This giveaway is now closed. Thanks for stopping by. The winner is Suanne. Congrats!
It’s so interesting to me how one’s sense of smell is closely tied to mood and memories. What do you think of when someone mentions “home.” Is it the smell of your favorite home-cooked meal? Is it the perfume that your mother wears? Is it the smell of Lysol your father cleaned with (yes, I associate the smell of Lysol with my parent’s home growing up…among other smells of coure). How my house smells is important to me (and something we probably don’t think about on a regular basis).
I like candles because their aroma is milder and I like the ambience that low lighting creates, particluarly when we have guests over. It sets a peaceful, inviting tone. I just recently learned that your conventional, store-bought candles actually contain harmful ingredients like paraffin wax which emits carcinogenic fumes when burned. Older candles may have lead or metal wicks which also release toxins when burned (Green Living Tips).
If you’re looking for a greener “burn,” soy candles are a great alternative. Glade recently introduced the Fragrance Collection, “a new, irresistible and chic home-fragrance offering of reed diffusers, soy candles, and multi-wick soy based candles.” The candles are made with over 90% natural ingredients, including palm wax and soy. The wick is lead and metal-free and the fragrances are infused with essential oils. The plastic jars they come in are adorable and make a wonderful home decor accent for living rooms, bathrooms, and bedrooms. They burn FOREVER and their scent is pleasant but not overwhelming. With a toddler in the house, I actually like the reed diffusers because they don’t have to be lit. My favorite scent is Orange Vanilla. The entire collection is available at Walmart. The following scent options are available:
currants & acai
sheer white cotton
Win It! One of you will win a reed diffuser in currants & acai. Simply head on over to the site and take a look at their scents. Come back and leave me a comment with your favorite. Comments will close on May 14, 2009 at 10 PM PST. One comment per person, please (unless you do the extra credit). US residents only. Duplicates and comments not including the above information will be disqualified. Comments are moderated. If you don’t see your comment in a reasonable amount of time, send me an email. Bloggers and non-bloggers may enter. If you don’t want to leave your email address, please be sure to check back for my announcement on the winner. Please note that winners must respond within 48 hours of being announced/contacted or another winner will be drawn.
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