Product Type: Yankee Candle household products
Newest Review: ... that you get from these candles. I am always delighted by the fragrance from Yankee Candles, I have tried loads of cheaper brands and usu... more
All natural 100% Soy Wax Terrific Smelling Yankee Candle
Yankee Candle Beanswax Candles
Member Name: i_heart_elo
Yankee Candle Beanswax Candles
Advantages: Made out of Soy with a fantastic variety of scents
Disadvantages: They're not big enough =( ......they need to make the huge ones
I'm a HUGE Yankee Candle Fan. Can someone say they're a "candle fan" and not get made fun of? Maybe not, but I don't really care, cause i'm a girl. I'm allowed to have a love affair with candles.
Yankee Candles have been around me since I was a kid. My mother was just as obessive about them. She would actually tell people NOT to buy her any candles other than Yankee ones. (I know, that was a little pretentious of her I agree).
I'm really not sure of the history of this candle manufactorer. I think to my knowledge they've been around for a few decades maybe more, but they seem to be getting more popular each and every year. I was estatic when I came to England and saw that they sold these here because I thought, that i'd would have to beg my mother to mail these too me every now and then, (and mailing stuff to the UK from the states is crazy expensive!).
Watch out, i'm about to go off on a slight tangent......
So there is this HUGE Garden store in Bromsgrove near Birmingham called Webbs. Apparently it's the biggest in the UK, and I believe that assumption since it is MASSIVE. When I first get there i'm eww'ing and ahhh'ing everything I see because i'm a super girly gardener. I'm not that great with keeping flowers and plants alive. BUT, while they are alive, they look good and have really gorgeous pots and nicknaks all around them.
While in being ridiculously giddy being in a garden shop bigger than Tesco's I see....Yankee Candles. This is where I do a sharp intake of breath and an extremely American "No way!". The friends that were with me gave the typical squinty eyed "what is she on about now" look , but followed me nonetheless.
I stood there and waxed poetic (haha no pun intended.....but get it.....WAXED poetic.....we're talking about CANDLES.....ok nevermind...it wasn't that funny=), about how great these things were. They have every smell imaginable, and some that even aren't that imaginable.
It was then that I ran into this new "Beanswax" line of candle they make. I had never seen them before in America. Except, I was glad they finally jumped on the "Soy" wax bandwagon.
Soy wax is a much more.....ecological and economical type of wax than parafin kinds. Even more than beeswax. It's obviously made out of Soy, and are generally slightly more expensive than your other waxes. In the long run though, the upfront cost ends up being even or even less expensive than the cheaper wax candles because.....
1.) Soy burns longer. Several hours longer in fact.
2.) Soy burns cleaner. You know how a lot of candles will give off that slight smokey haze sometimes as it burns? Or the smell will burn out and all you'll get is that real annoying "wax" smell? Well, Soy wax will never do that. It burns extremely clean and never is smokey.
3.) Soy doens't burn out the candle scent. Like I mentioned above, regular candles will usually stop burning the scent. Soy though, will retain the scent until it's finally and completely , burnt out.
4.) Soy Wax is easier to clean up. I dunno why it's like that but it is. This wax comes up almost like rubber. It doesn't crack and break off into little pieces. If you spill it on carpet, just let it dry and then you can peal it off your carpet usually.
Ok so you know the great things about Soy candles. NOW, i'll tell you what's even more great about YANKEE Soy candles.
Ha, yes that's pretty simple, but it is the reason we buy candles in the first place right????
Every single "Beanswax" candle I smelled from this Yankee Candle line, was phenomenal. I ended up buying an Apple scent and a Cinnamon/Nutmeg scent. They both lived up to my expectations and then some. Every person that came over to my house commented on great my house smelled. This is when I didn't even have the candles LIT! The smell just lingers in your house for days. The only time it goes away is if you "cook" it away. ( I use a lot of spices and garlic in my food too so it's easy for that to overpower other smells).
I usually light one of these for an hour or two, then blow it out, and like I said.....your house will smell like this for a Lonnnnnnng time. I paid about 12 pounds for one of these when I got them at that Garden store. Yet, I found them online on Ebay for only 8 pounds each so that makes me even happier =)
My fave scents are;
Spice, Spice baby (haha yes, that's the name of it....hilarious...this is the Cinnamon one)
Beat Around the Bushel ( Apple )
End of the Line ( Clean, Crisp , Fresh Laundry Smell)
The Great Pumpkin (Pumpkin Pie scent....I know Pumpkin Pie isn't big here in England, but believe me.....it smells amazing)
Summary: Amazing smelling candle that's good for you , and the environment