Wednesday 29 February 2012

Scent Your Home With Munio Candela - A Review For My Pure

Me and my mum have a bit of an odd obsession - candles! There are lovely smelly candles in just about every room in the house. As well as making the house smell nice (a necessity when you have 4 cats and 2 litter trays!), I always think that candlelight induces a feeling of calmness and wellbeing.

I've never actually reviewed candles on my blog before but when I saw that My Pure had introduced a new brand of home fragrance and wellbeing I knew that now was the time.

I picked a candle from Latvian brand Munio Candela. The candles are completely handmade in Lativa using local ingredients and 100% natural soy wax. Kinder to the environment and containing no animal or genetically modified ingredients, natural soy wax produces less toxins during burning. It's also biodegradable and washable!

There are several different varieties and fragrances of Munio Candela candles on the My Pure site but I went for the Scented Mini Soy Wax Candle in Cinnamon.

Packaged in a recycled, unbleached cardboard box, the 220ml candle contains a lead free cotton wick  and can burn for to 15 hours. Before you even notice the candle itself the first thing you experience when you open the box is the smell, it a gorgeous subtle but natural cinnamon and clove scent.

The candle on initial glance doesn't appear to look that interesting, just a plain white candle with a white cotton wick, but look a bit more closely and you can in fact see real cinnamon sticks embedded into the wax!

There is nothing unnatural about this candle at all, even the smell is seems natural. If your used to more commercially available candles this one might be a bit of a disappointment. It doesn't contain any synthetic ingredients or fragrances the smell so to be honest isn't that strong, don't get me wrong you can smell it especially when you've put the candle out, but don't expect this to scent your house out like some of the larger brands can, it's much better when you use it in a smaller room. As to the burning time will I'm 10 hours in and it's still going strong.

Oh and if like me your a bit on the fence with soy wax, this candle made a pleasant change. I love the fact that soy wax is so easy to clean and this candle is no different I spilt a bit of the wax on my sheets and it washed clean away, with no residue or staining. On the other hand though my previous experiences with soy wax generally haven't been that great, I've experienced terrible sooting in the past, not with this one though, although you do get a little bit of smoke when you blow it out I've noticed no black marks on the walls where the candle has been.

Are you as big a candle fan as me? What fragrances do you like? leave me a comment and let me know x

Munio Candela Scented Mini Soy Wax Candle - Cinnamon retails at £11.00 for 220ml  from My Pure. To check out the other candles and fragrances in the Munio Candela range please check out the My Pure website x

(Munio Candela Scented Mini Soy Wax Candle - Cinnamon 220ml Was Provided By My Pure For Review Purposes)

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