This week, however, I wanted to do a special Fab Find Friday for what I think is the best thing I've come across in....I don't know....forever.
Remember a couple of Fab Fridays ago when I featured our good friend Angela from I Will Bloom? Remember when she mentioned that she is an independent Scentsy director? Well, what you don't know is that shortly after that we got in touch and Angela was generous enough to agree to do a review and giveaway-right here, for you, our fab bloggy friends!
I immediately loved the idea of Scentsy candles....and not just because it meant I was going to get free stuff. They seemed like a perfect solution for a person like me-I happen to hold a torch for candles (pun totally intended) but I am also uber-paranoid about fire. We had a house fire when I was a kid, and while we were all safe and sound we lost pretty much everything we had, and I never want to go through that again, or put the kidlets through that.
Speaking of them, there is the whole kids are kids thing. They do what they do-they don't pay attention, they knock things over, they play with fire. Literally. So the open flame of candles definitely pose a hazard to their persons, in addition to the potential hazard of house fires. I love candles, but I love my kids more (duh) and even though I'm pretty sure in an emergency I could Hulk out and carry all three of them to safety, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure....so I've just nixed my beloved candles since Monkey started walking.
Now I don't have to!
Sensty Wickless Candles have the sweet relaxing glow and the FANTASTIC SMELL (you know how I love things that smell good) of traditional candles, without the worry of an open flame.
First you'll need a Scentsy warmer-an adorable piece of ceramic pottery (available in 43 styles, I chose the Sweetheart style) that has space for a 25 watt light bulb in the bottom half and a tray on the top-and some wonderful smelling Scentsy bars. Then all you do is put the bars in the top, plug in your warmer, turn it on and voila! Scentsy magic.
The first thing you'll notice is the glow. The 25watt bulbs are definitely enough to give off some romantic lighting, but not are not so overpowering that it takes away from the fact that this is supposed to be a candle alternative. Think night light lighting...only with a more romantic look. Especially on mine-look at the little pattern the light gives off-the Sweetheart warmer sends out little light beams of hearts!
And of course the Scentsy candles smell oh-so-much better than a nightlight. These things SMELL AMAZING! I got Coconut, Lilac Lavender, and Skinny Dipping (a fruity smell that I swear is almost like a starburst candy) and they not only smell terrific but also do their part in masking the eau de toddler that roams around our house. The cool thing is that there are over 80 different scents and YOU CAN MIX AND MATCH THEM right there on your warmer. I mixed the Coconut with the Skinny Dipping and the result was a fabulous tropical smell. Right on her site, Angela has a list of the "recipes" you can make with your Scentsy bars, including strawberry lemonade, apple pie ala mode, and even french toast smell! Seriously, how great is that? And when you're done with one smell all you have to do is pour the warm wax back into it's original container (to save for later-the smell in each bar lasts FOREVER), wipe the tray out with a paper towel, and put your new scent in.
Adorable, delicious smelling, convenient, and safe-in my opinion Scensty is the 'candle' for moms. I absolutely recommend it-even Hubby gives it his nod! You can buy your own fabulous looking Scentsy warmer and a bar of your choice from Angela for only $35 (warmers are $30 and bars are $5....you will definitely want more than one bar though...) or, if you are the lucky winner of this fabulous giveaway you can WIN a Scentsy warmer and THREE bars of your choice (a $45 value) from the very generous Angela.
As always, all you have to do to be entered is leave a comment telling me some way to get a hold of you...but if you want more (optional) entries there are ways to increase your odds of winning:
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This contest will close on July 31st-don't forget to leave one comment per entry! Good luck!