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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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.

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/ .

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.

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.

Scented Candles

scented pillar candleScented candles… what is it about them that makes them so popular? Is it that scented candles are merely a tool to freshen the air in our homes? I think the reason scented candles are so popular is more than that. Our sense of smell is very closely tied to our memories. Have your ever been somewhere and suddenly out of nowhere caught a whiff of something that instantly caused you to remember an event, place, or person from your past. I know I have.

Scented candles can have the same effect. When you find a candle that reminds you of home, a friend, that first kiss… that candle becomes more than just an air freshener. At U.S. Candle Company we offer such a wide variety of fragrances so you can find that special scent to remind you of once upon a time.

Buy 1 Get 1 Free – Montana Jar Candle

Due to an over-run on this Jamaica Me Crazy scented jar candle we are offering a Buy 1 Get 1 Free deal with no limit on quantities.  Purchase as many of these beautiful jar candles as you like for $30.00 each and get them same quantity for free.  This 64 oz. jar has a black metal lid in a matte finish.  Once your done burning this large 3 wick jar candle you can use it on your kitchen counter to store important stuff in, like chocolate chip cookies!  Jamaica Me Crazy is a really good fragrance for the spring and summer because it smells a lot like Hawaiian Punch.  This highly scented candle will burn for approximately 180 hours, is 6 1/2″ tall with the lid and about 7″ diameter.  This special deal will only last while we have stock available.  Once this jar candle is gone, it’s gone.