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Tips for Using a Candle Warmer

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I like to use yankee candles but some of them are either very strong, or don't have much of a scent at all. i would like something that has a nice smell, that I could use on my candlewarmer and leave on all day. Some get too strong smelling, and I can only stand them for a short time. Others don't have enough of a fragrance. Does anyone have any suggestions on what frangrances might be good to try? I have purchased some, and wind up throwing them out. They are too expensive to waste. Thanks for any and all replies.

P.J. from Delaware

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By Terrell E. (Guest Post)02/05/2009

Hi,
Here is my suggestion. I used to be a fan of Yankee candles, but then came Gold Canyon Candles! My life has since changed. I have a very sensitive nose and I work (as a nurse) in an environment where the smells can sometimes be extremely unpleasant, to say the least. Thus, I need scents around me that help me cope. LOL!

Gold canyon candles are the best out there and I know, as I am a candle fanatic. They even offer "Scent Pods" which are specifically designed for use with a warm. And believe me are there product give of a consistent aroma of pleasantry! For more info visit www.goldcanyon.com or email me @ tesecondincharge AT yahoo.com. I love the products so much I became a product demonstrator!

By Crystal (Guest Post)11/29/2008

I was just given a crock candle warmer and a 22 oz candle in a glass jar as a gift but wasn't told if I could put the glass jar with the candle in it into the warmer or does it have to be a candle without the glass jar that is used in the warmer? Could someone let me know so I can start using my warmer. Please.. If you can help me with the info please email me at firecracker316 AT hotmail.com. Thank You

By Gena (Guest Post)01/12/2008

I had a candle spit while on a warmer, any ideas on what causes this?

By scott (Guest Post)12/08/2007

FYI, Earthshine candles do not use lead in their wicks and the jar candles are the best around. I am not sure where this person got their info from, but I have it from a very reliable source.

By Donald (Guest Post)08/26/2007

Best candles are Natures Finest Candles made from natural palm wax. They even burn clean and don't soot since they aren't made from Paraffin like most. Check out http://WWW.NATURESFINESTCANDLES.COM
They are also sold on QVC. Web site lists all the aromas, prices and show short videos about product.

By Glenda07/20/2006

Find someone that sells Partylite candles. They are pricey but maybe no more than yankee candles. They have great soft scents and last a long time.

By Elizabeth (Guest Post)04/21/2006

I don't have a warmer, but I do like Yankee candles. I prefer the ones scented like food, as I think the florals and others are too strong. I like most of the vanillas, the banana nut bread, the pumpkin, and the lemon cookie. Try out a small votive first to see if you like the scent. Or, I have used the tarts in a tea light burner, and I sometimes think they give off a better scent than the small votive. Hope this helps.

By LJ (Guest Post)04/20/2006

In lieu of Yankee Candle tarts, you can buy colored porous rocks at the craft shops like Michael's, then purchase scented oils. Soak the rocks in the oil in a Glad type tupperware container, turning over and shaking the container so the oil seeps into all of them........then add the scented rocks to whatever type tart burner you have. You can make your own scents by combining two or more and find the one that suits you best. When the rocks no longer put off a scent, return them to the Glad container.......it's much cheaper as you never have to replace the rocks!

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Can you give me some tips about using a candle warmer. Can you use the same candle a few times? What candles are best to use? Do they have to be expensive candles in order to have a long lasting scent? Also, have you ever used a tart burner?

Thanks,
P.J. from Delaware

Answers:
RE: Tips for Using a Candle Warmer 12/03/2005
I use a candle warmer all the time. I reuse the same candles. The wax will melt on the warmer and will congeal again when cool. I find that the better the candle,the better the scent.
By az (Guest Post)
RE: Tips for Using a Candle Warmer 12/03/2005
Just be careful if it's a new candle. My neice used a new candle on her warmer and it overflowed. I have used new candles without any problems but I think some of the better candles may overflow if you don't watch them in the beginning. Any excessive liquid wax can be poured off into another candle holder as long as it is done carefully. I add oils to my melted candles if they have a weak scent. I don't use tart warmers but I find candle warmers, as long as you are careful, give off a better scent and are safer. I also use mug warmers as candle warmers. For some instances, tart warmers or lighting candles have to be used when there isn't any available outlet near by to plug in a warmer.
By mkymlp
RE: Tips for Using a Candle Warmer 12/03/2005
I just use the small candles in a jar on the warmer - this way there is no mess!
By Starlight (Guest Post)
RE: Tips for Using a Candle Warmer 12/05/2005
I use a regular coffee/tea cup warmer to melt candle wax in glass containers. It works well for recycling candles that the wicks are burnt out.
By Meari

Archive: Tips for Using a Candle Warmer

I received a candle warmer and a votive warmer for Christmas. My question is, for the best fragrance, should i shut off the warmer once the candle has turned to liquid, or keep the warmer on and continue to warm the liquid wax for the best fragrance?

Thanks for replies,
P.J. from Delaware

Answers:
RE: Tips for Using a Candle Warmer 01/01/2006
I use leftover wax in my warmer from candles that I have burned down. The cheap ones usually only last for a little while. Earthshine candles work the best for the warmer. They smell so good and you can melt them a bunch of times and it will still smell good. I get them from an outlet store near my house, but I think they have them at some gift shop type stores or websites. These candles are not the best for burning. They have lead in the wicks and I know of a lot of people who have had problems with them staining the walls and cracking votive holders. But for in a warmer, I swear by them. They are worth the money.
By jessiworm
RE: Tips for Using a Candle Warmer 01/01/2006
I use leftover wax in my warmer from candles that I have burned down. The cheap ones usually only last for a little while. Earthshine candles work the best for the warmer. They smell so good and you can melt them a bunch of times and it will still smell good. I get them from an outlet store near my house, but I think they have them at some gift shop type stores or websites. These candles are not the best for burning. They have lead in the wicks and I know of a lot of people who have had problems with them staining the walls and cracking votive holders. But for in a warmer, I swear by them. They are worth the money.
By jessiworm
RE: Tips for Using a Candle Warmer 01/02/2006
I personally would leave the warmer on even after the wax is melted. This will intensify the aroma throw. Just be sure to turn it off when you leave the house.

Marla
Forget-Me-Not Aromas (http://www.forgetmenotaromas.com)

By forgetmenotaromas
RE: Tips for Using a Candle Warmer 03/08/2006
EarthShine candles do NOT have lead in the wicks. It is Zinc, To properly burn any candle you need to trim the wick even while burning that will eliminate any soot that may occur.
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