Official Wax Ban and More

I actually thought I’d never go on the dreaded wax ban. Who can ever have too much wax? I’ve had to step away from the wax world for just a bit as I handled other affairs. When I was finally able to return to my normal routine, I immediately thought – What the ??? Wax was literally everywhere I turned. Every single room and closet. The garage. A storage facility. I have some orders still sitting unopened in boxes. From last November. Yeah.

I’m not exactly sure when my stash got so out of hand. I think wax overload happens as an insidious thing. An order here, picking up a thing or two there. Maybe it’s just that my priorities have shifted a bit. In any case, I’m ready to reign things in. The first step was to declare an official wax ban. I’m posting it online for all to see, for a little added pressure and motivation. I know I will not be able to resist Black Friday sales, so my wax ban will last through then.

My next step was to vow to go through what I had. Here’s where you come in! At the beginning of each week, I’ll post a picture of what I hope to get through that week. The reviews posted will center around those items, and I’ll mark off the things within this post as I finish them. Unfortunately, this means that there will be little rhyme or reason to what type of review will be posted. I’m just clearing out certain areas or focusing on particular orders. It also means more quick reviews will be posted, as I’m trying to move through this stash quickly (yet still be able to enjoy it!). I still have some items I was using before this dreaded wax ban, and I plan on getting those reviews up on site, too. For a while, you’ll see a combination of those items and the use-it-up items being reviewed. If you’ve seen something in a prior Secret Stash photo that you’re really curious about, be sure to leave a comment so I can dig it out for the following week.

First up are some items in my kitchen hutch. Wax just doesn’t belong there, and I’m determined to clear it out. Here’s a bit of that stash that I’ve selected to focus on this week:

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Wax Melts

Blue Moon Candles, Vanille Abricot

Can Do Candles, Vanilla Bean Cookie

Dixieland Delites, Vanilla Snowflake

Front Porch Candles, Ruby Red Grapefruit Laundry

Lake Providence Lodge, Apple Dumpling

Lake Providence Lodge, Lemon Fluff Cake

Scentsy, Aussie Plum

Scentsy, Lilacs & Violets

Shayz Scents, Pink Pine Trees

Spotted Hog Candles, Honeydew Lemonade

Swan Creek Candles, Salted Caramel Popcorn

Tara’s Candle Cottage, 6AM At The Bakery

Yankee Candle Company, Red Apple Wreath x 2

Votives

Kringle Candle Co., Gardenia

Kringle Candle Co., Rainy Day

Candles

Kringle Candle, Witches’ Cauldron

Unknown, orange candle

Yankee Candle Pure Radiance, Toasted Almond

Have you ever placed yourself on a wax ban? Why or why not?

Happy candle burning ~

Andrea Haskins

Candle Scoop – The best smelling blog around!
http://www.CandleScoop.com

Author: Andrea

Andrea is the voice behind Candle Scoop. She is a long-standing member of Candlefind and loves all things scented. While she enjoys scents across the spectrum, she is a die-hard bakery and fresh-scent fan. She enjoys rooting out bargains and candle discounts, but she won't hesitate to pamper herself with a luxury brand. When not writing or talking about candles, she enjoys spectator sports and playing with her pups. Andrea would love to hear from you, so don't hesitate to contact!

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  1. WOW! Love this idea. I just bought my first Lake Providence Lodge haul on your rec and am loving these! I have to admit that parfait item with the ?lemons or limes in it sure looks good, though it seems it’s the unknown one. A John or Jane Doe candle?!

    No wax bans yet, though there have been times I’ve considered it. I admit that I end up giving a lot of candles away because the stash grows faster than I can use it.

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  2. You are a stronger person than i am, Andrea! Best of luck! No wax bans for me! I would just end up making a list of what i passed-up and end up buying it all after the ban has been lifted, lol!! Plus you never know what you’ll find while on a ban- might be something hard to find or too good to pass up. Just like food it’s all about moderation, budgeting, etc. 😉

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    • Sorry, i don’t mean to sound “preachy”. If i were to put together everything that i own my eyes would probably pop out of my head and roll on to the floor! What i HAVE declared though is to “first burn” candles that have been bought previous to ones more recently bought, realizing recently that i STILL have several from LAST YEAR that i have yet to burn… buy ’em and burn ’em, i say! 😉

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