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Introducing our new scents for holiday dreaming

 15 September 2021

The weather is getting colder and we're changing our scents over to feel snug…

As we move towards the colder months, we're ready to snuggle up and embrace a change in our home scents. We want to feel warmth and cosiness, but we also miss the summer air and holiday escapes. They remind us of free-spirited times when we let our hair down and didn't have a care in the world. We deserve to feel like this whether we're home or away!

So, how are we adjusting to adapt to the seasons?

As we adapt our home décor with thicker layers and richer tones, add a few more layers to our outfit, or even adjust our meals to heartier and fulfilling comfort food; we also adapt our environment and the scents that define it to reflect the seasons. That's why we've introduced three new scents to help you enjoy your home comforts with a little nod to your past summertime memories. They'll be a sure mood-booster when you're feeling sleepy, stressed, or ready to put your feet up.

With further ado, let's dive into our three new scents!

1) Spa time

The spa time scent is the epitome of indulgent bliss- with deep notes of sandalwood combined with fresh and uplifting geranium, you'll instantly feel at ease whilst you sink into the sofa or run a luxuriously filled bath. What could be more relaxing and needed after a long, busy day? This scent allows you to drift away and put any worries on hold as you take in the charming fragrances and appreciate the calming effects.

Imagine you've entered a joyful spa that welcomes you with open arms. Think about how you instantly feel less tense- scent has a lot to do with how our mind and body feels! Now, bring those feelings and aromas into a familiar and comforting environment such as your home, the encouraging fragrances help you to feel more in-tune with yourself and amplify a greater sense of wellbeing.

Put your feet up and let the spa time scent do the work.

2) Black plum and rhubarb

The black plum and rhubarb scent sounds good enough to eat, doesn't it? The decadent, fruity flavours fill the room and liven up your living space after they've been spritzed lovingly. The notes are well balanced, yet still pack a punch.

Smells of warm fruits resemble a crisp autumnal walk with warming treats held tightly in your hand. Think of a tart rhubarb pie with oozing pear sauce- it simply brings the combination together beautifully. This really is the dream autumnal scent- there's nothing more satisfying and gentle than rhubarb and pear.

3) Rock salt and driftwood

Imagine you're wandering along the cool, calming, British seaside, skipping down rustic coastal paths, or taking in the inviting sea air. This scent transports you to a calm place and helps to restore your own balance with its notes of cleansing and mineral packed seaweed and revitalising green algae. The soft, cooler scents of driftwood pair beautifully with rich amber and alluring musk. The complexity of the ingredients ensure that you feel soothed, peaceful, and well rested.

It's all about how you feel

Whether you're looking for a rejuvenating scent such as spa time or you want to surround yourself with a scrumptious fruity number such as black plum and rhubarb to embrace the warmth; we know that we're ready to switch our scents up for the colder weather!

Not forgetting, the nostalgic and day-dreaming scent, rock salt and driftwood; this could also make a pleasant gift for a loved one who adores visiting the British coast.

One final note…

As always, our products are made with passion and care, lovingly made in the heart of Worcestershire, UK. We hope you enjoy your next scent as much as we do!

Introduce scent into your home to create a sense of wellbeing

 04 June 2021

Find yourself feeling the need to re-coop, take a break, or simply make your home that little bit more comfortable? By simply adding in certain products to alter an atmosphere based on your favourite scents and the room it adheres to; you’re channelling your needs and mood in a positive way to create a sense of wellbeing in your home. Remember, your home is one of the main places you spend your time. Make sure you feel good in it!

How does scent increase a sense of wellbeing?

Scent has the ability to switch how we feel through calming ingredient pairings. It’s known that certain smells can remind us of a momentous pastime. We might feel safe, secure, or at home when our senses are reminded of something important to us via products with a presence.

Do you find yourself reaching for certain products or re-purchasing perfumes because they turn into a signature scent, reflect how you present yourself, or you’re simply drawn to certain smells? As individuals, we all have certain preferences when it comes to scent. We might want to evoke power through intense layers of oud, complement our feminine, summer outfits with airy floral notes, or reach for fruity options to feel fresh. The same concept applies to our home. We purchase based on how we want to feel, whether a scent completes a certain room or even style of a home.

However, when it comes to increasing a sense of wellbeing, it can be seen that spa scents are universally loved and home in on particular smells that make us feel invigorated, utterly comfortable, or soothed.

Compliment your home with consciously selected scents

Transport yourself to a moment of serenity and escape your everyday stressors by spritzing, lighting, or immersing yourself through a selection of scent. You deserve the breather! Whether you’re delighted by the smell of freshly washed linen, you appreciate the aromas of full-bodied fresh citrus fruits, or you adore the initial boost of naturally derived plants…

At Bambu Candles, there’s a scent for everyone to fit your needs. That’s why these 3 scents in the form of diffusers, room sprays, and candles are such a dream for your home. Turn your living space into your very own retreat today. There’s no need for expensive spa breaks when you can bring the experience to you long-term!

3 scents to create a sense of wellbeing at home

1) The Zen Spa Reed Diffuser

The Zen Spa Reed Diffuser is the perfect addition to your bedside table. Once you awaken, get ready to step out of your cocoon and tackle the day ahead. The first thing that will greet you in the morning is the aromatic notes of orange and bergamot. Feel awakened, refreshed, and take in each gentle note as you wake up. This reed diffuser is a perfect balance between feminine and flirty, and rich and natural.

Read more about the Zen Spa Reed diffuser here.

2) The Strawberry and Rhubarb Luxury Room Spray

Feeling all ready for summer? Push open the windows and spritz this delightfully fruity room spray throughout your living room. Lightly mist the spray over your linens and furniture, and enjoy a strawberry filled paradise. It’s the perfect scent to add a decadent crispness to your space.

Get your very own bottle here.

3) The Thyme, Olive, and Bergamot Soy Candle

In need of some solitude and pampering? We all need to prioritise a little me-time in any way that we can possible. Run a bubble bath and set the atmosphere just right with this thyme, olive, and bergamot soy candle. There’s nothing like a little mood lighting, combined with precious notes that make you feel as if you’re floating away mentally in a treatment room.

Bring the spa to your very own bathroom here.

At Bambu Candles

We offer versatility when it comes to our scents! Many of our much-loved fragrances are available in candle form, diffusers, and room sprays. No matter how you like your room to feel, we’ve got you covered!

A Trio of Romance. Embrace Violet, Lily, and Rose For Your Date Nights at Home.

 28 March 2021

We spend a lot of time at home

Did you know that on average we spend around 70% of our time in our own homes? As a place that many of us see as our comfort bubble, restorative sanctuary, or place to switch off; it can be a delight to evoke our senses and bring nature indoors through scent. That's why this scent is perfect for those who love a balance of floral filled, deep, aromatic, and musky scents.

Date nights are changing

We have certainly been getting creative when it comes to at-home date nights. From creating our first date night at home, devouring indoor picnics, and escaping to romantic cities such as Paris from our living room; scent has been at the heart of the moment. The combination of violet, lily, and rose marries well with romantic date nights at home during spring. As the flowers begin to bloom and the nights get longer; whether we're sat outside for nibbles, or we're curled up indoors watching our favourite films… this scent is sure to make you feel divine. It's a spectacular combination to draw both feminine and masculine scents together in harmony. This scent isn't just for romantic dates nights; it's the perfect fragrance for those who love a deluxe feel at a comfortable price.

An understanding of the notes

Entice your senses and curiosity with sensual and delicate top notes of rose and violet. This floral pairing is a notoriously romantic and charming combination. Explore middle notes of delicate violet, rose, and subtle lily. Be beguiled by the opulent base notes of precious amber, iris, rich sandalwood, and heavenly musk. Whether you'd like a graceful mist of warmth and captivation from the room spray, a playful and delightful illumination from the elegant candle, or a long-lasting memorable scent from the diffuser. This particular scent of violet, lily, and rose is available in all 3 products- the soy candle, luxury room spray, and reed diffuser.

The products

Violet, lily, and rose soy candle

This lovingly hand-poured candle is the perfect addition to your coffee-table or fireplace. Indulge in comfort and quality; this candle is made only from soy wax, making it a biodegradable and a non-toxic product. Light your candle with peace of mind and enjoy the vivacious scent for up to 40 hours burn time. Discover more about this product and why not pop it in your basket? Read more here.

Violet, lily, and rose luxury room spray

Enjoy this sleek, aesthetic, and splendid room spray. Your room spray will come carefully presented and prepared in a glass bottle and box- all wrapped up with care and consideration! All our products are hand-made with attention to detail in Worcestershire, making our room sprays impeccably unique and quality assured. You only need a couple of spritzes and your room feels brand new. Elevate any room and grab your very own room spray here.

Violet, lily, and rose reed diffuser

This sumptuous diffuser is a firm favourite and a real showstopper in your home. If you're looking for something to stand the test of time and greet you every time you enter the room, then this product is for you. All our reed diffusers are CLP compliant, tested, and assured, so you know that you're purchasing with confidence and get the experience you deserve. Ready to make give your room a lift? Purchase your very own diffuser here.

As always, at Bambu Candles Worcestershire, we care that you receive quality every time.
Our products are…
  • Made in small batches
  • Vegetarian and vegan-friendly
  • Made from 100% natural soy wax
  • Wicks are made from pure long strand ring spun cotton and paper
  • Cruelty-free
  • Paraben-free
  • Burn for up to 50% longer than paraffin candles
  • Made in the UK

Christmas Gifts: Luxurious Reed Diffusers & Room Sprays

 23 November 2020

Looking for the perfect gift this Christmas? Perhaps you're stuck for ideas. Don't worry, Bambu Candles have the ideal present for your loved ones - our luxurious reed diffusers and room sprays.

At Bambu Candles, we have a gorgeous selection of reed diffusers and room sprays, they're the perfect flameless fragranced treat. Our diffusers are a stylish accompaniment to the home this Christmas and will last for 2-3 months, meaning the scent can be enjoyed well into the New Year.

We've just added the fragrance "Fireside" to our collection, which is a blend of warm spices, the ideal scent to cosy up to on a cold winter's night. Fireside is available as a reed diffuser and a candle. Another popular festive scent we've included in our selection is our "Cranberry, Orange, and Cinnamon" diffuser, perfect for adding the scents of Christmas to the home.

Room sprays are another favourite, as they look beautiful and stylish in their glass bottles. Our sprays instantly freshen a room and the fragrance lasts for hours.

Bambu candles room sprays and reed diffusers also make an excellent Christmas gift for those who don't wish to have an open-flame in their homes, perhaps they don't want to watch a candle, or they have young children or pets. Using a spray or diffuser means the scent can be enjoyed without the worry.

Most Popular Fragrances For Christmas Gifts

If your shopping for our most popular scents to make the ideal Christmas present they are,

  • Aventos For Men - inspired by the aftershave and is perfect for the man in your life. Aventos For Men is available as a reed diffuser, room spray, and candle.
  • Alien Invasion - also inspired by the fragrance and is available as a reed diffuser and candle.
  • Relax - ideal for your friend who enjoys a spa day, with notes of lavender, rose, and jasmine. Relax is available as a candle, room spray and reed diffuser.
  • Seychelles - one of our most popular candles and room sprays and is perfect for those that prefer the warmth of the sun, rather than the winter cold. Seychelles combines fresh bergamot, bright orange, and rich amber with warm notes of exotic coconut, vanilla, and almond.

Wrapping It Up

This festive season, place a luxurious reed diffuser or room spray under the Christmas tree for someone you love. Want to go that extra step? A selection of our fragrances are available as reed diffusers, room sprays, and candles. Our festive scents can be enjoyed throughout the home during the festive period and into the New Year.

Launching Our Christmas Scented Candles

 08 November 2020

We've been working hard behind the scenes developing some of the Christmas fragranced candles you requested.

Our candles make the ideal Christmas gift for your friends and family or the fitting accompaniment to your festive decorations.

Bambu Candles are excited to share that we've launched our first five Christmas scents. These are:

FIRESIDE - Perfect for those who love to cuddle up in front of a roaring fire.
An intensely rich and full aroma, leading with crisp top notes of bergamot, lemon leaf and warming spices, enhanced by fresh eucalyptus, tender lavender and summer geranium. The base of this fragrance is exotic and full with red cedar, massoia wood, amber, frankincense and musks.

FROSTY MORNING - Ideal for those who love fresh and crisp winter mornings.
Like frosty snow on a winters morning, this gorgeous scent combines fresh jasmine with the heady aroma of ylang ylang, filling you with a sense of wonder and enchantment.

CRANBERRY ORANGE AND CINNAMON - Makes an excellent gift for your loved one that enjoys a warming winter drink.
A beautiful combination of cranberries and orange, followed by cinnamon, with floral backnotes of jasmine and lily on a base of sandal, cedar, musk, vanilla and sugar.

WILD FIG & CASSIS - Ideal scent for those who love to wrap up warm and walk in the woods.
Top notes are cassis, cherry, grass and fig; middle notes are hyacinth, cyclamen, jasmine and pine tree; base notes are patchouli, cedar, amber and musk.

CANDY CANE - A wonderful choice for your friend that loves hanging candy canes on their Christmas tree.
Cool peppermint and spearmint with sugared candy make this candle a gorgeous, sweet, fresh Christmas scent that smells just like the real thing and is utterly delicious!

Why Choose Bambu Candles Christmas Candles?

Much thought and love are poured into each candle, from developing the festive fragrances to sourcing the scents. Making them the perfect festive present for your family and friends this Christmas.

Bambu Candles are:

  • Vegetarian and vegan-friendly
  • 100% biodegradable
  • Made from 100% natural soy wax
  • Wicks are made from pure long strand ring spun cotton and paper
  • Cruelty-free
  • Paraben-free
  • Burn for up to 50% longer than paraffin candles
  • Made in the UK

Wrapping It Up

If you want to give your loved one the perfect scented and personal gift this Christmas, head over to our website to learn more about our handmade candles and our other beautifully scented products, including our reed diffusers and room sprays.

Scented Christmas Candle Ideas

 12 September 2020

Are you beginning to think about Christmas?

Go on, you can admit it if you are.

With summer fading and autumn looming around the corner, it's this time of year that people begin to think about Christmas.

Bambu Candles is no exception. Customers are already asking what Christmas fragrances we're going to be stocking.

So while we're busy planning our Christmas aromas, we thought we'd take this opportunity to ask you, the customer, what scents you enjoy through the festivities.

What's Your Favourite Christmas Scented Candle?

Here are some festive fragrance ideas to get your nostrils thinking.

Do you love the smell of baking? Then perhaps you'd like,

  • Gingerbread
  • Pumpkin pie
  • Hazelnut cream
  • Peppermint
  • Sugar cookie and vanilla

How about a winter beverage? Maybe,

  • Mulled wine
  • Hot chocolate
  • Nutmeg and orange
  • Eggnog

Or perhaps you prefer a traditional scent? Such as,

  • Fir tree
  • Aromatic pine
  • Chestnuts
  • Pinecone
  • Spicy orange
  • Cinnamon
  • Firewood

Let Us Know Your Favourite Christmas Scents

So, as we prepare our Christmas fragrances, we want to know what are some of your favourites.

Head over to our social media pages and leave us a comment and let us know.

https://www.instagram.com/bambucandlesworcs/ https://www.facebook.com/BambuCandlesWorcestershire

Wrapping It Up

There are a range of Christmas scents and they are pleasurable to us for different reasons, some nostalgic, some traditional, and others represent our favourite festive treats.

We'd love to know what your faves are, so we can get busy planning our Christmas range.

The Perfect Gift For Any Occasion That They'll Love

 16 August 2020

Do you struggle with gift ideas?

Well, here at Bambu Candles we offer the perfect gift for any occasion.

To make our candles extra special, all of our beautifully fragranced candles are available to buy with a sweet and thoughtful message printed onto the front of them.

Thank You Gifts

During Covid we've all been separated from people we love. Why not send that special person a candle with one of our rainbow prints, simply saying 'Missing you' or 'Storms don't last forever'?

Perhaps you'd like to thank a nurse, doctor, paramedic, shop assistant, or a key worker if they've worked during the pandemic. Send them a beautiful Bambu candle with a rainbow message saying 'Thank you' or 'Hope'.

Looking to buy your child's teacher a thank you gift? Choose from any of our scented candles and we can add the message 'Best teacher'. What a wonderful way to acknowledge all their hard work.

Struggling to know which scent to buy them? How about choosing our Spa Therapy scented candle, so they can relax and unwind. Or maybe our Seychelles fragrance, reminiscent of a breezy Indian Ocean island.

Wedding & Anniversary Gifts

Have you been invited to a wedding or anniversary and are looking for the perfect present? Choose one of our candles and we can add the message, 'With love' or 'Congratulations' to the front.

We have some gorgeous and romantic scents, such as Japanese Honeysuckle, which is a sweet flowering vine with one of the most loved sweet and floral scents. Or maybe Mandarin and Sandalwood, with zesty tones of bergamot and hints of chocolate.

Birthday Gifts

Is it your friend's or a family member's birthday? Fed up of buying them the same present every year? This year, treat them to a Bambu luxury candle, we can even write Happy Birthday on the front of the candle for you.

Do they love fruity smells? If so, then try our Lime, Basil and Mandarin candle with mouth-watering Sicilian lime and ripe mandarin, married with peppery basil. Or how about our Lotus Flower scent for something a bit spicier?

Gifts For Mum

Mother's Day is a special day, a chance when we can say thank you for all their love, support, and hard work. Choose the perfect gift for her, with our 'Love you mum' candle.

Your mum is sure to love our Angel perfume-inspired candle, or perhaps our Vanilla Patchouli and Sandalwood candle.

Gifts For Him

Are you looking for a gift for your husband, boyfriend, or dad? We have a great choice of scents that the man in your life would enjoy. Try our Boss, Creed, or Black Orchid aftershave-inspired scents.

Fragranced Gift Ideas

Bambu Candles also offer luxury reed diffusers and room sprays with matching scents to our candles, which make the perfect candle accompaniment or gift idea.

Wrapping It Up (Pun Intended)

Want to give your loved one the perfect present? Simply select your fragranced candle, choose your message, and we'll make it for you.

Don't want a message added to your gift? No problem, choose your item and fragrance, then we'll prepare it for you.

How to care for your soy candle

 09 July 2020

You're excited, you've just unwrapped your Bambu candle and naturally, you want to get the most out of it.

Bambu candles are made from 100% natural soy wax, meaning it will last around 50% longer than a paraffin candle.

So, how do you ensure that you get the maximum experience out of your candle?

Here are three tips to enjoy a longer-lasting fragrance:

1.Burning Your Candle

The first burn should be for about 2 hours or long enough for the wax to melt to the edge of the tin, which is called a full melt pool.

If a candle is extinguished before a full melt pool is created, your candle will not release its maximum scent. Also, when re-lit, the candle will only burn to the size of the burn pool when first extinguished.

Do not burn your candle for longer than 4 hours as this can cause the tin to overheat. Also the wick may move and, therefore, will not burn as well in the future.

Always place your soy candle on a flat surface and away from draughts as this may cause your candle to burn unevenly.

When the candle is lit, never leave it unattended in case of it catching curtains or soft furnishings alight. Also, keep children or pets safe and away from the open flame.

When relighting, check the wax level is no less than 1 cm. If it is, then do not relight, as the tin may overheat and the surface the candle is sitting on could be stained or burned.

Did you know?
Bambu soy candles are vegetarian and vegan-friendly.

2.Storing Your Candle

When you've finished burning the candle and the wax has cooled, place the lid back onto the candle. This will protect the wax and wick from dust which may reduce the scent and interfere with future burning.

Not lighting your candle over a long period of time can reduce the fragrance, so ensure to use your candle on a regular basis.

3.Caring for the Wick

On occasions, pieces of the wick may break off and sit in the wax and this will cause the candle to burn at a quicker rate or the piece of wick to catch fire. Please remove any debris when the candle isn't lit and has cooled down.

If you notice the wick has moved, blow out the flame, wait for the wax to cool, and then straighten the wick. You may find it helpful to use tweezers to coax the wick back into place.

Did you know?
Bambu Candles wicks are made from pure long strand ring spun cotton and paper.

Wrapping It Up

Make sure you're following the above tips on how to care for your candle for the ultimate experience.

Fancy treating a loved one or yourself to a fragranced treat? Head over to our online shop to browse our gorgeous scents.

Create the perfect atmosphere with a luxury room spray

 09 June 2020

Soy Candles are great, but what about when you need an instant hit of fragrance for your home?

Well, that's where we've got you covered. Bambu candles room sprays are a fantastic way to quickly fragrance a room or area in your home.

Why Use Room Sprays?

Bambu candles room sprays are made to last for hours, giving you the reassurance that your room smells fresh and inviting long after they have been sprayed.

Our room sprays are beautifully encased in a glass bottle and can be displayed proudly as a decorative piece on your dresser, corner of your bathroom, or on your kitchen worktop.

Put simply, room sprays are perfume for the home.

Choosing A Room Spray

It can be hard to know which fragrance to choose to suit various living areas of your home. So, we've done the hard work for you and paired up scents with the ideal room. We know you won't be disappointed.

Bathroom Scent Ideas:

  • Seychelles
  • Japanese Honeysuckle
  • Vanilla, Patchouli & Sandlewood

Kitchen Scent Ideas:

  • Lime, Basil & Mandarin
  • Black Pomegranate
  • Sage & Sea Salt
  • Rhubarb & Rose

Living Room Scent Ideas:

  • Creed
  • Black Orchid
  • Sauvage
  • Leather & Oud
  • Clove, Orange & Cedarleaf

Bedroom Scent Ideas

  • Vanilla Patchouli & Sandlewood
  • Japanese Honeysuckle
  • Bergamot, Blackcurrant & Oak

Wrapping It Up

Room sprays are the perfect and luxurious option to instantly fragrance your home for hours.

Bambu Candles' room sprays come in gorgeous glass bottles that also make for beautiful decorative pieces.

We have a range of scents to choose from, including Vanilla Patchouli & Sandlewood for your bathroom, Lime Basil & Mandarin for your kitchen, to Japanese Honeysuckle for your bedroom.

Can't wait to fragrance your home? Shop Now

A Beginner's Guide To Using Reed Diffusers

 19 May 2020

Do you want to be greeted by your favourite scent as soon as you open your front door?

Having a well-fragranced room can improve the overall sense of the quality of the home and enhances the environment.

Reed diffusers are a great way to provide rooms or spaces in your home with an ongoing scent of your choice.

Reed diffusers work by releasing the fragrance in the oil through the reeds. Here at Bambu Candles, we use fibre reeds with a porous structure, which allows the reeds to disperse a good and even amount of fragrance.

We are excited to share that we will be adding essential oil reed diffusers to our collection in the near future. So keep an eye on our website and social media to be one of the first to know when these are released.

For an added and important touch, our diffusers are presented in stylish glass bottles which add to the decor of your room.

Benefits of Using Reed Diffusers

There are several benefits of using reed diffusers, such as:

  • Diffusers are a flameless option to fragrance any room in your home, meaning that you don't have to keep your eye on them and they are ideal to use around children and pets.
  • Our fibre reeds don't clog up.
  • There is no need to flip our reeds in order to increase their shelf life.
  • Reed diffusers do not need to be plugged in or need heat to work.
  • Bambu Candles reed diffusers last between 2-3 months.
  • Our reed diffusers are presented in a beautiful glass bottle, making them a decorative and stylish piece to have on display.
  • Enjoying a scent-filled room, without needing to light a candle, turn on or light a wax melt, or use a room spray.
  • Our reed diffuser bottles come filled with oil, ready for you to insert the reeds and use.
  • Our glass bottles can be recycled.

How To Use Reed Diffusers

Using a reed diffuser is easy, however, there are a few things you should know.

  1. Place the reeds into the diffuser so the lower half of the reeds are immersed in the oil.
  2. Make sure the opening to the bottle remains sealed to avoid oil spilling and to ensure the fragrance doesn't escape.
  3. Place a dish underneath the reed diffuser to protect the surface it sits on.

There are various factors that will reduce the life of a reed diffuser, such as placing the diffuser next to a window or air-conditioning unit, dehumidifiers, and heating, such as a fire or a radiator. If a door is left open or the diffuser is kept in an open place it will reduce the fragrance levels in the room. Likewise, if the diffuser is kept in a closed room or a smaller space, the levels of fragrance will be higher.

It's best not to re-use the reeds if you wish to use a different scent. Mixing the scents could cause an undesirable smell.

Due to popular demand, we are excited to share that we will soon be selling diffuser refills, so you can reduce the cost of enjoying your chosen fragrance, both financially and environmentally. Keep an eye on our website or Instagram page to be the first to know when we have these in stock.

In Conclusion

There you have it. Reed diffusers offer you a practical, yet stylish, option to fragrance your home 24/7.

Our fibre reed diffusers are easy to use and last 2-3 months. You can be sure your home will be sweetly scented, without having to watch an open flame, or plug in a diffuser.

If you'd like to take a look at our luxury reed diffusers, head over to our reed diffusers page.

How To Choose The Right Scented Candle Online

 20 March 2020

Struggling to choose which candle or scent to buy when shopping online?

It can be difficult to know which scent to pick. Often you're faced with a range of scents and fancy names that you've never heard of.

In this post we're going to provide an online shopping guide so you can confidently choose your perfect scented candle, diffuser, or room spray.

Things to Consider When Choosing a Scent

Which Room Are You Buying For?

Selecting the room and the atmosphere you want to create is a good starting point as this directs and simplifies your choices.

If you're buying a candle for your bedroom you may want a warm, comforting fragrance. For your bathroom, you may prefer a fresh scent, and a fruity smell in your kitchen.

What Is It That You're Trying to Achieve When Buying a New Scent?

Scents evoke memories, thoughts, and feelings. A scent can give a room it's identity.

What experience would you like your family, friends, or visitors to have when they're in your home?

Perhaps on arrival, you'd like to greet your guests with a fresh, light, and floral fragrance. Or when they visit your bathroom you may want them to feel as though they're entering a spa.

Is it a special time of the year? At Christmastime, you may wish to delight in warming fragrances, such as cinnamon or red berries. In the summer, you may prefer a fragrance that reminds you of the beach.

What Scents Do You Like?

Make a list of the scents you like. Do you tend to favour spices, fruits, flowers, or chocolate?

Do you like strong or lighter fragrances? Perhaps you like the scent of your aftershave or perfume, these can direct you to the types of smells you enjoy.

It's okay to mix and match scents across your home. The fragrance you choose for your living room may be different from the one you place in your hall and kitchen.

Candles, Reed Diffusers, & Room Sprays

Every candle at Bambu is handmade using 100% natural soy wax, therefore, our candles will burn 50% longer than paraffin candles, ensuring whichever scent you choose it will last for longer.

Room sprays are a great way of creating a wonderful fragrance in a room quickly. Perhaps you have a last-minute guest arriving and you wish to freshen up your home, or you'd like to get rid of an odour.

Reed diffusers not only provide a long-lasting fragrance, but they also look luxurious in your home.

Reed diffusers and room sprays are a lovely way of enjoying the scents without having an open flame, perfect if you've got children or pets running around.

Buying a Scent for a Gift

It's hard enough choosing a scent for yourself, but what about buying a fragrance for a loved one.

First of all, think about the types of scents they enjoy. Do they love chocolate, the smell of the sea, or particular fruits? Do they enjoy a day at the spa, or have a favourite perfume or aftershave they wear?

Bambu Candles offer beautifully wrapped gift sets which include a room spray and a candle.

Quick Buyer's Guide

Here are a few of our ideas of how our scents can be best placed in your home…

Bathroom Scent Ideas

  • Seychelles
  • Sage & Sea Salt

Kitchen Scent Ideas

  • Lime, Basil & Mandarin
  • Lychee & Peony

Living Room Scent Ideas

  • Peony & Blush Suede
  • Black Amber & Lavender

Bedroom Scent Ideas

  • Relax Spa
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Everyone is unique. The scents we enjoy and the feelings they evoke are individual and personal.

Choosing a candle can be fun and a way to get to know yourself better as you question your likes and dislikes and the vision you want to create for your home.

If you're still unsure then drop us a message. We're here to help you choose the right candle for you.

The Best Home Summer Scents of 2020 and How They Relate to Your Personality

 05 March 2020

Summer is just around the corner so let's explore the summer scents that will keep your home smelling fresh and inviting. Whether you want to remind yourself of your favourite holiday or freshen up your home for guests, there are so many options out there this summer.

There is research to suggest that particular fragrances are related to different personality profiles. What is the best summer scent for your personality type? We have the low down on the latest summer aromas that will transform your home.

Black Pomegranate Reed Diffuser.

Pomegranate

Pomegranate is the fruit of a shrub that typically grows in Asia, The Middle East and Mediterranean. It features prominently in Greek mythology as the fruit Persephone consumed in underworld. This caused the changing of the seasons and so the pomegranate has a connection to spring and summer in Greek mythology.

The pomegranate has also been seen as a symbol of fertility and love in many religious cultures around the world such as Judaism, Christianity, Buddhism and Islam. When the fruit is consumed it also has many health benefits.

Pomegranate is an invigorating summer scent that is perfect for those hot days. It will keep your home smelling crisp and take you on a journey to an exotic place. Pomegranate is a great home fragrance for those with creative and romantic personalities. It suits those who are feminine, artistic and sensual. It also makes a great wedding or new home gift as it symbolises fertility.

Our luxury black pomegranate summer scent has floral heart notes with base notes of smoky wood. It is available in a room spray or reed diffuser.

Doctor Alan R Hirsch did several studies into the connection between perfume types and personality. He found that those who like floral heart note scents such as this one are outgoing and friendly.

Sage and Sea Salt

Sage is a herb which grows in the Mediterranean region. It is used to add flavour to many dishes and is botanically closely related to oregano and mint. It has been used in historic herbal healing due to its strong antibacterial, antifungal and anti-inflammatory properties. On its own, sage has a pungent smell which is said to improve memory.

Sage has a woody scent which suits those who like to spend time outdoors or have an affinity with nature. It is great for a relaxed, bohemian household and makes a lovely summer scent.

Our room spray and scented candle combines the woody elements of sage with sea salt to bring you a fragrance that is reminiscent of the English seaside. Spray around the house to remind yourself of that scenic seaside holiday and create a relaxing atmosphere. Research into perfume types and personality has found that those who like coastal scents are typically laid back free thinkers.

Lime, Basil and Mandarin

The lime fruit is commonly grown in areas such as Italy, Mexico and the Caribbean. The mandarin fruit is a sub species of orange and grown in Italy, China and Asia. Lime and Mandarin essential oil has been widely used in aromatherapy and herbal medicine due to its antiseptic and antibacterial qualities. Basil is a well-known peppery herb used in Italian cuisine.

The combination of these ingredients results in a citrus home fragrance that will remind you of the Mediterranean. If you've ever been to Italy, this is a classic summer scent. Let the aroma take you back to relaxing on a balcony with great food, wine and a picturesque view of the Italian countryside.

Citrus fragrances are great to add a bit of spice to your home. Personalities who like citrus are dynamic leaders and don't take any nonsense. Citrus personalities like to have fun and are very adventurous. They never stop and are always moving onto the next activity or challenge. Take charge with our lime, basil and mandarin luxury room spray or scented candle.

Amalfi Coast

A refreshing summer scent, this fragrance is reminiscent of the Amalfi coast in Italy with its breath-taking scenery. This unique aroma will take your home on a journey to the coast. With base notes of Amber and Sandalwood this fragrance has depth and a woody undertone to it. This gives it a grounded and slightly masculine edge.

Those who like woody scents are often are bold and daring. They go after what they want and strive to achieve their goals. Our Amalfi Coast fragrance is available as a reed diffuser and candle.

Amalfi Coast reed diffuser

What options are available to add fragrance to my home?

Reed diffusers

One way to easily add a long lasting fragrance to your home is with a reed diffuser. Reed diffusers contain fragrance oil in a glass container. The reeds are placed into the glass container to slowly absorb the fragrance. The fragrance then evaporates off the reeds and into the air of your home.

The good thing about reed diffusers is they are low maintenance and easily refilled. They are also safe to leave unattended unlike scented candles which require supervision.

Room Sprays

Room sprays are a great way to add a burst of freshness and keep on the side for emergencies. Our sprays contain a hand pump which is more environmentally friendly. We avoid manufacturing aerosol sprays because they contain chemicals which are harmful to the planet.

Our room sprays are decanted into a luxury glass bottle which is recyclable and very decorative to keep on your bathroom side or on your bedside table.

Scented Candles

Scented candles add fragrance to your home and provide a nice ambience in the evenings. Candles can create a relaxing atmosphere for you to unwind after a long day at work or with the children. The fragrance releases slowly and lingers long after you have put out your candle.

All our candles are handmade from soy wax which is made from soy beans. This is more environmentally friendly than paraffin candles and gives a longer burning time. Soy wax is biodegradable and a renewable energy source. It also does not create soot residue on walls or nearby furniture like traditional candles.

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Soy Candles vs Paraffin Candles

 06 February 2020

Did you know that the contents of your candle may have a negative impact on your home, your health, and the environment? Candles are often made from paraffin. Paraffin contains chemicals and toxins which can be harmful if inhaled. Soy wax is a vegetable wax that comes from soybean oil. Soy wax is a natural and renewable resource which is biodegradable and has both environmental and health benefits.

Environmental Benefits of Soy Wax

Soy candles are carbon-neutral and burn cleaner than paraffin candles, therefore, toxins are not released into the air when they are lit. This means that it has little impact on the environment and on our health, and is ideal to use whilst pregnant, if you have children, or pets. Paraffin candles, however, release toxins such as carcinogens and pollutants, which may cause health problems.

As our candles are made with 100% natural soy wax, they are petro-carbon soot free, meaning that your curtains, fabrics, walls, and ceilings won't be stained over time after burning your candle. Paraffin candles do produce perto-carbon soot which, over time, may make your curtains, walls, carpets, and ceiling turn black.

Additional Benefits of Soy Candles

Soy wax has a lower burning point than paraffin. If you buy a soy wax candle, it will last around 50% longer than a paraffin candle. This makes soy candles more cost effective to buy.

After using a paraffin candle, it takes time to wash away the wax from the candle tin. With soy candles, it's easy to remove the wax by using warm, soapy water. The tin can then be reused.

Are Bambu Candles Soy Candles Vegan-Friendly?

You'll be pleased to know that all Bambu Candles soy candles are vegetarian and vegan-friendly. Our candles are…

  • 100% biodegradable
  • Made from 100% natural soy wax
  • Wicks are made from pure long strand ring spun cotton and paper
  • Cruelty-free
  • Paraben-free
  • Our wax melts are eco-friendly and the packaging is biodegradable

Wrapping It Up

It's clear to see that soy candles are better than paraffin candles for your health and for the environment. Soy candles are…

  • 100% Natural soy wax
  • Made from vegetable wax, which is a renewable source
  • Biodegradable
  • Toxin & cruelty-free
  • Burn for up to 50% longer
  • Better value for money
  • Have a powerful scent
  • Won't stain your curtains, walls, and ceilings