Showing posts with label candles. Show all posts
Showing posts with label candles. Show all posts

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Mimosa and Apple Champagne



Our family is big on burning candles both for the scent and for the lovely glow they give a room. Very calming. Ocotillo South West did a really nice job of packaging these candles, they came safe and sound. I really like that they included a little charm on each candle container which makes it great for splitting up for two gifts if you would like to. We are going to save the charms to put on our Christmas tree.

It also came with a wick key which I really like, this is the first time we have ever worked with one and I am very impressed. You just push the wick down into the wax to distinguish and then pull the wick back out for a smokeless way to put out your candle. All that is left is the scent from the candle not the flame being put out. Love this.

They each come with a screw on top and the scents well they are amazing. I wasn't so sure about the Mimosa I was more interested in the Champagne Apple. Turns out I love the Mimosa better then my trusted apple scent which is amazing in itself, but the Mimosa really surprised me.

These are great for gifts, or for use in your own home.

The Ocotillo South West Candles can be found on Amazon in several scents.


What Ocotillo South West has to say about their product.

We pride ourselves in using only the highest quality fragrances or essential oils in a soy/paraffin wax blend which creates a beautiful smelling, long-burning candle (40 + hours each).  The wicks are all natural fiber and metal free. Our Spring collection has "Mimosa", a fabulous grapefruit-citrus fragrance, and the other candle is "Champagne Apple”, a wonderful crisp green apple scent.  These are the perfect fragrances and colors for spring and summer.   They arrive in a charming gift box and include a wick dipper for smokeless extinguishing.  This is the perfect set for Mother's Day or any occasion!

You can find out more about Ocotillo South West on:
#ocotillosw

Disclosure:  MarksvilleandMe received one or more of the products mentioned above as part of a promotion with Tomoson and Ocotillo South West. Regardless, MarksvilleandMe only recommends products or services we use personally and believe will be good for our readers. Some of the links in the article may be “affiliate links.” This means if you click on the link and purchase the item, I will receive compensation.  If you would like MarksvilleandMe to review a product or service please contact us at marksvilleandme@gmail.com. 

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Organic Yellow Beeswax



Some people might remember that I bought my husband a candle making kit several years ago and of course after waiting forever for him to use it I ended up using it first but then he took over because he wanted to make some too. Both times we made candles they came out great but we ran out of was. So we started looking at wax and boy is there a big difference in the kind you should and shouldn't use depending on what you are making.

We decided to go with Cosmetic grade since the girls and I could dabble with making lip balm. I know our neighbor and a friend of hers were doing it for a while but haven't heard much news about it lately.

So since we can make many things from this kind this is what we settled on. This is a 1 pound bag and even though the price is a bit higher we are able to make many different things from this one kind of was instead of being limited.

We usually use old wax from older candles and new wax that is in flakes but this is the first time we have used wax pellets and for us it didn't seem to make a difference in making candles at all so we give it a thumbs up. I can't wait to try out lip balm making with the girls I am thinking during Spring vacation we are going to give it a go.

This Organic Yellow Beeswax can be found on Amazon.


100% PURE AND ORGANIC - Each batch is unbleached, triple filtered, and certified usda organic by supplier.

COSMETIC GRADE - Lab tested safe for cosmetic and medicinal uses due to its superior quality.

NATURALLY SWEET AROMA - Our natural wax has a golden yellow hue and natural mild aroma.

DO IT YOURSELF PROJECTS - Great for Candles, Lotions, Skin Care Products, and so much more!

#deluxebotanicals

Disclosure:  MarksvilleandMe received one or more of the products mentioned above as part of a promotion with Tomoson and Deluxe Botanicals. Regardless, MarksvilleandMe only recommends products or services we use personally and believe will be good for our readers. Some of the links in the article may be “affiliate links.” This means if you click on the link and purchase the item, I will receive compensation.  If you would like MarksvilleandMe to review a product or service please contact us at marksvilleandme@gmail.com. 

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Candles make a great gift



One thing our family and most of our friends love are candles. Always a great gift. Scentiments Candles come in a mason jar for the homemade from the heart look. These burn for quite a while and when you are done the jar is reusable, either to make your own candles or to even use for craft items. Some people even like to drink out of mason jars so there is another use for the empty jar when done.

I really like how you can order Happy Birthday Candles, Family, and Friend Candles in different scents to fit the person it is intended for. Cute and whimsical. A gift sure to please.


You can find the Scentiments Candles on Amazon.

What Tirquin has to say about their product. 
Looking for that perfect gift for your best friend which they will appreciate and actually use?This handmade range of scented candles produced with 100% USA Soy wax can deliver just that.

- 100% Soy Wax for Clean burn 
- Handmade quality 
- High Fragrance Content 
- Traditional Mason Jars 
- Gift Tags Included

Let's face it buying the perfect gift for our best friend who has it all is never easy. With a simple message and great scent these candles not only say what we want to say but delivery a fantastic fragrance for hours and hours after the gift has been made.

With four great fragrances to choose from you will be sure to select the right fragrance for the occasion or collect all four for different rooms in the home. Our collection is handmade here in the USA using materials sourced and manufactured here in the USA

You can find out more about Tirquin on:
 #scentimentscandles

Disclosure:  MarksvilleandMe received one or more of the products mentioned above as part of a promotion with Tomoson and Tirquin. Regardless, MarksvilleandMe only recommends products or services we use personally and believe will be good for our readers. Some of the links in the article may be “affiliate links.” This means if you click on the link and purchase the item, I will receive compensation.  If you would like MarksvilleandMe to review a product or service please contact us at marksvilleandme@gmail.com. 

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Red Brick Candle LOFT No. 1 Review



One of our favorite ways to add scent to our home is through Candles. They smell great and really add a pretty glow to the room. Makes it feel cozy and warm. 


This is the first time we have have ever had a Red Brick Candle and I am so glad we made the leap. It came beautifully packaged, and even included a little box of match sticks. Awesome. I have never seen another candle company do this before.  And the scent is wonderful. Warm Maple and Rich Vanilla.

Once I took my pictures I had to light it up right away and take another photo. The smell was even more wonderful once lit. The glow is just as beautiful as other candles but the smell is very memorable I am pretty sure I found a new favorite candle scent. I used this in my kitchen the first time but I believe this will be moving to my bathroom so when I take my bath I have a really nice candle there with me. 

I want to try #2 which is a Spicy Cinnamon Bark with Hints of Orange Zest, Clove, and Nutmeg next. 

You can purchase Red Brick Candle  LOFT No. 1 here or on Amazon. 

What Red Brick Candle has to say about their product. 
Established in 2011, Red Brick Candle is committed to making beautiful, hand-crafted candles, with a focus on simplicity, beauty and sophistication. We pay special attention to the details, knowing that our candles must effortlessly illuminate and compliment the spaces in which they exist. Red Brick Candles are architecturally inspired and are designed to be burned together, creating rich candlescapes that add the perfect touch of warmth to any setting. 

LOFT No. 1 | A Deep Blend of Warm Maple and Rich Vanilla: Our LOFT Collection is inspired by the swag, sophistication and simple beauty of loft city living. From the moment you receive your candle, you will notice the attention to detail - from our packaging to the hand-poured wax. Each candle contains 10.9 ounces of premium grade soy based wax and provides 75-80 hours of clean, even burn time and rich luxurious scents. And of course, our wicks are all natural and lead free. 

More than creating beautiful candles, we recognize that we must also work in a responsible and socially sustainable way. That's why we also commit to donating ten percent of every dollar we make to community development and urban revitalization efforts in the U.S., with a special focus on the arts and education initiatives in our hometown, Atlanta, GA. 

You can find out more about Red Brick Candle on:
#RedBrickCandle

Disclosure:  MarksvilleandMe received one or more of the products mentioned above as part of a promotion using Tomoson.com. Regardless, MarksvilleandMe only recommends products or services we use personally and believe will be good for our readers. Some of the links in the article may be “affiliate links.” This means if you click on the link and purchase the item, I will receive compensation.  If you would like MarksvilleandMe to review a product or service please contact us at marksvilleandme@gmail.com.