I love candles and scented oils. Never a day goes by that I don’t burn a fragrant candle or heat up my hot oil burner and add in some of my favorite scents. Smell is very important to me and I always want my home to smell fresh and inviting.
For years I used matchbook matches to light my candles or the tea lights for the oil burner. Now I use a lighter (the kind that looks like a “gun” for lack of a better description). They are certainly very handy but run out of fuel often and they are not exactly inexpensive. Not only that they are not pretty and are an eye sore if left out on the shelf. Let’s face it, there is nothing pretty about them. I have to use the “gun” type lighter so as not to burn my finger. I won’t use cigarette lighters (too short to reach the wick).
I prefer matches, especially the wooden ones. They feel safer to use then matchbooks. I often worry that the matchbook will catch on fire when I strike the match. Plus I don’t always get the matches made out of cardboard to strike on the first few attempts. With wooden matches you get them to light on the first try.
Sealight Strikers has the perfect solution – quality wooden matches and a fun piece of decor all in one. Sealight Strikers are so pretty that you can keep them right next to your candle or oil burner. There is no need to hide them away in a closet (unless of course if you have little ones at home).
Sealight Strikers are beautiful glass containers with a “striker” on one side of them. Inside you can house your favorite wooden matches. The Sealight Strikers come complete with matches but if you are like me you’ll go through them in no time. Any wooden matches would work.
The glass containers, or vases as they are called, come in different shapes. I have a round vase and a rectangular shaped vase. Due to the handmade nature of the vases there might be some slight variations.
Each vase comes with a striker piece. That is where you strike the match. The strikers are available in different shapes including heart, cat, square, sunburst, snowflake and Judica, to name a few. Both of my Sealight Strikers have cats on them because we have a lot of cats and it seemed fitting.
If you decide you no longer want to use it as a match holder you can simply peel off the striker and use thee vase for something else.
Each vase comes with 150-160 kitchen size safety matches in either Green or Burgundy. These matches light extremely easily. You barely have to hit the striker and they are lit. They also burn out quickly so you don’t have to worry about them burning down the stick. Please make sure that the matches are 100% extinguished before disposing of them. Personally I like to run a little water over it before tossing it in the trash just to be on the same side.
Not only are Sealight Strikers lovely to look at and easy to use, but they are also more “Earth friendly” then the disposable plastic lighters that end up in landfills when they run empty. And these are a lot more economical. A box of wooden matches are a lot less expensive then the disposable lighters. Plus the wooden matches give you more of a reach then a cigarette lighter, so you are able to reach the wick without burning yourself.
Sealight Strikers would make the perfect gift for the candle lover in your life. Even better, why not give a Sealight Striker and some new candles as a gift? Mother’s Day is coming up and I’m sure a lot of moms would appreciate that.
Sealight Strikers are also ideal for those who enjoy using oil warmers, incense and even cigars and pipes. They also make great party favors for weddings, showers, anniversaries and birthday parties.
You can purchase Sealight Strikers online at www.SealightStrikers.com or on their Etsy site, www.Etsy.com/shop/SelightArt. They retail for $12.95 plus shipping. There are also clearance Sealight Strikers available for $7.95.
Overall I am very pleased with my Sealight Strikers. I love being able to keep my matches handy in an attractive container.
*I received free product samples in order to do this review. There was no compensation. The opinions expressed are my own and are not influenced in any way.