This Malibu Rum Candle Will Make You Feel Like You’re Lounging On A Tropical Island

If there’s one drink that reminds me of summer, it’s definitely Malibu Rum. Whether mixed with pineapple juice or put into Mojitos, it just has the feel of those long, warm days of July and August. That season may still be a long way off, but with this Malibu Rum candle, there’s no need to wait — we can all be transported to a tropical island now.

  1. It’s made from an actual Malibu Rum bottle. The candle, which is handcrafted and being sold by Etsy seller My Big Fat Greek Candle. Using the actual bottle is a great upcycle, especially considering the new use is so delicious-smelling.
  2. It’s available in a variety of scents. While Malibu Rum itself tastes like coconut and has a vague scent of the same, the candle comes in your choice of fragrances. You can choose from literally more than 80 scents, though to be honest, I’d go with something like Jamaican Me Crazy, Rainwater, Beach Linen, or Caribbean Teakwood.
  3. They’re made from soy wax. Soy wax candles are better for our health and environment since they burn cleaner than regular paraffin candles, so that’s another plus. Not only that, but it burns cooler, which means you get more burn time from it as well (roughly 50% longer, which is a bargain).
  4. Your Malibu Rum candle will burn for around 150 hours. That’s a whole lot of time to kick back, relax, and imagine yourself on a luxurious tropical island, sipping away on cocktails and not having a care in the world. If you can’t afford a vacation or it’s just not time for one yet, this might be a nice substitute… for now, at least.
  5. The candle is currently sold out but should be back soon. You’ll have to keep an eye on the My Big Fat Greek Candle Etsy page to see when it’s brought back, and then you’ll want to order ASAP because it won’t be long before they’re gone again.
Jennifer Still is a writer and editor with more than 10 years of experience. The managing editor of Bolde, she has bylines in Vanity Fair, Business Insider, The New York Times, Glamour, Bon Appetit, and many more. You can follow her on Twitter @jenniferlstill