Product Type: Yankee Candle household products
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Smell good enough to eat
Yankee Candle Honey and Spice
Member Name: catsholiday
Yankee Candle Honey and Spice
Advantages: Great sweet smelling tart
Disadvantages: Possible health issues
Yankee candle Honey and Spice wax tart
I decided to burn this tart the other day out of my collection of Yankee tarts that I have amassed recently.
Yankee make a huge variety of these tarts and are constantly bringing out new cents so that people like me are tempted to buy more and more. They are sold in many places such as Clintons Cards, Amazon, Ebay, garden centres, B&Q and many other outlets. The price varies from around 50 p if you are really lucky, to around £1.50. The most usual price is about £1.25.
Now Yankee make a variety of candles from tarts through to various sizes of candle in glass jars and they also make car freshener, mini personal air fresheners and many other variations. They are not the cheapest brand around but they do generally have scents that carry well and they are constantly creating new scents. They are the 'Lush' of candles rather than toiletries.
The little tarts are one of the cheapest ways to enjoy Yankee candles and I also think they give off the best scents and are value for money. The tarts have no wick and you melt them on a burner using a night/tea light under the burner.
This little tart is a dull caramel colour with a photo of a couple of cinnamon sticks and some honey on the front. As I unwrapped it the aroma was quite strong, sweet and creamy with a hint of cinnamon and the honey coming through strongest. I tend to break my tart up into quarters as I find that way I get four times as much scent burning time. I put a quarter in each of my burners and place them in different rooms as this way the scent is spread throughout the house and gives a lovely warm welcoming scent to everyone as they move around the house.
This melts to a deep brownish colour and gives off a lovely sweet honey aroma with a definite hint of cinnamon. It reminds me a bit of a chai drink but with less sandalwood and Indian ness about it. It is very sweet but a honey wetness rather than sugar and the sort of bees wax hint that comes with honey. It is perfect to burn in the kitchen as it sort of smells foody and a bit like you have been baking. Cakes from the oven but with no calories.
The quarter tart lasted the full 4 hours of my tea light twice so I can't say I have any complaints about the length of time it lasted. The scent traveled well around the house and was strong but not over whelming in any way. It was sweet but not cloying and enough spice to make it interesting. I think it was a scent that would go well in any room but was specially great for the kitchen.
The only thing I would say is that candles made from petroleum based wax could potentially be carcinogenic and as Yankee don't say anywhere that there candles are bees wax or soy wax I presume they are made from petroleum based wax. However I would also add that if there was really a major concern then surely something would be done about it as most times the government and health authorities are pretty quick to ban things that are too risky. That said I have made you aware so make you own decision and do your own research into this if you are concerned. Yankee do seem to avoid this question as it is nowhere on their website's Q&A s nor is it on their labels anywhere.
Some further research on line and I found this :
"Yankee Candle Company does not provide complete ingredient lists for their candles, and they are not legally required to do so at this time. However, the company does offer some basic information about their candles, some of which may set some consumer's minds more at ease.
* They do not use lead wicks.
* All of their wicks are made from pure cotton and are thus completely safe.
* They use fragrance extracts and real essential oils to scent their candles.
* A direct call to the company confirmed that Yankee uses refined paraffin wax in their candles."
Anyway I enjoy my candles and feel that provided I don't sit in a tiny unventilated room with one burning I should not come to too much harm but it is something to be aware of.
I really liked this wax tart and the smell was perfect for my kitchen. As our house in up for sale this made a perfect one to burn when we had some people looking around our house. It made the kitchen smell as though I had been baking but saved my hips as I didn't have to eat any cake I had had to bake. A lovely sweet smelling honey and cinnamon scented wax tart from Yankee.
Thanks for reading. This review may be posted on other sites under my same username.
Summary: A honey and cinnamon smelling tart from Yankee
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