Author Archive: charlie

Tea Lights and Wax Melts – A Perfect Combination

If you’ve ever found yourself desiring a more intense scent throw from your candles when you’re burning them then this post was written just for you.  If I had to quantify the difference between the scent throws of a typical…
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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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Oil Lamps are Freaking Awesome

Candle nerds unite!  Well for this post it’s more like Oil Lamp nerds unite.  The title of this blog might indicate that this a “candles only” kinda blog, but I very much want it to touch on the fringes of…
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Yankee Candle Summer Scoop Jar Review

Welcome fellow candle connoisseurs.  I’m super excited that I finally get to share with you The Candle Review’s first actual review of a candle!  As with any new endeavor I’m learning as I go but my hope is that you…
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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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The importance of the wax pool

Great 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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The Candle Journey Begins

Hello, fellow candle NERDS!  To launch this blog I thought it’d be prudent to share my own quick my story of becoming a candle nerd myself. It all started a couple of winters ago when I received a large jar…
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