When most people think about candles, they think of the […]
When most people think about candles, they think of the mass produced variety and don't give much thought to the handmade variety. After all, most handmade candles are not that great looking or smell that good. But there are advantages to purchasing a handmade candle, even if they aren't as pretty as the commercially produced type. There are plenty of reasons that buying a handmade candle from someone who puts their heart into it, is worth the money.
For starters, handmade candles last longer than commercially produced ones. Most candles on the store shelves are not really that long. However, when they are made by hand, the burn time is much longer. This means that each candle you buy will actually smell better for longer, meaning that you get to enjoy the scent in your home for a longer period of time.
These handmade candles also cost more than professionally produced candles. One reason that homemade candles cost more than the store bought ones is because they don't have to cost that much to produce. The same can be said for homemade scented candles. Although these candles do cost more to make, the cost of them is offset by the cost of the natural oils they use and the time that it takes to make them.
Another advantage to homemade candles is that they smell better. When you smoke a commercial candle, you are letting out all of the smoke that was released during the manufacturing process. However, once you light it, all that smoke is going to be inhaled, along with the smoke of the wax melting. Since candles are made using natural waxes, they provide the perfect scent to help us relax and enjoy the smell of the candle. Handmade candles are not as consistent in the scent they offer, but they last longer, smell better and are better for the environment.
Finally, handmade candles are more affordable than most store bought candles. They are also easier to find. There is less competition for handmade candles so there is a good chance that you will be able to find one that suits your tastes and preferences. For example, some people like vanilla scented candles while others prefer herbal scents.
As you can see, there are many advantages to making your own candles. If you have the time and desire, it really isn't that difficult. You will have created something that is unique, smell fantastic and has benefits for you and the environment. What more could you want? Check around at your local craft store or go online to look for ideas.