7 Benefits of Using Candles in a Glass

Candle Glass Benefits - Candles in Glass Jars by Northumbrian Candleworks


You may be thinking of buying a new scented candle, but when looking at those fancy jar candles in a shop or online, do you often wonder "are glass candles any good?"

There are so many different types of containers available to store and light up your favourite candle scents, with glass jars being the most popular choice among consumers.

There are plenty of reasons why glass candles are included in many people's home decor!

Want to find out why they are so great? Here are seven benefits to using candles in a glass jar...


1. Great Piece of Decor

First of all, these types of candles look amazing as part of the decor. Interior designers often use glass candles when staging any part of the home, including lounge rooms, bathrooms or offices. They can immediately make any room in your house feel more sophisticated and elegant.

Candles can even be used to fit the themes for certain times of the year, such as Christmas when you can try a festive scented candle or even make your own using a Christmas candle making kit.

Rest assured, when you light a candle in the house, it can make your living space feel more homey and comfortable, thanks to the easily distributed scent. When people walk into your home, they will admire how great it smells and the beautiful addition to your decor.


Candle Glass Benefits - Cinnamon Sticks Candle in a Glass Jar by Northumbrian Candleworks


2. Provides Easy Storage

You may have just finished one of your favourite scented candles and now the jar sits empty, what do you do with it next?

You can recycle the candle jar and use as storage for other items in your house. There are a number of creative ways to reuse the jar, including using it as a drinking glass, a flower vase, or even a holder for your makeup brushes, pens, or paint brushes!

Why throw your candle jar away when you can use it as an easy storage solution for something else you love?


3. Reduces the Clean Up

When you have your candle in a glass, you don't have to think about cleaning up any mess that the candle wax makes.

Like, for example, when you have a pillar candle in a candlestick that is left open at the sides, the wax is free to fall down. This is not preferable as it could damage the material or surface it is placed upon. Not to mention the added worry of the hot flame or wax being near, or coming into contact, with a flammable material.

So leave the mess behind and use a glass container, your table tops will thank you for it!


Candle Glass Benefits - Vanilla and Orange Candle in a Glass Jar by Northumbrian Candleworks


4. Makes Burning Candles Safer

On a chemical basis, most candles in glass jars use fragrances, and sometimes this can include essential oils. No matter what type of glass candle holder it is, you should always check the ingredient list to make sure they are safe for you.

Be careful, if you leave a candle for more than a four hour burn time the glass jar or candle wax itself can become extremely hot, and depending on what the container is made from, it can possibly create a flashpoint or even explode.

You should make sure that any glass you use for your candle is safe and heat resistant. We also suggest removing the remaining wax when there is 1.25 cm (or half an inch) left in the jar.


5. Gives the Most Light

With the clarity of glass there is no barrier for the light, letting the candle flame shine through freely. With so much light shining through, you can bring a lot of ambience and warmth to each room you place your candle in.

You can even try a coloured glass as your candle container, to add vibrance to your room, the colour choice can change the atmosphere dramatically. Such as an amber glass candle jar, which can emit warmth and create the ultimate aromatherapy relaxation moment!


Candle Glass Benefits - Honeysuckle Jasmine Candle in a Glass Jar by Northumbrian Candleworks


6. They Last Longer

When you think about it, pillar candles, votive candles or tealights are only used in their original form once. After burning, they melt into a pool of wax or disappear. The great thing about glass candles is that even if you burn the candle wick once and blow it out, it's always ready to use again, and again.

Most high quality glass soy wax candles last for almost 25 to 40 hours, but depending on the size of the jar they could last up to a hundred hours! This means, even if you burn your candle for a few hours, you can be sure you'll be able to light it up many more times, making it last for much longer.


7. They Can Be Great Gifts

The facts are in...glass jar candles are one of the most popular gifts to give to a friend or family member. They can be perfect for any occasion as they're not too heavy to carry, making them easy to store and place in a small gift bag.

Depending on the scent or brand, they can be inexpensive, meaning you don't have to break the bank and they can be cheap to post too.

Whether it’s for a birthday, anniversary or Mother’s Day, you can't go wrong with giving a glass candle. They are a meaningful, beautiful gift for that someone special!


Cracked Pepper Bergamot Candle in a Glass Jar by Northumbrian Candleworks


Try Burning Your Candles in a Glass

When it comes to buying a new candle for your home, a candle in a glass jar can be beneficial for all the above reasons, but also for your wellbeing. Choose your favourite scent from lime or bergamot, to sandalwood or lavender and see for yourself!

Take inspiration from this article and think about the benefits of glass when buying or when making your own candles. We offer soy candles and reed diffusers that give off and fill your home with the best scents!

To find more great tips about how to use your candles all year-round, check out our other blog posts...


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