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Can I turn off the led nightlight in my Wallflower?
Love the Wallflower, hate the blue glow of the led nightlight. Has anyone successfully disabled it? I'm a little hesitant to take it apart (if that's even possible) unless someone has done it before. I have Wallflowers throughout my house and at night it's starting to look like a spaceship!
asked 5 years, 2 months ago
by
2lindag
 - Seattle
on Home & Candles
2 answers
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answer 1
No, there is no way to disable the nightlight, but there are difusers that dont have a night light. BBW has 100% garauntee so if you dont like the nightlight, you can exchange it for the ones w/o even though you've used it.
answered 5 years, 2 months ago
by
She A
answer 2
The nightlight Wallflowers have no switch. I have noticed that mine seem to never go off, even when the lights are on in a room/bathroom or sunlight is coming through the windows. Seems like the sensor part needs some adjusting (at the time of assembly) so that the unit will turn itself off like it is supposed to.

I wouldn't go mucking around inside the nightlight if I were you. If it is a big nuisance, just return the nightlight Wallflower to BBW and get a regular unit. Even if you were able to get to the innards of the nightlight and disable it, I'd be afraid of plugging it back in and maybe starting an electrical fire or something. Better safe than sorry.
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answered 5 years, 2 months ago
by
Pampered Dragon
 - San Antonio, TX
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what's the best way to clean a wallflower plug in? Haven't used it in over a year and now got refills for it.
asked 5 years, 3 months ago
by
jennjenn77
 - Richmond, VA
on Home & Candles
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answer 1
I always spray with alcohol and then use a Q-tip to clean the inside!
answered 5 years, 2 months ago
by
PrincessBBW
answer 2
The best way to clean a wallflower is to take the refill out of the bottom of the plug and spray it with alcohol and wipe it clean with a napkin or dry cloth. That will remove the excess dirt and also the brown coloration of the plug.
answered 5 years, 2 months ago
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LoveBBW2324
 - San Antonio TX
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why does my wallflower not seem to work?
I have had a wallflower which has been plugged in for months, but there only seems to be a smell when I go near it - possibly by virtue of close proximity can i then smell the wallflower (french vanilla).

There is no sign of warming (the plug is turned on) of the wallflower, and it has lasted for weeks and level has barely dropped. I'm from Singapore and I've used a travel adaptor to fit the wallflower in.

Any ideas how I can utilize the wallflower properly?
asked 5 years, 3 months ago
by
tinkie
 - Singapore
on Home & Candles
3 answers
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answer 1
The key may be the adaptor you are using. Are you sure it is working? Is it the correct adaptor for the US/North America?

Some Wallflower scents are more faint compared to others. However, if the power outlet + adaptor unit combination is working properly to supply power to the Wallflower, the Wallflower base unit should be warm to the touch. Also, the level of the fragrance oil in the Wallflower bulb should drop noticeably week by week. The stated life expectancy of a Wallflower bulb is 6 to 8 weeks, give or take (more like 4 to 6 weeks if you ask me).

If your Wallflower base unit is not warm to the touch at all times and the oil level is not dropping from week to week, your Wallflower is perhaps (1) not receiving power, (2) receiving an inadequate or interrupted power supply, or (3) defective.

If you have another device with a US/North American plug on it (like an alarm clock) you could plug into your adaptor. It would be an easy way to see if the adaptor + outlet are working. If the outlet and adaptor are indeed working, you can exchange the defective Wallflower (but that's not easily done I imagine from Singapore unless you travel to the US frequently).

My best guess is that the Wallflower isn't working due to the adaptor, for whatever reason. You said it has been plugged in for months, but the bulb has lasted for weeks and the level has barely dropped. The scent you smell is probably just scent from the oil wick positioned just beneath the crown of the Wallflower. There is no "throw" of the scent likely because no warming of the oil is occurring.
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answered 5 years, 2 months ago
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Pampered Dragon
 - San Antonio, TX
answer 2
I am not sure what you mean by a travel adaptor. That may be the reason that the wallflower may not work properly. There may be a couple of reasons though. Here are a couple of suggestions. Make sure that if the room is not real big because if it is you may need more then one plug in. Also is the oil in the plug is not evaporationg that it is not releasing enough air which may mean that the plug is not always turned on. Also make sure that there is not alot of dirt build around the inside of the plug. I hope this will help you.
answered 5 years, 2 months ago
by
LoveBBW2324
 - San Antonio TX
answer 3
After a while of use, usually around a year the wallflower diffusers usually stop working, and you need to switch it out for a new one...at some stores, if you do take it in, they will swap it out for a new one for you
answered 5 years, 2 months ago
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Bbw queen103
 - Pittsburgh pa
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How long does the actual difuser unit itself last?
asked 5 years, 3 months ago
by
nikki1
 - grafton
on Home & Candles
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answer 1
I have purchased the Wallflowers nightlight diffuser, and it says the LED night light should last 5 years. I wouldn't think it'd say that if the diffuser wasn't expected to last 5 years. So I'm guessing the "expected" life expectancy of the Wallflower diffuser is 5 years.
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answered 5 years, 1 month ago
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Pampered Dragon
 - San Antonio, TX
answer 2
Mine have lasted at least three years. (I have only been using them for three years). I have only had one problem with one diffuser I had, which I took back to the store and they let me exchange it with no problem.
answered 5 years, 3 months ago
by
Lisabisa
 - Chicago
answer 3
I have had some of my diffusers for over 2 years and they still work great... after a while though the tops need to be cleaned with a damp sponge as they retain some oil residue, but they are still in perfect working condition!
answered 5 years, 3 months ago
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SMC220
 - SWFL
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How much electricity does a wallflower use?
asked 5 years, 3 months ago
by
Dawne
 - Wisconsin
on Home & Candles
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answer 1
"less than 5% of the energy of a 60 watt bulb" is what it states when you look at the wallflower unit for the odor-neutralizing citrus scent.
answered 5 years, 3 months ago
by
popeye77
 - wv
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what kind of wax and fragrance are used in the candles?
asked 5 years, 3 months ago
by
samjliedtke
 - willowbrook,il
on Home & Candles
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answer 1
Slatkin candles use vegetable wax. Nothing further is specified about the wax. The wicks are lead-free, but pretty much any reputable candlemaker today uses lead-free wicks.

One thing special about candles is their oil(s). There are several types of oil. There are oils approved for use on skin, such as you will find in fragrance mists, etc. There are home fragrance oils, which are stronger. You will find these in reed diffusers, and stronger yet in oils used with oil warmers. Lastly is the purest oil of all, essential oil. These are pure oils derived from plants (or plant parts). They are highly fragrant, due to their volatile nature. They are in many cases, flammable and highly irritating to the skin. Essential oils, when combined appropriately with wax at appropriate levels, create wonderfully fragrant candles. That is what Slatkin & Co. are talking about when they say their candles contain twice the amount of fragrance as most competitors' candles do. The "fragrance" they are talking about comes from essential oils.

You can't buy essential oils at just any store. Because the extraction methods for essentials oils is costly, and because they must be handled with care, essential oils in pure form are costly.

Essential oils must be mixed with "carrier" oils (like grapeseed, almond, and olive oils) to make them safe for use with oil warmers. They are further diluted with other ingredients to make them safe for skin (although some people cannot wear fragranced lotions even with small concentrations of oils).

The type of essential oils used in a candle will depend on the scent. Some types of essential oils are oil of clove, cinnamon, tea tree oil, peppermint, juniper, and lemon just to name a few (you can use an online reference source to look them up).
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answered 5 years, 2 months ago
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Pampered Dragon
 - San Antonio, TX
answer 2
BBW uses vegetable wax in their candles. Our Slatkin candles currently have 14% more concentrated oil in them, which aids in delivering a wonderful and longer lasting scent to fragrance any room or rooms in your home.
answered 5 years, 2 months ago
by
tows123
answer 3
the wax in the slatkin & co candles is vegetable wax. I don't know any specifics about the fragrance other than it's a fragrance oil and it's among the highest concentration of oils in candles anywhere.
answered 5 years, 3 months ago
by
Loralie
 - New Orleans, LA
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How long before changing oil in warmer?
I may be wasting my oils. I dispense 10-15 drops into my ceramic warmer with one tea light, and when that tea light burns out, I replace the oil the next time. There is still plenty of oil left, but the potency is not as strong to me. (in fact, it changes scent and hardly smells if relit) Is there another recommended way of burning the oil? Should I be using it until it dries up, or using less per lighting?
asked 5 years, 3 months ago
by
lovecg
 - SC
on Home & Candles
4 answers
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answer 1
to make the oils last longer i add water to it. you still get the same smell and it'll last longer.if the fragrance isn't strong enough add a couple drops of oils to the water. i do it all the time.
answered 5 years, 1 month ago
by
mescort219802004
 - minnesota
answer 2
Warmer oils contain more than just "fragrance" oils. The purest form of fragrance oils are "essential" oils. They are derived from plants and plant parts by several methods (distillation, cold-press, solvent-extraction); these methods are costly. Essential oils are also flammable and irritating to skin. To make them safe for use with warmers, they are combined with carrier oils (among other things) such as olive oil, almond oil, and grapeseed oil. So warmer oil (home fragrance oil) is not pure essential oil - if it were it would be an extreme fire hazard and too costly for people to use.

Therefore, when you are done warming home fragrance oil, there should be some oil left. The fragrancing oils are volatile, meaning they evaporate (that's how we smell them), but the other oils and substances do not, and that is what you find left behind in your oil warmer. If you re-warm this leftover material, it will be mostly lacking in the original fragrancing oils and this is why it won't smell as good, or it may smell bad actually.

So when you are done with a batch of home fragrance oil, and the oil and warmer have cooled, clean the oil and oil warmer surface and discard any old oil. It is OK if you think you only need 10-15 drops of fragrance oil per burn so long as the warmer does not run out of oil and nothing smells like it is burning. Some more experienced oil burners have told me that some fragrances burn faster than others, so through trial and error you may find you need anywhere between 10 and 25 drops of oil per burn (when using tealights - electric warmers are another matter but you still don't reuse old oil or mix old and new oil).

So it is OK to individualize the amount of home fragrance oil you use per burn (within reason of course). But there should always be some oil left and you should not reuse it. I hope that, despite being lengthy, this contained some helpful information for you and anyone else who might read this.
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answered 5 years, 2 months ago
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Pampered Dragon
 - San Antonio, TX
answer 3
You are doing the right thing with your oils by dispensing the 10-15 drops. The best way to determine if you are using enough or not enough oil is each bottle will only be about 3 uses and if the oil is smoking when it is first lit you don 't have enough in the oil warmer. Also you should never reuse the oil or mix old oil with new will this will make it smell different. The oil will never burn through completely and you don' t want it to it will stain the glass or the ceramic oil burner. Clean after each use and start over each time that is best way to get the full effect of each oil.
answered 5 years, 2 months ago
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LoveBBW2324
 - San Antonio TX
answer 4
I WOULD USE LESS PER LIGHTING. I FEEL THE SAME WAY ABOUT THE OIL AND HOW STRONG IT IS. I PUT 5 DROPS BURN ONCE BLOW OUT BURN AGAIN ANOTHER TIME THEN CLEAN BURNER COMPLETLY AND DO IT AGAIN. YOU SAVE MORE OIL. THERE IS NO NEED TO HAVE THAT MUCH IN THERE. I THINK. THIS WAY WORKS BEST FOR ME. I ALSO FOUND THE METAL BURNERS WORK BETTER.
answered 5 years, 3 months ago
by
DIAMONDGIRL4686
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How strong are Scent Ports -> Vanilla Coconut?
How strong are Scent Ports -> Vanilla Coconut?

I'm looking for a STRONG scented product. I've tried dozens of things, from generic room sprays to reed diffusers to candles. The scents don't fill the room or smell strong enough for me. I've tried half a dozen brands of oil warmers and plug-ins. Not strong enough-- some of them smell great right next to the plug, but I can't smell it 3 feet away.

I've tried the BBW room sprays in orange, strawberry, and vanilla. It says 2 sprays fill a room up to 4 hours. I spray at least 8 sprays, and don't notice the scent half an hour later. I really like strong scents-- faint scents do nothing for me.

What's weird is.. I can smell the BBW room sprays and generic reed diffusers nicely at my parents house. But, in mine, I smell nothing. I've got 3 reed diffusers, 2 plug-ins, and a few candles in my living room (all the same fragrance, not BBW). Still hardly smell it when I walk in the door. My house doesn't smell *bad*, but doesn't smell... *good* either. I would leave the windows open, but can't-- they're old and won't stay open.

Would Scent Ports -> Vanilla Cocunut be strong enough for a person who likes strong fragrance like me? What can I do? I want a nice, pleasant fragrance that I can smell a long time.
asked 5 years, 3 months ago
by
noseless
on Home & Candles
4 answers
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answer 1
I use the Vanilla Coconut Scentports and I find them to be among the stronger scents I've used.

I agree with others in that our noses do become accustomed to scents and stop sensing them.

I would really like to see the Scentports come out in a dual-chambered model with two scents that compliment each other that alternate ever so often. I've used a store brand like that and I think it makes a big difference. The constant switching back and forth keeps your nose stimulated. So I'd love to see a similar product design come out in a high quality product like the Scentport with there being so many great fragrances (Hint Hint BBW - here's a product idea for you!).

Otherwise, I find reed diffusers to be rather weak. We have fairly large rooms in our house and I like strong fragrances so it does take a minimum of 4 to 5 sprays of BBW concentrated room fragrance just to get a couple of hours of scent. Most of my rooms have at least 3 Scentports in them or in our largest bathroom we have 3 Wallflowers. So I'm with ya' on liking strong scents! If Scentports had a high/low switch, I'd think they were all set on low and would turn them all up on high.
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answered 5 years, 2 months ago
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Pampered Dragon
 - San Antonio, TX
answer 2
you may have just become accustomed to the smell after a few hours or day or whatever our noses get used to the smell so try switching it up or mixing some fragrances. the scent port plug ins are stronger and tend to be better for larger rooms so that may be your best option but as harry slatkin says "layer fragrances" so use the wallflowers or scentports for your "background" music then light some candles or for more potent frag use an oil warmer (which you might wanna go with the glass top one) then for a quick burst of fragrance use the room spray and you can also try a reed diffuser for extra "background music"
answered 5 years, 3 months ago
by
BBDUBgirl
 - Florida
answer 3
I have the same problem...I had a vanilla coconut wallflower that was VERY strong, so I bought candle, a scentport and more wallflowers in the same scent, but they were not very strong at all.
I went with some advice I got on the customer conversations and moved to the "Fruitier" scents and they are much stronger. Right now I have a pineapple mango scentport and a pineapple orchid wallflower in my living room. You may need more than one unit in a big room.
I also like the scents that smell like baking (cinamonn, nutmeg, etc.), but they are better for a smaller room
I really think it has to do with how much electricity your outlet puts out, too.

OH, I was also impressed with the odor neutralizing sparkling citrus--strong enough for my husband to notice. ANd brown sugar and fig which was really good in the home fragrance oil.

The funny thing is still sometimes I can't smell anything when I walk in the door, but I think it is the people and pets in our homes that stink. We went out of town for four days, so I unplugged all my wallflowers and scentports. When we arrived home, I thought it would reek, but surprisingly it smelled really good because no stinky bodies had bee in there for a few days.

GOOD LUCK!! Your best bet is to shop the sales so you can try several different scents at a reasonable price and figure out which may work for you.
answered 5 years, 3 months ago
by
Kelby
 - oregon
answer 4
Hello !!
Vanilla coconut is FAIRLY strong. I have the wallflowers setup in a small bedroom and you can smell it throughout the hallway..
answered 5 years, 3 months ago
by
L.T.
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My cousin is getting married in 16 days what fragrance would you recommend she wear that is most popular
asked 5 years, 3 months ago
by
Flirtatious
 - Hephzibah
on Home & Candles
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answer 1
it depends on what kind of scents does she prefer. I would recommend you get the eau du parfum instead of the body spray. For me, I would choose Velvet Tuberose, Night Blooming Jasmine, or Enchanted Orchid.
answered 4 years, 11 months ago
by
CatQueen
 - Los Angeles, CA
answer 2
Bath and Body Works' Signature Collection is actually broken down into 4 categories: freshes, cuddlers, romantics and sexys... if you want to get something sexy, go for Japanese Cherry Blossom, Black Amethyst, Velvet Tuberose, Midnight Pomegranate or Vanilla Noir. If you want to get something romantic, go for NEW Butterfly flower, sweet pea, cherry blossom, blushing cherry blossom, wild honeysuckle or my personal favorite Enchanted Orchid.

There is also a Sensual Category in the Aromatherapy brand with either Jasmine Vanilla or Black Currant Vanilla that would also be appropriate for a wedding gift...they have massage oils, bubble baths, body mists, all sorts of sexy ideas...
answered 5 years, 3 months ago
by
Anonymous
answer 3
Congrats to all! I would recommend Butterfly Flowers if she likes the smell of Mimosa and an orchid smell. I just bought the fragant myself and everyone compliments how pretty and deliteful it smells. Have her test it of course before she buys it. The fragrance lasts for hours! Not overpowering at all.
answered 5 years, 3 months ago
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Cathie T.
 - St. Louis, MO
answer 4
My daughter will be getting married that same day. Good luck to your cousin!

She should definitely pick out the scent herself-possibly with some input from her future husband. It's easier if she can first determine if she would like to smell flowery, fresh and clean, fruity, exotic? Then go to a BBW store and smell various scents. She could buy trial sizes and try them out before the wedding (because they smell different with each person's body chemistry).

Warm vanilla sugar is nice (vanila is supposed to be calming); I like rainkissed leaves (fresh and clean, smells "spring-like); the new scent Butterly Flower or Cherry Blossom are light floral scents that wouldn't overpower; Midnight Pomegranate is sexy fruity scent I think; Black Amethyst is lighter exotic. Just my suggestions.
answered 5 years, 3 months ago
by
spedteacher
 - Lititz, PA
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how many refills are in the Slatkin refills box?
asked 5 years, 3 months ago
by
Jbear
 - IA
on Home & Candles
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two
answered 5 years, 3 months ago
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markz
 - arkansas
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