Hooray! Southern California’s weather has finally shifted from a miserable 90+ degrees heatwave to the more manageable high-60s and it feels like the perfect time to kick off our Candle of the Month series. Not gonna lie, seeing all the lovely fall posts on Instagram had us breaking out our candles a little too early. And, there is nothing worse than longing for crisp East Coast-esque air while sweating profusely as a heat rivaling that of Hell’s butthole emanates out of a three-wick candle!
Thankfully, now that it doesn’t feel like Satan himself is hanging out in our apartment, we are able to light our current favorite candle in peace. The Power of Christ compels you! Bath and Body Works delicious hot cocoa candle is giving us the tinglies. My wonderful little sister introduced us to the scent after she picked it up during a candle shopping spree. God bless her and her children and her children’s children for it.
I am a major chocaholic—just tap it right to my veins—and this candle has everything I never knew I wanted. I’m just saying, if this candle was a man…well, Bryan’s lucky it isn’t ; )
Do you have a special time you light your candles? We light ours mostly at night. I mean, we’re not opposed to lighting them during the day, especially on a gloomy one, but we really like seeing the noticeable flicker of the flame. The dancing light and shadows mix with the candle’s scent and warm our little apartment and our souls. The whole atmosphere of our home transcends to a state of pure bliss. Okay, maybe I’m exaggerating. Mainly, the kids are usually asleep by then and we don’t have to worry about one of them accidentally burning this mother down. Every night, after we’ve confirmed the children are sleeping—praise Jesus—we do the happy-dance every parent does when they are in the clear, commence lighting this yummy candle, and get the cozies.
So, if like me, the sweet, rich scent of warmed chocolate makes everything right in the world then you gotta get it. And, if like us, a candle can melt away the stress of the day as fast as wax puddles then you gotta get it. Trust us, your olfactory senses will love you forever.
P.S. You’re welcome (smug face). Stay tuned for next month’s candle!