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Best Year-Round Candle Scents

We love a good, themed candle like Mango Pina Colada or Spiced Candy just as the next candle lover, but sometimes all we want is a candle that’s good for year-round, no matter the time of year. If you’re looking for a year-round candle, here are our favorite:

Cardiff

If you’re looking for a fresh scent with hints of floral and a little bit of sweetness, Cardiff is the candle for you. Cardiff was named after Cardiff Hill in St. Ann, Jamaica because this scent is reminiscent of the fresh air and blooming flowers in the area. The scent starts with a fresh, spa like aroma and develops with notes of wood and green leaves and gets its sweetness from notes of pineapple and coconut. Cardiff is our bestselling scent, year-round.

Caribbean Sea

Mysteriously fresh, sweet, salty, and deep is how we describe Caribbean Sea. A great year-round staple if you love fresh scents with a twist, Caribbean Sea is it. The candle pays homage to the mysterious and intriguing past of the Caribbean Sea. The scent is a careful combination of airy and deep scents. If you love scents with sandalwood and musk, look no further. The deep and sultry notes are combined with eucalyptus to maintain an element of freshness.  Caribbean Sea is right for you if you love deep but fresh scents.

Sugarcane Java

Coffee lovers unite! Sugarcane Java is a coffee lover’s dream with notes of coffee, sugar and cream. This is candle is a staple on our work desk. If you love coffee scented candles but don’t want an overly sweet candle, Sugarcane Java is just right for you.

Fireside

If you like a good earthy scent, you’ll love Fireside. This scent is a truly intriguing blend of peppermint, eucalyptus, saffron, amber palo santo and cardamom. The combination of these notes produces a well-balanced fresh and earth scent. Fireside is a perfect way to bring the outdoors in and is perfect if you love earthy scents.

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How to Get the Most out of Your Candles

We want to you to get the most out of your favorite candles. Here are our top tips to safely enjoying your candles. The steps are broken up into Pre burn, During the burn and Outing your candle. Let’s get started:

Pre Burn

  • The length of your wick is crucial to how well your candle will burn. Before you burn your candle, always ensure the wick has been trimmed to at least 1/4”. This will help prevent uneven burning,
  • Placement of your candle prior to burning is also crucial to a getting a good burn. Avoid placing your candle in drafts such as open windows, fans and air conditioning. Drafts can cause excessive soot and uneven burning.

While Burning

  •  Never leave your candle unattended especially around children and pets.
  • Burn your candle for at least 2-3 hours (or according to the warning label) to ensure an even burn. This will help prevent tunneling which drastically cuts the life of your candle.
  • Remember your candle container will become warm as it burns. If you need to move your container do so before lighting it.
  • Don’t burn your candle all the way down. Stop when there is 1/4” of wax left in the jar.
  • Never burn your candle on or near anything that can catch fire. Keep lit candles away from drapes, bedding, paper, furniture etc.
  • If burning multiple candles, keep them away at least 3 away from each other. This ensures they won’t melt one another or create their own drafts.

Outing Your Candle

  • Use a candle snuffer to extinguish a candle. When you blow out a candle, the hot wax could splatter.
  • Before leaving your candle, ensure it is fully extinguished and there’s no glow in the wick.
  • Do not try to trim your wick until the container has fully cooled.
  • Never use water to extinguish your candle.