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Fresh Scents for Summer 2015

What comes to mind when you think of a nice summer’s day? Could it be, the warm Sun and clear blue skies, green grass, a gentle breeze, and the scents of summer, so fresh and invigorating. You can finally open your windows after the rigours of winter, but what about the evenings, sitting indoors or if you are lucky on the veranda. Why not accentuate the aromas with scented atmospheric candles.

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Floral Candles

What about the wonderful Vincent Van Gogh inspired sunflower yellow candle, by St Eval in Cornwall. It will send tones of amber and linden blossom drifting into the room,combined with natural mimosa, to create a perfect balance of natural summer fragrances.

Linden produces a divine aroma, bees flock to the flowers, and it often appears in poetry as a tree to sit under on a summer’s day. The scent of mimosa may inspire you to sip a refreshing summer drink of chilled citrus fruit and champagne, aptly named after it.

Fruity Candles

The aromas of natural fruit always remind us of the growing season. Fresh and invigorating the Blueberry pillar candle by Bolsius is aromatic and fruity without being overbearing. The blueberry is noted for being one of the world’s healthiest fruits with its antioxidant properties.There is also an exotic mango candle that is unique in flavour and fragrance. Your guests will be wondering where you have hidden the summer fruit bowl.

Honeydew Melon fragrance candles,smell like fresh cut melon,on a hot day, one of summers supreme pleasures. Sweet and deliciously juicy! Honeydew will remind those who sense it, of summer salads with melon and cantaloupe, and healthy breakfasts with mixed fruits and cereal.

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More Summertime Favourites

Lemon grass is not instantly thought of as a summer scent. However it does have a few properties that make it a good candidate. It does have a mild citrus aroma which may prove more beneficial to those with a sensitive nose, for the stronger scented candles. It also has properties that will help keep those annoying flies away whilst you are dozing on the porch on a summers evening. It may even entice you to go and make a cup of lemongrass tea to help you relax even more.

Simon and Garfunkel sang about Parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme, and going to summer fairs.The unmistakable aromas of herbs and spices from Provence bring to mind eating at a long table in the garden under a clear blue sky. Price’s Provence Scented Candle Lantern will let you carry on the festivities into the summer night. It also has insect repellent qualities that work effectively without the overpowering scent of citronella.

Everyone will equate different aromas with summer, possibly the more rural you’re past experiences,the stronger will be the association. Scented Candle Shop has a large selection and you will be able to find something to suit your taste, or more to the point sense of smell. Take the fresh scents of summer right into your home.

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Choosing The Right Candle For Your Home

Many people use candles in their home for far more than just being handy,when the electric goes off. They are now an essential part of a room’s ambience and décor, and can be obtained in a myriad of shapes, sizes, colours and scents. Here are some ideas for you to consider.

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Think About Colour

The colour of a candle may well, but not always, denote the fragrance that will fill the room. So when buying, consider not only that it will match your décor, but whether the strong scent of lemon, orange or blueberry is what you require. Often the description will make it obvious,but a little investigation will allow you to find bright coloured candles, that are not scent specific.

Size & Height

This may seem a bit unimportant at first, but consider where the candles are going. Long tall, church candles may look impressive, but you need the space for them, and maybe even a pedestal to put them on. Ones that go on shelves and window ledges, may need to be small and somewhat guarded, by being inside a non-flammable container. Candles for alcoves that throw an enhanced colour into the room will need a transparent candle holder, although natural crystals make excellent candle holders.

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Bring Height To Your Room With Pillar Candles

Choosing The Perfect Fragrance

Summer fresh or winter warmth, the smell of home baking or oriental mystery, you can choose. There are fragrances for just about every situation and room in the house.

If you hold dinner parties, you may require something that does not overpower the smell of your hard work in the kitchen, but gives a pleasant feeling to your table arrangements like our cosy Home Sweet Home Housewarmer Jar. In the bathroom, a lighted candle can help with general odour, or accompany your luxuriously long soak. Take a look at the Colony Home Doctor Bathroom Fresh Votives.

If you are an animal lover and share your home with cats and dogs, or if you live in an old house that has its own particular smell, odour eliminating candles can be a godsend, to aid in keeping the home somewhat fresh.

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Think of The Occasion

Everyone associates candles flickering, with romance. It may not be such a good idea, to have them situated, all around the bed. However, they can play their part in the dining room, during an intimate dinner for two. The Frosted Rose Scented Glitter Jar Candle is ideal for this purpose, being a striking centrepiece and very romantic.

Many people also use scented candles for meditation, to create a calming atmosphere and the right ambience to go into a deep state, or even go astral travelling. The art of Feng Shui is now very popular, and many people consider the layout of the room to be exceedingly beneficial to harmony and calm in their lives. Candles often play a big part in creating the right balance.

 

A Beginner’s Guide To Candle Colour Therapy

Candle colour therapy utilises the influences of different colours to promote a wide range of different vibes and moods, as well as positively influencing our mental health in a wide variety of ways. Each colour in the spectrum is associated with different influential energies as well as particular Chakras (points of the body aligned with our spiritual energy). Take a look at our infographic below to find out the physical and spiritual associations that your favourite colours hold.

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Considering all the positive permutations that are possible, it’s easy to see why coloured candles have consistently been one of the most caring, considerate and rewarding gifts we can give to our loved ones as well as ourselves. Enjoy decorating your home with our beautiful selection of coloured pillar candles, tea lights and much more!

Fun Christmas Candle Games

There’s lots of fun to be had with candles during Christmas time when the house is often full of folks wanting to have a bit of fun. Here are five original games to play and make the most out of your candles.

Candle Car Racing

Attach a short candle to a matchbox or small piece of wood (your ‘car’) by melting a bit of wax onto the surface and placing the candle firmly onto it before it solidifies. Then get a long piece of string, between a metre or two in length, and tie one end to your candle car and the other end to a pen or pencil. After lighting the candle and laying out the string, you must ‘drive’ your car to the finish line by winding the string around the pencil. If the car topples or the candle goes out then you must stop and set it right and relight the flame before continuing.

Candle Archery Contest

It’s not really archery, I suppose, because the bow and arrow is simply your breath, but the principle is basically the same. Set up a series of target candles, each further away than the last, and attempt to blow them out one at a time, scoring points according to the distance between you and the candle. The ideal candle for this kind of game would be the Bolsius Tapered Candles as they are sturdy, colourful and available at a good price.

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Two blindfolded players stand facing each other while holding a lit candle in one hand. They can move it to wherever they like but must keep it in that place for the entirety of their opponent’s move. Then they take turns trying to blow their opponent’s candle out, though they can only blow in one direction (no whirling about blowing everywhere). It will need a referee, or even better why not team up and have sighted partners give directions, perhaps with some restrictions on what they can say to help their blindfolded teammate.

Candle Relay Racing

There are couple of varieties of this kind of game you can try. One version is to give two teams two candles each and light them to begin. Then, the first players have to blow out one candle and relight it with the other, before blowing out the second candle and relighting it with the first candle. Then he passes the two relit candles onto his teammate who repeats the process. Another version is to use just one candle but provide the team with a lighter or box of matches, and each player has to blow out the candle and then relight it before passing it on.

Fireman Frenzy

An outdoors game, unless you don’t mind drenching your living room carpet, in which you line up a series of candles at suitable distances from each other and attempt to extinguish the flames with water. Various methods can be applied, from taking a mouthful of water from a cup and aiming with your mouth or even using a water pistol. You can have singles competition or team up and try to put out all the candles before the other mob. As the candles get soaked, it can be a good idea to use plain Unscented Tealight Candles as they are cheap and plentiful.

Create Your Own Bleeding Candles

The great thing about candles is as well as looking stylish and generating beautiful fragrances, they enable our creativity to thrive. With little more than a candle and your imagination, you can create an infinite amount of designs that are so original and stunning they never fail to spark conversation and admiration when people enter your home.

If you are determined to make more out of these budget-friendly decorating tools take a look at the following ideas to get creative with candles. With a little imagination and know-how you can transform these essential home accessories so they are in-keeping and augment the overall style and décor of your home.

Bleeding Candles Step by Step

Have a go at creating your own Bleeding Candles for Halloween!
Have a go at creating your own Bleeding Candles for Halloween!

If you’ve got a colour palette that includes red in a room in your home, the bleeding candles feature could work well. Similarly if your home décor has a Gothic element or you are decorating the house for a ‘scary’ occasion such as Halloween, bleeding candles will bring an atmospheric element to the décor.

1- Simply buy an arrangement of white and red pillar candles.

2- Knock some nails into the white candles (the older and rustier the nails are the better).

3- Light the red pillar candle and drip some of the wax onto the top and sides of the white candle.

4- Decorate a number of candles in this way and arrange together to create a blood curdling feature in the home.

These candles are really easy to create and are the prefect decorative piece for Halloween. They can be placed on party tables, around the home or even outdoors on the door step or garden patio. Check out our selection of Halloween candles for more inspiration.