Good Things: The Scented Candle Shop - Review

Hello all,

Wow, it has been a while. The last few months have flown by, and we have been busy, busy, busy! I plan on sharing some of that with you in the not-too-distant future, but today, I've got a product review to share with you.

Not long ago, I was contacted by the nice folks at the Scented Candle Shop. They offered me some free products in exchange for a review here on the blog. Naturally, I was excited to try something out. I carefully browsed through their well-organized website and found some items that piqued my interest.

As you may recall from a previous post, I have a hyper-sensitive, drama queen of a nose. Therefore, I can't just have any ol' candles in my home. In fact, if I get the wrong sort of candles, I can wind up with migraine headaches, step-like symptoms, and inevitably a sinus infection. Not fun...

So when I saw this unscented, battery-operated, LED Smart Candle, I was immediately interested. Anything that gives the effect of a candle without any of the unpleasant side effects gets my attention.

I was also drawn to the pure beeswax candles. I'm all about having natural products in my home, and I love that they have numerous natural candle options on their site.

A short time after sending in my request, I received my candles in the mail. I'm loving them so far!

Here's the Smart Candle:

It's made with real wax, so it looks like a real candle, complete with drips and a partially melted look. The light also flickers, which makes it even more realistic.

I had received the Moroccan lantern (behind the candle) for my birthday from my husband, but since most candles bother me, it had been sitting sad and empty since then. This little baby solved that problem! Another nice feature is that the candle has a hole centered on the base that allows you to use it on candle holders that have a spike, like this lantern does. Problem solved!

Incidentally, this Smart Candle would also be great for anyone with curious pets or small children - it's a much safer option than having open flames around the house. It's also a great option if you tend to be forgetful - if you leave the house with this still on, it's not going to be a fire hazard! You might just have to replace the batteries, which is simple to do. 

And here's the beeswax candle I received:

It has the slightest scent of honey, which is pleasant without being overwhelming to my hyper-sensitive allergies. Plus, it's got the cutest honeycomb pattern pressed into the rolled wax. Just perfect. It fits right in on my studio shelf...

I am really enjoying these two products so far, and I'm seriously considering trying out some more. They offer some organic candles scented with real essential oils (rather than the chemical synthetic fragrances that bother me so much), which I think just might work for me.

If you're not like me and can tolerate any and all scented candles, then you can have a field day! They've got Yankee Candles, WoodWicks, votives, diffusers, garden candles, odor-eliminating candles, and even candles for special events like weddings and Advent, plus so much more. You really should stop by and check out the Scented Candle Shop today!


Thanks so much for stopping by. I'll be back soon with pictures and stories from our recent adventures here in sunny Spain (and elsewhere). I hope you're having a wonderful week and that 2014 is treating you well so far...

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