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Candle Burning Tips

We all love to burn candles around our home, some of us more religiously than others. Here are some tips to help you enjoy your candles and make them last longer, whether you are using Pillar Candles, or candles in containers.

Wickman wick Trimmer
Wickman wick Trimmer
  • Always trim the wick, to 1/4 inch the first time, and before relighting. A Wickman Wick Trimmer will cut the wick and remove the cut part, preventing it from falling in the wax. Some wicks are self trimming,kind of like self-heading flowers.
  • Burn the candle until the top surface is liquefied. Burning for short periods at a time, causes tunneling, where the candle burns straight down, wasting valuable wax aroundthe edges.
  • Burn two or three different scents to create your own special fragrance combination. Combine different notes of earthy, floral, and rich scents, for a combination that is all yourown.
  • Your candle will scent the room even when not burning and fragrance oils in candles do evaporate over time. If you will not be using a candle for a long time, seal it with a cover, or plastic wrap and store in a climate controlled area.
  • To reuse spent candle containers, fill them in a bucket of very warm water, for fifteen minutes. Keep the water at one inch below the rim of the candle container. The wax should be soft enough to remove with a dull knife and take care not pour melted wax down the drain. Now you can wash the left over residue in very warm water.
  • Never let the flame reach the sides of glass containers. If the wick moved sideways, you
    Wickman wick dipper
    Wickman wick dipper

    can re-center it with an old metal utensil ora Wickman wick dipper, while the wax is melted.

  • Stop burning the candle at half an inch above the bottom. The flame can break glass containers if it reached the bottom.
  • Always burn candles safely and keep out of the reach of children.

New Voluspa Candles Maison Collection

Voluspa Candles just introduced the New Maison Blanc and Maison Noir Collections. This new Voluspa Candles collection of eight black and eight white themed fragrances each comes in five items.

Voluspa Maison Candles & Room-Body Spray
Voluspa Maison Candles & Room-Body Spray

The packaging designs on the Voluspa Maison Candles collection is reminiscent of classic cosmetics boxes and graphics.

  • A 12 Oz over sized candle in a hand made cased glass container. This candle is packaged in a gift box that is worthy of collecting and keeping. These candles will burn for 100 hours filling your home with amazing fragrances.
  • A small 1.7 Oz votive that comes in a cosmetics glass jar with a screw lid. This votive candle is perfect for traveling or to try new fragrances. It will also make for a good quick gift for favors or stocking stuffers.
  • A 3.5 Oz pump room-body spray in a clear glass container. Packaged in a cylindrical slide tube box like expensive perfumes.
  • Voluspa took their run-away successful three wick tins from the Voluspa Japonica collection and made them a little smaller with two wicks instead of three. The price is also less. The two wicks throw more fragrance into your room, and create more light shadows for amazing effects.
  • A tall and slender ceramic jar with a hinged lid. The lid has openings to allow the fragrance to be released, although it is advised not to burn these candles with the lid closed. both the lid and container have brass rims for finish the luxurious look.

The fragrances of the Maison Collection are complex blends of some basic and many exotic ingredients. Three of the fragrances from the Voluspa Basics collection, that sadly will be retired, will caryy over to the new collection. These are the Voluspa Crisp Champagne, the Voluspa Vervaine Olive Leaf, and Voluspa Saijo Persimmon. Other fragrances resemble existing fragrances with a twist. The Vacarro Orange & Myrhh is similar to the Italian Tangelo with a bit more depth, the Black Figue & Chypre is a milder version the the Cardamon Fig. The Orangerie d’ Azahar is based on orange Blossoms oils like the Dahlia Orange Blossom candle. The Gardenia Colonia is a purer version of the Yashioka Gardenia. Laguna, is an oceanic fragrance the reminds us of the long retired and missed Aqua Deluxe.
Some of the new fragrances are the decadent Macaron, the sultry and a bit masculine Suede Blanc, the Amber Lumiere, which mixes rich amber with subtle hints of patchouli.

This collection is tour de force in fragrance and package design. Voluspa candles has done it again by introducing a collection that will stand out above the rest in the crowded world of decorative candles.

Erbaviva. Luxury organic skin care

Not all organic products are created equal!

These days it is vogue to claim to be natural or organic, however only a few actually qualify for these statements. As of now there

Quease Ease Lip Balm

is no standard certification for organic skin care products, so Organic Skincare must meet the same organic requirements that food products go through.
Erbaviva baby products were born to be natural and organic and many do sport the USDA Organic seal, the best current approval standard. From the natural soapless baby wash pouches to Organic body washes and organic room and body sprays these products are made with pure natural ingredients that are as wholesome as they are good to use.

For mommy there are Stretch Mark cremes and oils, where the oils are packed with Nitrogen gas for optimum freshness as the day

they were made, to the now famous Quease Ease Lip Balm. This great product works to settles mommy’s stomach during pregnancy, but is also good after a late night at the local pub!

The ingredients make all the difference!

As an example, Erbaviva’s natural shampoos are completely free from all harsh detergents ( no Sodium Laurel Sulphates, or anything remotely related to it). The main (natural) detergent is Olivoil Glutinate which is derived naturally from olive oil. A secondary mild detergent called Decyl Polyglucose (naturally extracted from corn) is used in this shampoo, and the foaminess of the shampoos and body washes is boosted with Quilaja extract, a completely natural extract from the Chilean Soap Bark Tree. We

Natural and Organic products
Natural and Organic products

feel confident that the Erbavivia shampoos, soaps and body washes are the most natural and mildest you will find.

It is time to experience some Pure Luxury!

All of our other raw ingredients, whether they be organic oats, organic milk , organic lavender flowers, organic echinacea etc., all have a remarkable story connected to how and where they are sourced. All in all, you can feel completely confident that we have brought some of nature’s best ingredients together to make Erbaviva the trustworthy brand it has become for you to enjoy the many benefits.