Should I Use Candles or Tarts?


One of the most common questions we get is "Should I use candles or tarts? Which is stronger?" We suggest both! We recommend candles for bigger rooms like living rooms and bedrooms and tarts for smaller rooms like bathrooms. The reason for this has everything to do with the difference between candles and tarts.

So What's the Difference?
Well with candles the smell is always strong and consistent. If you light one of our candles that only has 1/2" of wax it will still burn just as strong as it did the first time you lit it; however, tarts are a little different. The oil from the tarts slowly evaporates from the first use and continues to evaporate until all the smell is gone. This means the first few times you use a tart it will smell very strong but after several uses you'll notice that its not quite as powerful. Since the smell isn't as consistent as the smell with candles this makes them less ideal for larger areas that require large amounts of smell to fully penetrate the room, but perfect for smaller rooms such as bathrooms where the smell doesn't have to be as strong to be notice since the room is so much smaller.

One thing we do want to make clear is that you can absolutely use tarts everywhere in your home, including large areas, just be prepared to change out the tarts more frequently. In smaller rooms such as bathrooms you won't have to change out the tarts as much because like we said earlier, the smell doesn't have to be quite as strong since the room is so much smaller.

Large Candles vs Medium Candles vs Small Candles
Our large candles have two wicks and burn around 90 hours each. Lighting one of our large candles is like lighting two candles making them perfect for large, open areas. Our small candles burn around 55 hours each and are perfect for small to medium sized rooms. Our medium candles have the same strength as their smaller counterpart but last around 80 hours, due to their larger size.