Candle Scoop

Celebrate National Candle Month with: Peppermint

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Today for National Candle Month, we're discussing the scent peppermint. Peppermint is tingly, refreshing, and cooling. As an essential oil, it tends to be very intense. To "tame" it, peppermint is often combined with other scents such as vanilla, lavender, and sugary confections. Peppermint can be minty (like toothpaste or gum) or more herbally and ...continue reading

Wax Melt Review: Country Gift Shop, Dessa’s Homespun Scents

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Like walking into a country store and taking a whiff of all those yummy smells- cinnamon, ginger & apples mixed with pure country. Melt Size: 1.3 ounces (in 2 oz scent cup) Melt Type: Scent shot style. Type of Wax: Paraffin blended wax Where Melted: Room size 6' x 6.5' How Melted: Bulb melter (with 40W bulb) Initial Thoughts/Cold Sniff: I ...continue reading

Candle Company “Scenter” Stage: Crossroads Original Designs

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Up on our Candle Company "Scenter" Stage today is Crossroads Original Designs. This candle company was founded in 2003 by two brothers - Jason and Justin McMullen. They are based out of Bucyrus, Ohio and currently offer a bevy of scents, with a release of 4-6 new scents each year. Their candles are made from a blended paraffin wax. They have a wide range ...continue reading

Candle Review: Baltic Black Pearl, Bath & Body Works

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A fragrance inspired by an opulent and rare black pearl from a distant ocean, a beautiful combination of exotic sandalwood, lush suede and jet black spices Candle Size: 14.5 ounces Type of wax: A patented blend of vegetable wax Stated Burn Time: 25-45 hours Where Burned: Large office space; Room size 6' x 6.5' Initial Thoughts/Cold Sniff: This ...continue reading

Celebrate National Candle Month with: Peach

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Today for National Candle Month, we're discussing the scent peach. The scent of peach is often sweet and juicy, with velvety smoothness. White peach scents have very little acidity, whereas yellow peach scents tend to have a hint of acidity. Some peach scents even capture the scent of the skin - fuzzy and a little "dirty." Since essential oil cannot be ...continue reading

Wax Melt Review: Autumn Campfire, Dessa’s Homespun Scents

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This is a delicious fall blend of cinnamon, cloves, pumpkin, apple, gingerbread, cider and a touch of marshmallow toasted over a campfire. Melt Size: 1.3 ounces (in 2 oz scent cup) Melt Type: Scent shot Type of Wax: Paraffin blended wax Where Melted: Room size 8′ x 9′ How Melted: Bulb melter (with 40W bulb) Initial Thoughts/Cold Sniff: On cold ...continue reading

Candles on Sale

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It’s time for more candles on sale! Each week we’ll highlight a few candle sales that are going on (and a few bath/body sales, too). We don’t want you to purchase cheap candles – we want to help you purchase candles on the cheap! If you take advantage of any of the sales, be sure to come back to let us know. Blue Starling Candles: Now through Cyber ...continue reading

Celebrate National Candle Month with: Tea

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Today for National Candle Month, we're discussing tea scented products. The smell of tea can be wide and varied. Green tea scents tend to be more earthy and sometimes floral or spicy. Earl Grey tea scents have the familiar smell of bergamot. Sweet tea, a Southern staple, has that sugary element often with added lemon notes. Some interesting tea ...continue reading

Top Ten Tuesday: 10 of my favorite Can-Do scents

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With the upcoming Can-Do-Candles sale (25% off single tarts on December 1st), I thought it timely to list 10 of my favorite scents from Donna. I love Can-D0-Candles, and it was hard to pick just ten. But here they are currently - my favorite ten scents from this wonderful vendor. 10. Raspberry Violet A wonderful combination of fruit and floral. I ...continue reading