that they haven’t burnt and that’s usually because the candle looks too pretty or it has cost a fair bit of money to purchase and they don’t want to ‘waste’ it.
If you buy scented candles, you won’t benefit from the scent if you never light it.
If you want to have a candle simply for decoration, there are unscented and cheaper options if you’d like to use candles just as a display.
Unscented tea light candles are a great option as these are very affordable to purchase and usually come in a bag of 25/50 tea lights.
They are ideal at the dining table where you don’t want a strong scent spoiling your meal.
Preparing your FM 413 candle
FM World wants every customer to experience a candle that meets strict requirements when it comes to burning correctly with minimal smoldering, reduced soot and uses hydro-refined paraffin.
Each candle has a strong cotton wick that is resistant to breaking and drowning in the melted wax.
Everyone wants a candle that burns evenly and looked elegant whist it’s burning.
There has been many a time when candles have been purchased, not properly prepared before they are lit and therefore they burn into a ‘tunnel’.
Top tips for getting the most out of your scented candles
■ Try to avoid buying candles where the wick is uneven and not centred.
■ Make sure you trim the wick before you burn the candle.
■ Place your lit candle away from any drafts as any slight air in the atmosphere can disturb the flame and result in the candle burning unevenly.
■ Avoid burning your candle for too long. This will build up the carbon on the wick and the reason why the candle can become distorted and result in the flame burning irregularly.
Not only does this ruin your beautiful candle that you have just purchased but it also creates soot which is not good for your home or for your health.
■ Ideally, you should burn a candle for maximum of four hours at a time. Blow out the candle and give it time to cool down and reshape before relighting.
Each candle has a burn time between 35 and 40 hours.
That’s a long burn time!
Our home can be filled with an amazing scent that matches our fragrance and is instantly recognised as soon as we enter the home.
FM 413 candle fills your home with a wonderful combination of oriental notes that bring the room to life and burns a delightful scent that isn’t overpowering or too strong.
Where to buy: FM World online shop
My rating: 9 out of 10.
ConclusionA delightful scent that instantly brings calm, joy and warmth to the home.Not the cheapest scented candle to purchase but sometimes cheaper can cost you more.An added benefit with FM World is being able to purchase products as a distributor instead of a customer if you have an account with the company.If you would like the opportunity to save money on your candles or any of the products in the FM World catalogue, please click here if you live in the UK, to sign up for FREE.For other countries , get in touch for your personal sign up link.Sign up to our monthly newsletter for the latest blogs, news in the perfume world and have access to our latest FREE catalogue where you can browse via the link.
It’s getting to that time of year when the nights start drawing in and Halloween is fast approaching.
Halloween pumpkin candles have become popular of late and we’re not referring to the small tea light ones that you put inside your carved pumpkin.
There is a wonderful collection online to make your home have the scent of autumn.
The leaves start to fall and the colours of autumn are laid on the ground as crisp leaves that we can walk through.
The lovely thing about Halloween candles is their vibrant colours.
Orange/red jars that have a wonderful autumnal scent to match the season and they make their surroundings have a very warm, winter feel.
During the summer months, we light a candle to make the garden look pretty and keep insects at bay as we entertain friends and family but there’s a different feel when we light candles in the winter.
Related article: Summer Scented Candles
We know that candles can improve our mood. There is something about watching the flame flicker that brings a sense of peace and calm.
Even the unscented kind can be just as calming and rewarding.
Many of the tea light candles that we use in small containers are unscented.
Just to have them lit in the room on a cold, winters evening can be enough to bring us into a different world of safety and warmth.
Lighting a candle during a stressful day can really help shift your mood to more positive way of thinking.
Often without even realising it and wax melts are also great for their gorgeous aroma as well as bringing a chilled vibe to our day.
Other candles that are scented can bring back wonderful memories and have a very positive impact on our lives as the room fills with a delicate scent of fragrance.
We know that there are always candles on sale at Christmas time that have a distinctive scent for that particular season.
Those that contain wood, spices, apple cinnamon and chocolate scents are very popular during the holiday season but what about Halloween ?
Candle fragrances for HalloweenPumpkin, caramel, gourmet spice, cinnamon, nutmeg and pecan are your typical fragrance notes that we find in Halloween candles.A wonderful combination of fragrances that captures the atmosphere that surrounds cold, spooky nights.Alongside the rich colours of candle wax and fancy containers, Halloween sees many creative candle designs to choose from.Candles make a wonderful gift too, whatever the season or occasion and many are very affordable, wherever we purchased them from.
Bringing Halloween to lifeHalloween has been a tradition as far back as 6,000 years ago and has been hugely popular ever since, especially in America.A time when children dressed up in their favourite spooky costume to knock on doors for Trick Or Treat ( my own misconception as a child in believing that it was called Trickle Treat! )
Over the years we have seen pumpkins sat on windowsills with all the house lights out or carved pumpkins sitting by the front door.
Pumpkins that are lit these days are a sign that the owner is happy for children to knock on that person’s door.
A much better way of doing things I feel, especially if they are the older generation.
They don’t want to have to keep answering the door, especially if they are not mobile enough to keep getting up and down out of their chair or are perhaps vulnerable and too scared to open the door late at night.
We see hundreds of children dressed up in their favourite costume, carrying their cauldron- shaped sweet tub, witches hat or similar container as they knock on people’s doors for Trick Or Treat and collect sweets.
Tea light candles are used to pop inside the carved pumpkin and they look very effective once darkness falls especially if one has been very creative in the carving.
Nowadays, we see seasonal candles being sold online and in the shops. Pumpkin scented candles for the Halloween season has become very popular over the years and adds an element of mystery as the scents waft through the air.
You will see many candles in the shape of witches or black cats as well as the traditional glass jar styled ones.
Some of the clear glass candle jars are decorated with spiders webs or witches and these look really effective when they are lit.
Of course, you could be very creative and decorate your own jars to place out for the evening if you have young children that like to be involved with the tradition.
If you are lighting a pumpkin that is sitting on your windowsill or outside, it’s much safer to use a tea-light candle that uses LED lights and these are a very reasonable price to buy.
Take a look on eBay for 12PCS LED Pumpkin Tea Lights Candles Flameless Battery Operated Halloween Party
There are vibrant colours of orange and red with many of our seasonal candles and they make a wonderful gift whatever the season and don’t have to cost a fortune either.
Let’s take a look at some of the wonderful Halloween candles that are available today.
A wonderful combination of savory scent of nutmeg, cinnamon and allspice in a pumpkin puree with this delightful glass Pumpkin fragrance.
Perfect for a cosy evening by the fire or lit on the dining table at tea time.
The great thing about this candle after it is burned is that you can wash the glass and reuse for something else like a tea-light candle instead.
There are some decorative glass candles by Colonialcandle.com suitable for Halloween too.
- Top Notes: Woodsmoke, Red Fruit, Warm Spices
- Middle Notes: Pine Needles, Toasted Marshmallow
- Base Notes: Sandalwood, Tonka Bean, Turbinado Sugar
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Everyone loves candles and they’re not just for the winter months. Summer scented candles are just as popular.
We already know that candles have been around for many years and have many uses.
Summer scented candles
Summer sees the BBQ lit, garden parties, windows and doors open and pretty garden lights around the edges of flower beds. There’s a real chilled vibe sitting in the garden, listening to the birds and feeling the breeze on our skin.
Outdoor candles have their uses to keep pesky insects at bay. You’ve just spent time preparing food, eventually sit down and before you’ve even taken the first fork full, a fly appears!
Citronella is popular for keeping the insects off your food.
Candles also make our homes smell gorgeous and during the hot weather, we want our home to smell fresh and cool.
Whenever we think of summer, we think of fresh smelling flowers, citrus and fruity scents.
Days at the beach or on holiday, sitting by the pool with an ice-cold drink or just relaxing in the garden, listening to the birds and wildlife is the perfect way to relax.
When the temperature starts to rise and we feel like we have reached our summer season, we start to look for lighter fragrance candles to match our environment.
Seasonal candle scents
We don’t want the heavy scents such as cinnamon or spices such as nutmeg or ginger. These are much more suited to winter and Christmas time with their strong and crisp fragrance.
So what type of scents should we be shopping for when the weather is sunny and hot ?
There’s lots of fresh, summer scents to choose from for the perfect blend of candle.
Fragrances notes such as lavender, lemon, floral, citrus and fruit make a lovely combination.
Sometimes we are at risk of purchasing scents that are too overpowering, even when we buy summer candles.
If you have one burning in a small room at home, a candle that gives off strong fruits or is very floral, could potentially be a little too much.
We don’t want an overload of sweetness. This becomes sickly and unpleasant.
Larger rooms suit stronger fragrances so that they have space to disperse their scent more evenly.
Just like perfumes and aftershave, their scents bring back memories, happy times and make us feel good when wearing them.
The same principle fits for scented candles. They can uplift us and make us feel good with their scent floating in the air.
Burning a summer candle will definitely export you to a tropical place even when you’re sitting at home.
Why do we use candles in the summer ?
Apart from keeping pesky insects away when we’re eating outside, scented candles are great for masking unwanted scented in and outside the home.
Everyone loves entertaining friends and family during the summer months.
Having a BBQ is always popular when the weather gets warmer but the smells from cooked BBQ food or food waste bin can linger afterwards.
Masking these will make inside an outside more pleasant to sit and entertain as you head into the evening sunset and glass of wine.
We don’t need to spend a fortune to get a great fragrance candle and just a couple of hours burn time will give enough of a scent to last for a few hours.
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Colonialcandle.com have a beautiful collection of summer candles, ranging from lavender, blood orange, bergamot, raspberry, spearmint, pink peony and lily.
A wonderful selection of fragrances that bring a true feel of summer to our homes.
Along with stunning scents, their candles are also made with vibrant colours to give colour to any room or brighten up the garden.
They have a premium candle collection and a summer scents collection.
Whenever we smell the scent of lavender, it automatically transforms us to open fields, a gorgeous purple and hot summer days.
Lavender grows wild wherever it’s planted and seeing it’s true bloom in open fields, or in the middle of woods, is not only a pretty picture but also gives off a wonderful, delicate scent.
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Pop of colour collection
This unique collection really does live by its name. The pop of colour in this large selection of candles.
Blood Orange gives a vibrant colour along with its citrus scent.
Combined with wild basil and pomelo leaf, this candle gives a zest of colour and energetic aroma.
There are 25 different vibrant candle scents to chose from. Take a look here.
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Designer perfumes have been so popular for many years that we now have designer scented candles as an extension of our luxury scents.
Many of us already reach for our favourite perfume scent every morning. It’s part of our wardrobe and routine around getting dressed.
Whether you work in an office, at a restaurant or in a beauty salon, there is always a place for wearing a scent.
Some like their favourite fragrance so much that they extend it into their homes by buying a candle with the same notes.
With so many great candles on the market and online today, we have such a variety to choose from and they make great gifts too for any occasion.
Unscented T lights work well if you just want to make the home feel cosy during the winter months.
There are also scented candles that smell of lemongrass, apples and vanilla for that touch of fruit and sweetness in the home.
We know that celebrities have branched out in many directions when it comes to the beauty world.
Anything from skin care, make up and perfumes and now we have designer scented candles.
Many shops are jumping at the chance to sell top designer candles such as Jo Malone at cheaper prices. Candles that smell identical to the designer perfumes.
Aldi has already seen shoppers hustling in on their own range of Jo Malone for just £9.99.
A 200g candle from their home collection, Oud & Bergamot.
This would normally set you back £62 if bought from the Jo Malone website.
One may question why you would buy a £62 candle when you can purchase the same scent for £9.99.
With a burn time of 45 hours compared to 60 hours for the Aldi brand, another difference is the size of the candle.
Compare Jo Malone 200g candle Aldi’s 700g, 3-wick version and it’s not just the price that catches the eye.
We all know that if we purchase any product from a designer website, we will be paying the higher price.
This leaves us looking at more affordable options so let’s see where we can shop for some of the best designer scented candles.
Fm world designer inspired candles
FM World have a small selection of 150g candles. Four scents for women and one for men.
From their website :
Our high-quality Home Ritual Fragrance Candles use hydro-refined paraffin and a wick that meet strict requirements of the German RAL standard in terms of:
• scent intensity, • optimal burn-up behaviour, • wick quality – a strong cotton wick of suitable thickness, resistant to breaking and drowning, • minimal smoldering, which does not pollute the airways, • reduced soot, which ensures the candle looks beautiful when used.
Candle burn time: between 35 and 40 hours! INDULGE IN AN AROMATIC EXPERIENCE – with the Home Ritual Fragrance Candle that will fill your rooms with amazing scent!
This 150g luxury fragrance candle scent is inspired by Coco Mademoiselle and their PURE PARFUM 18 is one of the best-sellers.
It is an enchanting combination of energetic citrus tones with sensual wood notes. A balanced fragrance composition introduces to your interior classy and elegant ambiance.Purchase your FM18 candle here
Inspired by the best-selling PURE PARFUM 20, this candle has similar notes to the poplar perfume Flower Bomb- Victor & Rolf.
If you are a lover of fruity, citrus, woody and water notes, these tempting scents will ensure your home smells wonderful with its mysterious and stimulating scent.Purchase your FM20 candle here
What’s not to love about this fragrance ?
Inspired by another top perfume La Vie Est Belle- Lancôme and the best-selling PURE PARFUM 413, it is a charming and complex fragrance composition combining flowery and sweet notes. Its perfume alone is a real head turner so bring your favourite scent into the home for a rich, sweet and summery vibe.
Its oriental tones make your interior feel warm and cosy.Purchase your FM413 candle here
Another best-seller from FM is our 809 candle, inspired by the fragrance notes of Black Orchid- Tom Ford.
With its tempting notes of flowery fragrances embraced by oriental scents.
They fill your interior with a mysterious and stimulating scent. A strong scent that will instantly hit the nose as you walk in the room.
Packed with woody, spicy, vanilla and ambergris notes, this candle will surely make an impact.Purchase your FM809 candle here
This male fragrance candle is inspired by the ever so popular Aventus-Creed. An enchanting scent combining woody, oriental, floral and fruity notes to give that masculine scent throughout the home.
Also, available online and in shops are designer candles by our top names in the perfume industry with a more affordable price tag.Purchase your FM472 candle here
The designer brands
This designer brand has become very popular over the past couple of years with many women purchasing the perfume.
Basil and Neroli scented candle has a top note of basil, heart note of neroli and a base note of white musk.
A fresh fragrance with its green floral note in the Neroli and orange, while the base adds a softness that lingers gently through the home.
Neroli Portofino has a mixture of exotic notes. Top notes of Mandarin, Italian Bergamo and lavender.
Heart notes of Jasmine and African orange blossom and base notes of Amber & Brett seed and Angelica.
We are instantly transported to a fresh, citrus scent with a floral fragrance popping through to give this candle a true feel of the Italian Riviera.
Victor & Rolf
Flower Bomb is a hugely popular fragrance for the ladies and the candle is no exception. If you love this sweet, harmonious scent on your skin, it’s worth giving the candle a try. A collection of floral notes including patchouli, citrus, musk, rose and white floral give this scent its gorgeous ‘bouquet’ of fresh and sweetness when lit.
The perfume alone is a huge hit with many women and now we have a candle to bring this delightful scent into our homes too! Like a fruit bowl mixed with strawberry, black grapefruit and violet leaf as its top notes added with jasmine, musk and vanilla, it’s easy to see why this fragrance is such a best-seller.
A pleasant surprise to see that the Burberry candle has an affordable price tag. This lovely set comes with three different scents.
Burberry 3x Candle Set Cedar Wood Purple Hyacinth English Rose.
The iconic Chanel is a delight to have as a candle around the home. Not the cheapest I may add but with its elegant box to accompany three glass candle jars, this would make a wonderful gift for any Chanel fan.
The fragrance notes behind Chanel are very distinctive.
Top notes of Bulgarian Rose, peach, Jasmine and mandarin orange. Middle notes of Rose, orange blossom and clover. Base notes of amber, vanilla, tonka bean and sandalwood.
It’s no surprise that the Chanel fragrance is so iconic.
It’s easy to bring our homes to life with a designer scented candle. Whatever your budget, there are so many alternatives to try.
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There’s not many of us that don’t like candles. Especially when it comes to Yankee scented candles.
The first time I noticed these wonderful creations was several years ago, at my local village garden centre at Christmas.
Taking a visit to a garden centre is always a delightful place to visit during the festive season, with their collection of tree ornaments, garlands and unique gifts.
Head over to the candle section and the shelves were full from the ceiling to the floor of an array of colours, styles and gorgeous smelling scents.
You could definitely smell the fragrances as soon as you walked through the door.
With so many to choose from, the decision was often made difficult.
Which candle to choose
A classy design is just as important as a gorgeous fragrance when it comes to candles. After all, it’s on show in our homes so it’s good to go for one that looks elegant and homely.
If you’re looking for cheap candles, then the Yankee will overstretch the budget.
We do get what we pay for so I’m a firm believer in spending a little more to have a product that will last and is of better quality.
Whenever tea light candles are on sale, which is pretty much all year around now, they are often cheap to purchase.
Some will last fairly well and you will get a good burning time but some may not last as long or not burn in the correct way.
The Yankee candle does come in three different sizes so if the price of a large one is more than you’re prepared to pay, then the smaller options are great too.
Having such a good burn time for all three size jars really does give the home the opportunity to smell gorgeous whatever the season or reason for purchasing them.
Why are Yankee candles so expensive?
From experience Yankee candles are more expensive when purchased from small businesses/gift shops. The smaller companies will often have a higher price tag so it pays to shop around before you buy.Yankee candles do burn more evenly than some candles on the market and therefore this quality reflects in the price.As it’s often said, we get what we pay for and I feel that paying a little more for a candle that will last a long time and burn evenly is something that every home needs.It also needs to burn safely.
Always pay special attention with candles when they are lit.
Although the Yankee candles burn safely inside their jar, don’t leave them unattended or around small children who could knock them over or scald themselves.
There’s definitely something about having candles burning at home that gives a sense of warmth, calmness and a wintry feel once the curtains are closed for the evening.
They can be used all year round too, not just for cosy nights in. Remember to prep your candle first before it’s first lit.
Sizes range from small, medium and large
Large jar has a burn time of up to 150 hours
Medium jar- up to 75 hours
Small jar- up to 30 hours
My rating : 9 out of 10
Once you’ve used your candle and it’s burned away, it’s a great idea to reuse the jar. Dress it up or pop a tea light in the bottom. The jars are very sturdy and there are several fragrances that they come in.
The jars also come with a lid which is a great way of holding onto the scent when the candle is not lit.
If you’re prone to headaches around strong fragrances, try to choose the more delicate scents.
Some winter scents can be a little overpowering if they’re sat in a small room in the home.
Have you tried Yankee candles ?
Let me know your thoughts below.