50 hours of burn time on these soy and wax candles in simple frosted glass, which throws a muted glow and burns evenly without pooling. Pleasant scent that's not too overpowering. Comes at an affordable price.
Some experienced shattering of the glass in transit.
These 2-pack soy, vegetable, and cottonseed wax candles have fresh garden scents like geranium or basil, which burn evenly for 35 hours. An eco-conscious brand, the 7-ounce candle jars are also recyclable.
Some felt that the lavender scent was not natural.
Made in small batches by a family-owned business, these luxury candles have a refreshing scent that infuses the home with a welcoming fragrance. Non-toxic with a cotton wick, they have a burn time of 40 hours each.
These are more expensive than many other sets.
These 4 soy candles contain 7% essential oils, one each of lavender, freesia, French vanilla, and rosemary, all of which have a natural scent and calming effect. Comes in a choice of 2 color and pattern combinations.
Note that the 4.4-ounce candles are quite small.
One of many sets ranging from Man Cave to Mr. Grey, these 4-ounce soy candles are non-toxic and handmade. With more masculine scents like leather and dark chocolate, these are great for those who want an alternative to florals.
They are smaller candles, and some of the more unusual scents are not to everyone's taste.
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There’s nothing like the glow of a real candle for ambience. Many candle sets are infused with a pleasant scent, which is a great way to disguise household odors, or turn a room into a romantic retreat or spa. For a non-toxic, clean-burning candle, go for soy or vegetable wax that doesn’t contain paraffin. Beeswax is another good choice, although more expensive. High quality naturally-derived scents, like essential oils, are also the best bet. Wicks are usually cotton braid, and will burn in on themselves so they don’t need wicking — if not, trim them to a quarter of an inch to prevent soot. Keep candles away from drafts, which will cause the flame to jump and flicker, and always away from children, pets who may knock them over, and flammable objects... and never leave them unattended.