I love all candles, whether they are fragranced or not and I really enjoy having them around the home. My bathroom is a little shrine to all types of candles, as this is where I enjoy them the most.
The selection of fragranced candles on offer in South Africa has expanded greatly over the past few years and now "smelly" candles are available in every type of fragrance and at prices, to suit all budgets.
has an extensive and affordable range of fragranced candles, but beautiful and more expensive perfumed therapeutic candles can be purchased from houses like: Rain, Charlotte Rhys, Yankee Candles, Crabtree & Evelyn and L'Occitane to name but a few.
Are you aware though, that there are some guidelines to burning a quality candle?
Chances are, like most people, you don't read the instructions!
Here are some of my suggestions for getting the most out of that expensive, often imported perfumed candle.
- Remember that these candles are not designed for illuminating your room but releasing a wonderful aroma.
- Always position your candle in a safe place before lighting.
- In order to ensure an "even" burn, place in a draft free area, otherwise the candle will burn down at an angle.
- Keep the wick trimmed, as this will help to prolong the life of the candle, as the flame will be smaller.
- Fragrant candles are rarely designed to be burnt continually for hours on end.It's best to burn for shorter periods, as the melted wax will still fragrance your room, as it hardens, once you extinguish the flame.
- Once the candle has finished remove the remnants of wax and recycle the container,as the more expensive fragranced candles often come in lovely glass jars.
I hope these tips help you to get the most out of your candles.