Friday, August 19, 2016

Barley & Hops Craft Candles

I love the romantic glow of candles, the hypnotic rhythm of the flame, pretty jars and the room permeating aroma. But what I do not love is the all the ingredients that are in candles. I was excited to find soy candles until I burned them. Not a good way to find out that you are allergic to soy. Needless to say, I gave up on candles and turned to incense, but always missing the warm glow of the candles.

So when my husband said we should go to First Friday events and start at Torn Label Brewery, because they are going to have some craft tables set up. One of the the vendors is going to be a candle maker called Barley & Hops craft candles. They make beer scented candles. Okay, let’s go check them out and at least we can enjoy a beer.

Once we got our beer, we went to check out the craft tables. When we walked up to the candle table I first noticed the beautiful brown glass jars with a cork stopper and some very fun and interesting labels. I was interested. I asked what the candles were made of and I was told that they use apricot wax. What? What is apricot wax? I was intrigued. I was informed that when the seed of the apricot is crushed it produces waxy substances. Very interesting. It creates a clean burning and long lasting burning candle. Also, I asked about the wick and found that they are stiffed with a cardboard. Even better. So we started smelling them to find one that we may want. They had beer, whiskey and tobacco scents. They were wonderful smelling. We settled on Screaming Vixen a hazelnut nectar brown ale.

We took the candle home and were very excited to burn it, but wanted to wait for the right moment to fully enjoy the scent and the glow of the it. I felt the wax before I burnt it, and it had a body butter feel to it and you could really smell the hazelnut. I was hoping that it would smell that way when burning. It was very easy to light and the glow is very beautiful in the brown glass. I was very pleased to have the aroma that I smelled in the jar fill the room. Even after an hour of burning, it still smelled as good.

I did burn the candle on the next day for around three hours and was presently happy to have the same scent fill the room again. When the wax gets lower in the brown glass jar it puts more of a romantic and beautiful glow.

I can say that I have found a new candle. YEA!! I still have many more hours to enjoy this one and looking forward to some new scents to try. Go check them out at, @craftbeercandle on Twitter and Barley and Hops craft candle on Facebook. Pick up some wonderful candles, you will not be disappointed. I am off to enjoy the warm glow and the aromatic scent of my candle.

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