Decades of demonstration by prominent combustion physicists have at last convinced the ambivalent masses that wick-burning candles are impervious to the modern blight of rolling blackouts. Partake in the latest luminescent technologies with today's Groupon: for $20, you get $40 worth of handmade candles and scented goods from Southern Candle, redeemable online.
Following a tradition of hardy Carolina craftsmanship, Southern Candles has been hand-pouring each of its creatively scented soy-wax candles for more than 13 years. Shoppers can set domiciles aglow with hundreds of fragrances grouped by common themes, such as seasonal, dessert, and aromatherapy flavors. Limited-edition Mistletoe candles spread the smells of Siberian pine, berries, and green apples to prompt spur-of-the-moment smooches, and 16-ounce birthday-cake-scented candles can prolong celebratory pinches for up to 110 hours of burn time. Twelve aromatherapy varieties reenergize noses and their attached physiques with scents of jasmine honey and Carolina ocean wind. Sift through the Unique Scents category to disperse aromas of patchouli, leather, and sandalwood, or lure poltergeists from wailing driers with the perfume of clean sheets. Flavors are available in 8-ounce country classic jars ($7.95), decorator glasses ($11.95 for 10 oz.; $17.95 for 16 oz.), 2-ounce votive nine-packs ($13.50), and six-packs of melt-away tarts ($3.95).
Owned by veteran firefighters, Southern Candles ensures that all waxes and wicks are both eco-friendly and safe. Due to its unprocessed makeup, the soy wax creates less indoor pollution and kindles its flames longer than many mainstream candles. Staff members also infuse their signature torches with 8–9% fragrant oils, dramatically boosting their scent distribution to reroute migratory hummingbird flocks through buyers' living rooms.