Remember when I said I needed a vacation from my vacations? Well, a trip to Cancun would be a little improbable right now, but Old Factory Candles has it made possible for me to take a couple of hours out of each day and immerse myself in Sea Breeze, Hawaiian Lei, and Awapuhi while I lounge in my pajamas, listening to the rain and just taking a break with some me-time from this the hecticness of this week.
Sold exclusively on Amazon.com, Old Factory Candles presents themed candle gift sets that each contain 3 different scented candles that complement each other. For example, in an attempt to create a relaxing environment in my room, I opted for the Vacation set, which comes with the following scents: Sea Breeze, Hawaiian Lei, Awapuhi. Individually, the candles envelope me in a cloud of relaxation. Together, they create a even more heavenly atmosphere with their scents combined. But even so, none of the scents are overpowering, which is an important factor for me when I’m choosing candles (you can say I have a weak spot for candles…).
Another aspect I look for when I’m candle-shopping is the design. I tend to lean towards clear glass jars with minimal/clean text, and I prefer candles in neutral colors (white is best). Old Factory Candles doesn’t disappoint – all candles, regardless of scent, are white in color (white just makes everything look more relaxing and clean!), and the jars are labeled stylishly with the Old Factory sticker and topped off with a simple black plastic lid, allowing the candles to maintain subtle style while complementing any decor and room of the house. Beautifully boxed together, the candles make a great gift for yourself or for friends and family. But of course, looks aren’t everything; one must also consider the quality of the candles in addition to the design, and Old Factory Candles doesn’t slack off on quality. Each candle burns clean and even for 20 hours. Hand-poured in the USA, they’re crafted with natural soy wax, self-trimming cotton wicks, and premium fragrance oils. The best part is that for the quality and appearance, the price is delightfully reasonable!
Tips on prolonging the life of your candles:
- First time is important: The very first time you light up your candle, avoid extinguishing the flame until the wax pool almost reaches the outer edge of the candle.
- Take it easy: Burn your candles for 1 to 3 hours at a time, and then let them cool off for an hour before burning them again.
- Mind the wick: Trim the wick at about 1/4 inch before each lighting, as this will help create a more even and slow burn. If you notice the wick is starting to lean against the side of the jar, use a spoon to carefully reposition the wick back to the center while the wax is still warm.
Aromatherapy can do the body and mind wonders. Every time you light a candle, spritz a perfume, or set up an incense burner, you are using the power of fragrance to affect your mood, and the choice of scent can make a big difference! Fortunately, Old Factory Candles offers numerous selections, so no matter what your preference is, there is something perfect for everyone.
Complete list of Old Factory Candles sets:
Romance: Rose Petals, Champagne, Dark Chocolate
Fresh & Clean: Lemongrass, Olive Blossom, Fresh Linen
Spa Day: Cucumber, Lemongrass, Green Tea
Vacation: Sea Breeze, Hawaiian Lei, Awapuhi
Coffee Shop: Coffee Bean, Hazelnut, Chai Tea
Man Cave: Straight Razor, Leather, Mahogany
High as a Kite: Cannabis, Incense, Bag O’ Cookies
New Born Baby: Baby Powder, Baby Shampoo, First Blanket
50 Shades: Leather, Vanilla Sex, Jasmine Bubbles
Fall Harvest: Pumpkin Spice, Cranberry, Autumn Leaves (sold out)
Happy Holidays: Christmas Tree, Candy Cane, Gingerbread (sold out)
Winter Wonderland: Hot Cocoa, Roasted Chestnut, First Snow (sold out)
Special thanks to Old Factory Candles & Brandbacker for sponsoring this post. All thoughts and opinions are my own and are not indicative of either company.