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Are these candles paraffin based?
asked 5 years, 11 months ago
by
tara000
 - PA
on Home & Candles
3 answers
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answer 1
just be careful when using a candle warmer. the glass that the candles come in are not tempered glass. if you use your warmer only an hour or so a day you should be fine. but when you constantly heat up and let the glass cool down, it weakens it and there is potential to have the glass shatter. i have had this happens to a friend of mine and have heard many other stories, so oil warmers are not really recommended.
answered 5 years, 10 months ago
by
jac86
 - WI
answer 2
As the answer before mine says, no. I use a candle warmer with mine (Sweet Pea and Winter Candy Apple) and it works great! Candle warmers extend the life of your candles. If you're thinking about trying these candles, but are reluctant to do so because of price, go buy a candle warmer. I have had my sweet pea candle for almost a year, use it on a daily basis and it's still full. You'll most definitely get your money's worth!
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answered 5 years, 10 months ago
by
MsJodee
 - B-Town, IN
answer 3
No, all of their candles are vegtable wax based. This helps the candles to burn evenly and it creates a larger pool of wax to relase more fragrance. If you have never tried these candles, you must. I love them!!! Right now i'm burning the sweet cinnamon pumpkin and when I have friends over they always comment on how nice my house smells.
answered 5 years, 11 months ago
by
Suzie74
 - Woodbridge, VA
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Can I use a Wallflower until it's half full and then reuse it later? (i.e., switch scents in the middle of a season, etc.?)
asked 5 years, 10 months ago
by
Dawnis
 - WI
on Home & Candles
3 answers
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answer 1
Sure you can, I do it all the time. ( If you get tired of a scent or a change in season.) Just take the cap off the one you want to change to and re-cap the old one for later use.
answered 5 years, 10 months ago
by
lost
answer 2
I don't see why not and an excellent idea! Just be sure you put a cap on the one you are removing asit will leak out and/or reduce the scent.
answered 5 years, 10 months ago
by
cruisingmamma
 - Louisiana
answer 3
Absolutely! If you didn't save the cap from the first bulb you used, use the cap from the new one that you want to plug in, to cover the one that is half used.
answered 5 years, 10 months ago
by
NikkiOfHawaii
 - Lancaster, CA
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Question about Soapstone vs. Glass Plate Warmer
I recently tried one of the electric oil warmers, although I wasn't crazy about the having a cord to hide, I did notice that it heated the oils differently. One of my favorite oils is Warm Vanilla Sugar. When I use this in my glass plate warmer, no matter how well I trim the tea light, it gives off a burned smell within minutes. I noticed a totally different scent when I used the oil in the electric warmer (i.e. not burned, very sweet smelling.) My question is has anyone used the Celadon Soapstone Warmer and noticed that because the warmer is heavier that the oil warms differently (that is no burned smelling oil?) The electric warmer is fine, but I really love a tea light warmer and thought I would try the soapstone warmer. Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks!
asked 5 years, 9 months ago
by
BuckeyeMom
 - The Buckeye State
on Home & Candles
3 answers
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answer 1
From my experience I like the glass plate oil warmer best, it doesn't burn through the oil as quickly as some others, and doesn't get too hot. As for the slight burnt smell I would consider what type of tealight you are using... highly recommend the ones sold at bbw they are made with vegetable wax and have a lead free wick which won't have a burnt smell and isn't bad for the environment. =D
answered 5 years, 8 months ago
by
ninasatx
answer 2
In regards to the previous response, B&BW offers glass plate oil warmers, soapstone oil warmers, and electric oil warmers.
answered 5 years, 9 months ago
by
bbwruthabega
 - indiana
answer 3
I've got and tried three different kinds of oil burners; a metal plate, glass plate, and soapstone. I did realise that they all burn the oil differently, and by far, the glass plate one is my most favourite. I like the looking of my metal oil burner, but it seems to get too hot too soon because of its material. It burns out 10 drops of oil in a few minutes! I fell in love with the looking of soapstone oil burner so I bought it, but it didn't work as great as I wanted it to. I think the problem is that it's too close between the body and the plate, so like the metal one, it tends to get too hot. However, I love how it looks so pretty, so I still use it occasionally. So, in my opinion, the glass oil burner is my best one so far. I also noticed that the only oil burner they use at the B&BW shops is the glass plate one. So I think I can tell it's most effective and maybe the safest from it as well. Hope you'll find your best one!
answered 5 years, 9 months ago
by
DianaLovesLovely
 - WA
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changing the bulb
Hi was recently given one of these plug ins with a pack of new bulbs, but do not have the instructions to change the bulbs do they twist or pull out?...can't work it out.
Kris.
asked 5 years, 6 months ago
by
Kingofengland
 - Lacey WA
on Home & Candles
3 answers
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answer 1
The bulbs twist in and twist out. When putting the bulb in (and when taking the lid off the bulb) you need to turn in the opposite direction of what is normal. The bulbs do twist in easily. Once it feels that is it tightly in there, the bulb is good to go and you can plug the unit in. As a tip, do not throw away the "cap" to the bulb. That way, if you become immune to a fragrance after a week or two and you want to change the bulbs out, you can cap up the old bulb for later use without worrying about spillage or anything.
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answered 5 years, 6 months ago
by
tinksgal
answer 2
They unscrew by turning them counter clockwise. Just turn them like you are tightening a lid on a jar. Weird but they unscrew the opposite you would expect them to.
answered 5 years, 6 months ago
by
autum
 - Kingsport,TN
answer 3
The bulbs twist out..counter clockwise.
answered 5 years, 6 months ago
by
Tott
 - Prattville, AL
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How can I stop the oil from soaking into my soapstone warmer's base?
Have had this warmer for a few months and like the style, but lately the oil seems to be getting absorbed into the dish as well as the top portion where the dish is resting. When I light the warmer's tealight the warmer smokes. Can I do anything to get the oil out and to prevent this from happening?
asked 5 years, 6 months ago
by
Turtlem
 - Burr Ridge
on Home & Candles
3 answers
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answer 1
I am new to oil warming, but have used soapstone tart warmers (wick-less wax melted for fragrance using a tealight) for over a year now.

Soapstone is a porous substance, unlike glass. Oils can soak into this material, and through it, making it impossible to clean all the oil out of it. I know it is very hard to get hardened wax out of soapstone holders, too, for this same reason. I have to put the wax holders in the freezer to release the wax. It would be nice to be able to apply a sealant to the "bowl" that houses the oil or wax, but I don't know what you would use that could withstand the heat exposure from below from the lit tealight.

My recommendation: avoid soapstone for warming oils (and wax, in my opinion). Stick with non-porous glass - much easier to clean. BBW makes nice glass-topped oil warmers, and I've just started using one of the electric oil warmers, too, which I like very much. You can put it on a timer if you are worried about forgetting to turn it off.
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answered 5 years, 4 months ago
by
Pampered Dragon
 - San Antonio, TX
answer 2
I would try cleaning it with dawn dishsoap, that usually breaks down oils. But after that I would suggest that you just clean out the bowl with a paper towel...after you blow it out and it has a chance to cool... after each use, that should help to keep it from soaking into the warmer.
answered 5 years, 5 months ago
by
Anonymous
answer 3
Unfortantely, I am not sure if there is anything that you can do to get the absorbed oil out of the soapstone (maybe try rubbing alcohol or charchol to get the oil out?). But, I do want to let you know that I have many different types of oil warmers, glass, ceramic, metal and in each one, certain scented oils begin to smoke while being burned. This is a not something to be alarmed with, it is a normal reaction with some scents
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answered 5 years, 6 months ago
by
tinksgal
Question
How well will a reed diffuser scent my room?
asked 5 years, 10 months ago
by
kab714
on Home & Candles
2 answers
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answer 1
reed diffusers do NOT work at all to scent up a room!

i have used many different reed diffusers and they do'nt throw scent around the room, it will just be in that small area at which you put the reed diffuser......

go for candles or tart warmers or oils warmers...if you cannot or dont want to use fire....just use a concentrated room spray from BBW it will scent a room for up to 4 hours with only 2 squirts!
answered 5 years, 9 months ago
by
wheatee
 - NJ
answer 2
I love the reed diffusers, but don't count on one to do it all. Combine it w/scentports/wallflowers. Flip the reeds over every couple of days to enjoy it best. They are a beautiful way to enjoy frangrance and safe. Give it a try!
answered 5 years, 10 months ago
by
CarolinaGal
 - Spring Lake, North Carolina
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Caribbean Salsa vs Tropical Sorbet candles
Does anyone know if the new Caribbean Salsa candle by Slatkin smells similar to last year year's Tropical Sorbet candle?
asked 5 years, 8 months ago
by
elkegirl
 - Maryland
on Home & Candles
2 answers
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answer 1
Caribbean Salsa is a juicy mangoish type fruit, sweet, ripe and succulent. Tropical Sorbet was not a sweet.
answered 5 years, 3 months ago
by
bbwgirl99
 - mac
answer 2
no it smells more like mango mandiran crossed with orange nectar.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
by
meghanlea
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I want an luring romantic sent for my room
asked 5 years, 8 months ago
by
sdgal
on Home & Candles
2 answers
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answer 1
I agree that Japanese Cherry Blossom is an amazing home fragrance, as well as body care (also a part of The Sexys, Signature Collection). However, as far as a romantic fragrance, the Signature Collection Romantics include Sweet Pea, Cherry Blossom, Blushing Cherry Blossom, Wild Honeysuckle and Enchanted Orchid... a little more sweet smelling. Candles and Wallflowers come in these fragrances.
You could also try the Aromatherapy Collection. There are two Sensual fragrances, Black Currant Vanilla and Jasmine Vanilla; they come in candles as well as scentports.

Whats the difference between Wallflowers and Scentports? Both are units that plug into your outlet to diffuse the fragrance throughout the room. The Wallflowers last 6-8 weeks and come in the Signature Collection fragrances as well as Home Fragrance; while the Scentports last 4-6 and come in the HomeFragrance collection as well as Aromatherapy Collection.

Hope this helps!
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
by
L0veMyBBW
 - Pompton Lakes, NJ
answer 2
Absolutely without a doubt Japanese Cherry Blossom!!! The first time I used this scent in a wallflower, I was blown away! I loved it so much, I tried the body care and now I'm hooked on that too!
answered 5 years, 8 months ago
by
ScentLover71
 - Nebraska
Question
what does harvest berry smell like?
does it have a strong smell? my fiance gets migraines so anything strong sets him off; however, out of the three fall fragrances--this one sounds the most appealing to me. i've read the description but that doesn't explain it to me very well so any help would be appreciated.
asked 5 years ago
by
amp84
 - South Dakota
on Home & Candles
2 answers
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answer 1
I don't know if you've smelled these other BBW scents before, but it's like a mix between black current vanilla and passionfruit and guava. It does smell really nice, and it's not too strong.
answered 5 years ago
by
rayofsunshine30
 - Maryland
answer 2
I'm probably not the best at describing the scent other than to say it is a sweet (but not sugary sweet) berry scent with enough autumn spice and warmth to make it appropriate for autumn. I would say it is very nicely done. I don't know if you are looking at the shower gel or wall diffusers or home fragrance oil or candles. I have used the HFO and it is not an extremely strong scent. It is rather mild IMO compared to Leaves and Spiced Cider. Ginger Vanilla is also stronger. I think Harvest Berry is a great scent and probably the mildest of the autumn scents, but again I've not tried the body care (I prefer body creams and none come in creams). I hope this helps some. I don't believe you will have an overwhelmingly strong scent presence (one that could become stifling, for example) by using the HB products so I say go for it if you like berry scents! Remember, satisfaction guaranteed so if it doesn't work, switch it out.
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answered 5 years ago
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Pampered Dragon
 - San Antonio, TX
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Henri Bendel reed diffusers?
I typically by reed diffusers from a competitor's store and their reed diffusers say they will last several weeks and actually last around 5-6 months, depending on moisture/dryness in the air. How long do Henri Bendel reed diffusers last? I love the scents but I won't bother if it only last half the time for more money.
asked 5 years, 9 months ago
by
Pheebs203
 - Indiana
on Home & Candles
1 answer
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answer 1
I bought the reed diffuser when they first came out in Sept. I still have mine, and it smells great and is just below 1/2 empty. The vanilla bean is light but my favorite, if you want something stronger stay away from that and lean toward the stronger ones
answered 5 years, 8 months ago
by
Vanilla1
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