These candles were provided to me by Element Candles in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are 100% my own.
I'm pretty sure my love of candles started because when I was growing up, my parents were highly sensitive to perfumes and scents, so we didn't burn candles or use perfumes. Like most children, who are tempted to figure out why the forbidden thing is forbidden, this made candles all the more intriguing. (Hey mom, it could have been worse!)
Now, of course, my parents didn't raise me to believe that candles were evil. (Actually, now that essential oils have become more popular and my parents have discovered that they don't get headaches from their scents, my mom enjoys her fair share of essential oil infused candles or diffusers.) Candles were just something I didn't grow up having because of their sensitivity.
Needless to say, once I moved out of the house, I was very excited to be able to have candles, and immediately fell in love with how cozy they can make a room feel.
In college, I went the wax melting route. (No flames in the dorm!) I've also tried the Glade plugins that diffuse their scents. However, neither of these items ever replaced the joy of a candle.
Besides being a lover of candles, I've also always loved supporting small businesses as much as possible. My very favorite candles have always been from Etsy or other local shops, where I know I'm not just purchasing a dose of cozy for my home but also supporting the dreams of a fellow entrepreneur. So when Element Candles reached out and asked me if I would be interested in trying their candles, it was a natural fit in my mind. So, I hustled over to the Charleston City Market, and was permitted to pick out my scent. (The hardest part of this entire post! Seriously, they all smelled so good.)
Element Candles are a luxury, soy based candle poured by the owners, Joe + Hannah, in their home located in Charleston, South Carolina. They created the candles after noticing that so many candles on the market give their owners headaches. When I heard this, I was curious because of my parents history with candles, and I'm happy to say that my mother can smell these candles just fine!
The candles have a wood wick, which was completely new to me. These wicks are said to provide a cleaner burn. I like that I don't need to trim them, deal with soot, and that they produce a nice, subtle crackling sound while I'm burning the candle. (Talk about cozy ambiance!)
Another thing I loved about these candles were the two offerings they give; a more subtly scented candle (white container) or a more intensely scented candle (black container.) They offer each of their scents within both intensities. The white container will emit its scent gently, more like a soft breeze or warm hug. Noticeable at first, but also easy to forget once you've been in the room with it for a few minutes (though, definitely noticeable if you leave the room for a few minutes and then come back.) The black container is a much stronger scent that demands your attention without making you feel as if you're being suffocated by the smell. I love having the versatility!
Overall, I love these candles. They burn for hours, don't loose scent over time, and are beautifully packaged. I will definitely be going back for more!
When you choose a candle, what scents do you go for??
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