A Votivo candle will be strongly scented and can be expected to last a long time. Votivo candles are hand-poured, and come in fragrances like Rain, Moroccan Fig, Wild Orchid and Prairie Sage. The Red Currant scent is a very popular fragrance among the Votivo candle collection.
Votivo candles come in a variety of styles, including the classic boxed line, which features a 50 hour candle poured into a clear glass. It retails for around $20.
Smaller models of the Votivo candle without the box cost around $13. Another line features the high quality Votivo candles in terracotta pots. These cost around $15. A box of four Votivo votive candles in the same scent cost $28, so it is evident that they are not inexpensive candles. However, because of the strong, interesting scents, long burn time, and elegant packaging details, a Votivo candle will be a treasured gift.
Most product reviewers say that the high quality Votivo candle is worth the extra money because the scent is so luscious. For those who are interested, Votivo candles are made of high quality natural soy blend wax and use cotton-wound wicks created specially for soy blend waxes.
Some candles are made with lead in the wick, and that lead gets into the air. Besides being poisonous to breathe, this lead also causes smoke and carbon build-up. However, some people also prefer candles made of soy wax or bees wax, and Votivo candles are made of these more natural ingredients.
Whichever type of highly fragranced candle you choose, whether a Votivo candle or one from Yankee Candles, White Lily Candles, or some other company, here are some suggestions for candle use and safety. First, scented candles are inappropriate for occasions where people will be dining.
The scent of a Votivo candle can overpower the aroma of the food and diminish the eating pleasure. A mild vanilla candle might be all right, but it would be preferable to use unscented candles when eating. When decorating, make sure the color of the Votivo candle coordinates with other items in the room.
For longest burning, choose votive holders that fit the votive candle closely. Always keep wicks trimmed to 1/4 inch. With wide candles and those in jars, move the wick back into the center of the Votivo candle (if necessary) while the wax is still liquid.