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What Does Vetiver Smell Like?

What Does Vetiver Smell Like?

Vetiver is common in everything from scented candles to perfume, but few people know what it smells like compared to other popular fragrances like vanilla or leather. Below, we explain what vetiver smells like and highlight four of our most well-loved candles that feature vetiver as part of their scent profiles.   What does vetiver smell like? Vetiver comes from a plant called Chrysopogon zizanioides, a perennial grass native to India. This grass grows up to 1.5 meters (about five feet). It features tall stems and thin, rigid leaves. It’s related to other fragrant grasses such as lemon grass and...

Do You Need to Trim the Candle Wick? And 6 Other Common Candle Care Questions

Do You Need to Trim the Candle Wick? And 6 Other Common Candle Care Questions

If you’ve simply been lighting and blowing out your scented soy candles without doing any kind of maintenance, you’ve been doing yourself and your candles a disservice. Taking just a few small steps—such as trimming the wicks and protecting the wax from dust—will help your candle burn longer and more evenly. Discover why you should trim the candle wick, plus six other tips for taking care of your candle.   Why You Should Trim the Candle Wick Trimming a candle wick is such a small difference that it seems like it shouldn’t affect using your candle too much. After all,...

9 Gifts for People Who Like to Read

9 Gifts for People Who Like to Read

If you’re not a book lover yourself, it can be hard to think of creative gifts for people who like to read. To help you find the perfect present, we’ve rounded up nine of our favorite gift ideas for book lovers–from booklights to scented candles to e-readers to themed games.   Book-Scented Candle Is there anything better than lighting a scented soy or coconut wax candle and curling up with a good book? We don’t think so. For the reader who already owns too many books, we recommend our Library candle that smells like books. Base notes of vanilla, balsam...

Frosty Favorites: Our Top 18 Winter Candles

Frosty Favorites: Our Top 18 Winter Candles

’Tis the season to take shelter from the elements and burn delicious-smelling candles all day long. If you’re looking for the perfect winter candle scents, we’ve done the work for you and rounded up some of our favorite candles that are perfect for the season. Whether you want to evoke a kiss under the mistletoe, fresh-baked pie, a long road trip to grandma’s or a wintry campfire, we’ve got you covered. Here are our 18 favorite winter candles: Holiday Candle The winter holidays can be a tough time for some people, especially those who live far away from their family....

How to Wrap a Candle for a Gift

How to Wrap a Candle for a Gift

Wrapping cylindrical gifts like scented candles can be tricky. It’s all too easy to end up with excess paper that makes the gift look messy. If your candle didn’t come in a box, or you want to remove it from the box and then wrap it, try one of these four ways to wrap a candle. The Fan Method This method is best for candles that you want to stand up. If one end of the candle is open (i.e., it doesn’t have a lid), pleat that end first. Cut a piece of gift wrap that completely encircles the candle,...

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