Posts Tagged ‘candle’


I try to keep candles around the house. It’s a decor that comes in handy during power outages and I love the ambiance of a pretty candle when the sun goes down. But candle shopping is difficult when you’re looking for a candle that doesn’t have synthetic fragrance and that will actually produce a quality burn.

 shop Big Dipper Wax Works. all natural beeswax candles. bright idea.

Beeswax Heart Pillar

From reading on the Big Dipper website, I’ve learned that beeswax candles are better for the environment. They burn cleaner, longer, and brighter.  Big Dipper has a large selection of candles. The Heart Pillar is very pretty & perfect for warming hearts this Valentine’s Day.

Big Dipper is a Green America approved business located in Seattle. They donate 10% of the net profits from all candle sales “to organizations dedicated to outreach, education, and sustainability efforts devoted to promoting sustainable beekeeping. ”

It think it’s a great idea to bee Eco friendly and use beeswax candles from Big Dipper.

Big Dipper Wax Works provided the Beeswax Heart Pillar to help facilitate the writing of an honest review. A positive review is not guaranteed, and all opinions are my own. No other compensation was received.



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The goal of Circle 21 Candles is to produce a line of handmade candles that are fresh, clean, and uncomplicated, just like we would want our lives to be. Our candles are long lasting, clean burning and come in a variety of hand-picked scents. Producing a natural, quality product, and doing things the right way is a family tradition.

1 candle size & 12 fragrances.  

Sustainable soy wax in re-purposed wine bottle containers. 

Made in the USA. Crafted by hand.

A paraffin alternative that will brighten up your world. 

Our sense of smell is said to be the strongest of all 5 senses, capable of triggering memories long forgotten. Each of our fragrances has been carefully researched, hand-picked, and blended. Our goal is simply to invoke memories of places or events both real and imagined.


This is everything a candle should be! Adobe Sunset has a clean burn, pleasant fragrance, and lovely light. It’s in a re-purposed wine container (available in clear or green glass) giving off plenty of lovely candlelight. 

“The scent of sweet cactus blossoms washed clean by desert rains.”

Get the Scent Sampler. This makes it as easy as lighting a match! You get the entire Circle 21 Candle line. A cardboard circle (one of each scent) is dipped in wax and individually packaged. What a clever idea. It’s only $5 and comes with a $5 off your first candle purchase. They make good little sachets for your drawers, too. 

Notes From Dawn received the Adobe Sunset candle from Circle 21 Candles in exchange for an honest review. A positive review is not guaranteed, and all opinions are my own. No other compensation was received.

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Hillhouse Naturals

Mosquito Repellent

Hillhouse Natural’s Natural Mosquito Repellent Candle. Made of 100% soy wax right here in the US. This is the one you are gonna want to get if you are averse to citronella! And if you prefer that your outdoor decor doesn’t have one of those ugly candle buckets. 

After a long run of extremely hot weather – when even the bugs weren’t out – the outside temperature has dropped, allowing us to enjoy those outdoor patios. And my new candle. It looks and smells lovely. [Eucalyptus, Mint Leaf, and Lemongrass] I like the contemporary look of the concrete holder it is in. No skeeters seen 🙂




Citronella and DEET free

Reusable holder

Burns approximately 50 hours

Hillhouse Naturals has “always practiced eco-consciousness and continually finds more ways to do so. Many ingredients are harvested locally, candles are packaged in reusable and recyclable containers, and catalogs printed on recycled paper. Always, it has been the mission of Hillhouse Naturals to create products that use nature’s bounty in a way that preserves the health and beauty of the environment.”

Shop Hillhouse Naturals for a variety of quality home fragrance products including potpourri, candles, sachets, oils, fragrance mist and diffuser reeds. 

Notes From Dawn received a Natural Mosquito Repellent Candle from Hillhouse Naturals in exchange for an honest review. A positive review is not guaranteed, and all opinions are my own. No other compensation was received.



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