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Diminish the Holiday Drama

Diminish the Holiday Drama

November 18, 2021 3 min read

It never fails that the holiday season tends to kick up some unneeded drama. Surprisingly, we aren’t referring to the inescapable family theatrics that always seems to happen when Auntie Janet gets a little too friendly with the nog (if you know, you know). We’re actually talking about that last-minute panic of “oh shoot I forgot to buy so-and-so a gift” that never fails to catch us by surprise. (every stinking year)
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Upgrade Your Malodorous Man Cave

Upgrade Your Malodorous Man Cave

November 05, 2021 2 min read

Let’s paint a picture for you. You’ve just had one of the best dates of your life and you’ve decided to invite them back to your place for a drink. Now, what vibe do you want to give off to this person you’re trying to impress? Our guess is that you probably don’t want your place smelling like dirty laundry and whatever aroma your hand-me-down couch always seems to emit. (... a mixture of cats and old broccoli?)
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Candles: The Halloween Vigilante

Candles: The Halloween Vigilante

October 22, 2021 3 min read

Before cheesy decor, costumes, and children going door to door begging strangers for treats and threatening minor violence if said treats were not provided, there was a deeper and far more interesting festival that was celebrated every October.

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So Superstitious...

So Superstitious...

October 08, 2021 3 min read

Candles haven’t always been a charming home decor must-have. In fact, candles are at the center of a slew of different superstitions, ranging from the superficial and funny to the dark and sinister. Candles can be traced back in history for centuries, but many people don’t realize that many cultures used candles for much more ominous purposes than just to cast a bit of reading light. Intrigued? You will be soon!

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October 05, 2021 1 min read

Transitional Decor Ideas to Take Your Home from Summer to Fall: Expert Tips to Effortlessly Transform Your Home

Ahhh… early fall. With its perfect blend of summer and fall weather, early fall is a wonderful time to enjoy both the warm days with hints of the cooler fall weather. And as the seasons start to change, what better way to refresh your space than with transitional decor ideas to bring in the cozy elements of fall?

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Don't Sweat the Fall Stuff

Don't Sweat the Fall Stuff

October 01, 2021 3 min read

Listen, all of us in the Midwest know that we have to take advantage of the non-winter seasons as much as possible (because they’re pretty much here and gone in the blink of an eye). It might not be fair to pick favorites, but fall just hits differently. Maybe it’s the tantalizing aroma of freshly made donuts, or perhaps the endless ads for pumpkin spiceeverything(seriously, get in our bellies)— Whatever the case, fall is our jam here at Kalamazoo Candle Co., and we are ready to celebrate in true Michigan fashion. Here’s a list of tried and true ways you enhance those autumn vibes.

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Leftovers named candled jar on table

Sustainability From Start to Finish

September 24, 2021 3 min read

Sustainability has always been one of our top priorities here at Kalamazoo Candle Co. which is why we carefully consider every element that goes into our candles to monitor the impact they have on the environment. Listen, guys, sustainability is more than just a trending hashtag— it’s something we should all be thinking about every day, especially businesses.

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Tobacco Cedar candle in a glass container next to old books

A Sensory Stroll Down Memory Lane

September 17, 2021 2 min read

Have you ever experienced something that seems to teleport you right back to a completely different time in your life? Maybe it’s tasting food you haven’t had since you were a kid (Dunkaroos, anyone?), or hearing a long-forgotten jingle that used to play on repeat during prime-time TV. Whatever the case may be, sensory-triggered experiences can have a lasting impact, which is why Kalamazoo Candle Co. is honed in on one in particular that is near and dear to our hearts— smell.

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Fragrance Feud: Finding A Scent That Works For You Both

Fragrance Feud: Finding A Scent That Works For You Both

September 09, 2021 2 min read

One of the most ignored but vital aspects of your home is its signature fragrance. Afterall, one of the first things someone notices when they enter your home is the smell, and no one likes a bad first impression, right? To this day, certain scents might bring back a fond memory of childhood— the smell of freshly mown grass, bright new buds of honeysuckle, or the mouthwatering aroma of your mom’s freshly baked apple pie.
Whatever it is, your signature scent should make a (good) statement with visitors to your home. So… what happens when you and your partner can’t agree on a fragrance? Are you doomed to have a subtly stinky home forever?! Nah, we’ve got you covered, don’t worry.
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Candles Through the Ages

Candles Through the Ages

August 25, 2021 3 min read

Candles are a great way to liven up any space from a home decor and fragrance perspective, but when exactly did candles become more about aesthetics than simply provide light? Let’s take a stroll through the ages, shall we?
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What's Actually In Your Candle?

What's Actually In Your Candle?

August 03, 2021 2 min read

You know when you go to the store and buy a new candle and you cannot wait to get home to try it out? You clean your space, light that candle, and life is good.

But then, when you blow it out, half of the candle has already melted away and disappeared! Yeah, we hate when that happens too. Commitment to quality should start at the foundation, which is why Kalamazoo Candle Company uses only pure soy wax for our candle base. Here are our reasons why.

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Wax Removal For Easy DIY Potential

Wax Removal For Easy DIY Potential

August 03, 2021 1 min read

We’ve succeeded in convincing you to repurpose your Kalamazoo Candle Co. jars, hooray! If you’ve ever spilled hot wax on clothing or… well… anywhere, you already know how impossible it can be to remove. With that in mind, it must be equally difficult to clear out the wax remnants and residue from your used up candle jars, right? No way! We’ve got you.

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