Candles are a wonderful addition to any mood or room but some people don’t like to use them because they are messy. Candle manufacturers have realized this and have created alternatives to traditional candle. Jar candles are a great way to get what you want from a candle without the mess of melting wax or smoke. They can be great to use around children and others who may have a tendency to knock a traditional candle over accidentally.
Jar candles are typically made from wax, which can be either soy, paraffin, beeswax, or a blend of these. The wax is melted and poured into a glass jar or container, which is then left to cool and set. The candle is then finished with a wick, which is usually made from cotton, and any desired fragrance or color. One of the nice features about jar candles is that they can include more than one scent. This way you get complementary scents throughout your room instead of just one flavor. This can create a nice atmosphere in any room.
Jar candles are also popular because they come in a variety of scents and sizes. Some popular scents include vanilla, lavender, and cinnamon. Jar candles can also be made in different sizes, from small votives to larger, multi-wick candles that can burn for hours. However, it’s important to remember that, like all candles, jar candles should be used safely. They should be placed on a heat-resistant surface, away from flammable objects, and never left unattended while lit.
Top Reasons to use Jar Candles
It is important to use especially when you need to leave a candle unattended. Here are the top 5 reasons that jar candles work well in any setting:
Jar candles are safer than other candles
It has wax that is even inside the jar which means that it sets solidly and balanced on your surface. They also are not as easy to knock over as other types of candles.
You have no mess to clean up
Jar candles are self contained which means and therefore you have no mess to clean up as they melt. Because the wax is inside the jar, it just melts within the parameters of the jar. Because of this, you can even set the jar on a tablecloth.
Jar candles burn longer
Jar candles generally burn longer than regular taper or pillar candles. They also can be reused easily. Some jar candles have at least 100 hours of burn time.
You can experience a variety of different scents
As we said before, you can have blends of scents and you can always change the scent in the room. As an example, if you get tired of one scent, you can always close that one off (jar candles come with lids) and open a different one.
Easy to store and transport
One of the benefits of jar candles is that they are easy to store and transport. Because they are contained in a jar, they can be easily moved around without the worry of wax spilling. They are also easy to light and extinguish, as the jar provides a safe enclosure for the flame.
Now that you know why to use them, don’t hesitate to experiment. You can generally purchase jar candles inexpensively so you can get more than one. Use them in different rooms as a group of candles or use them to freshen up a specific room by placing candles around the room.
You can also decorate the jar to match the décor of your room. As an example, you might take the glass jar and put a family picture, your own label or a picture from a greeting card on the outside of the jar. As you start to use jar candles you will find that they have a variety of uses that are not open to other types of candles. Have fun experimenting and see what other ideas you can find to use jar candles.