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Sympathy Candles: The gift of choice in times of grief

During times of sadness and loss, it can be really tough to find the right words to show support. While heartfelt condolences can help, sometimes it's the little gestures that mean the most. That's where sympathy candles come in – they're like a little light in the...

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The Best Way To Get Candle Wax Out of Your Carpet

Oh no! You're enjoying a relaxing evening with your favourite Calon Home candle, and (despite knowing you shouldn't move a lit candle!) you accidentally spill some wax onto your carpet. It's more common than you might think, but it doesn't have to ruin your night....

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The Power of Scented Candles: Unlocking Emotions and Memories

Scented candles have long been cherished for their ability to create a soothing and inviting atmosphere. But did you know that their fragrances have a profound impact on our emotions and can trigger vivid memories? In this blog post, we will explore the fascinating...

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Embracing the Flame: Why Candles Are Good for Men Too

Candles have long been associated with femininity, romance, and relaxation. The image of a woman lighting scented candles while taking a soothing bath or reading a book is often portrayed in popular culture. However, it's time to debunk the myth that candles are...

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Tips to make your candle last longer and ensure an even burn

Whether you bought your candles from Calon Home or elsewhere, there are certain things you can do to ensure you get the most out of your purchase and ensure it lasts for the full burn time. I've put together a summary of the best way to do this. 1. Aim for a full melt...

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Best candles for Springtime

Aaah...Springtime! The season of rebirth, when the days grow warmer and start to lengthen and the world comes back to life after a long winter and Spring flowers begin to bloom again. For many people, Spring is also a time to deep-clean their homes and freshen up...

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The joy of a personalised candle

Anyone who has ever received a personalised gift knows the joy that comes with it. It shows that the sender has put some thought and time into what they think you might like. There are lots of obvious possibilities that can be found through looking for "personalised...

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Best candles for floral lovers

Candles are the perfect way to bring a touch of luxury to your home... and what could be more luxurious than a beautifully scented candle?  So if you've decided that you'd like to purchase a candle for a lover of all things floral - whether that be for you or as a...

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Waxing lyrical about rapeseed and coconut wax

Candles are a popular way to add ambiance to any setting, but not all candles are created equal, and a lot of the difference is down to the wax used.  There are so many different types of waxes to choose from with each one having its own unique properties so the one...

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Why do candles flicker?

Candles have been used for centuries to provide light, and they continue to be popular today for their ability to create a warm and inviting atmosphere.  But have you ever wondered why they flicker? In true L'Oréal style... "Here comes the science bit!" The simple...

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How to get the most out of your candle

There's nothing quite like the ambiance of a flickering candle. Whether you're using them to relax after a long day or to set the mood for a romantic evening, a flickering candle can help to create a wonderful atmosphere.  If you want to get the most out of your...

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Summery scents to enjoy this summer holiday

Summer is a time for fun in the sun, but it can also be a time for reflection and relaxation.  So with summer now in full swing, what could be better than filling your home with the sweet scents of the season? Here are some of our favorite summery scents for candles!...

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Best candle scents for different personalities

If you’re struggling to choose the perfect candle scent for a gift, how about deciding based on personality types? Here are our top recommendations, and don't forget our candles can all be purchased with or without a lid, with the option of adding a bespoke and...

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Discover some of our favourite Christmas scents

Our Christmas scents are perfect for setting the mood across the whole festive season, with the option to add our luxury bamboo lids on many of them which can also be personalised for a special, bespoke gift. First of all, it can't be Christmas without the...

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The History of Candle-Making

The History of Candle-Making written by Calon Home, a small Welsh candle business in Carmarthenshire, UK. The humble candle has been used as a source of light or to add ambience to celebrations for more than 5,000 years. Despite this fact, in the grand scheme of...

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8 Reasons Scented Candles Make the Best Gifts

Finding the ideal gift for a partner, friend or loved one can be a daunting task. If you’re looking for a birthday present, wedding gift, or just something to say thank you, why not consider a scented candle? Whatever occasion you need it for, there is, in our...

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Top 5 Reasons You Should Make a Do-It-Yourself Candle

Scented candles have long been recognised as a welcome addition to any home. People love to enjoy the strong, pleasant aroma that wafts from a lit candle in the home and appreciate the romantic flickering of candlelight whilst relaxing after a stressful or busy day....

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