The United States is gigantic. It takes about 12 hours of constant driving just to get across the width of Texas alone. That means a lot of people live thousands of miles from the comforts of their hometown. It seems like nothing is worse than that gut-wrenching feeling of homesickness. And normally, there’s not much to do about it but shed a few tears and maybe hide under a blanket. That is, until these candles appeared.
Homesick Candles developed their product with the goal of capturing the essential aromas of each U.S. state. As of right now the company has produced 30 scented candles. Made with 100 percent soy, each candle reflects the essence of a particular state. They retail for $29.95 and are reported to burn between 60 and 80 hours.
Georgia exudes scents of sweet tea and peaches. While Texas includes a robust blend of leather, fresh cotton and sage.
Some of the more adventurous candles include Virginia, with accents of honeysuckle and forest floor, to reflect the rugged vegetation of the state. And even if you’re not from the Bluegrass State, Kentucky has a candle with accents of bourbon and mint, which sounds like taking a relaxing vacation. Tennessee isn’t far behind with a candle with hints of single malt whiskey and Magnolia.
Arizona, Florida and Missouri are all ready to purchase right now, as well. But don’t worry if you’re missing your home state of Arkansas, Mississippi, or Delaware, you can sign up to be notified when your state is up for sale on the website.
So if you can’t have your favorite sweet tea or bourbon, or you just really need an olfactory trip down memory lane, these candles will probably do the trick!