Find Your Favorite Scent From 228 Grant Street Candle Co.

March 9th, 2020 by

228 Grant Street Candle Co.

Burning a high-quality scented candle is one of the easiest ways to make your home feel clean, warm, and welcoming quickly. 228 Grant Street makes candles in a variety of delightful scents, and all of their materials are made in the United States.

228 Grant Street Candles

228 Grant Street Candles are made in Baltimore County with all-natural soy wax, braided cotton wicks, and scented oils, all sourced from the U.S. There are three sizes/styles of candles available from 228 Grant Street: Apothecary Jar/16 oz., Amber Jar/9 oz., Gold Travel Tin/4 oz. Popular scents include Amber + Sandalwood, Balsam Fir, Coconut + Bergamot, Mahogany + Teakwood, and Sea Salt + Orchid. You’ll be able to burn your 228 Grant Street Candles for hours – the Apothecary Jars burn for 130 hours (about 32 four-hour sessions), the Amber Jars burn for over 40 hours (at least 10 sessions) and the Gold Travel Tins burn for 30 hours or about seven sessions.

Candle Burning Tips

To maximize your candle’s scent and burn time, it’s recommended that you trim the wick on your candle every two hours down to 1/8″, and to burn the candle four to five hours at a time. A longer wick creates a larger flame, which melts the wax faster than the wick burns away. When you don’t trim the wick, and the longer your candle burns, the larger the flame will get and the faster the wax will melt. Keeping the wick trimmed and burning your candle four to five hours at a time slows the process so you get a longer burn time and a better scent.

Additionally, burning your candle for four to five-hour increments ensures that the wax burns all the way to the edge of the container. The melted wax is what gives off the candle’s scent, so this also helps maximize your candle’s scent. It also prevents your candle from “tunneling” which is when a hole gets burnt down the center of the candle, leaving a ring of unmelted wax along the outside of the container. Tunneled candles typically don’t give off as much scent.

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Why Soy Candles?

Many readily available candles are made with paraffin wax, which is refined from crude oil and burns “dirty” with petrol-carbon soot. On the other hand, soy wax candles burn “clean” with no petrol-carbon soot. Additionally, soybean wax is a renewable resource and burns slower than paraffin wax, so your candles will last much longer.

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