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The Candle Shop

Spiritual Scents is delighted to offer pure candles that are petroleum-free and made with the utmost care and concern for both the environment and your health. Included are candles crafted with the highest quality materials, including soy for wax and cotton for wicks, for the cleanest-burning, soot free scents available.  We're most excited about our newest candles; Luxury Soy Jar Candles from Florapathics.

Candles have along history in ritual and Shamanic tradition across the world, and is one of the only common denominators in spiritual practice of any kind in the world.  There is great power in harnessing fire; one of the most powerful forces on the Earth, and we have the capability to be with that energy in a small, flickering flame.

 
Candles in Ritual and History...

 
Candles and fire have been used far before recorded history in rituals, religious ceremonies, and Shamanic practice.  Forces of Nature were respected as gods, so when humankind harnessed fire, they were not only harnessing the power of the gods, they felt that the gods were there with them whenever they had a flame nearby, especially when it was used as protection, and during rituals when people would pray to or try to make contact with the gods.  To this day, candles or fire are used in every recorded mystical or spiritual tradition.
 
The first “real” candles are credited to the ancient Egyptians, who used “rush lights” made of weeds which were first soaked in hot tallow or animal fat. The Romans are typically credited with inventing the wick candle, also made from tallow or animal fat. Beeswax, a completely natural substance made by honeybees in the manufacture of their honeycombs, was first used as a main ingredient in the making of candles during the Middle Ages.  Beeswax candles were an incredible leap forward in candle making because they didn’t have the unpleasant (to many) smell that animal-based candles often had.
 
The next big revolution came in 1850 when paraffin wax was discovered.  Unfortunately, paraffin is a petroleum-based product (most people don’t seem to know this), and aren’t exactly environmentally-friendly as far as candles go.  Also, since this is a waste product from making oil from crude oil, it’s extremely cheap, and incredibly available.
 
As with everything, though, there are VAST differences in the quality of paraffin, just like EVERYTHING else, so choosing a candle from reputable manufacturers who take pride in their candles (as we do) produce a far cleaner burning product than a cheap, mainstream candle like the ones you see in department stores and dollar shops.
 
Interestingly enough, candles were also used to measure time.  Since candles burn so evenly, it is not that difficult to have a number of identical candles, and know how long each would burn for, so a nap could be measured by a burning candle, or meetings and infinitely more possibilities. King Alfred of England came up with the idea of graduated candles in the 9th century to divide the day into equal periods of study, prayer, royal duties, and so on.
 
In other areas of history, the Greeks used to take cakes, which we round to represent the moon to their temples to the Moon Goddess, placed candles around the edge of the cake to make it glow like the moon.  This is one example of many.
 
Interest in candles declined when light bulbs were introduced, especially in the West, but candles are enjoying a sort of Renaissance as people realize that they are losing touch with nature, with themselves, and with simply sitting quietly and connecting to our own personal inspiration.  Candles, by their very nature, evoke a mood, and can be powerful allies when we simply want to sit quietly with one of the most powerful forces in this world, while we let it gently flicker against the wall as our ancestors did, or to light up the pages of a book, or to create a romantic atmosphere with you and a loved one.
 
Ritualistic use of candles is soaring as well, as modern day spiritual explorers are increasing in numbers, practicing rituals that connect them to spirit realms as humans have done throughout history.  This is encouraging, and we try to choose only the highest quality candles made, especially when it comes to soy candles; the “green” candles that use cotton wicks and are, by far, he cleanest burning candles made.
 

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Natural Body & Bath Soy Candle - Joy
This cheery combination of lemongrass and orange oil is known to lighten stress and restore a spontaneous and joyful outlook on life.

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1 Candle - $14.99
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Natural Body & Bath Soy Candle - Rosemary
Rosemary has long been associated with memory. Written accounts of common practices in ancient Greece describe the wearing of garlands of rosemary to boost memory.

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Natural Body & Bath Soy Candle - Sage
The alluring blend of sage with notes of bergamot and rosemary give this candle a naturally complex sensory experience!

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1 Candle - $14.99
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These traditional tealights burn cleanly for 2-3 hours each. Unlike cheaper tealights, these utilize a zinc-core wick that won't fall to one side, ensuring a consistent, reliable burn every time. They also come in aluminum cups for safe burning and even heat distribution.

Perfect for use with our Essential Oil Burners.

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12 Candles - $2.99
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These traditional votives burn cleanly for about 10 hours each! Unlike cheaper votives, these utilize a zinc-core wick that won't fall to one side, ensuring a consistent, reliable burn every time.

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These traditional votives burn cleanly for a whopping 12-15 hours each! Unlike cheaper votives, these utilize a zinc-core wick that won't fall to one side, ensuring a consistent, reliable burn every time. This is the UNSCENTED votive.

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Each Candle - $.29
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Make your way in the world, on your terms, the way you want it to be with the Ambition™ Luxury Soy Candle! Use Frankincense and Rosewood to clarify your mind to manifest your creative contribution to life. Plant a design to unfold your true value for the world with Coriander and Caraway seeds, and use the grounding effects of Cedarwood and Patchouli to keep your eye on the goal!  Size: 11.65 oz. (Boxed)

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Ambition™ Soy Candle - $21.99
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Dare yourself to sit in a fresh herb patch and let its green earthiness clear your mind with the Basil Garden™ Luxury Soy Candle. Don't judge an herb by the color of its leaves... let basil surprise you. Crush some basil leaves in the palm of your hand and breathe in deeply to sharpen your senses. Dare to be different! Release your tension and remember, you can take your Basil Garden™ with you!  Size: 11.65 oz. (Boxed)

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Basil Garden™ Soy Candle - $21.99
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If the Earth laughs in flowers, then this Blossom™ Luxury Soy Candle is the ultimate euphoria! Imagine traversing the world seeking the finest French lavender buds, the sweetest Indian jasmine, amazing ylang-ylang flowers, and the richest magnolia blossoms from Asia... and then infusing their essences to create the quintessential floral scent. Try Blossom™ today and follow your bliss!  Size: 11.65 oz. (Boxed)

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Blossom™ Luxury Soy Candle - $24.99
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Clarify your mind and spirit with the soothing scents of lemongrass and clary sage, while sharpening your memory with Tunisian rosemary with this Citrus Om™ Luxury Soy Candle. Take your mood elevator all the way to the penthouse with the uplifting top notes of the finest Italian bergamot and Brazilian tangerine. Get clarity. Get Citrus Om™!  Size: 11.65 oz. (Boxed)

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Citrus Om™ Candle - $21.99
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An aromatic twist, with the passion of a tango, because grapefruit does it better, especially with this Grapefruit Twist™ Luxury Soy Candle! Imagine the powerful citrus freshness as pink grapefruit peel releases its pure essence, infuse it with the intensity of Sicilian blood orange, and you have the Grapefruit Twist™. Get fresh! Clear some space. Do the twist!  Size: 11.65 oz. (Boxed)

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Grapefruit Twist™ Soy Candle - $19.99
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Invite aromas of exotic flowers to open your senses...like a fresh spring bud ready to bloom with the Imagine™ Luxury Soy Candle. Expand your mind with a subtle warm spice. Relax your senses with ylang-ylang, the "flower of flowers." Melt away the everyday with the purest chamomile essence and embrace deeply restful states. Set your mind free to Imagine™ making your dreams come true.  Size: 11.65 oz. (Boxed)

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Imagine™ Soy Candle - $21.99
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Lavender Nirvana™ is truly heaven's scent for lavender lovers. Blending the deep, rich, vibrant notes of pure French lavender absolute into a soft, soothing blend of pure lavender essence gives this subtle yet sensory indulgence its deserving name of Lavender Nirvana Luxury Soy Candle. Lavish yourself with lavender... it's the perfect way to end the day!  Size: 11.65 oz. (Boxed)

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Lavender Nirvana™ Soy Candle - $21.99
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Step into the Lime Light™ with bright, fresh notes of pure, steam-distilled Mexican lime with the Lime Light™ Luxury Soy Candle. Keep your cool with just a hint of peppermint as you make it look so easy. Illuminate your talents. Seize the day and fix your crave. Turn on your Lime Light™ and let it shine!  Size: 11.65 oz. (Boxed)

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Lime Light™ Soy Candle - $19.99
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If a rose is still a rose by any other name, then the Rose Bliss™ Luxury Soy Candle is like a million roses. It takes 40,000 pounds of rose petals to distill just 1 pound of rose oil... and we blissfully infuse it into our pure soy wax. This isn't like giving roses... it's like giving a whole field of roses! So, when you want to show just how you feel, but words will never do... send a field of roses... to say "I love you!"  Size: 11.65 oz. (Boxed)

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Rose Bliss™ Soy Candle - $31.99
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