With a variety of home decoration accessories one decorative piece that
So now that I’ve sparked your thoughts on how candles can be used in your décor, let’s get into the different types of jarred candles there are.
Different Types of Jar Candles
As I mentioned, scented candle jars now come in so many different styles that there are an abundance of shapes, sizes, colors, fragrance and materials, and holidays are the time you’ll see them make their most grand appearance. The Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays bring displays of pumpkin, peppermint, gingerbread, cranberries, cinnamon crunch, and apple pie. You can also delve into the more earthy seasonal fragrances, such as blue spruce, pine cones, holly and berries, juniper breeze, and so many more. Don’t forget the bakery candles in jars, making their appearances in chocolate chip cookies, black cherry bomb and birthday cakes. Then there's
We know that jar candles are no longer just made of one wax. These candles are made from vegetable oil, paraffin, beeswax, palm wax, and many other materials, each option reflecting a very different price tag.
Now, to spare you way too much info in one post, I won’t get into a grand explanation of all of the wax materials, so I’ll talk about the most widely used candles for now. Paraffin wax candles, which are made of petroleum and also the most popular among the wax choices. Paraffin wax is also the least expensive, option for candle making and purchasing. They’re quick to manufacture and easy to make.
Some people prefer gel candles, which are made from mineral oil, and give the ability to create beautiful translucent candles in which objects can be embedded.
That brings me to soy candles, the popular choice for a more natural scented candle. Soy candles are long lasting, less
If you’re using your candle strictly for the purpose of decoration and never intend to burn it, you will likely never have to worry about one of the biggest cons of using glass container candles. However, it's always a good idea to use precautions whenever you're burning any type of candle in a glass jar. Here are some things to consider.
- Candles should only be burned in glass that is approved for candle burning. If you want to go outside of the box a bit, the thicker the glass, the better it will usually perform in holding the hot wax. However, a rule of thumb for making bakery style candles or stepping outside of the usual containers is if a glass is microwave safe, it can usually be used for a candle (ceramic dishes, microwaveable glass dishes, etc.).
Decorative candles in thinner glass jars should not be burned so that it doesn’t cause a glass explosion. The g
lassused in making candles should be strong enough to withhold heat, such as canning (Mason) jars.
- Gel candles tend to create a higher melting point, meaning that the gel may get a bit hotter than your more traditional wax in order to form a pool. The National Center of Biochemistry Technology Information (a department of NIH) does share some information on burns caused by gel in candle making and measures of safety, as well as Lippincott Williams and Wilkins
an article on the topic. It's a great place to start before buying or making gel candles. providing
- Never burn a glass container candle that has cracks or nicks, since that is an indication of a weakened jar that will be more prone to shattering or causing your wax to spill out and result in a fire.
- You may want to do your own due diligence and always make sure to check your candle jar very well.
No More Clunk
On another note, glass jar candles allow you t
Fragrance & Lasting
Choose fragrances that suit each space in your home. For example, buy spicy fragrances for bedrooms. Floral scents would be perfect for bathrooms, and citrus and bakery scents will suit the kitchen. Get a conception
Jar candles can add a plus point to your home’s beauty and, at the same time, it can also give you a relaxed feeling at home after a busy day. They make the perfect showpiece, environment setter and also an occasional decorative tool. Use them to add glamour by using accessories like shades, sleeves, trays and holders to enhance their look. Have one when you are out for traveling and make your hotel feel like home away from home. These are just a few ideas. The fact is that candles are very versatile, and can be enjoyed for many reasons, during any season, and anywhere.