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Scentsy

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I’ve said it once and I’ll say it again, smelling the Holidays is almost as good as opening presents ๐Ÿ˜‰ I know when about my Seasonal Scents (Winter Holiday or not) I think of Scentsy. If you’ve never heard of Scentsy, I worry that you might have been living under a rock since, oh I dunno, 2004. Scentsy is most famous for their wickless candles or as I know them “wax warmers” but they have come an amazingly long way to offer you a multitude of ways to enjoy their amazing variety of fragrances.

I received a few Scentsy items from my amazing Scentsy Consultant, Thea Wheeler. She’s prompt, always has a big selection on hand (like for last minute shoppers like me!) and did I mention she is just awesome to talk to! She’s super sweet and takes care of her customers- what more could I ask for!

That being said, order HERE by December 18th to get your Scentsy products by Christmas ๐Ÿ™‚

The Scentsy Barย  was one of the first items available for purchase and I’m sure one that most people are familiar with. Scentsy Bars comes in more scents than I can even begin to tell you! With new scents being released and old ones being retired every season. If you’ve got a favorite scent combination, even if you think it’s an odd one- it probably exists. OR you can pop in wax pieces from two different wax bars and create your own concoction! With these waxes, the possibilities are endless and I always like to have several on hand!

If you’re ever in a pinch and need your house to smell “Scentsy Good” (because all other brands are second best, let’s face it!) you can grab one of their newer Room Sprays. If I’ve got family or friends about to pop over for a visit, I usually have time to smooth out some toddler hand and put away dirty dishes- that’s about it! As a busy mom, convenience is key so these ultra concentrated room sprays are a major win in my book! Plus, you get nearly 3oz for only $8 which lasts us about a month between using our warmers!

And let’s not forget your vehicle ๐Ÿ™‚ Scentsy has you covered there too. These Scentsy Circles give off just the right amount of scent to keep your car fresh and smelling great without being overpowering. You can get these Circles in a wide variety, much larger than any other car fragrance company I’ve ever seen!

Last, but not least, I can’t not mention the latest Scentsy sent innovation, Layers by Scentsy. Layers is a personal scent line created with all the Scentsy magic that contains bath tablets, shower gel, shower cream, body lotion, body butter, body spray, washer whiffs,ย  Dryer disks, hand soap, hand cream and my favorite- Solid Perfume. Everything to make you smell just as delicious as your house, but you know, a little different ๐Ÿ˜‰ The solid perfume has a non-greasy, light feeling and absorbs into the skill quickly for long lasing fragrance.

Overall, it’s hard to go wrong with Scentsy! & when you’ve got a rep. as great as Thea standing by you, well, it’s a no brainer! Aside from these AMAZING stocking stuffer ideas, there are many other great deals and sales going on. Like Scentsy Buddies. These are ADORABLE stuffed animals with scent packs inside! You can get two for the price of one right now, a deal this mommy is going to have to do since we lost our buddies! There is also a buy one, get one deal on Fragrance Foams that are super compact to fit into stockings or that extra space in the gift bag you need to fill ๐Ÿ˜‰

Be sure and check them out online and get your Scentsy Fix today!

CandleWarmers.com

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One of the best things about the Holidays is all the Seasonal Scents. Vanilla, Berry, Cinnamon, Apple- they all just scream Holiday Cheer to me! With little ones, a giant candle burning for several hours isn’t always the best idea. An open flame is just too tempting to little fingers. That’s why I love Candle Warmers and Wax Melts! The biggest selection I’ve ever seen is at CandleWarmers.com.

The first thing I picked out was my scents. Apples & Spice and Merry Berry Plum! They almost sound good enough to eat! CandleWarmers.com carries over 40 varieties of Jamie Clair Wax Melts. Each is available in 2oz or 4oz size and are a great deal! These large ones retail for only $5.99

Each 4oz “block” is sectioned into 12 pieces and each piece last for a very long time! I’m only on my second piece. I keep my warmer on for just a few hours and the scent lingers all day. When I’m ready to switch to a new scent, I let the wax cool, then I just push on one side and “pop” the piece of wax out.

Now let’s get to the warmer. I wanted to do something festive, BUT I didn’t want to have to pack my warmer away after December 25th, so I went with snowflakes. This warmer illuminates and melts the scented wax at the same time. It uses an internal light bulb to melt the wax.

I also wanted to get a warmer that would go with my decor after the holidays, so I picked out this Vintage Turqoise one. This is one of their new designs and I have to say, it’s my favorite of the bunch! They have 43 different warmers so if this one isn’t your style, I’m sure they have something to fit anyone’s personal style.

Aside from the wax blocks and warmers, CandleWarmers.com also carries standard jar candles and warmer lamps,ย  plate candle warmers, candle crock warmers and more. Everything you need for the wickless candle experience. Be sure and check them out this year for your Seasonal Scent selection!

 

Malaboo Batter Bowl Set

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I’m a sucker for kitchen items. I know I can’t be the only one, so whenever I got the chance to review a product from Reduce Baseย  Brands, I couldn’t help by pick their Melaboo Batter Bowl Set.

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Reduce Base Brands features several lines of attractive and innovative eco-friendly products that are designed to help consumers โ€œreduceโ€ their carbon footprint. All their products adhere to strict quality standards and, as always, are BPA-free, lead-free, and user-friendly. The selection on their site is incredible. They had personal cups for every member of the family and many different handy kitchen items- like these batter/mixing bowls.

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This set comes with three bowls a 3 quart, 2 quart & 1.5 quart- all in beautiful colors. Each bowl features a convenient pour spout. I’ve made pancake batter in these bowls several times and they are ideal for getting perfect pancakes and even filling cupcake pans- yes, these spouts are that exact! These bowls feel great in my hands and are very sturdy. I admit, I can be a bit of a butter finger and I’ve dropped each bowl at least one. Not a scratch on them.

The best part? These bowls are also made of Bamboo! Can you believe that? I would have guessed a high quality resin. BUT because they are made of Bamboo, they are biodegradable and sustainable and non-toxic. In addition, when you’re through with these beauties they will only take 18-months to break down in a land fill. How long does a resin bowl take? Forever. It will never break down in a landfill. Same with glass bowls.

Not only are you doing yourself of your gift recipient a favor by gifting them this amazing bowl set, but you’re also helping out the rest of us by not littering the earth ๐Ÿ™‚

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From the message to the perfect product, Melaboo come through on all counts for me. I have to tell you, I thought I would gift these to a family member who recently got engaged, but after I got my hands on them, I just couldn’t part with them! They’ve been a staple in my kitchen ever since!

Know someone who could use an amazing new kitchen product and the peace of mind that comes along with?
Check out Melaboo ๐Ÿ™‚

GreenLeaf Gifts

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I love gifting home items and at the top of that list is candles. Not just any candles, I want them to smell great, burn clean, look nice, come in a variety and if I’m really in the gifting mood, I want to have the option of purchasing smelly goodies for myself or my gift recipient. I get all of these things and more when I shop Green Leaf Gifts.

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At Greenleaf Gifts, they make amazing home items in nearly 30 different scents. From sweet to earthy, they have a scent for everyone and in every form you can think of. From candles and sachets to room sprays and oils. Aside from the vast variety, their products are so well made and the fragrances are strong but never synthetic smelling. Their motto is “bring nature home” and I can certainly smell that in their products.

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The first thing I pulled out of my package was this Merry Memories Tin Candle. Both the lid and the outside of the container are decorated with a “visual of the scent” and each scent’s design is unique. This wrapper reminds me of the Holidays and boy, let me tell you, the scent is spot on for the same thing. It’s a little bit of evergreen and holly berries and just the perfect bite of cinnamon. I’ll be honest and say I’ve saved this candle for the week of Christmas. It just makes me feel all warm & fuzzy inside, but I DID burn my other candle…

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Which was in the scent Sugar Berry. If I could, my entire house would spell like Sugar Berry- all the time! It smells so nice andย  even though it is sweet (hence, the sugar) it is not overly sweet like so many other brands I’ve tried before in the past. My husband does not like sweet smells and I’ve been able to burn this one so much that it is in fact, almost gone! There is no smoke and the candle burned down almost level the entire way. I also really loved the box this candle came in. It almost wouldn’t need to be wrapped if you were planning to gift it. The top lifts up and the candle is nested inside.

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I also received scented Sachets in both Merry Memories and Sugar Berry. If you’re like me and have small kids, candles aren’t always an option. These large sachets fill a room easily without the worry of an open flame. The scents lasts for a lot longer than I anticipated. I’ve been using the several I have for nearly two months now and they still smell amazing.

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If you aren’t looking to fill an entire room or you’ve got limited space to stash a sachet, they also make a small and a slim version, seen above. These are perfect for closets and dressers and they are a real steal! Not sure what you would do with scented sachets? How about 101 different uses? That’s right Greenleaf Gifts has compiled a list of 101 different (useful) things you can do with their amazing sachets. Check it out HERE.

Just to name a few of my personal favorite places to stash these:

  • in sock drawers
  • in garage or basement
  • in trash compactors
  • under bathroom sink
  • place on guest bed as a sweet welcome

& many, MANY more.

Overall, I loved getting to try GreenLeaf products and scents. Not only did I love the way everything smelled, but the lasting power and quality in each and every detail put GreenLeaf ahead of all the competition for me.

 

The Honest Co.

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I think celebrities are always trying to branch out and try new thing.
Heck, if I were famous and had that much”pull” with people, I probably would to.
Jessica Alba launched The Honest Co. after becoming a Mother.
At the companies core is a promise to bring you products that are good for your home and children and free of all “the nasties” such as harsh chemicals, parabens, synthetic fragrances and more. They call this the Honestly Free Guarantee.

I personally have not heard a lot about this company- which is a bit of a shock considering I have 2 children in diapers!
I decided I wanted to give them a try after reading the Honestly Free Guarantee. Plus, their website looked adorable.
There is currently an offer for a Free Trial
You just pay the $4.95 shipping.
You can check that out HERE and just click on “Free Trial” at the top.
You can choose to sample baby products, home products or both.

So, just a few days after I signed up for the trial, I got this cute little box in the mail. They shipped UPS & it got here FAST.

My first impression is that The Honest Co. really highlights the little things (and the little things that make a BIG difference, like what your products are made of) The box has cute letters inside and is full of products.

So, what Iย  actually received isย  a trial package of their monthly subscription for two different “bundles” that they offer. Their Honest Diapers Bundle and Their Honest Essentials Bundle. I looked on their site because when looking at their price points, $35.95 for the Essentials bundle and $79.95 Diapers bundle- I just wanted to know how much I was getting. We go through Diapers like crazy. I ended up doing a google search an it was still not very easy to find. I hopes that information would be included in the Trial package that I got. No such luck. The papers just said things like “Based on average use” & well, my average use is double what everyone else would use. I eventually found a chart buried here in the FAQ so you can look up which diaper size you would potentially be using.

The first thing that I pulled out was a sample pack of 7 diapers. We haven’t gotten a chance to try them yet but they look adorable. I especially love the anchor ones. They feel like standard diapers (minus some terrible brands I’ve tried that felt plastic-y) and they seem flexible enough to feel comfortable on baby.

We also got a trial pack of 10 baby wipes. These are biodegradable and plant based. They smell really fresh and they are larger than the average wipe. So far I’m enjoying these. Outside of the bundle, a pack of 80 of these are $4.95 which is about normal for organic or all natural wipes.

Next was this box that was filled with the other samples, what they call the Family Essentials Bundle.

I got 5 trial/travel sized products. The two on the end are 2oz each and the 3 tubes are 1oz. I have yet to try all of these yet, but I will still give you a breakdown of what was included.

We got a sample of the Honest Laundry Detergent. This is enough for two loads and it says it is ideal for High Efficiency machines. This is natural and fragrance free.

This is the Honest Healing Balm, this is marketed as a diaper rash cream
but also as a fix all for razor burn, dry skin or even boo-boos.

We got a 1oz sample of the Honest Shampoo and Body Wash, this is meant for baby.
Tear free, nice scent. I am looking forward to trying this with the boys.

Also included was the Honest Face & Body lotion.
It looks and feels nice, I do wish there was an SPF in it since it is for your face, but I can’t win them all ๐Ÿ˜‰

Lastly, is the Honest Hand Soap. This product I’ve used a few times since getting the box and I really like it. I have to wash my hands often from changing diapers and I like my hands to feel conditioned but not to perfumed most days. This is a good hand soap.

Overall, I was happy with the trial I got. I think that the diaper bundle, being just under $20 a week and meant to diaper one child is just out of our budget. We currently spend $22 every two weeks, that does not include wipes but it’s diapers for both our babes. I would be interested in continuing the Essentials Line. There are other items aside from these 5 to choose from. It is basically $40 for 5 items shipped and you can choose any 5 items you want. You can also change those 5 items from month to month by giving them a call. I would be interested in trying their sunscreen and bubble bath.

If you do decide to do the free trial, there are two things that you need to know- First, you have 7 days from the time you receive your sample package to either cancel or you will be billed and sent the first month’s bundles. Also, you have to cancel over the phone. I will be having to call and cancel the Diaper Bundle, so when I do that Monday- I will update and let you all know how that goes.