Voluspa candles were co-founded by Traci and Troy Arntsen. Unlike many high end brands that use some form of high quality paraffin, Voluspa candles instead use a type of coconut wax which is much safer to use, similar to the organic soy wax used in brands like Koji Candles.
This wax is less expensive than beeswax and also ensures you won’t be dealing with the harmful effects of paraffin. Besides candle, Voluspa also sells oil diffusers.
There are five “collections” sold by Voluspa called Maison Blanc, Maison Noir, Vermeil, and Japonica, each with distinct candles to choose from. As you explore these collections, you’ll notice one of the most distinctive features of Voluspa: the candle holders.
Each candle comes beautifully packaged, with many like the Metallo Candle featuring intricate designs that instantly grab attention. Instead of the typical glass candle holders, the containers are excellent to use to store small items such as jewelry or accessories once they’ve burned out.
This is where things can get a little iffy. While Voluspa sells single wick candles, the larger and more intricately designed ones come with two or three wicks. While this helps emanate the scent and reinforces the brand’s distinctive look, the wax can burn unusually quick.
Considering some of these candles can cost over thirty dollars, it’s worth keeping in mind if you’re looking for something to give a room a nice scent and aren’t as concerned with looks. As with any candle, your experience will vary.
- Beautiful packaging.
- Coconut wax is safer than paraffin and less expensive than beeswax.
- A large variety of products to choose from.
- Highly regarded scents
- Certain candles tend to burn too fast.
- Scents may not kick in until a second or third burning.
My Two Scents
Voluspa candles provide a refreshing change of pace when it comes to scent and design. They are competitively priced despite their upscale allure, the fragrances are well regarded, there is a tremendous amount of scents and sizes to choose from, and perhaps most notably, the packaging is gorgeously eye-catching. They also eschew the use of paraffin wax and use their blend of coconut wax that is a much safer ingredient.
While Voluspa candles make a great centerpiece and provide a tremendous bang for your buck, their unique designs also lessen their effect as their primary purpose. With some candles containing up to two or more wicks, the wax can burn unusually quick.
While the scents have received acclaim, some buyers also say that the scents take a couple of burning sessions before they “kick in”.
Voluspa Candles Value
Voluspa features several different candles within each of its collections, but many of the names tend to overlap. These include the following, along with their prices and burn times per the Voluspa website:
- Classic Maison Candle – 100 hours ($29)
- Maison Metallo Candle – 50 hours ($18)
- Ceramica Alta Candle – 120 hours ($29)
- Classic Maison Boxed Votive – 25 hours ($9)
The burn rates for each of the Voluspa candles are as follows:
- Classic Maison Candle – $0.29 per hour
- Maison Metallo Candle – $0.36 per hour
- Ceramica Alta Candle – $0.24 per hour
- Classic Maison Boxed Votive – $0.36 per hour
Voluspa candles features over forty unique scents to choose from that belong to one of its six types:
- Citrus / Fruity
- Oriental / Spiced