Candles have been used for centuries; they are essentially a wick placed in wax for the sole purpose of light. Nowadays, candles have different scents, different shapes, sizes and colours for different purposes. When candles are used adequately, they can convey a number of moods, and give off varied perceptions to others. There are different kinds of candles and It’s easy to say that candles can pretty much be found in any household. So which candles will make the perfect addition to your home? At Wick and Wicked, there are many types of candles to choose from and we’ve composed this blog to help you find the right one. 

Floating Candles

Not only are they dainty, and sophisticated, they are uniquely shaped to float on top of water. Wick and Wicked sell a pack of 10pc Unscented Small Candles that are round in shape and available in four different colours; red, pink, white and purple. Because of their ability to float, you can place them in a see-through glass or bowl of water to give that hint of class and glamour to your home. When placed in water, one perk these candles offer is not having to worry about hot wax dripping onto your furniture. The water will catch and instantly cool the wax, making it practically mess-free. Put some in your champagne glass, or a few of them together in a water bowl. They are well suited for small home gatherings, a romantic dinner between you and your lover and any other kinds of festivities. 

Candle Pot

These types of candles are usually contained in a glass, pot or jar. When these candles are being made, they usually pour the hot wax into the container and allow the candles to set inside the pot. This will prevent the candle from slipping and sliding or popping out of the jar making it safer to use. With these types of candles, you don’t have to worry about finding and purchasing a candle holder, or the candle’s hot wax making a mess everywhere. Wick and Wicked sell a line of Multicolour Tin Candles that also doubles up as aromatherapeutic. The scent will wash over you while taking all of your daily stress away. The tin packaging is bright and floral, offering you six colours to choose from. Once you’re finished with the candle, you can reuse the tin containers to hold any trinkets and small belongings you may have. For other scents, and packaging design look for the handmade Tin Can Natural Soy Wax Candles, that are offered in eight other kinds of design and colours. The best locations to place these candles would be on your vanity as an accent piece, your washroom targeting odour and the bedroom for a quick aromatherapy session. 

Votive Candles 

Votive candles are typically small and cylindrical but last for a very long time. These candles do not produce smoke and will burn all the way to the bottom while extinguishing themselves. It’s definitely recommended to purchase or use a candle holder for this kind of candle. Because of their simple design and lack of smoke, you can place these candles anywhere around your home. They can be placed as a centrepiece in combination with other kinds of candles for a brighter warm glow, or separately scattered throughout your home. Although these candles are not shaped like other typical votive candles; these uniquely shaped Matcha Scented Candles from Wick and Wicked are exactly that. They are green in colour, last up to an incredible thirty hours and are entirely made from soy wax, making it vegan too. They release an earthy but muted scent that is not too overwhelming for those who are sensitive to fragrance. These are perfect for the kitchen, by that window in your living room, and on top of your bedside table as well. 

Aromatherapy Candles

Aromatherapy is an alternative healing treatment that is used to promote the physical and mental health of a person. Essential oils, natural scents and fragrances are used for many objectives such as combating stress and anxiety. Some candles such as the Tinplate Round Cup Essential Oil Candle, have been combined with essential oils to give that exact effect. Your home setting is where you should feel the most comfortable and relaxed, but sometimes that’s just not the case. The next best thing is to light one of those aromatic candles and breathe in the scents until your stress begins to dissipate. Another good example would be the handmade Preserved Flower Fragrance Candle. These candles come in red, blue, gold and multicoloured. In the clear gel wax, a pretty flower is embedded to give off a romantic elegant look. Leave these charming candles in your bedroom, bathroom and home office area to add a graceful touch and help mellow you out when you are overwhelmed with work and chores. These will slowly become an essential part of everyone’s daily lives. 

These are just a few types of candles available, there are many more with many different uses to them. To learn more, please feel free to contact us and we’ll happily answer any questions you may have. Candles are an affordable purchase that will benefit any household. Learn how to place them, whether they are placed together in conjunction with other candles or by themselves with other garments to create that centrepiece, it will create an alluring atmosphere. One thing to keep in mind, lighting up different scented candles can mix the fragrance together creating a whole new scent. This is where you can really mix and match to create a unique scent for you. To find more candles, go to Wick and Wicked for your next candle purchase.