Ask anyone close to me and they will tell you that I love candles! Scents evoke memories for me; muskmelon brings back our first year of marriage of living in an apartment since my sister-in-law had given us a HUGE muskmelon candle which took forever to burn out so our apartment seemed to always smell of that. Dawn dish detergent brings back memories of my Grandma as that is the only dishsoap she ever had at her sink. The smell of coffee comforts me for some reason. And the list goes one. I'm just a huge fan of scents!
I also have three children and pets so there are times when I want my house to smell like something other than them! All you candle lovers know that it is difficult to find a candle that actually smells good while burning, much less one that surrounds your home in it's scent. Very few of them actually do.
My husband would tell you that he is tired of my candle addiction because I almost always say to him, once we are upstairs and ready for bed "Did I remember to blow the candle out?!" He groans and stumbles down the steps to check...I really don't think he enjoys that part of candles!
I was thrilled to have found Scentsy candle products and thrilled to test them out and review them for you! They smell wonderful and there is a boat load of scents to choose from. They envelope the house with their scent (I can smell these even when upstairs, and yet the scent is not overwhelming when even in the same room as them). And best of all, they are wickless candles and instead are melted in beautiful warmers.
I was first introduced to Scentsy when someone at Jacob's Benefit gave him a Scentsy Buddy; these are the coolest stuffed animals and make the whole bedroom smell delish! What Jacob likes best about these is that he takes it along with him to the hospital and it brings him a sense of comfort...the scent helps cover the smell of a hospital and it starts to smell like home.
For the review I chose the rooster warmer as it fits in with my kitchen decor. There are a wide range of warmers to choose from but my favorites are from the Individual Collection; the Rustic Star, Nature's Haven, Cherry Blossom, and Fizz. I was planning on ordering one of those until I realized that if I put them somewhere lower such as my hall table (which I had been planning on), the kids would be sticking their fingers in the wax. So the Rooster warmer it was!
I love how at night it makes the kitchen glow and I never forget to turn it off as I turn out all the lights.
The names of the scents are awesome; the scents themselves even better. The ones I chose to review are Rio Beach, Surfer Chick, and Thunderstorm. Rio Beach is my favorite - but they are all light scents which are perfect for summer.
What I like best about these bars is that they don't melt away into nothing. I did not realize that once you were done burning your scent for the day you could pour the melted wax back into the container and reuse again! This is so economical and right up my alley. I usually pick one or two little squares to use and burn for hours. I've been using these bars for over a month now and as you can see from the above picture, they look almost brand new (except for the Surfer Chick; only because I was burning that square at the moment I took the picture).
I am in love with these candles and can't wait to try more scents. I was able to find a couple bars at a garage sale so those new scents will tide me over until I'm invited to a Scentsy party (or host one of my own!).
Scentsy is offering someone the chance to win a full or mid-size warmer and their choice of three bars. All you need to do to enter is leave a comment here. For additional entries you can 1. tweet about this giveaway with a link back to here, 2. Add a link back to here on your Facebook, 3. Write about this giveaway on your blog. Each of those will earn you an additional entry, so be sure to come back here and leave additional comments for each extra entry you participate in. Winner will be chosen through random.org on Saturday, June 25th. Good Luck!