Big Green Smile sent us a Method Soy Candle for testing. It’s a bit tricky to test a candle, so took a picture of it lit along with one of our Wizard of Oz placemats – nice isn’t it?
Anyway I’d put off reviewing this candle for a while as I love the smell of it when it’s not lit. I have the pear and grapefruit flavour and it’s lovely. I was worried it would disappear when lit but it actually doesn’t and dissipates into the room. We’ve been using candles for a while now instead of air fresheners and this is a great eco-friendly alternative.
Made from renewable, natural soy and with cotton wicks, the only gripe I would have is the ceramic holder. Perhaps the soy doesn’t hold it’s shape that well so needs a holder but we’ll definitely reuse it once the candle is finished – it would be good if you could buy refills. It seems to be lasting a while though and compares favourable with other candles I have – and we have quite a few.
Also available in other scents – sweet water, lavender lemongrass and vanilla apple, Method candles are said to produce 90 per cent less soot for healthier air quality than regular candles. They cost a nice round £5 and are available from Big Green Smile.