As a practitioner of yoga, a believer in aromatherapy, and a fan of candles, it felt like a match made in the heavens when Aurorae offered me the opportunity to review their aromatherapy candles. With the holiday season drawing near, I chose their Pine/ Growth and Candy Cane/ Cooling candles.

When I opened my package the day it arrived, it smelled like a fresh pine tree decorated in candy canes. I could tell even before burning that the scent was natural and not overpowering. It was calming and soothing and instantly invoked a definite feeling of the holidays. The scent grew a bit more intense after being lit, but it sill stayed within a fragrant but not excessive range.

The candles burn very cleanly. I did not notice blackening of the wax and the smoke remained relatively light. This size candle gets about 30 to 35 hours of burn time and I could see that being quite accurate. I have burned mine for several hours and I do not see a noticeable change in the level. They are definitely a good quality soy-based candle.

I like the decorative tin package design. The label showcases the scent in an attractive way. I like little touches like the logo color being coordinated to the candle. Overall, well done.

I received the 6.8 ounce size candles, but they also come in a 26 ounce size with three wicks. I wish they offered another single-wick size in between… something in the 12 to 15 ounce range. Aromatherapy candles can be quite costly and these are no exception, so it would be nice to have a mid-range option. The smaller candles currently sell for $12.95 ($24.95 list price) and the larger for $29.95 ($58.00 list price). Even though the price is a bit high, the natural quality of the fragrance and the clean burning candle make this cost worth it to me. I’ve already added some extra scents to my wish list. I’m a big fan of ocean scents… I find them so calming… and I look forward to trying Aurorae’s Ocean/ perseverance candle next.

If you are looking for a great meditational candle, gift for a friend, or just want to invoke a certain mood in your home, look no further! Aurorae also sells the best reviewed yoga mats, yoga apparel, and yoga and meditation accessories online. You can browse their yoga mats, yoga bags, yoga apparel and other yoga accessories here.

Pros: Subtle, genuine fragrances. Eco-friendly. Clean burning. Long-lasting. Two sizes and a large variety of scents to choose from.

Cons: Costly.

I received this product free or discounted in the hopes that I would share my opinions. As someone who relies on honest reviews to make purchases, I work hard to provide other consumers with a thorough, truthful, and unbiased opinion of my personal experiences.

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Aurorae is a family business and popular active lifestyle e-retailer founded in 2009 by yoga student and cancer survivor, Dennis Ingui. Cancer-free for more than 14 years, Ingui started practicing yoga as an outlet in his life to help build his body and develop inner peace of mind. Aurorae’s yoga mats became the top-rated yoga mats on Amazon.com after less than a year in operation.

Aurorae’s collection of eco-friendly aromatherapy candles come with the intention of helping you concentrate on a particular state of mind while meditating or creating a calm personal space in your bedroom, bathroom, office or living space. Light the candle, breathe, and focus with an open mind. The scents are not overpowering and non-toxic. Each 6.8oz 100% soy wax scented candle comes with a short meditation and a pledge specifically for that scent. ($18.95 for 6oz; $29.95 for 26oz)

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