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Anybody into candles or wax tarts?

Post  mrsmoore2b on Tue Mar 19, 2013 3:49 am

These are my second guilty pleasure. I'm mainly a tart burner and love yankee and a couple of fantastic eBay sellers that I have found. I also buy yankee sampler votive candles and chop them into four for my burners.

You a wax addict too? X
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Post  Babafette on Tue Mar 19, 2013 3:58 am

Errr yes, I also seem to have amassed a small collection of Yankee Candles. I love the cinnamon ones, cherries on snow and I also have a white gardenia one which OH bought me last year.

I have a tart burner too but I haven't actually got around to using it yet! Embarassed
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Post  Jane on Tue Mar 19, 2013 4:10 am

Yep, another Yankee addict Very Happy

I have a couple of tart burners and a few jars. I've not actually bought any for about 12 months though because Home Bargains had the tarts early last year at 29p and I cleaned out my local one.....still got half a bag full Embarassed
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Post  shoppingaddict on Tue Mar 19, 2013 4:24 am

What the frig are tart burners?!!
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Post  Babafette on Tue Mar 19, 2013 4:50 am

shoppingaddict wrote:What the frig are tart burners?!!
They're like oil burners, but instead of burning oil you break off a piece of wax tart (which is basically a small disc shaped flat candle) and melt it over a tea light and it emits a lovely fragrance. Very Happy

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Post  shoppingaddict on Tue Mar 19, 2013 5:07 am

Oh I see!! And where are these purchased from?
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Post  mrsmoore2b on Tue Mar 19, 2013 6:44 am

You can get them on eBay, b and q, garden centres etc. this is a link to my fave eBay seller, she does the tarts in packs of 12 and has 250 fragrances. Honestly I'm addicted to her scents, my faves are the lush copies, snow fairy and candy fluff

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Post  Sally Magpie on Tue Mar 19, 2013 6:46 am

If anyone lives near a boundary mills, they are usually a great source for things like this.
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Post  mrsmoore2b on Tue Mar 19, 2013 6:52 am

Jane wrote:Yep, another Yankee addict Very Happy

I have a couple of tart burners and a few jars. I've not actually bought any for about 12 months though because Home Bargains had the tarts early last year at 29p and I cleaned out my local one.....still got half a bag full Embarassed

OMG wish I could find them at that price Smile
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Post  mrsmoore2b on Tue Mar 19, 2013 6:53 am

Thanks lady s I forgot about botany Smile x
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Post  Jane on Tue Mar 19, 2013 9:55 am

mrsmoore2b wrote:
Jane wrote:Yep, another Yankee addict Very Happy

I have a couple of tart burners and a few jars. I've not actually bought any for about 12 months though because Home Bargains had the tarts early last year at 29p and I cleaned out my local one.....still got half a bag full Embarassed

OMG wish I could find them at that price Smile

They only had a few scents, linen, sea breeze I think and eucalyptus but for that price I wasn't complaining. They never had them in again though so must have been a clearance line they got.

If you have a b&m bargains near you though they have jelly belly and m&m candles at 99p which are a bit of a bargain.
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Re: Anybody into candles or wax tarts?

Post  Laura on Tue Mar 19, 2013 1:12 pm

I love scented candles but I struggle to find decent ones on a budget.

Years ago I had some cookie scented ones that left my bedroom smelling incredible! They were discontinued and I never found anything similar Sad
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Post  Babafette on Tue Mar 19, 2013 11:21 pm

I found a couple of nice cinnamon candles in Savers for £1.00. I'm not sure what other scents they sell, but it might be worth a look. Smile
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Post  Laura on Wed Mar 20, 2013 1:08 am

Ooh I might have to have a look in there when I'm next in Crawley, thanks Babafette Smile

I'd love a Yankee Candle but I can't justify the cost!
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Post  Babafette on Wed Mar 20, 2013 1:50 am

No problem, I think they were by Pan Aroma. TK Maxx sometimes have nice reduced candles in their homewares section too.

Yankee Candles are expensive, but they do smell lovely and they burn for a long time. Last year I found an old medium sized Yankee Spiced Apple Housewarmer candle in a charity shop for £1.50! They're usually nearly £15.00 so I was well chuffed. Very Happy
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Post  mrsmoore2b on Wed Mar 20, 2013 5:43 am

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I'd love a Yankee Candle but I can't justify the cost![/quote]

That's what makes the tarts so brilliant, they are really cheap and I get about 4 days of good burning fragrance from one in my warmer Smile
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Re: Anybody into candles or wax tarts?

Post  ninjablossom on Fri Apr 19, 2013 6:59 am

I bought 2 tarts today. I popped into the garden centre at lunchtime and they had loads. They smell amazing! And seem less messy than oil Smile
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Post  LoolaBeanbag on Fri Apr 19, 2013 7:41 am

From what I've read on here you could get cheap lifelike alternatives from aliexpress Laughing
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Re: Anybody into candles or wax tarts?

Post  ShazMO on Fri Apr 19, 2013 8:57 am

I used to love scented candles, and had loads. But then I went and bought a thatched cottage and now, due to my insurance policy, I can't have them Sad. Then, I found Scentsy ... Electric warmers that melt specially formulated scented wax - perfect! All the benefits of a scented candle, but without the naked flame! Smile Yay! Now I can have the scents I like and still keep my house insured Very Happy

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Post  Laura on Fri Apr 19, 2013 9:02 am

ShazMO wrote:I used to love scented candles, and had loads. But then I went and bought a thatched cottage and now, due to my insurance policy, I can't have them Sad. Then, I found Scentsy ... Electric warmers that melt specially formulated scented wax - perfect! All the benefits of a scented candle, but without the naked flame! Smile Yay! Now I can have the scents I like and still keep my house insured Very Happy

That sounds good, I always worry about naked flames as I'm really clumsy!
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Post  mrsmoore2b on Fri Apr 19, 2013 9:53 pm

ninjajane wrote:I bought 2 tarts today. I popped into the garden centre at lunchtime and they had loads. They smell amazing! And seem less messy than oil Smile

They are fab arnt they, currently burning lemon meringue pie scent which is yummy! X
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Post  Babafette on Fri Jun 07, 2013 10:40 pm

I heard a disturbing rumour yesterday from the shop assistant in Clintons that Yankee Candles are discontinuing the wax tarts! affraid I can't see anything about it online so I hope it's not true. pale
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Post  Sticky on Fri Jun 07, 2013 11:02 pm

I think they're just changing the name - from 'Wax Tarts' to 'Wax Burners' or something along those lines !

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Re: Anybody into candles or wax tarts?

Post  Babafette on Fri Jun 07, 2013 11:05 pm

I saw they were called wax melts on the US site but nothing about them being discontinued. scratch
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Post  Sticky on Fri Jun 07, 2013 11:10 pm

Yeah I think that's it - Wax Melts.
Saw Yankee Candles on QVC the other day and they were plugging the wax melts A LOT, so they can't be discontinuing them ??

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