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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How To Choose a Candle

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Choosing the right candles for your home or event can be more challenging than at first it may seem.  There are many factors that go into which candle will work best.  Some of the factors are, the environment the candles will be in, the number of candles being used, scented or unscented candles, and length of time the candles need to burn.

Lets assume that the candles being decided on are made by a reputable candle company and are high quality candles.  That is, of course, one of the most important factors.  There hundreds, if not thousands, of candle styles available to pick from so which one should you choose?

Why are you buying the candles?  People buy candles for many different reasons, for decoration, ambiance, to freshen the air, all of the above.  The answer to this question will begin you down one path or another.  A soft romantic ambiance can be gotten from any candle when it is lit.  However, you may not want to light a novelty candle (candle with a special shape or design) because it will be ruined once it is burned.  If all your going for is ambiance then you need to consider the environment the candles are being used in.  Is the setting a dinner for two or a bubble bath for one?  Taper candles are the traditional “romantic couple” dinner candles.  If you’re going for the bubble bath then you might just want a few tealights to surround the tub with.

If the candles are only going to be used for decoration, is it for your home or an event?  Many people purchase candles to use in their homes that they don’t intend to burn.  Pillar candles are very popular for creating decorative arrangements and centerpieces.  With so many pillar sizes and colors available finding candles to match your home decor is relatively easy.  If you are decorating for an event check with the venue about their rules pertaining to candles.  Some have a strict “no candles” rule.  Others allow candles but require that the candle flame not be higher than the top of the container they are in.  The type of event will determine what style of candle you look for.

If you’re using the candles to freshen the air, the main factor to consider is the size of the room.  Smaller rooms like bathrooms may only need a votive or small jar to freshen the air.  For larger rooms such as living rooms or master bedrooms larger candles like a 6×6 pillar or 64 oz. jar might be a better choice.  The larger the surface area of the liquid wax the faster the fragrance will be pushed into the air.  Some fragrances are naturally “lighter” than others.  A Vanilla scented candle may not be as noticeable as a Black Cherry, or a Honeydew as strong as a Lilac.  Sometimes a subtle fragrance is all that is desired.

Jar candles are very popular because they reduce the potential for wax to spill or drip on to the table.  Whatever the reason is for purchasing candles, if you light them make sure to not leave them unattended.

Cover The Smell Of Cigarette Smoke

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One of the commonly asked questions in our candle shop is “Do you have anything that will cover the smell of cigarette smoke?” I am not a smoker, my wife is not a smoker, in fact nobody in my house smokes, my parents didn’t even smoke.  I really don’t like the smell of cigarette smoke as is the case with many people.  Often times the smell of cigarette smoke can become a point of tension between people living in the same house where one smokes and the other does not.  We have a candle that will help eliminate the smell of cigarette smoke from your home and help relieve some of that tension.  The name of this amazing candle fragrance is “Smoke Eater”.  Before you picture an army of smoke eater Pacmen charging forth and devouring the smoke particles out of the air, that isn’t quite how it works.

There are a number of different sections of olfactory sensors in your nose, similar to the taste buds on your tongue.  These sensors pick up different types of odors like sweet, dry, tart, spicy, etc.  The particles from the cigarette smoke interact with a variety of these sensors causing your brain to recognize the scent.  The fragrance from our Smoke Eater candles counter balance the negative smell of the cigarette smoke, neutralizing it.  Then adds positive, pleasant aromas which causes your brain to tell you that you are smelling something which is good.

Like I started off this post, I have never lived with a smoker so I can’t speak from personal experience.  However, we have repeat customers who live with smokers and swear by our Smoke Eater scented candles.  We offer this fragrance in our scented pillars, votives, jars, tealights, and tins.  Once you have had a chance to try this fragrance in your own home, leave a comment and let us know what you thought.

New Glowbowl Fragrances

Brand new Glowbowl fragrances are here. For those of you who have never heard of Glowbowl, they are a flameless air freshening system. The Glowbowl product consists of 2 parts, the unit and the scented gel. The glowbowl unit is a 5 1/2″ high stand and glass cylinder which has a small light bulb below it used to heat the gel. The scented crystals are water based and come in 18oz refill bottles. All you have to do to use this Glowbowl product is put the gel into the glass container and plug it in. As the light bulb warms the highly scented gel it releases the fragrance into the air. The colorful glow from the light shinning out through the colored scented crystals is amazing. You will notice over a few days the amount of gel getting lower as the water and fragrance evaporates into the air. If you notice that the gel is starting to look a little dry, just as some water to rejuvenate it. Glowbowls make fantastic gifts and can be used in many places where candles cannot. Come get yours today.