A candle that smells like Chinese takeout

With hints of soy, lemongrass, and ginger, here's a candle crafted to smell like Chinese food. Because. That's why.

If someone opens a carton of Chinese food within 100 feet of us we end up drifting over like a cartoon character carried by the aroma. While ordering takeout every day is tempting, we think we’ve developed a more financially viable way to enjoy that scent... Each 100% soy wax candle is made in the USA and offers a burn time of over 80 hours. You could leave that carton of lo mein out for days on end, but we think this is a better idea.

The Takeout Candle is available from Cool Material for $24.95 (which seems like a fortune).

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Watch this very satisfying candle-carving artisan at work

Anyone who was a hippie or who grew up knowing a hippie or two probably saw these intricate carved candles here and there. They eventually went mainstream in the 1970s, like macramé. Read the rest

Candles for book lovers

Candles that smell like a bookstore, old books, or a musty old cellar? Pal, you sure like books!

My home is filled with books, and pets. Guess which one lends more to the olfactory nature of my domicile? Frequently, especially after running the carpet deep-cleaner, I'll want to light a candle... or burn a sage Great Pyrenees in effigy.

Candle store candles, or simply walking into one of those mall candle-shops, makes me sick-to-my-stomach. Finding candles that help clear the air, rather than fill it with a chemical scent worse than hospital, is pretty tough. Bookstore is working well for me, tho I am not sure which bookstore it is supposed to be. Most of them now smell like their coffee counter.

Bookstore - Book Lovers' Soy Candle - 8oz Jar via Amazon

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Unicorn candle holder cries colorful waxy tears when lit

This nifty crying unicorn candle comes with three colorful wax rainbow horns. Light the horn, and tears of joy start to flow from the unicorn's eyes: Read the rest

Artisan turns old tin cans into beautiful candle holders

ev Kaestner shows how to turn an old tin can into a lovely and functional candle holder. The secret is a pencil-thin torch for fine work. Read the rest

Makeshift candles from household items

If the power goes out, Willow Haven Outdoor reminds us you might have some household items that would make a good candle. Read the rest