Candles have been used for centuries to provide lighting, create ambiance, and make a house feel like a home. But not all candles are created equal. When looking for luxury candles that will truly elevate your living space, there are certain things you’ll want to consider.
At Luxury of Homes, we offer an exclusive collection of high-end candles made from premium ingredients like soy, beeswax, and coconut wax. Our candles are hand-poured in small batches and infused with sophisticated fragrances like oud, aged bourbon, and wild fig.
Read on for our tips on how to choose luxury candles and use them to create an indulgent atmosphere in your home.
Selecting High-End Candles
When investing in luxury candles, quality ingredients are key. Here’s what to look for:
Avoid candles made from paraffin, a petroleum byproduct. Instead, look for natural waxes like soy, coconut, or beeswax. These burn cleaner and release less soot. Natural waxes also hold fragrances better.
Luxury candles use complex fragrances like essential oils, not synthetic fragrances. Look for subtle yet intriguing scents like sandalwood, oud, aged spirits, or unique floral blends. Complex fragrances will fill your home with alluring aroma.
Many high-end candles are hand-poured in small batches, not mass-produced. This results in candles with smooth, flawless surfaces and an even burn. Candles should have at least two wicks for a consistent burn.
Look for candles housed in beautiful reusable glass vessels, not disposable containers. Luxury candle vessels can be repurposed for storage or décor once the candle has burned down.
Tips for Burning Luxury Candles
Once you’ve invested in high-quality luxury candles, you’ll want to make the most of them. Follow these tips:
Trim the Wicks
Always trim candle wicks to 1⁄4 inch before lighting. This prevents excess smoking and uneven burning. Trim wicks each time before lighting.
Allow the Wax to Melt
As the candle burns down, the wax pool should melt all the way to the edges before extinguishing. This helps the candle burn evenly and fully utilize the wax.
Use a Candle Holder
Place pillar candles on a metal, glass, or ceramic holder. This catches melting wax and provides stability. Make sure the holder is heat-safe.
Don’t Burn Too Long
Never burn a candle for more than 4 hours at a time. Extinguish the flame if it reaches the very edges. Let the wax pool completely re-harden before relighting.
Maintain Air Flow
Burn candles in an area free of drafts. Air flow will make candles burn unevenly, tunnel, or smoke.
Match Fragrances to Rooms
Choose complementary scents for each room. Light soothing lavender or chamomile candles in the bedroom. Use energizing citrus scents in entryways.
Create a Ritual
Make candle lighting part of your self-care ritual. Draw a luxurious bath, add candlelight, and relax with a glass of wine.
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The glow of a candle can elevate any space. By investing in premier quality candles and burning them properly, you can infuse your home with beauty, tranquility, and luxury. Our exclusive soy candles are hand-poured in small batches using only the finest ingredients. Browse our candle collection at Luxury of Homes to find the perfect accent for your home. Let our candles light the way to luxury.