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Votivo Candles – Enjoy Quality and Rich Fragrances

Posted by on Jul 28 2009 | votivo candles

Votivo candles are prized by discriminating customers and by celebrities. These luxury candles are so popular because they offer such amazing scent and such exceptional quality. Those who know about candles know that Votivo candles simply provide a better experience. Celebrities who rely on candles to boost the ambience in their movie set trailers and hotel rooms turn to Votivo candles. Interior designers who need to create amazing rooms know that Votivo candles can transform a space.

The secret of Votivo’s richly scented candles lies in the careful attention to detail. Votivo’s candle makers carefully scent the candle wax of every Votivo candle so that each candle carrying the Votivo name can fill and entire room with a rich and lasting fragrance. The makers of these candles have worked since 1994 to create the best fragrances and the best diffusion of fragrance. The result is a line of candles that smells absolutely heavenly to the very last drop of wax.

Votivo also excels in fragranced candles because the manufacturer creates layered scents in every candle. Rather than creating a candle with several scents that compete with each other and rather than creating a candle with one scent, Votivo carefully layers a few complimentary scents in each candle. The result is a fine bouquet of fragrance. You smell a hint of one scent even as you inhale another scent. This rich layering creates an amazing sensory experience.

Votivo has also created a line of fragrances to suit every fancy. The Votivo Black Ginger candle, for example, contains the rich scents of Hawaiian flowers with hints of ginger and Asian spice. The Votivo Cedar & Sage candle contains the scent of cedar and sage. The Votivo Champaca candle enriches the senses with the fragrance of sandalwood and champaca. The Votivo Clean Crisp White candle is infused with the scent of fresh linen and water. The Votivo Deep Clover is rich with the scents of fescue grass, rye grass, wood chips, red clover, and moss. The Votivo Mahogany candle contains the scent of wood, mulled spices, and brown sugar, while the Votivo Mandarin combines citrus, mandarin orange, herbs, and honeys into a rich fragrance. The Votivo Moroccan Fig candle combines the exotic scents of rare woods, figs, and spices. The Votivo Rain candle – Oprah Winfrey’s favorite candle – combines fall scents with the fragrance of sage. Votivo’s Sweet Almond & Blood Orange candle combines the fragrance of almonds, vanilla beans, marshmallows, woods, and orange for a spicy but not overwhelming scent.

Votivo candles are the highest quality. Votivo only uses the very finest waxes, wicks, and packaging for each candle. The company is also able to offer complete quality assurance because the company creates its candles right at home. In fact, each candle is hand-made, from the pouring of the wax to the tucking of each completed candle into tissue paper and a box. This hand crafting tradition ensures that artisans are able to take care of every detail that goes into making amazing candles.

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Soy Candles – Quick Facts

Posted by on Jul 16 2009 | soy candles

Soy Candles are very popular today, but few customers know much about them. Candles made from soy wax are made from a natural wax made from soybeans. Soybeans are very safe and are used as a food source and to make many products, including cosmetics. Using natural wax for candles is nothing new. In the past, people made candles from beeswax or from tallow and fats. Fat-based candles tended to burn uncleanly and didn’t last long. Beeswax candles also lasted a short period of time and were more expensive. As a result, in modern times, many candle manufacturers began making candles from synthetic petroleum and paraffin products. While these candles were affordable and burned longer, eventually customers became concerned about the health effects of these candles. As well, these synthetic candles tended to retain scent imperfectly and tended to produce more soot.

Soy candles are different. Since they are made with natural wax, they produce less soot and hold fragrance better. Soy candles such as Archipelago Botanical candles, the Barbara Barry Bedroom candle, Votivo candles and other quality soy candles offer long burning times and beautiful, fragrant light.

Did you Know….?

  • Soy candles support local farmers. Many soybeans are grown right in the United States and candles create a big demand for this product. By buying soy candles, you are supporting the local economy.
  • 100% pure soy wax candles with natural candle wicks contain no cancer-causing, toxic chemicals. In comparison, cheap candles made from synthetic waxes have been found to contain wax and other harmful chemicals. Paraffin candles contain toluene, benzene, two carcinogenic chemicals, as well as other toxic chemicals. Natural soybean wax candles do not contain such substances.
  • Soy wax produces smaller amounts of soot and generally produces minimal amounts of a white soot that is hard to see.
  • During the hydrogenation process that converts soy oil into wax, pesticide and herbicide traces are easily removed, so natural soy wax candles do not contain these dangerous substances.
  • Soy candles made with essential oils can be used for aromatherapy.
  • Sobyean is a renewable resource and as a result boy candles are considered an environmentally-friendly choice.
  • Some studies have suggested that soy candles burn 30% longer than some synthetic candles.
  • Soy candles have good fragrance throw. This refers to the strength of scent a candle gives off. Soy candles have scent incorporated into the wax, unlike some paraffin candles, which are merely coated in scent. This means that soy candles give off a rich scent until the last drop.
  • The first soy candle was developed by a group of students at Purdue University. The students won the Indiana Soybean Development Council and Purdue’s Department of Agronomy prize for their candle.
  • Soy wax is easily cleaned with soap and water if it spills. Paraffin wax, however, leaves a greasy stain that is hard to remove.

There are many reasons why soy wax candles are one of the best choices for customers today. Why not try a luxury soy candle today and explore an affordable luxury that can transform your home.

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Candle Gifts

Posted by on Jul 08 2009 | Candle Gifts

Buying gifts can be extremely challenging. If you don’t know the gift recipient that well, you might be wary of choosing a gift that is too impersonal or too awkwardly familiar. If you are giving a gift to a colleague or employer, you want to make a great impression. Of course, no matter what the occasion, you want to give a gift that someone will love.

There are stores filled with frou frou gifts, but if you want to make an impact and give a gift that will be truly appreciated, candle gifts are your best option. Some manufacturers and retailers create unique and gorgeous gift sets made with luxury scented candles. The exciting thing about these candle gift sets is that they have so many advantages:

  • They are already gorgeously wrapped and ready to go.
  • They are the perfect balance between personal and appropriate – you’ll virtually never offend a gift recipient with gift candle sets.
  • They are a thoughtful gift. Everyone could use a little “me” time in their lives and gift candle sets provide this time. Recipients can light your candles and start enjoying the fragrance and light right away.
  • They are never the wrong size or style. Everyone appreciates luxury candles.
  • They allow your gift recipient to try out several types of candles that he or she may not have tried before.
  • They are perfect for just about every occasion. From birthdays to corporate gift giving, it pays to keep a few candle gift sets on hand.
  • They provide many, many hours of burn time.
  • Some are priced competitively, so that you can give an extravagant gift to yourself or someone else for less than the cost of several individual candles.
  • They often include a special “extra” – such as a decorative reusable box or a set of matches.

It is truly amazing how far candle gift sets have come in recent years. Today’s luxury candle sets are nothing like the cheap baskets of paraffin candles of days gone by. Just consider the Tocca Candle Gift Set. The gorgeous pale blue gift box is filled with four Tocca candles, in scents such as Kyoto, Cleopatra, Havana, and Grace. It’s the perfect way to sample each of the scents that Tocca is known for. Each candle burns for 10 hours and comes with a reusable decorative glass jar. A special Tocca matchbox is included in the gift box, making it perfect for someone who travels and needs everything in one spot.

Candle gift sets are always a thoughtful gift. Accompanied by a well-written card, these gifts really show that you care and allow your recipient to really pamper themselves. Today’s luxury scented candles come in gorgeous gift sets that are appropriate for weddings and corporate giving as well. Whether you are heading to a birthday or an anniversary party, bring a beautiful candle gift set. And, of course, don’t forget to pick up a second candle gift set as a gift to yourself.

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