My friends all know I love candles…so they come to me with some really great questions!
One that comes up often: Tumbler or Jar…..which should I buy? They cost the same price, so it can be confusing when you are about to pay $27.99 for a multiple-hour commitment!
Let me give my opinions on large jars versus tumblers…but feel free to voice your opinion in the comments!
-Iconic candle shape
-Treasures and many “Special Edition” lines are only available as large jars
-Most accessories (like Illumalids and candle shades) are specified to jars
-Lasts longer (110 to 150 hours compared to at most 85 hours for a tumbler)
-Cheaper if you consider burn time (the math tells us it costs between 19 – 25 cents per hour to burn a large jar but it costs 33 cents per hour for the max burn time of a tumbler)
Cons: Kari’s opinions!
-More likely to tunnel (which can shorten that burn time and be frustrating!)
-Compared to tumblers, I often have shallower wax pools, resulting in weaker throws between the same scent.
-The double wick usually creates a more even burn…meaning less tunneling
-The wax pool and double wick often gives tumblers a stronger throw
-World Journeys are tumblers (bonus points!)
Cons: (Mostly the opposite of Jar pros)
-Burn time is much shorter (up to 85 hours for a tumbler compared to jars at up to 150 hours for a jar)
-Costs more to burn per hour since burn time is shorter
-Sometimes you cannot get a scent in a tumbler (such as Treasures….any of these are jar exclusives)
-Many cute accessories (most jar toppers) will not fit tumblers
So…jar or tumbler?
It’s completely a toss up for me! While I love the even wax pools and wonderful throws that tumblers provide….large jars offer so many perks (like cute accessories making it more of a decoration than candle)!
So what are your thoughts!!!?