This, as with all things candle, is strictly a matter of timing and preference. As quality candlestyle.com”title=”" >scented candles can be rather pricey, and rightfully so, the size of the candles that you burn will have much more to do with the amount of time that you have to enjoy the flicker, as well as the financial aspects of choosing your favorite scents. Tea lights are an amazingly cost effective way to add ambiance, mood, scent, and warmth to your spaces without breaking the budget. In this way, a greater variety of scents is available. This is great for the indecisive and indiscriminate crowd, or those of you who are like me.
Tea lights, by design, are generally considered as a one-time-use candle. Granted, this one use can last up 9 hours depending on the quality of your candle, but most find that they are the perfect size for a get together, party, peaceful reading session, or long soak in the bathtub. What’s great about them is that they can simply be tossed and replaced with little to no mess or hassle. New scent, new color, new mood. Simple as that.
Votives are a larger candle, and these need to be cared for a little bit more in terms of length of burn and wick trimming. Much like the larger tinned, jarred, or molded candles, the votive needs to burn until the entire surface of the wax inside of the votive cup is liquefied. Failing to do this will cause your candle to tunnel and burn unevenly, taking the five to six use life of the candle and whittling it down to two or three. Both of these small candles, however, are a great way of trying out new scents and colors without spending a heap of money on a large candle that doesn’t sooth your bones.