Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Candle Review

Photo - Bath And Body Works



Scented Candles were permanently snuffed out in our home several years ago after the reports of the dangers that they were leaving in our home environment, long after the flames were extinguished for the night. Also I grew weary of having to discard the candle before it was gone because of the famous crater that we all have struggled to avoid, to no avail.

Enter the Slatkin Co. candle. I saw it on QVC and was impressed because it burnt with no smoke or soot and burns all the way to the bottom leaving nothing to waste. I didn't want to pay for shipping so I went over to our local mall and the Bath and Body Works where it is sold. The ladies there told me that is very safe to burn as it is all soy and no lead in the wick so in the bag it went. I chose Pumpkin Patch, Yum!

I lit this candle at 4:30 in the afternoon so Mr. B. would come to the sweet smell. When he came home that was the first thing he commented on (after he told me what a perfect, beautiful wife I am. Ha).

I didn't snuff it out until 8:30 and it had turned to liquid on top. These photos are what it looks like today. I am thrilled that there are no craters and if you will notice none of the black soot. It is as smooth on the top as when I brought it home.
I will purchase this again unless I hear of a bad report about the fragrance being a danger. If anyone has anything to add about this product, good or bad please feel free to leave it in the comments.
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I must run..I really have something else that I am supposed to be doing (shock) but wanted to share this real quick.
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Have a great day.


17 comments:

Floss said...

Oh, I love candles, and tend to buy really good ones that I've found in Charity shops, so I hope mine have only good ingredients... I shall certainly look out for your brand!

Princess and the Pea said...

Mmm that sounds lovely. I wonder if we can get them here. I had no idea that scented candles were bad for you, I have loads of them. I alway thought it was better than spraying air freshener but now I'm not too sure!

Lola Nova said...

How nice.
There is a candle company based out of the NW called Pacifica. They make a soy line that I love and they have a "green" philosophy. The scents are lovely. I buy them at our local "New Seasons" market. Here is the link
http://www.pacificaperfume.com/soy-candles

Life in Rehab said...

I saw those while I was out shopping Sunday and I was tempted. Thanks for the recommendation!

thyme2garden said...

I've been meaning to try soy candles, but haven't yet. Thanks for this review, now I'll remember to look for soy candles next time I'm out shopping.

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

I agree that soy burns cleaner! I haven't tried Slatkin yet, but have stopped in BBB a few times since seeing them on the Q. Nice to see your review.

Heidi said...

This time of year I can't get enough pumpkin, sounds wonderful!

Rebecca said...

I am sooo going to go and get some of these candles. I did the same thing when candle critics shared the news of led and smoke! SCARY!

Thank you for visiting me today and your sweet thoughts on my girl as a bride...

Love to you~

Rebecca

driftwood said...

gosh I had no idea about scented candles either, will check if they are the same in the uk.

katieb said...

it's one of my favorites also~

happy fall~

cranberry cottage said...

Can you find out if it is made with essential oils that are pure? We are a non-scenting family because my daughters tongue and throat swell.

oh, I will let you know how the floors faired.
Thanks for the comment.

Vintage Home said...

Oh I just bought two sents one for my daughter "Bamboo" & for me "Fresh Balsam"...WEll it smells like Christmas here!.....so I had to put it away and burn my pumpkin one for now!...I will be buying moore of these!..only thing I have to drive to the U.S.A., Bellingham...about 30 min form here...But sooo worth it!

Vintage Home said...

..I spelt scents wrong!
Ask Kathleen @ Faded Charm to help you link up...I would try to tell you but I barely know myself!...

cityfarmer said...

MMMMM ... ARE YOU CONVINCED!

Heather@myeverydaygraces said...

I didn't know about the scented candles... thanks. I have candles here but rarely light them (maybe that's a good thing:). Looks like I will have to check these out. Thanks for the review.

Sherri B. said...

Thank you ladies for all of your comments. Cranberry Cottage asked if the candles were made with essential oils that are pure. I do not know that and did some searching on the internet this evening without finding out a good answer. It is important that I have this information to pass on to you so I will get this as soon as possible.

Vintage Home said...

HI Sherri...I Think the Balsam scent maybe an old one as it was on sale?
I don't care it was 2 for $ 10 and smells exactly like one I had last year that was from another store and WAY more $!