Making a candle is a little more complicated than a cookie recipe, but it’s a lot more romantic than a bottle of liquid or a tin of salve. Presentation can sometimes be everything! Just like everyone has different tastes in fashion and music, everyone has particular fragrance preferences and everybody smells scents differently. Show off your individuality and personality by burning the scents that you love. And just like your style choices, never feel insecure about what you like. Embrace it!
AMBIANCE & ATMOSPHERE
The flicker of candlelight produces a lovely ambiance that simply cannot be replicated. Lighting a few well-placed candles in your home can really add effect and create a cozy and intimate atmosphere. Adding a candle here-and-there will create softness in your room and instantly make it feel warm and welcoming. Do as the Danes do, light a bunch of candles for a hygge (calm & cozy) home.
Candles are known for their soothing, healing properties and are often used by therapists, such as massage therapists, to create a peaceful ambiance in their therapy rooms. The sheer act of lighting a candle, its lovely flicker and the gentle glow it creates, helps ease and soothe the mind. Give it a try the next time you have a stressful day: light a candle, watch the flame and just breathe for a few minutes – even just 60 seconds can make a big difference.
Aromatherapy candles can help you relax, feel calm, energized and help your brain get into a more productive mindset. Lavender candles help ease your mind and relive stress. Eucalyptus candles are energizing and improve focus. Lemon candles also energizing and can relieve anxiety and depression.
CELEBRATION & ROMANCE
Whether you’re lighting candles on a cake or setting a romantic candlelit dinner to celebrate your anniversary with your significant other, candles are a wonderful way to mark celebrations such as birthdays, weddings, anniversaries, graduations, retirement and so much more.
Candles make perfect gifts and a nice treat to yourself! Our beautifully packaged, strong scented soy candles are hand poured into a handcrafted upcycled beer bottle glass container and are made using a blend of all-natural soy wax and the maximum ratio of fragrance oil (almost double the recommended amount) for the best fragrance throw. Our Lumberjack collection candles make great gifts for him, our Aromatherapy collection candles make unique housewarming and thank you gifts, our Horsin’ Around collection are perfect gifts for horse lovers and our So Fresh, So Clean collection are great gifts for her.
Candles are a stylish way to add the finishing touch to any room in your house. Use subtle colors add a soft touch to any space; or go with bright, bold colors to really make an impact. Candles are very versatile, come in a variety of styles and look great in every room. Bathroom candles provide a spa-like retreat, strategically placed candles throughout your living room make it cozy and calm (very hygge), candles at the centerpiece of your dining room table keep romantic candlelit dinners within arms reach, and kitchen candles spark the atmosphere where we gather most often and can kill odors. Use candles outdoors on your patio, porch, deck and in your garden to create a magical, whimsical escape; burn a citronella candle to keep bugs away.
Candles directly correspond with the element of fire, which is vital to feng shui. Ambiance and lighting are two essential building blocks of hygge, and there’s no quicker way to infuse hygge than to light a bunch of candles. No matter how you approach interior design, candles add to your home decor.
Scented candles are a perfect way to subtly add a wonderful fragrance to your space, and cover-up unwelcome odors. There are a wide variety of scented candles available for purchase in a number of fragrance types: everything from fruity to baked goods; from herbal & earthy to airy & clean, from woodsy & masculine to floral & feminine, from food & drink to seasonal & festive.
Add scent without the soot: candles made from soy wax are soot free, non-toxic, burn clean, and last much longer than traditional paraffin which produces black soot and releases toxic carcinogens into the air.
Burning candles can be beneficial to your health. Part of living a healthy lifestyle is self-care and taking care of your mind: lighting candles can provide the perfect atmosphere to induce calm and a sense of well-being. If you ever feel enveloped by fear or feel anxious, burning candles can help with anxiety. Some health benefits are much more direct: ear candling is used get rid of earwax buildup.
Not all candles are created equal: some candles can actually be harmful for your health. Learn more about why we use soy wax and the harmful health effects of paraffin wax.
MEDITATION & PRAYER
Lighting candles during meditation is a wonderful way to support your practice. There are many visualization exercises and manifestation techniques that involve focusing on the flame of a burning candle while sending your intentions into the universe. Candles are also used during prayer.
REMEMBRANCE & SUPPORT
Our sense of smell is strongly tied with memory, so we often associate a specific scent with a moment or memory. One of the joys of selling candles is when our customers share memories as they smell our fragrances.
What you’ll need:
A citrus essential oil (many people have lemon oil lying around the house) or food grade d-limonene. Note: the essential oil will work better because it also contains alpha and beta pinene, which are bronchiodiolators. I’d suggest the citrus oil over straight d-limonene, but either will work to some extent.
A tea light candle Edit: Not all tea light candles are created equal. If you want to avoid parrafin candles, there are tea lights made with palm wax that burn cleaner. They are more expensive and harder to find than parrafin. Parrafin is still considered by the US FDA as being Generally Regarded as Safe, but at least one recent study found toxins in parrafin wax. Make the decision that makes you most comfortable about the type of tea light.
A tight sealed glass container
A 1mL dropper
Optional: lemongrass essential oil
1) Take some weed and put it into the glass container.
2) Cover the weed with citrus essential oil or food grade d-limonene in the glass container. I used a small nug for the test run, and later made a larger batch.
3) THC is soluable in d-limonene; most people don’t do this because there isn’t a good way to get the limonene out of the thc afterwards. But we don’t care about that. Allow the extraction to happen.
4) When you’re ready to make your candle – separate the plant matter from the essential oil/d-limonene.
5) Light your tea light. Let the candle burn until a pool of liquid wax has formed (usually takes 5-10 minutes for a decent sized area of liquid wax to form).
6) Fill your 1mL dropper with THC/EO solution.
7) Blow out the candle and immediately drop the 1mL of solution into the liquid wax. DON’T disturb the candle until it has hardened, otherwise the liquid portion will spill and you’ll lose your product.
Optional: While the wax is still liquid, drop 5 drops of lemongrass EO into the liquid wax. This will add myrcene to the air when you burn the candle and enhance the experience.
9) Allow the candle to fully harden before relighting; this minimizes the risk of lighting the THC/EO mix before the wick ignites.
Ok, time to enjoy. Light the candle, leave it next to you, and chill.