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Science of candle fragrances

Understanding The Science Of Fragrance

Did you know that there are over 2000 aroma chemicals and essential oils to develop fragrances for candles? This also involves a lot of chemistry and physics to get right when using fragrance to blend well and achieve a beautiful candle flame. Zip along to find out more. History  Fragrances date back to almost as old […]

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candle wicks

What Are Candle Wicks Made Of?

We have all been there! We buy a candle that doesn’t burn through all the way. After much frustration, we throw it in the bin. However, do you wonder why this is the case? It all boils down to the wicks, which get very little attention amidst the candle’s beautiful colours, scents and vessels. Wicks […]

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5 best candles for sensitive people

The 5 Best Candles for People Who Are Sensitive to Scents

Growing up, I was always sensitive to scents and quickly realised that strong fragrances triggered symptoms like headaches, nausea and even allergies. Walk into a supermarket or home fragrance store. You will find personal care products, candles and diffusers chucked full of nasty chemicals that can irritate your skin and trigger allergic symptoms. This started […]

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Fig scented candles

Getting to Know: What Does Fig Smell Like?

Brief History and Taste of a Fig Figs are a luxurious fruit with a jammy consistency native to the Mediterranean. Culturing a fig tree dates back to centuries around 11 000 B.C. Ancient wild figs grew in turkey, stretching to northern India. They were initially cultivated in Caria, an old description of a place which […]

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