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So, I dont know where to post this question but Hearth sounded good emoticon

I have bad luck with buying candles, It seems that every time I try a new company of supposed scented candles, they always have no smell or a very faint smell and Im wondering if anyone here knows of any really good candles/brands?

Ive tried woodwick and I LOVE the crackling sound and Yes they smell fantastic and thats about all I have found so far but they are hard to find themselves, someone told me Yankee but Ive spent so much time and money looking and it not working out that Im worried about spending $25 for a candle and having it be a piece of crap!

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Oh and if this is not the right section, Please redirect me emoticon
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Yankee candles do have incredible [sign in to see URL]'ve had them before. Unfortunately, they are 'chemically' made scents. Not [sign in to see URL] are expensive, as you stated.
Have you tried looking in the phone book for Honey farms...most often if they sell to the public, fresh honey, they will also have honey filled bees wax and also natural bees wax candles many with incredible scents. If they are local, you can go there and smell them yourself.
The most incredible vanilla candle I've gotten was from a local honey farmer in [sign in to see URL] used real vanilla beans ground and mixed into their melted bees wax, as well as dried lavender and rose, also ground up before making into candles.
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Queenyforever wrote:

Yankee candles do have incredible [sign in to see URL]'ve had them before. Unfortunately, they are 'chemically' made scents. Not [sign in to see URL] are expensive, as you stated.
Have you tried looking in the phone book for Honey farms...most often if they sell to the public, fresh honey, they will also have honey filled bees wax and also natural bees wax candles many with incredible scents. If they are local, you can go there and smell them yourself.
The most incredible vanilla candle I've gotten was from a local honey farmer in [sign in to see URL] used real vanilla beans ground and mixed into their melted bees wax, as well as dried lavender and rose, also ground up before making into candles.
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Thanks, I found a place here in Vegas called [sign in to see URL] and they sell honey related products among other things to the General Public, I will contact them to see if they make candles or any such products or if they know of somewhere to get them in the local area!
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[sign in to see URL] I could give you an idea or two. Good luck! emoticon

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I love Yankee Candles, but, as stated by you both, they are [sign in to see URL] for what, I have no idea. I've made my own candles, and they're not THAT expensive to make!! Of course, mine didn't smell as good for as long.


A [sign in to see URL] alternative. Scentsy does warmers with the wax 'bricks' and I LOVE their scents. Their stuff is kind of expensive, and a Walmart warmer works just as well as a Scentsy one does, but the scents from Scentsy are stronger, they last longer and are just nicer. when I don't want to hassle with a candle, I'll use a warmer. They are electric, and use a 25watt bulb to heat the [sign in to see URL] the wax, you can mix and match to create your own scents. If you're wanding the candles for other purposes and the scent is just a side [sign in to see URL]'s fine, but if all you're really after is the scent, look into Scentsy. [sign in to see URL]

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I buy the Yankee candle Christmas ones after Christmas, the holiday scents go on clearance after the holidays. Love the Christmas Cookie scent, smells like the birthday cakes my mom used to bake.

Have you ever tried an essential oil burner?
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I've heard good things about Yankee but have no experience myself.

Our farm manager actually makes candles and they have INCREDIBLE scents. I'm sure he uses chemicals and not natural products (he thought we were weirdos when he first came to our organic farm, but he does now embrace it).

I've always wanted to make my own. I've done ONE beeswax candle from our hives but I've just not been good about collecting the wax (I'd rather have the honey - you hurt the honey harvest if you take the wax).

Much of the "scent" we use in the house is one of those atomizers that uses essential oils. My real estate agent gave me one as a house warming present when we bought the place. I love that is has such a "clean" smell to it - it's quite different than burning candles or incense. Different energy, so if this is for a ritual you'll have to think about what you want. I could see how the atomizer would have its place in ritual but obviously not as a fire element!
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Another suggestion if you just want a scent.... get some plain, unscented lamp oil (water will work too, but the oil seems to work a little better) and add spices to it, in a warmer, pot on the stove, etc. Only use about a tablespoon of oil. You can put whole or cruhsed cloves, cinnamon, [sign in to see URL] that would smell good. The oil helps keep the spice/herb from drying out. If you don't want to use lamp oil, you can use regular cooking oil. With either, be very cautious, as both will burn if around a lit flame. You can use in a warmer heated with a tea light, if the tea light is far enough away that it won't heat the oil too much. It's preferable to use this with an electric warmer, but caution is still key.

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and yes, this is the correct forum for these types of [sign in to see URL] forgetting to mention that!

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