‘Meditate‘ comes from an aromatherapy line of candles released by Root candles. There are currently 8 different candles in this line that are also available in votives and wax melts. These candles use visual stimulation along with essential oil infused candle scents to create a mood elevating experience in a small package.
Root Candle, Vetyver and Olibanum
Is it Scent-sational?
I found the scent of this candle to be so-so. It wasn’t a bad smell but it did seem to have a slightly artificial element to it. It seemed a little odd to me, as these are supposed to be infused with natural essential oils. I’m not sure if an additive caused this or what exactly it was but it gets a couple points docked because of it. I’ve tried the Eucalyptus Menthol candle from this same line and it smelled great so maybe it was just this scent I wasn’t a huge fan of. 6/10
The scent was never overbearing with this candle. I found that it didn’t have enough throw to fill up a large room but worked perfectly as a candle that you can light and set beside you to enjoy. 6/10
I’m a sucker for packaging. This was what drew me to these candles in the first place. The 8 different candles in the ‘seeking balance’ line each focus on aromatherapy and use color to differentiate each style. Each candle has a different theme that is centered around its own holistic healing purpose.
The packaging came as a solid recycled cardboard tubing with the label and scent description on the outside. The candle itself has a simplistic design with only a simple ‘seeking balance’ sticker as its label on a clear glass container. As I mentioned, each candle uses a separate color as its theme and that color is featured on the label and is also the wax color.
The wick chosen for these candles is a wooden wick that is made up of two pieces of bamboo sandwiched together. It looks great and looks more natural than the wooden wicks which are found in the Woodwick brand of candles.
Overall the look is excellent and it all comes together quite nicely. One thing to note is that this candle tends to look bigger in its pictures. It is only about 4 inches tall with an approximately 2-inch diameter. 9/10
Burn Quality and Longevity:
Upon first light of this candle, I was not overly impressed. The bamboo wick seemed to be a little difficult to light and it actually extinguished itself on the first light. This was remedied with a second light, and from that point on I had no problems with it whatsoever.
The size of the wooden wick is just enough that it forms an even melt pool right to the sides of the jar and the slight crackling you hear from the wick was very relaxing. The crackle from this wick was not like the sound you get from WoodWick candles but much more soothing and natural.
I did find that this candle burned quickly. I don’t think it made it to the 65-hour approximation but for a $20 candle, it wasn’t bad.
Cost and Value:
The cost per ounce on this candle works out to about $3. That isn’t a cheap candle, but with the wooden wick and fancy packaging, it is not a surprise.
Conclusion: Everyone’s opinion on these candles are sure to differ quite a bit. The scent, to me, is what might split people’s view on these candles. The smell just seemed a little artificial on this one to me for some reason. On the other hand, I did love the idea and the look of the whole line, plus I found the wick to be great after its initial stubbornness.
If this line of candles interests you, I recommend just ordering one off Amazon first to see how you like it. I could see some people loving them and some opting for something a little different.
- Soothing crackle to the wooden wick - Looks great
- Slight artificial smell on this scent
The Seeking Balance line from Root candles are excellent at achieving their goal of being soothing holistic candles with their use of aromatherapy and vivid colors. Most of the scents are great but this one wasn't my favorite of the bunch.
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