It's beginning to smell a lot like Christmas!

Yankee candles are my absolute favorite and the only ones I've found that actually can be smelt through the whole house. I especially love their seasonal collections and with Christmas fast approaching, I've started to stock up on some seasonal smells!


These are Yankee Candle wax tarts which you use in a burner. They can be picked up for as little as 50p each on ebay and the burners start from around £5.99. Each tart has an 8 hour burn time and I break mine in half and burn half at a time. I picked up Mistletoe & Fig, Spiced Pumpkin, Gingerbread, Cranberry Peppermint, Peppermint Swirls, North Pole, Cinnamon Roll and Peppermint Cocoa. They all smell so good!

I also ran out of my lemon tea sugar scrub so tested out a little batch of peppermint sugar scrub. I just chucked some white sugar, epsom salt, olive oil, honey, peppermint extract, vanilla extract and some pink food coloring in a bowl and mixed.


Over the next few days i'm going to put together some more Christmas craft tutorials so keep your eyes peeled! Hope everyone is having a good week so far! Can't wait for Kirstie's homemade Britain tonight! Whoop!

8 comments:

  1. cant wait for the new craft ideas.. i think i have done nearly everyone of yours,lol.. x

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  2. If you ever have any suggestions do let me know! :-) X

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  3. maybe cheap things to make for xmas gifts?? all my mates are already getting a jar of the lemon tea sugar scrub,lol...x

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  4. Lisa if you havent already you need to look @ http://heartfelthandmade.blogspot.com/ so many pretty things made from felt!!

    also i have a full size of Mistletoe & Fig its lovely! :) xx

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  5. Thanks for the blog link! Totally inspired to make some sort of felt/christmas garland for the fireplace now!! :-) X

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  6. Yankee Candles are my absolute favourite. I have a serious stash or tarts and candles and I got a christmas set with a snowman tart burner and other things from QVC - I thought it was just me! Ha! Peppermint Cocoa and Christmas Cookie & Cupcake are my favourites but Christmas Eve is pretty good too.

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  7. I got a large jar of Christmas Eve last year and have literally just finished it now! It retained its smell right till the very end! I totally forgot QVC does it! I could watch a Yankee candle hour right about now!! :-) X

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  8. This morning I am making lemon tea scrub from some orange -peach -ginger green tea a friend gave and another batch of lemon -mint green tea that I added lavender essential oil to for my friend who has eczema on his knuckles. Thank you Glue gun Girl! You are making Joy abound through your good work . My husband is smelling a wonderful house as he leaves for work and seeing a happy wife -Stephanie in North Carolina USA(:

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