About Michigan Pure Soy Candles
One of the things I have enjoyed since getting back involved in Candlefind is being able to connect with small business owners and learning their stories. I love getting to know about the business and the people. Such is the case with business owner and co-founder Brian Nestico. In 2017, he and his wife, Keli, decided to create Michigan Pure Soy Candles to reflect their love for clean-burning soy candles and their beautiful home state. I had the pleasure of trying out three of their candles, with the first one up being Michigan White Pine.
Intro To My Candle Review
All three candles came boxed in a black box with a window, allowing you to see the goodies inside. All candle jars were the 10-oz size, in a squat apothecary style with a black lid. The lid was kind of loose on the jars, so I had to be careful when picking them up. The wax was off-white in color and each candle had a single wick, well-placed and centered.
First Impressions of My Candle
I chose Michigan White Pine for starters because it smelled SOOO GOOD cold! It was like a breath of fresh air outside in the forest. Fresh, crisp, and clean…those were my thoughts when smelling this candle.
Per the website’s scent description:
Alright, I’ve been all over the country, but I’ve not had the pleasure of visiting Michigan before. I’m not sure how their Peninsula air smells, but I come from an area full of pine trees and I can certainly vouch for that. This candle smelled like those pine needles – right on the tree! There was a bit of a crispness, too. So refreshing. I couldn’t wait to burn it!
Given the size, I did decide to burn this one in my guest bedroom and then later in an office space. I left it burning and kept checking in for the freshness. I could smell the scent of pine needles. There was also that crisp air note – minty? I’m not sure I would describe it as peppermint, but there was definitely other notes at play that kept this from being a one-note wonder.
The scent strength was moderately strong. I was honestly expecting it to be super duper strong based on cold sniff, but it was still pretty good. The scent throw was really good, as I could tell this candle was burning even when I was down the hall.
How Did My Candle Burn?
I had the candle burning for several hours on the first burn and got an almost-full wax melt pool. I did have a little bit of wax hung up on the sides, so that does deserve a mention. Super clean burn. I had no black sooting and the wick was easy to maintain. This candle also burned a really long time. Like really long! I had it going for about 50 hours and change. That’s excellent for a candle this size.
Closing To My Candle Review
I loved this candle – from start to finish. It was fresh, crisp, and clean. Very realistic as far as the pine needles…and there was a little something extra to give it that crisp, clean oomph. I do wish this one were a tad bit stronger scent-wise, but it did have a really good throw. If you like fresh, clean scents, this would be a good one to try. It’s outdoorsy without being too “rustic,” if you know what I mean. I can’t wait to try my other candles from this company.
Disclosure: I was not financially compensated for this post. I received a sample for review purposes. The opinions are completely my own based on my experience.
Michigan White Pine, Michigan Pure Soy Candles
Product Name: Michigan White Pine
Product Description: The refreshing scent of pine needles and brisk Upper Peninsula air.
Brand: Michigan Pure Soy Candles
- Scent Strength
- Scent Throw
A crisp, refreshing scent that is perfect in preparation for the upcoming Fall season.
- Crisp, refreshing scent
- Very clean burn
- Good scent throw
- Scent strength once burning (want just a tad stronger)
- Rim of wax
- Loose lid