Old Factory Candles are made from natural soy wax, cotton paper wicks and pure fragrance oils, which burns clean and evenly for 20 hours!
I really love candles. I almost always have one burning, especially around the holidays. When I was asked to review Old Factory Candles I was intrigued by the idea of a clean burning soy candle. I chose the Winter Wonderland Gift Set because the holidays are coming up, and it is what I would most likely want to buy for friends and family as gifts. The scents in this set are: Hot Cocoa, Roasted Chestnut and First Snow.
The candles arrived gift wrapped from Amazon, which I love, they did a really nice job and it is nice to know that I can send these as a gift. The box they come is is very nice, it has quite a bit about the candles printed on the outside. Opening the box I found a card that listed the scents, as well as a link to the Old Factory Candles website for more information about Aromatherapy and scents. Below that, the candles are each nestled into their own compartment. Overall I like the presentation Old Factory Candles has come up with. The candles themselves are plain glass jars with black plastic lids. The sticker on the front reads “Old Factory” and the scent is labeled on the bottom. I really like the simplistic design of the jar, personally.
One thing that I want to point out right away is that these are not large jar candles, they are a set of three small 2 oz candles. When I first opened them I was a little skeptical because of the size. I have a very open floor plan and I didn’t think I would be able to smell them in my house. The insert recommends burning two or three together in large spaces, but for the purpose of a review I decided to try burning just one. I started in my kitchen/dining room area. This is typically the hardest room to use a candle in because I cook a lot, so it has the smell of whatever is cooking to complete with.
I started with the Roasted Chestnut, let it burn for about twenty minutes, then walked outside and back in. I was really surprised to immediately smell the candle upon opening my front door. Roasted Chestnut is definitely the strongest scent in this set, but I could smell it as as easily through the house as my large jar candles. I really like the scent too, it is a deep scent, the kind that makes you feel warm and relaxed, perfect for cold winter months! My husband feels that it’s a little manly, which he likes. It definitely works for the holiday!
First Snow was the second candle I tried. This is definitely a lighter scent, a little harder to smell throughout the house, but did well in a large room on it’s own. First Snow is a really clean scent, it would work well in a bathroom of bedroom. I really liked burning this one because it made the whole room smell fresh, and I can definitely see how it can be reminiscent of that first, clean Winter’s snow.
I tried Hot Cocoa last because, in all fairness, I’m not really a fan of sweet smelling candles. The Hot Cocoa is not overly sweet though, in fact it really does smell like a mug of hot cocoa, so much so that every time I burn it the kids ask me to make them hot chocolate! This is a really nice scent that my guests are always commenting on.
There are a total of 12 different sets from Old Factory Candles, each set contains three themed candles. They retail for $25.00 on Amazon, which may seem like a lot for a set of 2 oz candles, but there are a couple of things that make it well worth the price:
- Old Factory Candles are made from soy wax, which is clean burning (no soot!), burns evenly and stays true to scent.
- They are made with cotton paper wicks and pure fragrance oils.
- Each candle burns for 20 hours. I have been using mine for almost two weeks now and still have at least a few hours of burn time to each one.
- The scent is surprisingly strong for such a small candle!
- Old Factory Candles are hand made in the USA.
In the end, I really like these candles. Do I think they are worth the price? Yes, after seeing (and smelling) how well they burn I would definitely give these as a gift myself, especially to someone who really loves candles because I think you can tell quickly that these are high quality candles. Being made from soy wax and clean burning makes them even better, and something I would consider for my health and environment conscious friends.
I’ve really enjoyed the candles, so I am excited to partner with Old Factory Candles again to offer a giveaway! The winner will receive one Old Factory Candle set of their choosing! Check out all the sets they offer, there is something for everyone:
Enter below to win a set of Old Factory Candles! One winner will be sent an Amazon code for a free gift set of their choice. You must have a valid Amazon.com account to enter!