I never knew myself to be a candle person until about two couple years ago, when I made my first luxury candle purchase. Before that I used to scent my house with those inexpensive little wallflower plugins from Bath & Body Works, which made the space smell amazing when placed strategically. However, after burning my very first luxury candle, I came to truly appreciate how special this experience can be. While my husband likes to joke about my newfound obsession with “burning money”, my precious candles were the first thing he asked me to use when we had guests over during the Christmas week.
Our apartment is quite large for two people [and one cat ;)] – we live in a 1100 sq. ft. space with two bedrooms, two bathrooms, a spacious living room, dining room area, a full kitchen with an aisle, and even our own laundry room, which is rare for rentals in our area. However, when guests come over, we lock both bedrooms and the master bathroom, so there is a lot less space that needs to be scented. Normally I have four wallflowers running at any given time, but for the parties two candles were enough. I actually had more than two burning, but the others were just regular tealights, more for the ambiance than anything else.
The point I’m trying to make is that I know luxury candles can be quite a splurge, but they are also so much more efficient at making large spaces smell divine. I bought large budget candles before [from well-known national brands, and private label store brands], and unfortunately even the best of them had a throw of 3-4 feet or less after burning for hours, so they are pretty to look at but don’t offer much in terms of utility. If you ask me, that’s way more in line with “burning money” thing than my luxury buys 🙂
The latest addition to my candle collection comes from an unlikely source – a skincare brand! Elemental Herbology Earth Candle was inspired by Earth Balance Bath and Shower Oil from the Five Element Aromatherapy Collection. The fragrance bouquet includes notes of Cedarwood, Mandarin, Frankincense, and Geranium; basically, everything I love in perfume, but for my home.
This soy candle is absolutely heavenly! Within 30 minutes it fills the room with warm and inviting fragrance that just makes the space feel cozy and welcoming. It provides roughly 45 hours of burn time, and the hefty high-quality glass container can later be reused to hold your favorite makeup brushes, cotton rounds, hair ties, lip glosses, and any other small trinkets. Besides, the packaging is quite chic, so anybody, who loves decorating their home with Instagram/Pinterest-worthy aesthetic in mind, will appreciate the design that goes into these. They are easy to incorporate into any interior, from trendy marble and brass to traditional wood and leather.
Elemental Herbology is a brand that I am definitely interested in exploring further this year. Right now I am testing one of their serums, and I will tell you in advance that it’s every bit as fantastic as the candle. More on that in a future post…
Do you burn candles in the winter? What home fragrances are your favorite? Have you tried Elemental Herbology products before? Let me know in the comments!
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