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Inexpensive Votive Candles That Are Not Cheap

With the fall and winter holidays fast approaching you may be looking for an inexpensive source for candles to decorate your dinner table or to use as accents in your home.  Votive candles are frequently used to decorate for Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas and we have just the ones you need.  Take a look at our Recycled Votive Candles which are sold at a fraction of the cost of our regular scented votives.  And better yet, until 10/25/2015 we are running a special buy 2 dozen get 1 dozen free sale on this product.

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How do we make these votives?

Every day we use our votive molds to manufacture our regular scented votive candles.  During this process wax that runs down the sides of the molds builds up on the table and around the base of the metal votive cups.  Different fragrances and colors are poured into the molds each day based on what we need.  As a result layers of wax in various colors and scents form on around the molds.  When it comes time to clean the candle molds and tables, the wax is scraped off into boxes.  When there is enough of the left over wax we melt it down and pour it back into the votive molds to create our Recycled Votive Candles.

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Why are they such a great price?

The reason that we offer these votive candles cheap is NOT because they are poor quality but because we don’t know what color they finished product will come out or exactly what they will smell like.  When you order our recycled candles you let us know the quantity you would like but the color and fragrance would be a surprise.  Every batch of votives is unique.

Are they any good?

The votives will burn beautifully completely using up all the wax giving you the affect you want.  Each one will last for approximately 15 hours when it is burned in a votive cup that is slightly larger than the candle.  The wider the votive holder, the faster the candle will burn.  The reason for this is that in a wide holder, the wax could flow too far away from the flame causing it to not melt and be used as fuel.

So if you are working on a budget (and who isn’t these days), are not particular to the color or fragrance of the votive candles, head over to uscandleco.com and stock up on these for the holidays.
 
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Posted by on August 26, 2015 in scented candles, votive candles

 

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Glow Bowl Air Fresheners

We want to tell you about an amazing air freshening product that does not require an open flame, like from a candle, or need to sprayed around your home.  It is our Glow Bowl fragrance system.  The Glow Bowl air fresheners are so simple to use, last for a long time, and are flamefree, and do a wonderful job of scenting the air.  The entire system consists of 2 parts, the unit, and the scented gel.

THE UNIT

The Glow Bowl unit has an attractive wooden base, a 3 foot electrical cord with an inline on/off switch and a 2 prong plug, a 7.5 watt light bulb, and a clear cylindrical vase.  The 7.5 watt bulb screws into the top of the flat base, sticking up.  The glass vase is fully closed on the bottom but has a recessed section in the middle, large enough to allow vase to sit over top of the bulb.  This allows the warmth from the bulb to heat a larger surface area of the scented gel causing it to release the fragrance faster.

THE GEL

The Glow Bowl gel is water based so it evaporates easily giving off a strong scent throw.  Over time the scented crystals will shrink and appear to be getting dried out.  This does NOT mean that you have to add more gel to the unit, you can simply add a little bit of water to it.  This will rejuvenate the gel and it will continue to smell great.  Once you have added water once, when the gel dries out again, it is best to remove the old crystals and replace them with new ones.  You can mix more than one fragrance together to create a custom scent if you like.  Be creative.

In addition to freshening you home up, the Glow Bowl system looks beautiful when it is turned on.  The light from the bulb shines through the colored scent crystals in a variety of shades in mesmerizing way.  They make fantastic nightlights too.

 
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Posted by on July 22, 2015 in air fresheners

 

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Iron and Glass Votive Candle Holders

glass-iron-votive-cupsOur customers are always looking for new and decorative to display their candles.  Well today we have added 5 votive candle holders to our website that are both decorative and functional.  These two piece votive holders have a rustic iron frame which surrounds a removable glass cup.  The sturdy heavy metal frame allows the holder to sit on a table surface, protecting it from the heat created when the candle flame gets near the bottom.  Three of these holders have a handle which will also allow for the candles to be hung.  Raising your lit candles up will let the candles light up a room better and gives you more options to be creative.  The glass containers are larger than a standard votive cups and can be used with votives or tea lights.mission-votive-lantern-gr

 
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Posted by on March 25, 2014 in candle holders, votive cups

 

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Our Three New Candle Fragrances

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We now have our 3 new candle fragrances available online and in our retail store for Spring and Summer.  We have gone with a beach theme for 2014.  The new candles are:

Tropical Pineapple – A decadent juicy blend of tropical island fruit with subtle hints of mango low notes and refreshing ripe pineapple high notes.

Beach Towel – This summertime fragrance perfectly captures the soft, clean, aroma of a fluffy beach towel warmed by the heat of the afternoon sun radiating off the sand.

Suntan Lotion – A perfect reminder of the fun, relaxing, sunny day at the beach, our suntan lotion fragrance features creamy notes of banana and fresh coconut.

These new fragrances are available in our paraffin jars, smooth pillar candles, votives, tarts, and tea lights.  We are also offering 20% off of the regular price on these new candles for a limited time so now is when you should try them out and tell your friends.

 
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Posted by on March 20, 2014 in scented candles

 

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Fresh Candles For Summer

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Summer is fast approaching and it will soon be time to fill the pools, have outdoor parties, or head to the beach.  We have the perfect candles to fit in with your summer time activities.  Nothing says summer like a tropical fruit smoothie or these unique fruit scented candles.  Our Mojito, Strawberry Daiquiri, and brand new Bahama Mama candles are poured into unique glass cups that can be re-used when the candles have been completely burned.  These scented candles are made using palm wax which crystallizes when it dries making it look like they are full of chipped ice.  The Mojito candle is scented mojitoswith lime and mint, the Bahama Mama is fresh coconut and juicy mango, and the Strawberry Daiquiri is a sweet strawberry and cream.  Each of these cool candles is topped with a decorative fruit accent whether it be a slice of lemon or orange, a cherry, or strawberries. Use these candles to decorate around your home or at your fun get-togethers this summer.  Order a set of 6 or more and save nearly $2.00 per candle at http://www.uscandleco.com/candles/jar-candles/ .

 
 

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Brilliant Ceramic Candle Holders

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Today we added the 4th color to our line of ceramic candle holders and pedestal trays. We now have red, yellow, green, and teal. These holders are great for use with our 3 inch and 4 inch diameter pillar candles, or the 16 oz., 26 oz. jars. The colors of these holders are really attractive and each one is coated with a shiny glaze to make it really pop. The holders also have a weathered finish making them look distressed. The pillar holders come in both a 9 inch or 11 inch tall option. The pedestal tray is 4.5 inches tall by 6 inches in diameter and is really nice for use with larger decorative items like vases or bowls. Matching these holders with the perfect color candle is easy with our wide selection of pillars and jars.
We recommend using:

  • Fresh Rain or Butterfly Garden with the teal
  • Sage and Citrus or Redwood Cedar with the red
  • Opium or Cranberry Chutney with the yellow
  • Gingerbread or Cinnamon Stick with the green

We also have a lot of beaded garland in beautiful colors which are excellent for accenting your displays. A decorative candle ring can also be used around the base of the holders or at the top around the candle for a more creative look. Stop by www.uscandleco.com to see checkout all the other items we have.

 

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What is Palm Wax?

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Palm wax is an all-natural, renewable resource that is obtained from the oil palm in Southeast Asia. Due to its environmentally friendly attributes, palm wax offers a whole new choice for candle makers who market sustainable or renewable resource based extensions to their candle lines. It has been grown as a commercial crop in well managed and regulated estates since the early 1900’s. The oil palm produces fruit in bunches which are harvested, and sent to palm oil mills where the oils are extracted, sterilized, clarified and purified into crude palm oil. The crude oil is then sent to palm oil refineries where it is processed further into products such as cooking oil, shortening, cocoa butter substitutes, non-dairy creamers, soaps, and of course everybody’s favorite – Palm Wax.

Palm wax is a superb material for making excellent burning candles. It resists melting in hot summer months, holds fragrance well, and best of all, can be easily manipulated to produce an infinite array of surface patterns ranging from complex crystalline designs to smooth solid colors.

With the combination of quality fragrances, proper wick, and standard wax dyes, the finished candles have been described as having a crystal, feathered or marbled appearance and are clean burning with an excellent scent throw.

 
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Posted by on March 29, 2013 in jar candles, scented candles

 

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