Our Otium hand made scented candles are crafted in Lucca, Tuscany. Made with 100% coconut & rapeseed wax and a cotton wick, it is presented in an elegant, hand-decorated eco-crystal vessel crafted entirely in Italy.
Size maters when it comes to your candle’s ability to release its fragrance into a room. The larger the surface of your candle, the larger the space it can easily fill with scent. A candle needs to burn for at least an hour to allow the wax to melt properly and provide sufficient time for the scent to be released. Larger living spaces may require more than one candle to scent the entire room. Below is a guide to assist you in selecting the right sized candle to compliment your space.
Small Candle (net weight 55g / 1.94oz)
Burn time: 20 – 25 hours.
Height: 6cm – Diameter 5cm
Our small Otium hand made candles work best within defined areas such as a bathroom, powder room, bedside table, laundry or your desk/work area. The small size is also perfect for wedding favours.
Classic Candle (net weight (275g / 9.70oz)
Burn time: 55 – 65 hours.
Height: 9.5 cm – Diameter 8.5 cm
Our Otium classic hand made candles are suitable for medium sized spaces such as a kitchen, dining room, living room, bedroom or office. A larger living room may require more than one candle.
To ensure an exceptional olfactory experience and to get the most from your candle, please read the following guidelines.
First Burn – When you light your candle for the first time, allow it to burn until the wax has melted to the very edge of the glass (maximum 4 hours). This will ensure the candle burns evenly down the glass and lasts for as long as possible. When you have extinguished the flame, if necessary, re-centre the wick in the liquid wax.
Trim Wick – Before lighting the candle, always trim the wick to a length of 5mm. This will ensure an even and smoke-free burn, help to prolong the life of your candle and will stop the build-up of carbon on the sides of the glass.
Burn Time – Do not burn any candle for more than four hours at a time and allow it to cool for at least two hours before relighting. Do not burn a candle all the way down to the bottom. Discontinue the candle when 5mm of wax remains.
Dust Cover – Remove dust cover before use and replace it when the candle has cooled. Store candles in a cool, dry place to protect their integrity.
Protect the surface on which the candle rests. Do not leave unattended or within reach of children or pets.
Top notes: mint, mandarin, lemon, pine needle
Heart notes: neroli, jasmine, petitgrain, ylang ylang
Base notes: cedarwood, amber, vetiver
UFI: D300-F086-W007-ATGF. Otium. Harmful to aquatic life with long lasting effects. Contains 3 and 4-(4-Hydroxy-4-methylpentyl)-3-cyclohexene-1-carboxaldehyde, Amyl cinnamal, Cinnamaldehyde, Eugenol, Iso E super, Linalool, Linalyl acetate, d-Limonene. May produce an allergic reaction.