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The Top 6 Candles for Anxiety

If you are looking for the top candles for anxiety, you’ve landed in the right place! A bit of self-disclosure: I suffer from extreme anxiety to the point of panic attacks. A companion to anxiety and panic attacks is depression. Through the years, I have tried every therapy known. What does that have to do with candles? The Benefit of…

How Healing Candles Can Help You Decompress

Many people use healing candles as a way to bring positive energy to their lives. Candles can be healing and aid in positive mood changes. While candles themselves do not possess inherent healing properties, they are often used as a tool to create a soothing environment, aiding in relaxation, meditation, rejuvenation, and promoting a sense of well-being. The use of…

The Best Candle Care Tips to Make Candles Last Longer

Looking for the best candle care tips to maximize your investment? You have come to the right place! Most people buy a candle, light it, and forget about it. But there are candle care tips to make your candles last longer. Let’s talk about a few. Candle Care: Do’s and Don’ts There are some do’s and don’ts in the candle…

Soy Blend Candle: All You Need to Know Before You Buy

Knowing about your soy blend candle is helpful when making informed purchases. Before you light up, let’s explore everything you need to know about blends. From their benefits to some of the challenges, we’re here to guide you so you know before you buy.  Soy Blend Candles: Information on Each Top Wax Blend There are many variations of waxes and today, we’ll examine…

Beeswax vs Soy Wax: The Great Wax Debate

Many have questioned the difference between beeswax vs soy wax. We’ll discuss the pros and cons of each and how your preferences can help you determine which wax is for you. Beeswax vs Soy Wax If you’ve ever walked down the candle aisle of your local big box store, you’ve likely been bombarded with options. If you are new here,…

The Best Fragrances for Your Summer Candles

Candles are not just for the colder seasons, rather, summer candles create a vibe that is a different kind of cozy. Sure, when the temperatures soar, the last thing on your mind might be lighting a candle, but hear us out. A recent study on Nature, Smells, and Wellbeing found that the scent of summer air, and smells related to summer promote…

Atticus the Atelier Pup’s Guide to Pet Safe Candles

Atticus here, the Atelier Pup at Southern Oak Artisan, wagging my tail with excitement to chat about something near and dear to my heart – pet safe candles. Might I add, if you love candles as much as we do in my house, then you may be looking for pet safe candles. Looking into this already makes you a candidate…

28 Ways to Reuse Your Candle Jar

Are you a Southern Oak Artisan customer and looking for the best reuse candle jar options? We love that sustainable mindset, by the way! There are several ways we reuse and repurpose our candle jars. We will mention those, and give you lots more! Southern Oak Artisan candle jars are the perfect vessels for other things Since our 100% handmade…

Sniffing Into Spring: Our Top 8 Spring Candles

Oh, the world’s sweetness awakening from a cold and dormant winter! Spring is only a few short months away; now is the time to consider freshening your home.  Let’s Go Through Our Top Spring Candles What could be better than spring-scented candles? Join us on a fragrant journey of our top eight scents in our spring candle collection.  1. Lemon…

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