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Why Yankee Candles Suck!

I’ve been wrestling with whether or not to even publish this post. Yankee Candle sits alone atop the candle world and by far has the biggest fanbase amongst candle users world wide. There are countless blogs, Facebook groups, twitter users,…
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Tips for Maximizing Scent Throw

Let’s face it, the majority of us burn candles not only for the great mood they can set, but also for the awesome aromas in which they can fill an area with.  The scent throw of a candle correlates to…
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Effectiveness of Citronella Candles

Welcome, candle aficionados! Summer time is almost upon us and that means lots of outdoor activities for many.  Along with these activities typically comes relentless battling with hungry mosquitoes. If you’re like me you may have already lost several of…
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Necessity of Wick Trimming

Hello again aspiring candle aficionados!  Today we tackle another important best burning practice: Keeping your candle wick appropriately trimmed. Ahhhh!  Who knew candles required so much knowledge and maintenance?!  It’s really a simple task, but it’s an important practice to…
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The Importance of a Candle Topper

Aloha fellow candle nerds! In my last post The Importance of a Wax Pool I discussed the problems that arise when you don’t allow a full wax pool to form. In this post I’ll be explaining the what and how…
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Great wax pool

The importance of the wax pool

Candle nerds unite!  I do wonder if this blog is the first time in the history of mankind that the term “candle nerds” has been used.  It’s gotta be, right? So before we get into awesome wax pools I’ve got…
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