Scented candles and the importance of quality and safety

Scented candles and the importance of quality and safety


Picture this:
You've had a long day, and all you want is to come home, put your feet up, and indulge in some well-deserved relaxation. What better way to create the perfect ambiance than with a beautifully scented candle?

But hold on a second, not all scented candles are created equally, so before you dive into the world of enchanting fragrances, wonderful wicks and beautiful branding, let's shed some light on the importance of quality and safety when it comes to purchasing scented candles.


Candle Quality

When it comes to scented candles, quality is key. After all, you wouldn't want your carefully curated ambiance to be spoiled by a candle that fizzles out or fails to emit a delightful scent, and believe it or not some are pretty nasty smelling, whilst other don't smell of much at all.

Not all scented candles are hand poured, or use the same recipes and ingredients or are even made to EU standards, which is why some cost only a few Euros from your local supermarket or souvenir shop, whereas others are huge, lush works of art and cost literally hundreds!

At Birgu Candlelight Company, you'll discover that quality is our middle name (figuratively speaking of course, our middle name is actually Candlelight, but even that's not a bad thing).

Handmade scented candles ready to pour in the studio shop in Birgu, Malta.

We take pride in handcrafting our candles with the finest ingredients available. Before we even opened our doors for the very first time, we spent a whole year sourcing, testing and eventually finding the finest quality and most superior performing raw materials we could. Combine all of that with some pretty cool recipes, and we are able to ensure a long-lasting burn time and consistent fragrance from the first to the very last drop of our natural vegetable wax (around 45 hours burn time for our 220gm candle, which is non too shabby!).

If you're looking for hints and tips to make your candles last longer, take a look at our scented candle care page.

There are a number of reasons that we select high quality materials, like our heat-resistant glass containers for instance. One reason is that we take pride in our work, another is gaining and keeping a good reputation (we love our repeat customers!) but the main and most important reason is for safety.


Candle Safety

While we all love a little bit of magic, it's important to remember that safety should never be compromised, especially when dealing with open flames. We understands this, which is why we go the extra mile to prioritise safety in our products. Our candles are made with lead-free wicks, reducing the risk of toxic fumes and promoting a clean burn, we manufacture to strict EU standards and ensure that the correct CLP (Classification, Labelling and Packaging) safety labelling is found on all of our products at point of sale, and yes, all of this information is openly available on our website, along with how to use candles safely. Look out for a label similar to this on candles next time you're out shopping or browsing a website.

Scented candle safety label CLP

Breathe easy

Ah, the power of a soothing fragrance! Scented candles have the incredible ability to transport us to our happy place with just one whiff. We believe in the magic of connecting memory and scents, all handcrafted with love. Our range includes a variety of heavenly Maltese themed aromas, from deep and sultry blends of crushed tobacco leaf and honey, through spicy, fruity cocktails to refreshing sea breezes, ensuring there's something for everyone. So, take a deep breath and let your senses dance!

Smelling scented candles in Birgu, Malta


A candle for every occasion

Whether you're looking to set a romantic mood, unwind after a stressful day, buy a thoughtful gift or simply add a touch of elegance to your home, we've got you covered. With our range of scents and designs, you'll find the perfect scented candle for every occasion. From wax melts and cute paint pot tins to charming jar candles and reed diffusers, we offer a delightful selection that will make your heart skip a beat and your home glow with warmth.

Scented candles, reed diffusers and wax melts


So there you have it, dear candle enthusiasts! When it comes to scented candles, quality and safety should always be at the forefront of your mind. We not only deliver on these fronts but also hope to add a dash of magic and charm to your everyday life.

So, why settle for cheap and ordinary when you can elevate your ambiance with candles that not only smell divine but also bring peace of mind? Indulge yourself, light up your senses, and let us take you on a fragrant journey you won't forget!