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The Scented Diary - Blog

  • A BRIEF HISTORY OF SCENTED CANDLES

    Candles are found in almost every person's home these days. While their use can form part of a daily relaxation ritual in many homes, the reasons why candles are used now are very different from when they were first invented. Earlier on, they were mainly used as a source of light once the sun had gone down, or in prayers. These days, their use is much more versatile, revolving around celebrations, romance, relaxation, home decoration and much more.
  • WHY SOY WAX CANDLES ARE BETTER FOR YOU AND THE ENVIRONMENT

    Most people buy candles without giving too much thought to the differences between paraffin and soy wax. Traditionally paraffin wax has been the most popular wax used in the creation of scented candles, however recent findings have raised questions over its safety.

    Read on to discover why soy wax candles are better for you, your family and the environment.

  • WHY SCENTED CANDLES ARE THE PERFECT GIFT

    Let's face it, finding a gift is a daunting task no matter who is on the receiving end. It takes a lot of thought, time and effort to come up with a perfect gift for a friend or family member. Candles are a great solution when looking to buy the perfect gift. They are always well received and due to their versatility, there's truly something for everyone.

    Here are a few reasons why scented candles are the perfect gift for pretty much anyone.

  • A BRIEF GUIDE TO HOME FRAGRANCE

    Our home says a lot about us, the furniture we choose, the art on the walls, the books on our shelves and unsurprisingly... the smell. Our home is our own comfortable space where we can be ourselves and have everything the way we like it. 
  • CARING FOR YOUR SCENTED CANDLE

    You've treated yourself or been lucky enough to receive a luxury scented candle as a gift. But now that you have it, how do you ensure you get the best performance from your candle? We've all received a candle in the past that either doesn't stay lit, only burns the wax in the middle or doesn't smell strong enough. All of these problems are annoying and usually arise from either a bad batch or a poorly made candle. Ultimately the old adage that 'you get what you pay for ' certainly applies with scented candles, so assuming you have received or invested in a quality scented candle, here are some tips on how to get the best from it.
  • A GUIDE TO FINDING THE BEST SCENTED CANDLES IN NEW ZEALAND

    When trying to find the best scented candles NZ there are a few factors to consider. Is the candle a gift? For your home? Or for the workplace? What one person considers to be the best scented candle nz, somebody else may not agree. Buying candles and deciding which fragrance to use is very subjective. Here we explore each of the different factors that can influence your decision making.
  • IGNITE YOUR SOUL

    'Ignite Your Soul' - LucyKing's strapline and a phrase we live by. This short phrase serves as a daily reminder to be true to yourself and live your fullest life.