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48 In GIVEAWAYS

October Giveaway: Nontoxic Fall Scented Candles

Nontoxic Fall Scented Candle Giveaway | smelltheroses.com

For the second year, I am giveaway away my favorite nontoxic fall scented candles from Carefull Candles on Etsy! 🍂 If you’ve been following along for a while, you may remember this brand from last year’s October Giveaway.

To make this year’s giveaway even better, I am giving away 3 candles to one lucky winner. Continue reading below the giveaway to learn why I ditched my toxic conventional candles for these and for a COUPON CODE!


THIS GIVEAWAY IS OFFICIALLY CLOSED.

THANK YOU EVERYONE WHO PARTICIPATED!


How to Enter the Giveaway:

  • Complete at least one entry option in the Gleam plugin provided on this page by first entering your name/birthday/email. Remember, the more entry options you complete, the better your odds of winning but additional entries are not required. Certain entry options are weighted more heavily than others.

Nontoxic Fall Scented Candle Giveaway!

Rules & Disclaimer: 

  • Open to the U.S. and Canada to anyone 18 or older with a valid mailing address.
  • You may enter the giveaway anytime between October 3rd and October 17th 11:59 pm EST.
  • The winner will be randomly generated using the Gleam Plugin and announced October 18th at approximately 12:00 pm EST on this blog post, Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.
  • All entries requiring following/liking will be checked and verified before the winner is drawn – any missing likes/comments will not be credited as an entry.
  • I run giveaways for my readers who are genuinely interested in the products I am offering. Entries completed with social media accounts used solely for giveaways will not be counted. Although the giveaway winner is randomly generated, if you are chosen as the winner and I see you did not follow this rule, I will manually invalidate your entry and have a new winner randomly generated.
  • Once a winner is selected, I will personally contact him/her with the email address he/she used to enter the giveaway in order to obtain his/her shipping address. If no response is made within 48 hours, a new winner will be chosen.
  • I have not been paid to feature any of this brand.
  • No purchase necessary.

About Carefull CandlesCarefull Candles on Etsy | smelltheroses.com

Carefull Candles is a small business that launched on Etsy last year. Caroline, the shop owner, started making her own candles after discovering the hidden dangers found in the big-name conventional brand candles. In an effort to avoid her and her family from inhaling toxic fumes, she starting formulating and pouring her own candles using 100% non-GMO soy wax and 100% non-toxic essential oils/fragrances. Loving how her home-made candles came out, she decided to sell them and the Carefull Candles Etsy Store was born!

I discovered Carefull Candles last year after tirelessly researching for a candle company that met my strict standards. Although there are many soy-based candle companies, not all have a completely clean label. I wanted a candle that was safe from its ingredients to its wick to its container — you can imagine how excited I was when I found this brand on Etsy!

  • Ingredients: 100% non-GMO soy wax | 100% pure essential oils and/or phthalate-free natural fragrances | No additives/fillers
  • Wick = Flat Braid Cotton + Paper Fiber (free of zinc, tin, and lead)
  • Container = reusable glass jar
  • Charity = $1 is donated to Hearts2Honduras with every purchase

What I’m Giving Away: 

  • Pumpkin Spice Candle – 8oz ($18 value)
  • Marshmallow Campfire Candle – 8oz ($18 value)
  • Autumn Day Candle – 8oz ($18 value)
  • Total Value = $54!

These candles smell absolutely amazing.. I guarantee you will love them. Marshmallow Campfire is my personal favorite because it smells exactly like a melted marshmallow! Autumn day is the perfect “everyday” candle which will fill your home with warm yet light fall scents. 🍂 And pumpkin spice smells EXACTLY like a pumpkin spice latte! 🎃

Nontoxic Fall Scented Candle Giveaway from smelltheroses.com
Nontoxic Carefull Candles from Etsy | smelltheroses.com

Nontoxic Carefull Candles from Etsy | smelltheroses.com


Carefull Candles vs. Conventional Scented Candles:

Life would certainly be much more convenient if I didn’t know as much about the chemicals/ingredients in my everyday products. This time of year, Bath & Body Works and Yankee Candle have so many amazing scented candles that immediately make you excited for the fall and nearing holidays. However, these seemingly harmless candles hide an ugly truth. When burned, they release toxic fumes which pollute the air and are harmful if inhaled. For instance, big-name conventional brand candles made with parrafin wax produce benzene and toluene (known carcinogens) when burned. Inhaling these toxins are similar to inhaling the fumes from car exhausts.

Remember, chemicals don’t have to have a harsh odor to be harmful; many are actually odorless! Synthetic fragrances may smell nice but they are still chemicals and can be hazardous to your health.Fall Scented Candle Safe Swap | smelltheroses.comCarefull Candles vs Conventional Candles | smelltheroses.com

Care Suggestions from the Carefull Candles Etsy Shop:

  • When lighting a soy candle for the first time, allow the wax to melt all the way to the sides of the container – this is usually 3/4 hours long. If you do not have 3/4 hours please wait until you do! Trust me, it will extend the life of your candle tremendously. If you do not let the wax melt all the way to the sides of the container, it may cause a “tunneling” effect, and your candle may not last as long as it is intended too.
  • The wicks need to be trimmed before EACH and every burn, failure to do so may result in black spots in the candle, a shorter burn time, and soot.

You can shop these amazing fall scents and more on Etsy! 🍂

COUPON CODE “BABYWATCH” WILL SAVE YOU 15% OFF YOUR ENTIRE PURCHASE

(the shop owner is about to have a baby!)

Carefull Candles on Etsy | smelltheroses.com


Did you know there is a SmelltheRoses.com inspired Carefull Candle? Check it out here!

I hope you are as excited about this giveaway as I am! Let me know why you’d love to enter this giveaway in the comments section below! As always, if you have any questions you can email me through my contact page.

This giveaway ends October 17st at 11:59 pm! Good Luck!

xoxo Caitlyn | smelltheroses.com

1 In DIY/ Gifts

Mother’s Day Gift Ideas: 2017 Cruelty-free Edition!

Mother's Day Gift Ideas | smelltheroses.com

Hello, everyone! April is almost over which means we’re already less than a month away from Mother’s Day! (Is it just me, or did this month fly by?!) If you are like me and have yet to pick up a gift, I figured I’d throw together a post on some Mother’s Day gift ideas that I’m considering for my own mama! I’ve included gifts for every price range and, as always, all items are cruelty-free! Happy shopping!


Mother’s Day Gift Ideas: 2017

 

1. Swarovski Crystal “Mom” Bracelet | Little Words Project

Little Words Project | Mother's Day Gift Ideas | smelltheroses.com

Shop: “Mom” Swarvorksi Crystal Bracelet

Other Styles: LWP Mother’s Day Collection

If you’ve been following along for a while, you know I’m a huge fan of Little Words Project. Their bracelets make the perfect little gift and they recently launched their Mother’s Day Collection! Their beaded bracelets feature a “little” word surrounded by a strand of Sworvorski crystals. Each bracelet comes with a unique numbered tag so you can register it on their website (so cool). Your mom will wear her little word for as long as she pleases and then, when the time is right, pass it on to someone else (maybe her mom or a mommy-to-be). How cute!?

*Please note, the leather band versions are made of genuine animal leather so I recommend sticking to the crystal beaded bracelets!*

2. Lotus (Mother) Crystal Bouquet | Little Box of Rocks

Little of Box of Rocks | Mother's Day Gift Ideas | smelltheroses.com

Shop: Lotus Collection

This adorable wooden box from Little Box of Rocks is one of my favorite products on this list. The Lotus Collection is designed for mothers making it the perfect Mother’s Day gift. It comes with 4 powerful crystals: Desert Rose (believed to quiet worries and promote mental clarity), Moonstone (aka “the stone of motherhood”; believed to be a powerful healing gem for women, balancing hormones, relieving stress, and bringing deep spiritual insights), Rose Quartz (aka the stone of love; symbol of the bond between mother and child), and Clear Quartz (believed to amplify the power of other stones or be programmed with your desired intention). In addition, it comes wrapped in a black satin ribbon and addressed with a personalized letter! This collection makes such a meaningful and beautiful gift.

3. Premium Vegan Leather “Cher” Tote | Angela Roi

Angela Roi Cher Tote Light Gray | Mother's Day Gift Ideas | smelltheroses.com

Shop: Light Gray Tote

Other Colors: Black | Creme

I use to love buying my mom designer bags for Mother’s Day or her birthday. However, when I switched to a cruelty-free lifestyle, I ditched buying anything made from genuine leather or suede! Luckily, there are several designer brands that sell all vegan leather products (learn more about vegan leather here) that are just as beautiful as the real stuff. I’ve had my eye on this tote by Angela Roi for a while now. I love the light gray color for spring but the black is SO stunning. It’s a little on the pricey side but its craftsmanship makes it worth every penny.

4. Organic Bath Bomb Gift Set | Beauty by Earth

Beauty by Earth Bath Bombs | Mother's Day Gift Ideas | smelltheroses.com

Shop: 6-pack | 2-pack | Single

*Code “SMELLTHEROSES” saves you 15% off your entire order from BeautybyEarth.com!*

I wrote about these bath bombs in my bath essentials post and knew I had to include them in this gift guide (my mother actually stole one of them from my pack). Unlike the bath bombs you find in Lush or Bath & Body Works, these are made of 100% natural & mostly organic ingredients! That means, no synthetic fragrances/dyes and no animal-testing! Even better, each bath bomb is designed to fulfill a different need (sore muscles, joint relief, relaxation, etc). How cute would this gift box be paired with a new loofa and bottle of wine?!

5. Paper Flower Bouquet | The Lovely Ave

Paper Flower Bouquet | Mother's Day Gift Ideas | smelltheroses.com

Shop: Lavender Bundle

Other Styles: Tropical | Peony

Flowers are a popular choice on Mother’s Day but, unfortunately, most die after a week or so (and make a mess in the process). These hand-made German and Italian Crepe Paper flowers are a beautiful alternative that will last forever! The Lovely Ave designed 3 bouquets for Mother’s Day and they are all equally gorgeous and comes in small (5 blooms), medium (9 blooms), and large (15 blooms – pictured) sizes! Although they may seem a bit pricey, they are worth the investment. I own one of their small size bouquets and am still in awe that the flowers aren’t real. They are the prettiest addition to your desk or entry table and I know your mom will love them!

6. Vegan Leather Toiletry Bag | Matt & Nat

The Face Oil | Mother's Day Gift Ideas | smelltheroses.com

Shop: Quartz Toiletry Bag

Other Colors: Black | Cerise | Chili | Glass | Olive

Another great vegan leather brand is Matt & Nat. I actually bought this toiletry bag for my fiance in the Chili color and he loves it! When I saw it in this Quartz color, I fell in love. I included this toiletry bag on my Mother’s Day list because it would be so cute to buy and fill with cruelty-free beauty products for your mom! My mom is slowly trading her conventional beauty products for cruelty-free options, so this Mother’s Day I plan to buy her this bag and fill it with a few of the products she has yet to replace. I love the idea of a gift that is not only thoughtful but will be well used!

7. Every Day I’m Hustlin’ Travel Mug | Ashley Brooke Designs

Every Day I'm Hustlin' Travel Mug | Mother's Day Gift Ideas | smelltheroses.com

Shop: Everyday I’m Hustlin’ Travel Mug

Other Styles: Lips | Palm Leaf | Now Watch Me Sip

If anyone needs this travel mug it is definitely our mamas! Who hustles more than them?! This travel mug is a new product from one of my favorite brands, Ashley Brooke Designs. It holds 16 ounces of liquid and is insulated so it will keep your beverage hot or cold. It is BPA-free, phthalate-free, lead-free and dishwasher safe. The lettering was hand-drawn by Ashley herself and is shiny metallic gold (so pretty)! It comes with the cutest hot pink heart-shaped and gold-lettered gift tag so wrapping is totally optional. Pair this with a bag of coffee or tea and it makes the perfect inexpensive gift!

8. Vegan Leather Sunglasses Case | Matt & Nat

Sunglasses Case - Matt & Nat | Mother's Day Gift Ideas | smelltheroses.com

Shop: Quartz Sunglasses Case

Other Colors: Black | Cerise | Chili | Glass | Olive

How cute is this sunglasses case from Matt & Nat? My mother has a slight sunglasses obsession so when I saw this I immediately thought of her. Just like all of their products, this case is made of 100% vegan leather and comes in a variety of colors. Gift it with a new pair of sunglasses or on its own, either way, it makes a great gift!

9. Non-toxic “Gypsy” Candle | Prim Botanicals

Gypsy Candle - Prim Botanicals | Mother's Day Gift Ideas | smelltheroses.com

Shop: Gypsy Candle

*Click here for a 20% off coupon to PrimBotanicals.com!*

This candle from Prim Botanicals may be my new favorite! It is made from 100% American-grown Soy Wax that is grown without the use of pesticides and herbicides. It is scented with clean fragrance oils and uses a pure cotton wick so you can burn your candle without worrying about inhaling toxic fumes! Not only does this make a great gift because of its beautiful scent, but its packing is also gorgeous! It even comes with an adorable box of matches!

10. The Face Oil | Prim Botanicals

The Face Oil | Mother's Day Gift Ideas | smelltheroses.com

Shop: Face Oil

Other Faves: Hair Oil | Hey Now Lip | Potion No 2

*Click here for a 20% off coupon to PrimBotanicals.com!*

This is hands down my all time favorite facial product and currently the only one I use. I recommend it to all of my friends and family since it is suitable for all skin types, even sensitive and oily skin! Rich in omega fatty acids, it helps fight signs of aging while reducing inflammation and preventing blemishes. It is light enough that it won’t clog your pores but rich enough that it will nourish and moisturize your skin. I use it daily and it leaves my skin looking glowy and fresh! I know my mom is going to love this product as much as I do!


I hope this post helped you find some inspiration for your Mother’s Day gifts! Thank you for reading!

xoxo Caitlyn | smelltheroses.com

 

 

10 In GIVEAWAYS

October Giveaway: Fall Scented Carefull Candles

Enter to win on smelltheroses.com !

WE HAVE A WINNER..

DAYNA F.

THIS GIVEAWAY IS OFFICIALLY CLOSED.

THANK YOU EVERYONE WHO PARTICIPATED!


Enter the Giveaway:

  • For U.S. and Canada residents only.
  • You have until Sunday, October 23 at 11:59 pm EST to enter.
  • A winner is automatically/randomly generated through Rafflecopter.
  • A winner will be announced Monday, October 24 at 12 pm EST via social media and email.

Instructions:

  • Use the plugin below to enter the giveaway by performing at least 1 of the dropdown options. You can do as many or few as you like. Certain options are weighted more heavily than others. If you are already following on any of the social media platforms, that is fine – just list your name/username for it to be counted! All entries requiring following/liking will be checked and verified before the winner is drawn – any missing likes/comments will not be credited as an entry.

a Rafflecopter giveaway


About Carefull Candles:

Carefull Candles is a small business that launched on Etsy this past May. Caroline, the shop owner, started making her own candles after discovering the hidden dangers found in the big-name conventional brand candles. In an effort to avoid her and her family from inhaling toxic fumes, she starting formulating and pouring her own candles using 100% non-GMO soy wax and 100% non-toxic essential oils/fragrances. Loving how her home-made candles came out, she decided to sell them and the Carefull Candles Etsy Store was born! Fun Fact — Caroline also has a podcast called “Being Carefull: Self Care and The Pursuit of Mindfulness”.

I came across Carefull Candles after much research to find a candle company that met my strict standards. Although there are many soy-based candle companies, not all have a completely clean label. I wanted a candle that was safe from its ingredients to its wick, to its container — you can imagine how excited I was when I found this brand on Etsy!Watch Full Movie Online Streaming Online and Download

  • Ingredients: 100% non-GMO soy wax | 100% pure essential oils and/or phthalate-free natural fragrances | No additives/fillers
  • Wick = Flat Braid Cotton + Paper Fiber (free of zinc, tin, and lead)
  • Container = reusable glass jar
  • Charity = $1 is donated to Hearts2Honduras with every purchase

What we’re giving away: 

  • (1) 8oz Pumpkin Spice Candle ($16 value)
  • (1) 8oz Marshmallow Campfire Candle ($16 value)
A candle that smells exactly like a pumpkin spice latte!! This is the Carefull Candles Pumpkin Spice Scented Candle made from 100% non-GMO soy wax with no additives. The candle is scented using 100% natural essential oils and fragrance. Enter to win this candle at smelltheroses.com or buy it in their Etsy shop where code "SMELLTHEROSES" saves you 20% !

If you were to turn your Pumpkin Spice Latte into a candle, it would be this candle!

This candle smells just like a freshly toasted marshmallow 😍 This is the Marshmallow Campfire 100% non-GMO soy candle from Carefull Candles. Enter to win it at smelltheroses.com or buy it on Etsy where code "SMELLTHEROSES" save you 20%!

Picturing roasting a marshmallow in a fire pit on a cold night and you have this candle! It’s so light and sweet – I’m in LOVE!

Enter to win this candle at smelltheroses.com or purchase from the Carefull Candles Etsy Shop where code "SMELLTHEROSES" saves you 20% off your entire order!

All candles feature a reusable glass jar.

 


Carefull Candles vs. Conventional Scented Candles:

Life would certainly be much more convenient if I didn’t know as much about the chemicals/ingredients in my everyday products. This time of year, Bath & Body Works and Yankee Candle have so many amazing scented candles that immediately make you excited for the fall and nearing holidays. However, these seemingly harmless candles hide an ugly truth. When burned, they release toxic fumes which pollute the air and are harmful if inhaled. For instance, big-name conventional brand candles made with parrafin wax produce benzene and toluene (known carcinogens) when burned. Inhaling these toxins are similar to inhaling the fumes from car exhausts.

Remember, chemicals don’t have to have a harsh odor to be harmful; many are actually odorless! Synthetic fragrances may smell nice but they are still chemicals and can be hazardous to your health.

Carefull Candles vs Conventional Brands -- clean up your candle collection by purchasing from the Carefull Candles Etsy Shop where code "SMELLTHEROSES" saves you 20% off your entire order!

Did you know your favorite Bath & Body Works candles contain harmful carcinogens that can be hazardous to you and your family's health? Clean up your candle collection with my "Safe Swaps"! You can still enjoy "Marshmallow Fireside" and "Pumpkin Spice" without the hidden dangers! Enter to win these candles at smelltheroses.com or purchase from the Carefull Candles Etsy Shop where code "SMELLTHEROSES" saves you 20% off your entire order!

Care Suggestions from the Carefull Candles Etsy Shop:

  • When lighting a soy candle for the first time, allow the wax to melt all the way to the sides of the container – this is usually 3/4 hours long. If you do not have 3/4 hours please wait until you do! Trust me, it will extend the life of your candle tremendously. If you do not let the wax melt all the way to the sides of the container, it may cause a “tunneling” effect, and your candle may not last as long as it is intended too.
  • The wicks need to be trimmed before EACH and every burn, failure to do so may result in black spots in the candle, a shorter burn time, and soot.

You can now order the SmelltheRoses.com inspired Carefull Candle in their Etsy shop.

Check it out here!

Carefull Candles Etsy Shop -- code "SMELLTHEROSES" saves you 20% off your entire order!


On behalf of Carefull Candles and Smell the Roses, I would like to wish you all a happy fall season and good luck!

Carefull Candles & SmelltheRoses.com Collaboration! Enter the giveaway at smelltheroses.com or purchase from the Carefull Candles Etsy shop where code "SMELLTHEROSES" saves you 20% off your entire order!


Thank you Carefull Candles for sponsoring this giveaway! 🙂

THIS GIVEAWAY IS OFFICIALLY CLOSED.