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Non-Toxic Soy Candles for Any Season

There’s nothing like cozying up in a room with the ambient glow and comforting scent of a candle. At Friendly Candle, we’re connoisseurs for this type of experience. That’s why we've made it our mission to create non-toxic soy candles that are safe for people, animals, and the environment. 1. Love & Honey Lemon, honeysuckle, and amyris make for a delicate and irresistible combination. That’s why the Love & Honey candle has consistently been one of our best sellers. It’s balanced perfectly so you can light it any season, for any occasion. The soft and warm scent brings relaxation and comfort into anyone’s home.   2. Afternoon Delight Just like its name, the Afternoon Delight candle was perfected to bring notes...

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Fun Candles You Can Light Year-Round

If you love candles, then you’re probably on the hunt for new ones all the time. Whether you enjoy purchasing luxury candles online, or visiting small mom-and-pop shops for homemade scents, there are endless options to choose from. So what makes a candle fun? Well, at Friendly Candle, we use a combination of natural scents and creative labelling to create both a story and an experience for our candle lovers. After all, smell is one of the five senses that can trigger vivid memories and daydreams. That’s why we put together this curated selection of fun candles you can light any time of year. Not only do these candles carry a sense of humor, but they’re also eco-friendly and made...

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How To Prevent Candle Wicks From Mushrooming

If you love candles, then you know that they don't all burn perfectly. In fact, there are a range of problems that can occur, particularly if you use cheap and badly-made candles. One of these is wick mushrooming. This phenomenon occurs when the wax of the candle does not burn fast enough to keep up with the wick. The wax starts to melt into the wick itself, causing a build-up of carbon on the top. This can cause the candle to burn inconsistently. You can tell if your wick is mushrooming because the end of the wick will be shaped like a mushroom — hence the name. This isn't ideal for any candle lover, but there are a few ways...

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3 Tips for Wrapping A Candle As A Gift

Candles are great gifts for almost any occasion. However, the delight that comes with giving one can be overshadowed by how tricky they are to wrap.  You don't want to present someone with a beautiful candle in messy wrapping. It completely ruins the moment, don't you think? If you want to carry on gifting candles but need some serious help in the wrapping department, then read on. This guide will provide you with three methods for wrapping a candle. We may transform the way you wrap a candle forever. 1) The Trusty Gift Bag You can never go wrong with a gift bag. It is the easiest method to wrap a candle, as well as the most economical. This option...

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Grandpa's Hot Nuggets: The Hot Chicken Wings Candle

Some days, you just need Grandpa’s Hot Nuggets. You can only take so much of the curated, manufactured, and vaguely-smelling-of-cleanser scents of modern life. Of course, there is nothing wrong with new-car smell or strolls through candle shops, but when walking outside, you can’t help it if the wandering scent of cooked chicken suddenly sends you flying back to Grandpa’s. Besides, it’s 2021 now. Why not have a chicken wing candle? The oddly uncomfortable couch, the steady and hypnotic wall-clock, and even the various crocheted truisms all become mere stage props for the sizzling bowl of Grandpa’s chicken wings. Sweet and spicy, the top notes of black pepper, hollyberry, and hot pepper contribute to a familiar and calming aroma. An...

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Home Office Candles for Good Vibes All Day

It’s your home office. A little enclave of productivity and good vibes. There may be a framed “You can do it!” poster on the wall, or perhaps a classy shelf of books to give Zoom calls an extra oomph. There is even no Kevin Bacon to harass you over TPS reports. Again, it is your home office. The question is: when you take a deep breath in to relax and appreciate the missing hum of fluorescent lamps, where is the candle making this moment better? Here are some great soy candles for your home office. Serenity By Jan With top notes of fresh lavender flowers, middle notes of ozone, and finishing touches of leafy greens, Serenity is guaranteed to soothe...

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Candle Wicks: How They're Made & How They Work

Whether they're setting a relaxing mood or restoring a kitchen’s aroma after a particularly disastrous attempt at emulating Gordon Ramsay, candles can be an important part of any household’s repertoire. At first glance, the various colors, smells, and shapes of candle waxes can obscure the star of the show: the wick. The wick, more than just the object being burned, is the component that can determine the speed at which the candle burns, the heat of the flame, the cleanliness of the burn, and even the sound of the candle. Given this importance, how wicks are made and how they work are crucial to understanding the candle. Brief History of Wicks The story of the wick naturally follows the story of...

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How Do Candles Actually Work?

Candles are a fantastic lighting option that's both practical and decorative. Not only are they a small heat source and provide light, but they can also be highly decorative to suit any design or aesthetic. What makes candles unique is that the fuel source itself is the package. Fewer things are as practical and pleasing as candles! So, how do candles work? There are two main components to a candle:  Wick Fuel Each needs to have certain properties and characteristics for the candle to work properly. Let's take a more in-depth look at both of these components, so you can learn how candles work.  What is a Wick?  The wick is the part of the candle that is actually lit...

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5 Ways To Light A Candle Without A Lighter

It’s Friday night — your favorite night of the week because it's time to relax. You're ready for your bubble bath, a thrilling TV show, and the soothing aroma of your floral scented candle.  However, all these dreams come crashing down when you realize you don't have a lighter.  Need to know how to light a candle without a lighter? Here are five ways to save your night. 1. Matches  Matches would be the obvious answer to lighting a candle if you don’t have a lighter. They are one of the most traditional methods of lighting a candle and are quick and easy to use.  The only downside to using a match is you run the risk of burning yourself....

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Soy vs. Beeswax Candles: Which Type Is Better for The Environment?

If you're environmentally-conscious but want to add candlelight ambiance to your home, you might have considered the soy vs. beeswax candles debate. The question is not only which one is better for the environment, but also which is better for your health. Full disclosure: this isn't one of those pop-news articles that thinks soy candles are the devil and beeswax candles are a saving grace. We'll examine both closely and come to a logical conclusion based on concrete evidence. What Makes a Toxic Candle? Most candles come from either paraffin (the same wax used to make crayons), soy, or beeswax. Several news articles speak to the dangers of paraffin wax, and so many studies have tried to figure out whether...

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