This candle was sent free for reviewing purposes from Sanari Candle.
Sanari is a California based candle company that sets itself apart by being fully plant based from wax to wick and even ensures fair trade procurement of ingredients as well as donates to breast cancer research. The wax is fragranced with 100% organic, natural and Kosher essential oils. The wax itself is a blend of 100% organic coconut and non-GMO soy wax. The wicks are 100% unbleached cotton. This is without a doubt a candle for those who are health conscious. Rebecca Aghalarpour, the founder of Sanari Candle, turned to plant based materials due to her own personal history with breast cancer. As a candle lover she did not want to miss the joy and ambience a candle can bring to a home. She contacted me about featuring one of her candles here on the blog and I was excited to do so.
The candle arrived housed in a sturdy gray box that is wonderful for gift giving. You know something special is inside when you see it. The box did come packaged well, wrapped in branded tissue paper, which was a nice touch.
There are three scent categories, which hold several different aromas within each one: floral fruit, citrus herbal and spicy wood. Biscotti arrived from the spicy wood category. It is 16 ounces and $44 with a burn time of 80 + hours. The 8.5 ounce candle runs $32 for a 45+ hour burn time. It comes in a glass jar, that is recommended to become a wine glass after its life as a candle, with a wooden lid.
Biscotti- Notes: Vanilla bean, nutmeg, cinnamon.
Biscotti is a lovely scent. I don't get overt bakery tones but that vanilla is rich and slightly tonka leaning while the spices are gauzy and light, just adding a silver of their wooden tones. This does have a dulcet sweetness that fluffs up the vanilla and makes it extra cozy. The wick burned strong, the wax pooled evenly with no tunneling and the throw was medium-light in the large cathedral ceiling living room and medium in the bedroom. Just the right amount of scent that I would get wafts of as I was going about my day. A subtle reminder that I had a nice candle burning in the house.
If you sign up for the newsletter you will get 10% off your order. I will be signing up and Bosco (pine, Douglas fir, mint) or Trentino (cinnamon bark, vanilla bean clove) or maybe some of the herbal ones with lavender or patchouli. The price can seem a tad steep initially but essential oils that are well sourced and high quality ingredients don't come cheap. And in reality this isn't that far off of a Bath & Body Works candle as far as pricing. I would be happy to buy from Sanari Candle. Plus, my glass needs a partner. :-)
What essential oil candle would you like to try? Do you every worry about the healthiness of your candles?