At Candle Kiosk we create candles not as scent, but as design objects; everyday sculptures in wax that mesmerise as they slowly burn down and change shape. We focus on the experience of natural light, the tranquility of simply watching the flickering of a flame and the shadows it throws.
What are the benefits of unscented candles?
1. Unscented candles go well with food & drinks
Why not scented? A large part of life is made up of little moments; a cup of freshly brewed coffee, a glass of wine, good food with friends. Candlelight can enhance and even create these moments, but you don't necessarily want to add scent to that mix.
"A way to enjoy light without being overwhelmed by fragrance."
In many ways taste is all about scent: you often smell food before you taste it, creating a mood and anticipation for what is to come; cookies baking, coffee brewing. And vice versa, you inadvertently taste what you smell. As such, a large part of the enjoyment of food, or beverages, is the aromas they create. So while a scented candle can be a lovely addition to a bathroom or bedroom, you want to keep artificial scents as far away from your kitchen and dining area as you can, or from anywhere else you enjoy food & drinks.
2. Unscented candles are hypoallergenic
For people with fragrance sensitivity, any product with a scent can cause irritation. By providing fragrance free candles, people who are sensitive or even allergic to fragrances can still enjoy the ambiance and decorative elements that a candle provides, without the negative effects of scent.
3. Ideal for meditation
Many people use unscented candles during meditation or yoga practices, as they provide a calming and relaxing environment without the distraction of any added scent. We have created a specific range of mindfulness candles for meditation, gratitude and intention setting; handmade in Japan from 100% natural ingredients, fragrance free and with varying burn times to suit your schedule.
4. Pet safe!
Many scented candles contain essential oils that are toxic to pets. Unscented candles are a safer alternative for pet owners who want to enjoy the ambiance of candles without risking the health of their furry friends.
In our minds, the key to enjoying any experience is to be able to focus fully on it, and not to be distracted by simultaneous experiences that overwhelm your senses. Our sculptural candles provide just that; the opportunity to enjoy candlelight without being overwhelmed by fragrance. We love a good spa scent, but we prefer not to taste it during dinner.Images courtesy of Poni Studio and Heart Strings Hire + Style