LOVE love my candles...happy I bought a lot of them. LOVE Spring Rain ALOT!!!♡♡ Glad I got a couple of them!! Giving my Mom "a dozen of Roses, My late Dad Loved Roses and so does my Mom!! Thanks again to ALL OF YOU♡ EXCELLENT CANDLES!!!
I am excited to receive these every month. Each candle has been a great scent. Vanilla Latte is one of my new favorites. I love giving Kalamazoo Candles as gifts but it is difficult to give any away unless I buy several in the same scent so I can keep one too.
I love all the Kalamazoo Candle scents, but have a special place in my heart for lemongrass. It's a great scent to burn in the spring and summer months.
The scent of this candle would appeal to anyone. Kalamazoo Candle company never disappoints.
It’s Tuesday evening.
You’re about to do a load of whites.
You reach for the bottle of laundry detergent.
And.... it's empty.
[ insert choice word(s) here]
Did someone use the last drop of detergent and put the bottle back on the shelf...? Tsk. Tsk. Tsk.
No worries, the night is young. You got this. You drive to the nearest big-box department store to replenish your detergent supply. While there, you lose yourself in the retail magic for a bit too long, and you finally leave with the following purchases:
You're home. Mission accomplished. Except -- HOLD ON -- not only is your kitchen counter full of items you DON'T need, but you didn’t even purchase the item you went for in the first place.
Okay, people. This is the epitome of a weeknight conundrum. Do you:
A) go back to the store to buy the detergent,
B) pop open the bottle of wine, grab the yogurt-covered pretzels, light the candle (at least it will SMELL like laundry), and hunker down on the sofa?
(Yep. Us too.)
Go ahead: gather your wine & snacks, light your candle, and settle in to catch up on Gilmore Girls (love you, Netflix!). You’re only going to watch one episode, ok? Just ONE.
Two hours, three episodes, and a few glasses of wine later...
Mayyyybe it’s time to call it a night. You peel yourself off the sofa and walk over to blow out the candle. Leaning over the flame, you see this:
See the "wall" of wax around the top of the candle? We call this candle tunneling -- a veritable death sentence for candles. It may not look too bad right now, but this dry, hard ring of wax encircling your candle will likely never melt down. And make no mistake: it WILL GET WORSE. Lighting the candle will become more and more difficult, and eventually the wick will drown itself in the pool of melted wax accumulating in the center of the candle, and you’ll end up with a jar of hollowed, useless wax encircling a lonely little wick drowned and anchored for all eternity at the bottom of this ocean of sadness. (omg, cue the violin.)
Dramatic? Maybe. But this, friends, is a very real problem. One we've all had.
Left: tunneled candle (burned the wrong way)
Right: perfect candle (burned the right way!)
But wait, there’s hope! You don’t have to live a life surrounded by sad, wasted candles. (Spoiler alert: that’s not just “the way candles burn.”) There are ways to prevent it. Here’s how to get the most out of your candles:
So there you have it: 4 easy steps to a perfect burn, every time! Candles really aren't all that tricky, but (like so many other things in life) they just take a little bit of patience & a whole lot of love. Like we said, your best bet is to start with a high-quality candle. Check out our product page to find your next candle -- and burn it well!