Gold Canyon Candles

Gold Canyon is one of a kind when it comes to its business model and profusion of products.

Unlike most candle brands and manufacturers that sell their products in a traditional brick and mortar store, the company uses a direct sales approach where individuals can sell the products from the comfort of their own home, which include tea lights, “VoLights” (a combination of votive and tealights), and traditional candles that range in sizes from mini to large.

Editor’s Note (July 2020): Gold Canyon Candles has recently gone out of business and all of their inventory has been pulled from Amazon.  The goods news, we compiled a list of our FAVORITE candles on Amazon to try and fill the Canyon size void in your life.  Let us know what you think!

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An intriguing feature of Gold Candy is the level of customization available. You can choose a base, decorative wrapping and accessories to complement your candle. Speaking of these candles, there is a mind-boggling assortment of scents and styles available, including holiday themed candle holders found under the “Lumies” categories to the scents and the six colors you can choose from. The extensive collection of candles provides a tremendous amount of leeway when it comes to finding a unique candle, especially if you decide to customize one.

Of course before you can experience any of this, you’ll need to find someone near you who sells Gold Canyon products. You can purchase products through the company website, but that comes with the tradeoff of not being to determine what the candle smells like. Online retailers like Amazon carry Gold Canyon candles, but you’ll need to pay for shipping fees.

Also don’t forget that these scents are emanating from a candle that uses paraffin wax that is believed to have adverse effects, besides potentially polluting the air. If you’re planning on using Gold Canyon candles to give your living room a relaxing, natural aroma, you may want to consider whether it’d be better to go with a safer solution. However, if you’re looking for a unique gift, Gold Canyon is arguably unrivaled thanks to its vast selection of products and customization options.

The Good

  • A tremendous amount of variety when it comes to candle types and scents.
  • Lots of options to customize your candle.
  • Business model provides a way for individuals to make money selling unique candles.
  • Additional products like oil diffusers and air fresheners also offered.

The Bad

  • Gold Canyon products are typically not sold in stores.
  • You’ll need to find someone near you to sample candle scents.
  • Paraffin wax is not as safe as soy wax.

My Two Scents

Of the candle brands that have been reviewed so far, Gold Canyon offers the largest variety. From its seven types of candles which split into multiple subcategories to its scents which cover nearly every letter in the alphabet, the exhaustive collection practically ensures that you’re going to find a scent, color or style that appeals to you. The ability to heavily customize your candle also adds an uncommon degree of personalization you won’t typically find.

There are some caveats that may temper your enthusiasm. Gold Canyon candles are not usually sold in stores. Similar to direct sales businesses like Avon, you’ll have to find someone who sells them if you want to sit down and customize your candle or enjoy one of the numerous scents for that matter. Gold Canyon also uses paraffin wax, which are not as safe as brands like Koji Candles, which use the comparably much safer organic soy wax instead.

Gold Canyon Candles Value

The smorgasbord of Gold Canyon candles offers a tremendous amount of differences when it comes to value, but for purposes of this review we’ll stick to the standard sizes: mini, small, medium and large. Please note that prices tend to vary based on the scent chosen, we’ll be focusing on the Coconut H2O Heritage candles in this example and their burn times:

  • Mini – 30 hours ($8.75)
  • Small – 65 hours ($12.75)
  • Medium – 140 hours ($16.75)
  • Large – 200 hours ($21.75)

Please note that the ounces within each candle are not listed on the Gold Canyon website. The burn rates for each candle are as follows:

  • Mini – $0.29 per hour
  • Small – $0.20 per hour
  • Medium – $0.12 per hour
  • Large – $0.11 per hour

Available Scents

Gold Canyon offers numerous candle scents to choose from which consist of six primary categories and additional subcategories:

  • Blooms
    • Coconut H2O
    • Gracious Gardenia
    • Happy
    • Island Flower
    • Jasmine Lime Citronella
    • Lilac
    • Orange Blossoms
    • Pineapple Orchid
    • Polka Dot Dot Dot
    • Sea Glass
    • Sunflower
    • Sweet Pea
  • Fresh
    • Black Rain
    • Casa Fabulosa
    • Clean Sheets
    • Dryer Sheets
    • Harbor Breeze
    • Rainshower
    • Seaside
  • Essentials
    • Citron Lime Pomelo
    • Lavender
    • Lavender Chamomile
    • Lavender Eucalyptus Sweet Orange
    • Lemon Spearmint
    • Mimosa Rose
    • Minted
    • Peppermint Eucalyptus
    • Rosemary Mint
    • Sandalwood Jasmine
  • Nature
    • Amber Vanilla
    • Autumn Walk
    • Driftwood
    • North Woods
    • Sunshine
    • What’s His Name
  • Gourmand
    • Apple Crisp
    • Apple Spice
    • Berry Mint Gelato
    • Blueberry Muffin
    • Brown Sugar Cookie
    • Candy Corn
    • Caramel Pumpkin Kiss
    • Cinnamon Rootbeer
    • Cinnamon Vanilla
    • French Vanilla
    • Hazelnut Macaroons
    • Lemon Ice
    • Maple Pancakes
    • Mulled Cider
    • Passionberry Dreamsicle
    • Piña Colada
    • Red Hot Cinnamon
    • Sugar Cookie
    • Very Vanilla
    • Warm Welcome
  • Market
    • Apple
    • Berry-Kiwi Kiss
    • Blueberry + Himalayan
    • Blueberry Tangerine
    • Caribbean Sky
    • Casaba Melon
    • Cherry Fizz
    • Cinnamon Citrus
    • Coconut Lime Verbena
    • Coconut Mango
    • Cranberry Orange
    • Cucumber Melon
    • Fresh Orange
    • Giggles
    • Ginger Lime
    • Glitter
    • Graple-Berry
    • Hibiscus & Dragonfruit
    • Mango Cooler
    • Papaya Passion Citronella
    • Peaches + Pumpkin
    • Pineapple Cilantro
    • Pitanga Peach
    • Plum Dandy
    • Pomegranate
    • PomLime Whirl
    • Sassy White Wine
    • Saucy Red Wine
    • Sliced Watermelon
    • Strawberry Lemonade
    • White Citrus

As mentioned, Gold Canyon candles are typically not sold in stores, they are purchased via the company website or a direct seller. You can find some of them on Amazon or eBay but you may need to pay an extra fee or more than what they would cost buying direct from a seller or Gold Canyon itself.

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