With winter weather in full effect, I am looking forward to Spring now more than ever. I have spared no time with inspirational season trends, I figured I would jump right in. First things first, we just recently burnt through our handmade winter candles, that I had made at The Candle Lab on my Birthday (in December). This seems like a perfect opportunity to infuse Spring inside my home with a newly made gourmet soy candle.
One of my favorite candle boutiques here in Ohio is The Candle Lab. They have over 120 fragrances so you can customize your own curated gourmet soy candles to your liking. If you are looking for more than just creating your own candle, they also specialize in scented body lotion, sugar scrubs, spa salts (made with Epsom salt), reed diffusers, even body mist or a room spray just to name a few.
This is a perfect place to take family, friends a date or even go solo. They can also cater to larger parties as well if there are more than five people in your group you would just need to call ahead for an appointment.
I was impressed when I learned The Candle Lab uses Soy candles which burn cleaner, and they last longer. The 8-ounce candles burn for 60 hours, 12-ounce candles will burn for 90 hours, 11 ounces candle will burn for 100 hours, and their largest at 16 ounces can get approximately 120 hours or burning time.
They have a wonderful recycling program, bring in your empty containers from old candles and they will take $1 off per jar.
The process begins when you walk through the door, one of The Candle Labs team members greeted me. I told her I was in there to create a Spring-inspired floral scented candle, she then handed me a clipboard to write down my favorite scents. I was introduced to a wall of their candle scents. She accentuated on the new Spring scents that just arrived and explained that I was free to smell all of them, which I did just that!
You can even indulge in a beverage while you create your candle – at their Candle Bar they serve wine, beer, cocktails, and their non-alcoholic beverages, take your pick.
Once I had about 6 of my favorites written down, I headed over to their Candle Bar, immediately one of the team members came over to see what my selections were. We then had some fun by mixing and matching until it narrowed the list down to my top three favorites that combined quite nicely.
I curated my very own signature Spring-inspired floral candle, consisting of Rose Petals, Hydrangeas, and Lavender Fields. The Lavender Fields has a vanilla undertone which is sweet and really sets the tone for the floral fragrance. Light, fresh and uplifting. I was handed a sticker label and markers to decorate my label with my custom picks.
We mixed the 3 premium fragrances in a measuring cup, after added each, I wafted to ensure it was the right combination of each fragrance. Then we poured that into the Soy Candle and stirred – as easy as that, I was done! All I needed to do, was let it cool for about and hour and half and pick it up when it was finished!
I really took delight in the whole process of creating something that was perfectly customized to my liking. My favorite part was when I picked up my gourmet candle to take home, I could finally enjoy my own signature fragrance filling up the home.