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20 Unique Candle Scents You Didn’t Know Exist

20 Unique Candle Scents You Didn’t Know Exist

For some, the season of gift giving arises only during Christmas time. For others, it is a year-long merriment. Any present, no matter how little, be it ring candles or a lavish jewelry, will always have a special bearing to the receiver. No occasion is required for you to practice the art of giving. Precious moments such as a newly built house, a newly wedded couple, or a new addition to the family are simple instances that might encourage an individual to give a little something from the heart.

These days, the interior design industry has blossomed; candles of different designs and scents have also owned their section in every department store. It’s on every interior designer’s list! Even if it stands as a decoration in the corner of a room, the right candle scent can set the mood of an entire space.

But why scented candles? Alright. I’ll answer your question with another question. Have you ever imagined a life lacking the sense of smell? No more appetizing home-cooked meals.

Oh no! The prepared food’s aroma brings you to a cephalic phase where you can start visualizing its taste even before it reaches your taste buds. No more longing for someone’s trademark scent. Maybe Edward Cullen in the Twilight movie can’t deliver one of his sweetest lines to Bella Swan, “Your scent is like a drug to me, my own personal brand of heroine.”

No more thorough assessment for health care providers. The stench of a rotten body or an infected wound can actually help in planning for patient’s care. No more warning signs for an impending danger. That rancid food may cause you to be rushed in the emergency room. Certainly, your olfactory function is as important as your sense of sight, hearing, taste, and touch.

Would you want your house visitors to bash you with their bad impressions of your home? A fragrant smell of your lighted candles can transform your home into a soothing place, welcoming your guests with splashes of florals, greens, citrus fruits, and the like. To give you fragrance ideas for your home, here are the 20 candle scents you didn’t know exist and are surefire great gifts.

1. Champagne & Macarons

Royal Essence’s distinct candle scent of Champagne and Macarons is infused with vanilla bean, ripened raspberries, crushed almonds, and sweetened citrus fruits plus the crisp and sparkling flavor of champagne. Clink your glasses as you get flabbergasted with the surprise center of this jewelry candle. Discover a ring when you unwrap the silver foil after lighting your candle for 10–15 hours. This ring candle is a classy gift that can burn up to 80 fragrant hours.

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    2. Popcorn

    Want an authentic movie experience even without a bucket full of popcorn? Try this exceptionally scented candle that will bring you on your movie marathon mode, at the same time keeping you from all the negative effects of too much salt and butter. The Popcorn Candle is a perfect partner for that chick flick you have been wanting to watch.

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      3. Dark Rum

      Booze night can mean candlelit partying! Enjoy the scent of this dark cocktail with hints of bergamot and plum, rum and leather, and amber, patchouli, and milk as the candle melts. With its 60 hours of burn time, Malin + Goetz candles leave you with options of burning the candle alone or pairing it with a complimentary scent of their Mojito candle to achieve maximum pleasure. This bestselling scent of the Malin + Goetz line, the Dark Rum candle can save you from alcohol intoxication.

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        4. Lime & Sea Salt

        Margaritaville® presents their two-wick candle in a square novel tin design. What’s more to love about this candle? The attractive layout in the tin, the amalgam scents of lime and sea salt, and its two wicks. Its fragrance notes consists of lime as its top note, citron for its middle note, and musk as its base note. The tropical lime cocktail scent is great for travelling by the beach with a hint of sea salt.

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          5. Vine Tomato Garden

          Good for gift giving, this candle does not disappoint. Nicely presented in a beautiful jar, this candle is made from botanical extracts using an all-natural blend of rapeseed wax. If you desire for that earthy and fresh aroma of candles, the Daylesford Vine Tomato Garden Candle is your best choice. It is slow-burning, hand-poured, and Wiltshire-made. Leave your space with this subtle scent that lasts for days.

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            6. Bamboo Rain

            Shower your space with the fresh smell of clean bamboo and the watery, floral scent of hyacinth. The Bamboo Rain Candle contains one hidden jewel valued at $20 to $7500. For the product’s specifications, it boasts of a 100-hour estimated burning time, a volume of 16-oz wax in 21-oz container, has a height of 6.75” and a diameter of 3.5”.

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              7. Japanese Maple and Vetivert

              A creative handmade gel candle from Stoneglow serves as a gorgeous adornment in your home as well as creating a lovely smell of cinnamon, clove, and saffron on a bed of roses and white florals. The richness of vetivert, sandalwood, and patchouli makes its woody scent with a touch of cashmere musk and moss. With a burning time of 30 hours, savor the scent of botanicals as if you’re on a vacation in a relaxing place.

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                8. Bookstore

                For the book lovers out there, grab your cup of coffee and lay on your bed of books as you let go of all your worries and stay cozy for the day. Blends of driftwood, mahogany, coffee, and a subtle scent of leather create the sweet and comforting earthy fragrances within a soy candle. The 8 fluid ounces of soy wax burns nice and clean around 65 hours.

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                  9. Siam Poppy and Sunflower

                  Domestically grown from 100 percent soy, prepare for a feast of scents with the richness of ruby-toned siam poppies and happy sunflowers. These popular blooms will create a garden-like smell in any space. Fill your home with the floral fragrances for 60 hours. What’s another thing to look forward to this floral candle is a treat of planting the packaging. The box and paper disc that come with the candle contain seeds for growing your own crimson poppies or sunny wildflowers.

                    10. Baby Powder

                    If you think baby powder can only be useful to babies per se, you got it all wrong. We are used to utilizing baby powder to eliminate the stinky smell depending on where you apply it. Some people are even allergic to it. You need not buy a hypoallergenic powder just to savor the scent of baby powder. The Baby Powder Candle is designed to make you delight in the baby powder scent without having to endure the side effects of a real powder.

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                      11. Fig Tree

                      This is probably the most luxurious candle I have seen. Meticulously assessed and made by wax experts, this indoor-and-outdoor edition of candle is made from first-class waxes with scents of fig wood, its fresh leaves, and the milky sap. Another thing to be proud of is its container made in earthenware from the famous pottery in the south of France.

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                        12. A Song of Fire & Spice

                        Inspired by the popular series, Game of Thrones, the jam jar candle possesses a sweet yet subtle scent of fruit spice, deep treacle, and misty mead. A natural, soy wax candle with essential oils will create a pleasant aroma in your room. Make your 25-hour burn time a sweet trip from Kings Landing to Winterfell.

                          13. Nocturn Alley

                          This geeky candle will leave you smelling Hogwarts with its aromatic incense, dragon blood, and smoked pine notes. Unleash your inner wizard as you light a potion with layers of black soy wax and purple, glittery soy wax from top to bottom. With its 10-cm height and 250 ml jam jar, embrace the wicked side for a 25-hour burn time.

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                            14. Angels Trumpet

                            From the Victorian era inspired design, the Angels Trumpet will light up for about 40 hours giving you an unusual balance of scents. The richness and exotic notes of sweet French tuberose and earthy scent of woodland mushrooms will make your home a better place to live in. The bestselling scalloped candle is placed in an elegant glass bowl, enveloped with a linen-covered box, and adorned with a silk ribbon. This signature scent creates a tug-of-war equilibrium of heady and delicate smell.

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                              15. Golden Cassis

                              Agraria’s petite crystal candle features the classic fragrances of fresh oranges and berries and the modern scents of cassis, rose, jasmine, and lily altogether. Bring home the scent of sweet citrus of the spring and summer seasons. This contemporary scented candle is encased in a silver plated lid stamped with Agraria crest good for reusing as tea light holder. The 96-gram luminous candle shines its beauty for 25 hours.

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                                16. Nectarine Blossom & Honey

                                This is not an ordinary nectarine blossom and honey scent. This is “THE” Jo Malone™ Nectarine Blossom & Honey Home Candle. The sweetness of acacia honey agrees with the decadent scent of nectarine, peach, and cassis. Convert your home into an atmosphere of delicate spring flowers and delight in the luxury of this Jo Malone’s fragrance. With 45 hours of burning time, unwind and uplift your spirits through this smell.

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                                  17. Snow Day

                                  This crackling candle is specially designed to wow you with its wooden wick feeling like you’re next to a fireplace. Make your winter days warm by throwing another log on the pile as the wick crackles while the candle is burning. The Snow Day candle is perfect as an indoor scent mixed with winter spices, amber, balsam, and cedar. Your snow days will never be so cold with this cozy and seasonal scent.

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                                    18. Grandma’s Kitchen

                                    Get a taste of nostalgia as your grandmother showcases her culinary prowess. A drooling aroma of the allspice blend of cinnamon, cloves, and ginger root will make every nose turn. You don’t need to travel to your grandma’s house to have a scent of her freshly baked love. This candle is present all year round but is named differently as the “Witches Brew” during the Halloween season. The Grandma’s Kitchen candle is 26 oz and can last up to 120–160 hours of burning time.

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                                      19. It’s Your Birthday

                                      Candles are a staple item in every birthday celebration. But how about a birthday candle that actually smells like your cake? Taste the aromatic fragrance of the mouthwatering buttercream icing on top of your favorite vanilla cake. Sweeten it more with sprinkles of maple sugar for a perfect mix. It’s also presentable in its own way as the candle is sealed in a mason jar wrapped with burlap and twine.

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                                        20. Wood Ash

                                        For a more masculine approach, why not try the ash series candles from Baxter of California? The outdoorsy fragrance of the campfires of the high mountains, low desert valleys, and coastal beaches of California is ready to diffuse in your favorite spot. Specifically, the Wood Ash scent contains notes of cold mountain wood plus smoky incense that will burn about 80 hours. Made from soy wax, fusion of Texas cedarwood, amber, blonde wood, leafy grass, birch tar, and cade, is packed in a 274-gram candle.

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                                          There are several reasons why you would want to burn a candle. Some do it to hide foul odors circulating their homes or maybe to create an inviting ambiance. Some choose to light a candle for aromatherapy benefits, which aid in stimulating their senses and calming their mind, body and spirit.

                                          Elevate and freshen your space with these unique and fragrant scents you’ll surely love. These are worth your hard-earned cash as they are made from the long-lasting soy wax for cleaner burning and bring you a whole new different smell no matter what season it is. Let your creativity shine through these candles and discover sensational scents from this wide array of candles.

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                                          Last Updated on August 15, 2018

                                          7 Amazing Things That Will Happen When You Do Plank Every Day

                                          7 Amazing Things That Will Happen When You Do Plank Every Day

                                          Bodyweight exercises are gaining ground in the fitness world due to the practicality and simplicity of getting in shape using your own body weight. Planks are one form of bodyweight exercises that will never go out of fashion. Planks are one of the most effective exercises you can do. Why? Because they require a small time investment on your part, and offer the chance to achieve substantial results in a relatively short span of time.

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                                          Why is it important to train up our core strength?

                                          There are numerous sites and blogs which detail ways to build your core muscles or core strength. Often though, these sites neglect to explain what your core muscles actually are, and why building them is important.

                                          This is quite surprising, as core muscles are quite easy to explain. Your core muscles are a series of muscles in your midsection, and are used in most forms of movement. Though they aren’t housed in your arms or legs, your core muscles can help transfer force from one limb to another, or are used in addition to muscles in your arms or legs to increase their effectiveness. As such a strong core will make a big improvement on your ability to move and exercise further.

                                          Also they are great for helping other muscles in your midsection such as your abdominal muscles. Your abdominal muscles are important for supporting your back and spinal column, and as such are important aids in preventing injuries. However for them to be most effective you need to spend a lot of time developing your core muscles.

                                          In short, planking exercises can make a huge improvement in your muscles down your whole body. Making them a hugely effective exercise to perform.

                                          One Exercise, multiple benefits

                                          There are few forms of exercise as effective at building your core as planking exercises. However, planking exercises benefit far more than just your core strength.

                                          By holding yourself in the position for a planking exercise, you’ll notice that your biceps, neck, and shoulder muscles are also being tested and strained. This this encouraging their buildup and development. This is great news if you like to do press ups, developed shoulder muscles will have a big impact on your press up performance.

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                                          When planking, you are holding yourself up through your arms and biceps and so by holding a planking position, your arm muscles are being toned and developed. Making planking a great alternative exercise to other forms of bicep developing exercises.

                                          Moving down your midsection, successful plank exercises actually develop the muscles in your butt! These muscles tend to be ignored by a lot of exercises, so this is another great benefit of plank exercises.

                                          In much the same way as you develop your biceps and arm muscles, holding the planking position helps develop the muscles in your thighs too.

                                          What is even better is that planking exercises don’t take much time at all. In fact you should probably only spend about ten minutes max per day in the planking exercise.

                                          What will happen when you start doing planks every day

                                            1. You’ll improve core definition and performance: 

                                            Planks are an ideal exercise for the abdominal muscles exactly because they engage all major core muscle groups including the transverse abdominus, the rectus abdominusthe external oblique muscle, and the glutes. The importance of strengthening each muscle group cannot be underestimated either, for all of these groups serve their own purpose. If you strengthen these muscle groups you will notice:

                                            • Transverse abdominis: increased ability to lift heavier weights.
                                            • Rectus adbominis: improved sports performance, particularly with jumping. This muscle group is also responsible for giving you the renowned six pack look.
                                            • Oblique muscles: improved capacity for stable side-bending and waist-twisting
                                            • Glutes: a supported back and a strong, shapely booty.

                                            2. You’ll decrease your risk of injury in the back and spinal column

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                                              Doing planks is a type of exercise that allow you to build muscle while also making sure that you are not putting too much pressure on your spine or hips. According to the American Council on Exercise, doing planks regularly not only significantly reduces back pain but it also strengthens your muscles and ensures a strong support for your entire back, especially in the areas around your upper back.

                                              Check out this article if you would like to find out about how doing planks on different surfaces can impact the effectiveness of this exercise in strengthening your core.

                                              3. You’ll experience an increased boost to your overall metabolism

                                                Planking is an excellent way of challenging your entire body because doing them every day will burn more calories than other traditional abdominal exercises, such as crunches or sit-ups. The muscles you strengthen by doing this exercise on a day-to-day basis will ensure that you burn more energy even when sedentary. This is especially important if you are spending the majority of your day sitting in front of a computer. Also, making it a daily 10- to 1 minute home exercise before or after work will not only provide an enhanced metabolic rate but it will also ensure that that metabolic rate remains high all day long, (yes, even while you are asleep).

                                                4. You’ll significantly improve your posture

                                                  Planking exercises have a great impact and improvement on your posture. This is great news as a strong posture brings with it a huge number of fantastic benefits .

                                                  A good posture keeps your bones and joins in the correct alignment which means both your bones and joints will be better maintained and more healthy, but also means the overall effectiveness of your muscles will be improved.

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                                                  A good posture will ensure your back or spine is in the correct position and so you will suffer less back pain.

                                                  On top of everything, someone with good posture looks better, healthier, and more confident.

                                                  5. You’ll improve overall balance

                                                    Have you ever felt that when you tried standing on one leg, you couldn’t stand up straight for more than a couple of seconds? It’s not because you were drunk- unless you happened to be at the time!-  but rather, it’s because your abdominal muscles weren’t strong enough to give you the balance you needed. Through improving your balance by doing side planks and planks with extensions you will boost your performance in every kind of sporting activity.

                                                    6. You’ll become more flexible than ever before

                                                      Flexibility is a key benefit of doing planks regularly, for this form of exercise expands and stretches all your posterior muscle groups – shouldersshoulder blades, and collarbone – while also stretching your hamstrings, arches of your feet, and toes. With a side plank added in to the mix, you can also work on your oblique muscles. This will provide you with further benefits when it comes to hyper-extending your toes, a movement that is crucial for supporting your body’s weight.

                                                      7. You’ll witness mental benefits

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                                                        Plank exercises have a particular effect on our nerves, making them an excellent means of improving overall mood. How? Well, they stretch out muscle groups that contribute to stress and tension in the body. Just think about it: you are sitting in your chair, at home or at work, all day long; your thigh muscles get tight, your legs get heavy due to being bent for several hours; and tension develops in your shoulders due to being forced to slump forward all day. These are all circumstances that put too stress on the muscles and nerves. The good news is that planks not only calm your brain, but they can also treat anxiety and symptoms of depression– but only if you make it part of your daily routine.

                                                        How to hold a plank position

                                                        1. Get into pushup position on the floor.
                                                        2. Now bend your elbows 90 degrees and rest your weight on your forearms.
                                                        3. Keep your torso straight and rigid and your body in a straight line from ears to toes with no sagging or bending.
                                                        4. Your head is relaxed and you should be looking at the floor.
                                                        5. Hold the position for as long as you can.
                                                        6. Remember to breathe. Inhale and exhale slowly and steadily.
                                                        7. When your form begins to suffer, pull the plug. You’re only benefiting from the plank by actually doing the plank.

                                                        Watch the video if you have any doubt!

                                                        Here is a great infographic that shows the best plank variation exercises to evenly target all abdominal muscle groups:

                                                          How to improve your plank time gradually

                                                          1. Start with the easier variation if needed. You can start with a bent-knee plank if you can’t perform a regular plank yet. If you can hold a plank for more than two minutes with ease, you can move on to these tougher variations.
                                                          2. Practise every day. Space your planking exercise throughout the day and do 3-4 times every day. Try to hold the position 10 seconds longer each time.
                                                          3. Perform other body-weight exercises at the same time. Push-up and squat will improve your core strength too.

                                                          Are you ready to devote 5-10 minutes of your day, every day, to stay fit, healthy and, most importantly, strong as a bull? Then jump in and make doing plank exercises a part of your life.

                                                          Who Should Be Cautious Doing The Plank?

                                                          You need to be cautious doing Planking exercises if any of these risks apply to you:

                                                          • Prolapse
                                                          • After prolapse surgery
                                                          • Pelvic pain conditions
                                                          • Weak or poorly functioning pelvic floor muscles
                                                          • Previous childbirth
                                                          • Overweight

                                                          Choose an alternative pelvic floor abdominal exercise or consult your doctor before performing plank regularly.

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