Antique Candle Works Blog / Summer Candles
Happy Independence Day friends!
It’s been a hot summer here in Indiana, but it’s also been a blessing to see so many sunny days! With all the sunshine and blue skies, I’ve been enjoying some clean and refreshing candles to help keep my home cool and cozy. We all have our favorite candles for different times of the year, but these are some of our favorite summer lovin’ scents!
The sweet smell of freshly picked apples from the orchard.
You can’t go wrong with Apple Pickin’! This fragrance is fresh, sweet, crisp, and downright mouth-watering. This is definitely a favorite this time of year with a mix of spring apple blossoms and fall apple harvest.
“Received a sample of Apple Pickin’ with my very first order and oh my goodness!! Amazing!! Just ordered one in preparation for my favorite time of the year! …It most definitely smells like the real thing!” –Hilary (Instagram)
An outdoor, fresh, woody bouquet with top notes of ozone, fresh leafy greens, lemon and apple, combined with bright cedar, jasmine, lavender, violet, and lilac. Finally, highlighted with a soft musk.
This scent is so nostalgic for me, especially during the warm months! Back Roads quite literally makes me think of back country roads with its amazing, outdoorsy undertones. See what I see when I smell this fragrance in Visions of Spring!
“THIS CANDLE IS SERIOUSLY ONE OF MY FAVORITE SMELLING CANDLES…EVER” –Carla (Instagram)
“Back Roads will always hold sentimental feelings for me…” –Brooke (Instagram)
A cozy, spicy smell of herbs including basil and fresh spearmint, with hints of floral and apple.
One of our newest fragrances has the perfect blend of fresh and cozy! If you are a crazy plant lady or know one, this is the perfect candle! I love having the scent of fresh herbs and spices fill my kitchen in the summer. It also pairs amazingly with Sweet Lemon!
“Everything I have smelled from your shop is amazing. BUT, my Fresh Cut Herbs candle is my all-time favorite of any candles I have every smelled. Ever.” –The Hadden Family (Instagram)
An earthy blend of lemon, lime, and sage.
Clean, smooth, and refreshing. This candle is definitely one of the best fragrances to use if you want to freshen up your home! With the perfect combination of spiced herbs to crisp citrus, it is a great scent to enjoy on a breezy summer day.
“Love love love this candle!! You know how tough it can be to try a new candle scent and hope for the best? Well…no worries at all with this one! I’ll be purchasing again!” –Patricia (Instagram)
What is your favorite fragrance to burn during the sunny season? Let us know in the comments below!
Also, don’t forget that Fresh Cut Herbs is 10% off this month! There’s not a better time to snatch up your favorite candles than during the Scent of the Month sale, so become an email friend to always be the first to know about the next special fragrances!
Enjoy the rest of summer, friends!
The holiday season is finally here! It’s a time to celebrate love, family, tradition, and so much more! It’s also time to start thinking about the perfect gift for that special someone, and for that person on your list that have have no idea what do to for. But don’t worry! Antique Candle Works has got you covered! With our natural soy candles that come in 17 unique fragrances, there’s bound to be something for Grandma, Mom, your brother, and everyone on your list!
So, what kind of scents are they into?
They like anything sweet!
Sweet scents for sweet people! If your special someone is a lover of sweetness, then look no further! From fragrances that make your mouth water, or others that are a bit subtler, we are here for you!
Apple Pickin’: The mouthwatering smell of freshly picked apples from the orchard.
Cashmere: A subtle sweetness with white musk infused with western cedar, sandalwood and vetiver.
Cucumber Melon: The crisp, clean scents of cucumbers, ripened in the sun and picked fresh from the garden mixed with a hint of sweet, delicious melon.
Good Tidings: Another subtly sweet fragrance that happens to be a Christmas favorite with top notes of lemon, lime, and pine with clove and cinnamon added to the blend. Topped off with raspberry, maple, and musk.
Pumpkin Spice: The classic yummy scent of seasoned pumpkin aroma with a fall spice mix.
Vanilla: A sweet and yummy classic, enveloped in buttery undertones.
Maybe something spiced?
Some of the best fragrances are created through a careful combination of warm and cozy spices. Here’s what we’ve got for you!
Christmas Day: This scent literally smells like Christmas! It’s a splendid mix of fresh cut pine boughs of balsam, pine and fir wrapped around warmed cinnamon sticks, ground clove, with a base note of dried holiday fruits and sweet oak moss.
Good Tidings: This holiday favorite is sugar, spice, and everything nice with top notes of lemon, lime, and pine with clove and cinnamon added to the blend. Topped off with raspberry, maple, and musk.
Momma’s Kitchen: Every had a smell take you back to the good ol’ days? This one will with top notes of green apple, peach and pine needle leading to a spicy cinnamon clove and thyme with sweet balsamic spice.
Nag Champa: Spiced like incense, this has a rich bouquet with a violet & clove top note leading to a sensual blend of amber, musk, labdanum, ylang ylang, and sandalwood.
Pumpkin Spice: Sweet and spiced with the classic scent of seasoned pumpkin aroma with a fall spice mix.
They love a good, clean smell.
There’s nothing like a fresh and clean scent to fill your home so you can sit back and relax. We’ve definitely got some soothing smells here for that!
Apple Pickin’: It’s sweet, but also fresh and clean. The smell of freshly picked apples from the orchard.
Autumn Leaves: Clean and outdoorsy with a medley of birch and maple leaves with pomegranate, juniper berry, and orange blossom added to the blend.
Clean Cotton: This is one of our best fragrances! A wonderful, crisp, clean linen scent with just a kiss of fruit.
Lavender: Fresh and flowery: a soothing blend with top notes of calming lavender and fresh ozone with soft touches of woody undertones.
Sage & Citrus: This scent is a clean and earthy blend of lemon, lime, and sage.
Southern Hospitality: It always reminds me of a nice, inviting home. The heart is herbaceous and woody with juniper, aloe, hawthorn and jasmine. Sparkling fresh bouquet with a top note blend of fruity apples, peaches and clean melon.
What about something flowery or outdoorsy?
Don’t fret, we’ve got that too! These scents have the best flowery scents, as well as some musky favorites from nature!
Autumn Leaves: The clean scent of the fall air with a medley of birch and maple leaves with pomegranate, juniper berry, and orange blossom added to the blend.
Back Roads: This is a favorite among the guys! An outdoor, fresh woody bouquet with top notes of ozone, fresh leafy greens, lemon and apple combined with bright cedar, jasmine, lavender, violet and lilac highlighted with a soft musk.
Lavender: Calming and flowery: a soothing blend with top notes of calming lavender and fresh ozone with soft touches of woody undertones.
Nag Champa: This is an incense-like, flowery scent that has a rich bouquet with a violet & clove top note leading to a sensual blend of amber, musk, labdanum, ylang ylang, and sandalwood.
White Pine: This smells exactly like your Christmas pine! An incredible, deep Northwood evergreen scent.
Wildflowers: You can never go wrong with straight flowery scents! This one includes freshly picked wildflowers, pansies, sunflowers and lilacs.
There are so many Antique Candle Works fragrances for you to choose from, but as you can see there is always something for everyone! ‘Tis the season to enjoy the holidays, not stress. So, get your Christmas shopping done early with our natural soy candles!
Don’t forget! December’s Scent of the Month is none other than Christmas Day! Get 10% off all Christmas Day candles and melts during the whole month!
At Antique Candle Works, we pride ourselves in providing you with the best candle experience possible. To you, that might mean there’s one special candle that always makes you feel warm and cozy. Or, it could be that you always want a different scent filling your home with soothing fragrances every day. Whatever that experience looks like for you, we are here to deliver!
However, have you ever thought that maybe you want to branch out a little and try something new? We currently have seventeen unique fragrances—that’s a lot to try out! You may get lucky with a brand new scent in the sample tin you get for free with your candle order, but there’s only one sample per order. Now, we finally have a great way for you to try nearly all of our yummy scents with our all new Sample Packs!
The Best-Sellers Sample Pack includes your all-time favorites: Sage & Citrus, Clean Cotton, Back Roads, and Momma’s Kitchen. Each of these scents are uniquely fresh, crisp, or spiced to your liking!
The Fall Sample Pack has all the best scents for the cozy fall season: Autumn Leaves, Apple Pickin’, Pumpkin Spice, and Momma’s Kitchen. Sweet, spiced, and everything nice all wrapped into one snug pack!
The Christmas Sample Pack is full of all the yummy scents of the holiday season: Vanilla, White Pine, Good Tidings, and of course, Christmas Day. Let it snow, and cuddle by candlelight with this warm holiday bundle!
Can’t decide which fragrance to try? Try them all with our soy candle sample packs!
Which sample pack is your favorite? Let us know in the comments!
Be the first to hear about all the goings on in the candle studio (like the release of the new sample packs!) by signing up for the Antique Candle Works email list! You’ll receive 15% off your first order, and your name will be put on a list to potentially be a new fragrance candle tester!
Have a beautiful day!
Photography by Ashley from Our Modern Antebellum
During the past few months, the Antique Candle Works team has tested and sent out samples of potential fragrances to 50 lucky candle testers. We had narrowed it down to four fragrances to be a late summer scent, but we needed your help to decide. And now, the results are in.
I, and the rest of the team, are very excited to announced our new, limited time fragrance: Cucumber Melon!
The crisp, clean scents of cucumbers, ripened in the sun and picked fresh from the garden, mixed with a hint of delicious melon. Late summer is the time of year that many of the fruits and veggies growing in your garden are ready to be harvested. One of my personal favorite things about summer is my grandma’s garden! So why not combine two of those delicious garden smells?
Cucumber Melon is one of the freshest fragrances coming out of the Antique Candle Works studio! The deliciously sweet scent creates a relaxing and cozy atmosphere in any room. It is perfect for those summer days full of sunshine and the cool breezes that remind you that fall is just around the corner.
Cucumber Melon is only available for a limited time! This fragrance will carry you through the late summer and into the early autumn days, so get yours before it’s too late!
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Photography by Jennifer from The Grace House
August is the last full month of summer, and I don’t know about you, but I am ready for the fall season! I love the cool evenings of wearing hoodies, having campfires, and just enjoying the season. Pretty soon, some of us will begin to see the first signs of fall in the trees. It won’t be long before little bits of yellow, red, and orange will begin to spread through the leaves, creating the beautiful scene we call autumn. It’ll be here before we know it, and in the spirit of fall, this month’s scent of the month is none other than Autumn Leaves! The naturally fresh, woody smell of leaves in the brisk autumn air; this medley of birch and maple leaves with pomegranate, juniper berry, and orange blossom brings the glory of fall right into your home!
Jennifer from The Grace House, whom you may recognize from The Grace House home tour we shared back in April, has shared several gorgeous photos of the Autumn Leaves candle in her home. She told us that this fragrance is “So yummy!” and “One of my absolute favorites!” Autumn Leaves is definitely a favorite going into the fall season, and we love providing a cozy scent for one of the coziest times of the year!
During the entire month of August, all Autumn Leaves products will be 10% off, starting July 1st! This includes the 16oz, 8oz, and 4oz candles, as well as the 2.5oz melts sold exclusively at antiquecandleworks.com*! The colors of the fall leaves paint some of the most amazing scenes of nature, and Autumn Leaves transforms that painting into a beautiful fragrance.
Check out all of our Autumn Leaves candles and melts, and be sure to let us know if you have any questions! Or, let us know what your favorite fragrance is on Facebook, where you can keep up to date with what’s going on inside the candle studio!
The Autumn Leaves Scent of the Month sale ends at 11:59pm EDT on August 31, 2017.
*This sale does not include candles or melts sold in stores or wholesale.
Photography by Jennifer from The Grace House
It’s hard to believe that we are already half way through the 2017 year! Before you know it, we will be enjoying some carved turkey and decorating for the holidays. But until then, we’ve still got some sun to bask in! For me, Summer makes me think of the beautiful outdoors, but not just for tanning or swimming in the pool. No, it reminds me of the country roads and paths through the woods, exploring nature and the countryside. This month, we are joining you on the road less traveled with Back Roads! Outdoor, fresh woody bouquet with top notes of ozone, fresh leafy greens, lemon and apple combined with bright cedar, jasmine, lavender, violet and lilac highlighted with a soft musk. The perfect summer fragrance!
We always love hearing about your candle experiences, and our friend Tam shared with us how much she loves Back Roads! She said, “Back Roads...a scent that transports me back to childhood, country living and simpler times. A nostalgic mix of fragrances reminiscent of walking an old gravel road surrounded by open fields, wildflowers and woodlands. The perfect picture of serenity.” I couldn’t have said it better myself! Back Roads truly is a nostalgic scent for an old soul.
During the entire month of July, all Back Roads products will be 10% off starting July 1st! This includes the 16oz, 8oz, and 4oz candles, as well as the 2.5oz melts sold exclusively at antiquecandleworks.com*! Summer is definitely a favorite time of the year, and Back Roads captures the both the calm and adventure of the season into every candle and melt!
Check out all of our Back Roads candles and melts, and contact us if you have any questions or if you just want to share your experience with our candles! Keep up to date with the Antique Candle Works team through Facebook and Instagram, and visit our new and redesigned Pinterest page for a beautiful gallery of inspirational décor!
The Back Roads Scent of the Month sale ends at 11:59pm EDT on July 31, 2017.
*This sale does not include candles or melts sold in stores or wholesale.
That is a question that many of us at Antique Candle Works are asked on, and off the clock. We currently carry a total of 16 unique fragrances that have been carefully selected to represent our brand. Many of our fragrances are seasonal, meaning that they are most popular during certain times of the year. If you were to ask us what our most popular fragrance is toward the end of the year, for example, the answer would be Christmas Day. Or, in September, it might be Autumn Leaves or Pumpkin Spice. However, all of our scents can be enjoyed by everyone at any time of the year!
Here are our four most popular fragrances chosen by you!
Top notes of green apple, peach and pine needle leading to a spicy cinnamon clove and thyme with sweet balsamic spice. This nostalgic fragrance sends you straight into your mother’s or grandmother’s kitchen. What could be more appetizing than that? You can almost taste that pie in the oven!
An earthy blend of lemon, lime, and sage. This is definitely one of our most refreshing fragrances. It is a clean, fresh scent with just enough of that citrusy sweetness to brighten up an entire room! You might find yourself craving a glass of lemonade!
Popular scent of seasoned pumpkin aroma with a fall spice mix that says "Welcome Home!" Though this scent peaks during the fall season, it is a classically delicious fragrance that just makes everyone smile, no matter the time of the year! The combination of pumpkin and spices makes me want to gather around with my family and enjoy some pie!
And our most popular fragrance is…
A wonderfully crisp, clean linen scent with just a kiss of fruit. Clean Cotton is without a doubt a favorite to be enjoyed year-round! This clean fragrance isn’t like your typical linen scent. The subtle sweetness brings a whole new level of freshness to this soothing scent, and it is easy to see why this is our most popular fragrance to date!
What do you think of our top four fragrances? Are there any that surprised you? Let us know what your favorite fragrance is on Facebook!
Don't miss our monthly Antique Candle Restock that starts tomorrow, June 15th, at 8pm EST!
Have a beautiful day!
June is the month where spring inevitably comes to an end, and a new summer begins. Hopefully you’ve finished up your spring cleaning just in time for the kids to get out of school for summer break, and have had a nice hot day to enjoy the sun. It’s also the time of year that all of you with gardens can finally plant your fruits and veggies to be ready for some fresh and tasty meals to come! Nothing is more mouth-watering than a fresh fruit, and with that in mind, this month’s featured scent is none other than Apple Pickin’! The sweet smell of freshly picked apples from the orchard will take you out of your living room and straight to the farmers’ market!
Whenever we post a photo of one of our candles on Facebook, Instagram, or even Pinterest, we love seeing all the responses from each of you! Apple Pickin’ is always a favorite for our followers! Mardi on Instagram told us that this fragrance is so yummy that when she was burning her candle, “My honey thought I was baking a pie the other day when he came home, haha!”
Another follower loved how real the candle smells, saying, “I LOOOOVE a good, true apple scented candle!” It is so rewarding to know that we can provide great candle experiences through our Apple Pickin’ fragrance!
During the entire month of June, all Apple Pickin’ products will be 10% off, starting this very day! This includes the 16oz, 8oz, and 4oz candles, as well as the 2.5oz melts sold exclusively at antiquecandleworks.com*! Nothing is better than walking into a room filled with the delicious scent of fresh apples. It’s enough to brighten anyone’s day!
Check out all of our Apple Pickin’ candles and melts, and be sure to let us know if you have any questions about the sale or otherwise! Also, check out our revamped Pinterest page for an awesome gallery full of our candles and our Antique Candle Works style!
The Apple Pickin’ Scent of the Month sale ends at 11:59pm EDT on June 30, 2017.
*This sale does not include candles or melts sold in stores or wholesale.
During the past few months, there have been a lot of exciting new changes going on inside the Antique Candle Works Studio! We are thrilled to see the business growing first-hand and want to give you an inside look at our developments and plans for the near future.
Just since the start of the year, the studio has been booming as we hand pour more and more candles to fulfill orders for a growing list of clients. As the number of candles and melts we needed to make and ship increased, Brittany realized that it may be time to bring another person onto the Antique Candle Works team. And that is how we met our newest friend, Macey!
Macey has been an amazing help in the studio and in just over a month, has increased efficiency and allowed us to bring even more candles to your home! To learn more about Macey, read her Employee Spotlight on the Antique Candle Works Blog!
The growth in candle sales also made us realize that the studio itself needed a major revamping! We were running out of room not only in the production area, but also in the packaging and the shipping area. Something needed to be done. With the help of Brittany’s husband, Dan, we built and set up three new tables (1 for production, 2 for shipping), three label racks, a new stocking shelf, and completely reorganized the shipping area.
This increased production by at least 50 16oz candles and allows us to more easily pour 100lbs of wax a day. The racks gave us more room to store 80 large rolls of all our different labels, including our redesigned travel tin labels.
The new shelf gives each fragrance its own shelf rather than sharing, storing more products and making them more readily available to you. We also added a hanging packing peanut dispenser to the remodeled shipping area, and now shipments can be sent out with much more speed and ease!
In other production news, for the past couple months we have also been testing out different types of wicks to replace our current ones. We’ve tested a variety of wicks with differences ranging from thickness, to their material.
The new wicks will be similar to our old ones in the sense that they (when used properly) will burn the wax to the edge of the candle, will provide a clean, even burn, and will translate all of our unique fragrances. However, they may also allow you to burn your candle even longer than before!
Looking to the Future...
All of these exciting updates express how Antique Candle Works has grown and continues to provide enjoyable candle experiences to a multitude of those who have burned our candles. Therefore, this has us looking to the future and what you may expect to come from the candle studio. We hope to add another melter soon that would allow us to pour an additional 50lbs at a time, and potentially 200lbs in a single day! We are also rebooting our Pinterest page, which will be full of beautiful farmhouse decor, vintage design, and of course, candles!
Finally, this fall, we are planning to add a special, limited time fragrance to Antique Candle Works! We are looking forward to making this brand new scent available to everyone in the next few months! Be on the lookout for more information on this limited time offer and how, as an email subscriber, you can get involved, too!
A Special Thanks
All of the developments that have occurred here in the candle studio could not have been possible without all of the loyal wholesale and retail customers that have supported us. You are our friends, and you encourage us to strive for greatness and bring you the best product possible. We hope to continue to provide an enjoyable, memorable experience through our candles, and maybe even meet new friends along the way.
We appreciate your feedback! Let us know what you think of all this exciting candle studio news and stay up-to-date with Facebook and Instagram!
*Please note that next week's blog post will be posted on Thursday, June 1st, rather than Wednesday, May 31st. Can you guess the next scent of the month?
Backroads and Lavender photography by Erica from Our Humble Nest.