Saturday, 14 July 2012

Yankee Candle Tart Burner


This is my second post today (catching up since I've had no internet!). This is slightly different to all the other posts that I have done and I was debating whether to do it or not but I thought it would be nice to post about something slightly different.

I love scented candles and was looking at buying a yankee candle jar as I love the look of them and most of them smell AMAZING. However, they are like £18 each for a large jar! (slightly above my price range!) so I decided against them. Whilst researching these I came across 'wax tarts' by yankee candle so I decided to check them out and I'm so glad that I did. I read many reviews saying how amazing they are as they fill the whole room with a lovely scent and unlike candles they don't have to be burnt very often! After reading so many good reviews about them I decided to buy six wax tarts which range from £1.25 - £1.80 from here and a cream petal wax burner from here.

When the wax burner arrived I noticed how well packaged it was and I absolutely loved it! It was so plain and simple but it matched the colours of my room perfectly and looked really nice. They do sell the wax burner I bought it different colours but I went with cream as like I said, it went with my room.

The pictures above show the burner once I had unwrapped it and because I knew it would get hot I decided to use an old soap and glory lid I got from a set as a base to sit the burner on. The one thing that I didn't like about the burner was that the top just sits on the bottom which means it would be extremely easy to knock it off by mistake but as I was putting it out of the way I knew this wouldn't really be a problem for me.

The six wax tarts I bought were bahama breeze, fruit fusion, pink sands, sweet strawberry, creamy caramel and strawberry buttercream. Smells are extremely hard to explain but I will tell you what I thought about each one.

Bahama breeze - this is my favourite wax tart out of all six and I personally think it smells AMAZING! This is the only one I have burnt so far as I knew as soon as I smelt it that I wanted to burn this one first. My parents actually love the smell of this one and because of this they have bought a wax burner and tarts themselves!

Fruit fusion - this is another really nice smell. It's easy to say what this smells like as the name of it says it all: it smells of fruit. I think this would be a lovely smell for summer.

Pink sands - I love the smell of this one! I'm not too sure what it smells like so I can't really explain it but it is really nice.

Sweet strawberry - I thought I would love this one the best as I love the smell of strawberries. However, I didn't like this one as much as I thought I would. It's still nice but doesn't have much of a smell.

Creamy caramel - this is by far the worst one I bought and is actually HORRIBLE. It doesn't smell like caramel but smells extremely strongly of liquorice (which I hate) and it smells so strong it gave me a headache so I am currently keeping it in my sock drawer (don't ask).

Strawberry buttercream - this doesn't have much of a smell if I'm honest, the smell that it does give off isn't very pleasant but I'm hoping it will smell better once I've burnt it!

I would recommend going to a yankee candle store or somewhere that sells yankee candles to smell them before buying them so you don't buy ones you don't like! There isn't a yankee candle store near me which is why I ordered them offline.

Like I stated earlier, bahama breeze was the only one that I have burnt so far and I decided to cut it into four quarters so that I could swap scents easier but you don't have to do this. You place the wax tart in the burner, light an unscented tea light underneath and then enjoy the smell. The smell you get off these is amazing and it travels everywhere! The bottom left hand picture is of a liquid once the tart had melted and the bottom right hand picture is once the tart had hardened.

Overall I am SO glad that I bought this tart burner and will enjoy trying the different wax tarts!

Have you tried any yankee candle products before?

Hope you've had a great day! :)



  1. I love the look of these, I've seen some really pretty wax burners too. I have some pink sands tea lights waiting to be used, they smell lovely! I really want to try more scents x

    1. I love the look of them too! Pink Sands smells amazing! you should definitely try more scents, I definitely recommend bahama breeze! xx