I have a soft spot for scented candles. Burning scented candles leave a lovely ambiance in your home – it truly turns a house into a home, especially in winter. Since we don’t have winter in Malaysia, I like burning candles in the evenings or in an air-conditioned room. Somehow, the scent lingers better.
These days, I’ve been relaxing with Dirt Candles’ Take it Easy – a lovely blend of lavender and vanilla scents.
Dirt Candles are natural soy candles infused with blends of essential oils to create the mood you want. Unlike other scented candles I own, I find the scents in Dirt Candles longer lasting yet mild. Just sniffing the new candle relaxes me right away and leaving the candle in a room without burning is good enough! The smell is sharp but not chemical and the scent fills the room beautifully without being overpowering. It comes with a cover so you can cover it up when its not being burnt which also stoppers up the scent. One thing I noticed was that when I blew out the candle after a while, there was no sharp acrid smell I usually get when a candle goes out – the smell remained pleasant and it lasts a long while.
Lately, to unwind, I’ve been combining Dirt Candles with The Best of Olivia CD – Olivia Ong is a Singaporean singer with a lovely crystal clear voice that sends shivers down my spine. She sings in English and Japanese and I discovered her CD during a dinner at a Japanese restaurant where her songs were playing!
Olivia and Dirt Candles are the best way to unwind and relax your mind after a long day – I turn down the lights, pop in The Best of Olivia and luxuriate in the calm cocoon of relaxation to recharge myself for the next day ahead. Ahh… 🙂
Dirt Candles are 10oz and retail for RM100 at Tiny Tapir. Don’t worry about receiving them by post – I did and the glass container came safely. They have a burn time of approximately 60 hours and come in 25 scents. Apparently, once you are done burning them, you can use the glass for drinking – how about that?! 🙂
Oh and one more thing, because its 100 organic soy, you can dip your finger in some of the melted wax and apply to your skin as a scented body cream. I tried it and to my surprise it works and I did not burn my finger. There is no waxy feel and it feels nice and light on the skin plus the scent is lovely and warm.
I’m already planning to get another – now should I get A Fresh Start or After Hours? Though personally, the blend in Wedded Bliss sounds right up my alley, I wish the name wasn’t as damning for us single ladies 😛
Have you tried burning scented candles? What’s your favourite type of scent? I tend to go for fresh or relaxing scents – lavender, patchouli, citrus etc Food scents don’t quite grab me though I know some people love them!
Note about candle safety: Never leave candles burning in an empty room or while sleeping. Always place candles on a flat smooth surface. Use a flat coaster to prevent marks on your table. Never burn candles by an open window or near curtains or flammable material.