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Old 04-20-2020, 10:08 PM
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I'm looking for highly scented, long lasting, affordably priced candles or wax melts. I've tried Yankee Candles, Scentsy, Goose Creek, Bath and Body Works, and Pink Zebra. I find them just OK, and some overpriced. My house is 2,500 sq. Foot. I'd like to burn/melt a couple of candles at the same time to make my whole house smell good. What kind do you love? Ideas? I'm willing to order online. Always looking for sales. TIA!



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Old 04-20-2020, 10:10 PM
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Would you consider using essential oils with a diffuser? You can choose all kinds of scents, and make them more/less intense to your preference.
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Old 04-21-2020, 04:05 AM
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My favorite brand is Votivo. They make both candles and diffusers. I don't know if you will think they are affordable, but I can vouch for the fact that they last quite a while and you can smell the candles even when they aren't burning.
Compared to Yankee Candles and Bath and Body Works, for instance, they are definitely more aromatic.
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Old 04-21-2020, 04:09 AM
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These are homemade, soy candles. They are a clean burn. My favorite so far is the black raspberry vanilla. She has 20% off till the end of this month.

https://mtncitycandles.com/
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Old 04-21-2020, 04:31 AM
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I can just imagine how lovely your home will smell, once you find a product you like!

If you have pets, please research "can candles or oils cause breathing problems in pets?"

I had to stop using those products because it brought on asthma in one of my cats. It was so sad to see her struggle to breathe/ catch her breath/ coughing fits. The vet prescribed an inhaler with a special attachment that I had to give her. It wasn't until later that we made the connection to the candles and her problem stopped.

Can't use any candles, oils, etc anymore


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Old 04-21-2020, 05:29 AM
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I agree with essential oils instead too. They're a lot healthier. With candles, you don't know what chemicals are being dispersed in the air and you'll have to find the right kind. Diffusing essential oils have a stronger scent anyway and if you buy at least 5-10, you can make different scents by blending different ones.
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Old 04-21-2020, 07:11 AM
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The most used candle in my home is by Northern Lights and the scent is Mahogany. The candle comes in a bowl that is lined with wax on the inside. It scents the house even when not burning.

I also second using a diffuser as an alternative. I use it more than candles now because I can change scents to fit my mood.

https://northernlightscandles.com/
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Old 04-21-2020, 09:36 AM
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I am currently burning a Mainstays (yup Walmart) Lilac Breeze that I LOVE! I only have one going but it is strong enough for me. I find that these ones burn down better than Yankee and other expensive brands and it was less than $5. I do trim the wick before lighting it EVERY TIME!
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Old 04-21-2020, 09:43 PM
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Thank you all for your responses. It's appreciated.
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