Saturday, July 28, 2012

Crazy for Coconut Candles

It never fails. The weather heats up and everyone starts clamoring for coconut candles.  A tropical oasis to the rescue you from the obliterating heat. Here are our favorite coconut candles:

Archipelago Botanicals Fiji - Fresh
Photo from rawfoodrecipes.com
 If you are looking for something more along the lines of suntan lotion - this is it.  It's not as over-the-top and obvious as that, though.  It's more refined and sophisticated - like delicate cookies.  Take real coconut meat and shred it so the essence is amplified.  Stir in some real cane sugar to sweeten in just a tad and top with a quick squirt of lemon juice and a bit of lemon zest for freshness.  Perfection!


Simpatico Meringue - Creamy
Photo from marthastewart.com
If Seda Citron du Sud is fruity and Archipelago Fiji is fresh, Simaptico Meringue is creamy.  The name for this one is perfect.  Think of a decadent coconut cream pie that makes you feel so good inside.  Creamy milk, a touch of sugar, fresh coconut and a meringue top that is perfectly toasted.  Bonus for this one - a beautiful hobnail glass holder that you will want to reuse for years to come with pens, makeup brushes, flowers, candles....


Photo from sodahead.com
 Voluspa Bella Sucre - Floral
You just walked into the atrium of a luxurious hotel in Hawaii.  They immediately decorate you with a Hawaiian Lei and offer you a tropical drink served in a coconut.  The smell of the taire flowers around your neck mingle with the creamy coconut drink refreshing you... ahhhh!  Voluspa Bella Sucre is decadently sweet with demerara sugar and soothing with coconut milk.  The touch of taire flower whisks you away to your favorite tropical vacation spot.  A necessary and well deserved indulgence.  Available in a scalloped candle, 3-wick tin, large jar and mini diffuser

Seda Citron du Sud - Fruity
Imagine a fresh summer fruit salad.  The bowl brimming with juicy pineapple and bright apricot.  On top there's a generous sprinkling of clean coconut shavings.  That is Seda Citron du Sud.  Slightly fruity. Intensely summer.


What's your favorite coconut fragrance to soothe the summer heat?

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