Posts by: Lauren

How Flame Gazing Meditation Sparked Light Within Candles

Have you ever heard of trataka, or flame gazing meditation? While most meditation is done with your eyes closed, trataka is practiced while you focus on a flickering candle flame. One candlemaker found the practice so helpful, she created a candle brand to spread the word! Light Within candles are designed specifically for meditation, with…

Get to know a candle brand: Bellana Candles

What were your favorite candle trends of 2019? As we send off the year, I finally got to try out one of mine. A few months after I wrote Are Sculptural Candles Replacing Jar Candles?, I heard from a sculptural candle brand, Bellana Candles. I was immediately interested in the candles’ bold colors and artistic,…

Get To Know A Candle Brand: Santa’s Naturals

A confession: I used to be hesitant to gift candles for the holidays, and no, it isn’t because I wanted to keep them all for myself. (Or at least that isn’t the only reason!) With so many of my loved ones opting for more natural, chemical-free lifestyles, I was worried about gifting them candles that…