Cotton + Indigo Candle Review
Indigo + Cotton, Colonial Candle
Colonial Candle Indigo + Cotton

Product Name: Indigo + Cotton

Product Description: Infused with essential oils, this 12-ounce soy wax candle from Colonial Candle® has a refreshing scent of indigo cotton.

Brand: Colonial Candle

Offer price: 20.00

Currency: USD

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Candlefind Says

This fresh scented candle came in a beautiful candle jar, but left us wanting more with scent, throw, and performance. 

Pros

  • Clean burn
  • Fresh, clean scent

Cons

  • Poor scent throw
  • Large tunnel 

Intro To My Candle Review

I’ve been burning a lot of warm and spicy scents lately. It was time for a fresh scented candle to lighten things up a bit. I’m not even sure where I picked up this Indigo + Cotton candle from Colonial Candle. I don’t see it available on their website right now, but I do see it for sale at Belk’s online. I’ve actually been meaning to put this review up for quite some time, but I just haven’t had the heart. While I had a blast and thoroughly enjoyed Silver Bells, Indigo + Cotton was a colossal disappointment. Read on to find out why!

Colonial Candle Indigo + Cotton

First Impressions of My Candle

This candle was simply beautiful. It was in a ceramic vessel that had a gorgeous blue pattern on it. The label had the scent name and company name on it, and the label could be removed. This jar was heaviy in my hands & I could definitely tell it was of good quality. It had a bronze-brushed lid that added to the sense of elegance. The wax was white and there was a single, well-centered wick. I have to tell you, I was a little disappointed that this candle didn’t have 3-wicks. 

The cold sniff was fresh, light, and clean. It was slightly perfumey to my nose. I did find this candle on Belk’s, so here’s their scent description: 

Infused with essential oils, this 12-ounce soy wax candle from Colonial Candle® has a refreshing scent of indigo cotton.

Belk’s

That wasn’t much of a scent description to me. I knew I’d have to light this one up to see what it was all about. 

Now this is supposed to be infused with essential oils, only it doesn’t say which ones. I wasn’t sure with cold sniff, but I was guessing some lemon (definitely got some mild citrusy notes) and maybe hints of lavender. Still, it was a pleasant mix, a little perfumey, and not too harsh. 

I lit this candle in a large bedroom and hoped for the best. I wasn’t detecting much after about 30 minutes, so I looked to check progress. There was a well forming that didn’t look too good to me. Still, I know about letting a candle do its thing on first burn, so I left it alone. I finally was able to tell a little bit of aroma from the candle after it had been burning for a little over an hour. I had to move it to a small bathroom to really appreciate the scent. It was clean and fresh and very relaxing – aromatherapy like. But the scent was very light and I had to practically be standing over the candle to get the aroma. Bummer!

Colonial Candle Indigo + Cotton

How Did My Candle Perform?

Sigh. The well that I noticed initially did get a *tad* bit better but not by much. This candle left me with a serious tunnel that made me a really unhappy gal. It was a clean burn and the wick was not hard to maintain. It also had a slow burn time – I had it burning off & on for several hours and barely made a dent in the life of the candle. 

Closing To My Candle Review

I’m totally bummed about this candle, as it held such promise. The tunneling and the super light throw are just not up to par with what I think about when I think Colonial Candle. I do see this sold at Belk online…maybe I just had a dud. Still, the candle vessel is gorgeous and worthy of repurposing. I have cleaned out the empty jar and it is one of the items that is stashed away to go into one of our Scented Surplus boxes. The performance was not up to our standards, but at least the beauty of the candle jar can still be appreciated! 

About Colonial Candle

For more than 100 years, Colonial Candle has been burning brightly in the homes of America. Their candle story begins in 1905 with Mabel Baker, a former Massachusetts school teacher, who began making hand dipped bayberry taper candles in her tiny Cape Cod kitchen. The candles became so popular with family and friends that she started selling them in her husband’s local hardware store. By 1909, many stores in the Cape Cod area were selling Mrs. Baker’s candles and Colonial Candle was officially in business.

Recognized as the first candle company started by a woman, Colonial Candle is still proudly made in the USA. Today, all their candles are produced in North Carolina with the same pride and craftsmanship established over a century ago. From the mixing their fragrance with color and wax to the perfect wick, every candle is made to exact specifications. Their signature oval jars truly set Colonial Candles apart providing an understated sophistication and a cleaner, more even burn.

Headquartered in Charleston, South Carolina, their Flagship Store is located in the Shops at the Charleston Place Hotel. You can also find these candles in local retailers all over the country.

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