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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

4 In GIVEAWAYS/ Home/ Wellness

December Giveaway (Week 1): Clean Air Products from Way Out Wax

Clean Air Giveaway

WE HAVE A WINNER..

Kathleen D.

THIS GIVEAWAY IS OFFICIALLY CLOSED.

THANK YOU EVERYONE WHO PARTICIPATED!


Happy December to all my Smell the Roses readers! In case you haven’t heard, instead of my regular monthly giveaway, I am doing a giveaway each week of December to celebrate this holiday packed month! Yup, that’s right… 4 giveaways! 💃🎁
This week (Dec 4-10) I have teamed up with Way Out Wax to give away 3 of their Clean Air Products! (Enter below through the Gleam Plugin or on Facebook)
As part of my new year resolutions, I am switching my cleaning and home care products to natural/cruelty-free options. Continue reading (below the giveaway plugin) to learn why I love Way Out Wax and have made their products a new home staple. 🏠
p.s. code “SMELLTHEROSES” saves you {10%} on your order from the Way Out Wax Online Store. \\ Valid until Dec 24th. Cannot be used to buy gift cards. \\ 

Enter the Giveaway:

  • Open to anyone at least 18 years old with a valid U.S. or Canada mailing address.
  • You have until Sunday, December 10 at 11:59 pm EST to enter.
  • The winner is randomly generated through the Gleam Plugin.
  • The winner will be announced Monday, December 11 at 12 pm EST via this blog post, social media, and email.

Instructions:

  • Use the Gleam plugin below to enter the giveaway (may take a few moments to load).
  • How to Enter: Submit at least one entry option using the “Gleam” plugin provided on this site.
  • There are opportunities to earn extra entries and increase your odds of winning!
    • Simply pick and choose as many or as few as you would like. You need to complete at least 1 entry to be added to the giveaway pool. Additional entries are completely optional. 
    • Certain entry 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.

Way Out Wax: Clean Air! Giveaway


ABOUT WAY OUT WAX

Way Out Wax has been creating non-toxic and environmentally conscious products in the Green Mountains of Northern Vermont for over 20 years (way before it was the trendy thing to do). Unlike other candle and home fragrance companies, you will not find a single chemical additive, fragrance, or dye in any of their products! This is a company that is passionate about making products that reflect an individual’s connection with the environment.

Their Ingredients:

  • Scents: Way Out Wax believes the healing botanical essences found in nature should be easily incorporated into everyday life. That is why their products are scented using only 100% pure/natural essential oils without any dyes or synthetic fragrances.
  • Wax: Their candles are composed of 100% natural non-GMO soy wax. The soybeans used to make their wax are sustainably farmed and free from pesticides and herbicides. To top it all off, their candles are also 100% biodegradable.
  • Animal Testing: None of their ingredients or final products are testing on animals. Their products are Leaping Bunny certified cruelty-free! 🐰

Their Commitment to the Environment:

Reduce. Reuse. Recycle:

Way Out Wax believes that “healthy products make for healthy people and a healthy planet”. On top of using natural & sustainable materials, they recycle whenever possible throughout their manufacturing process. They even go as far as reusing packing materials they received from their raw supplies for shipping their customers’ outbound packages.  Even their shipping boxes are often second-hand from a company that sources “overruns” and other gently-used boxes. That is some serious dedication! 🙌

You can continue the reduce/reuse/recycle practice when you’re finished with your products too. Their candle jars and travel tins are easy to clean out and reuse as a storage container.

Read more about Way Out Wax’s Environmental Commitment here

Why I Love their Clean Air Product Line:

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Febreze vs. Way Out Wax:

We all want our home to smell good. For years I used Febreze and Bath & Body Works home fragrances to prevent my house from smelling like a puppy infested stinky sock land 😂 However when I started researching what was in these products and their brand’s animal-testing policy, I immediately had to stop. There is no requirement for companies to disclose ingredients in air fresheners so it is close to impossible to know exactly what is in these products without third-party testing. According to the Environment Working Group, when they tested our beloved Febreze they found AcetaldehydeBHT, artificial fragrance, and propylene glycol, all linked to cancer, allergens, & developmental toxicity. These are just a fraction of the chemicals found in Febreze – kinda scary! While Febreze advertises they will “purify” your air, they are actually just contributing to indoor air pollution.

Way Out Wax: Clean Air Products

If you want the benefits of Febreze without the hidden dangers, I highly recommend the Clean Air Collection from Way Out Wax. I had read amazing reviews for their candles so I was really excited when I found out they had an air-purification line! I have been using it for the past month and have noticed a HUGE difference in the freshness of my bedroom’s air. My dogs sleep in my bed so I always feel like my room smells like them. These products have been a big help in keeping odors at bay! I wish I had found them sooner!!

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Candle:

This product is great for gradual odor elimination. The neutral scent is very light and refreshing, so it works for all individuals’ tastes and for all times of the year. I like that I can light the candle and its clean scent will slowly disburse throughout my bedroom.
Way Out Wax Odor Candle

Odor Neutralizing Spray:

These sprays are great for targeting specific areas of a room. I use the Lavender scent to spray my bed in the AM after my puppies have slept in it all night. They would also work great as an addition to your gym bag to spray your clothes or yoga mat after an intense workout.Way Out Wax Odor Spray

So How Does It Work?:

Clean Air is 100% natural and Scientifically-Proven to eliminate odors by attracting odor particles on a molecular level, attaching to them and neutralizing the unwanted smell.

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Recommended Use:

Way Out Wax recommends their Clean Air Collection for use in the air, fabrics, auto-care, yoga mats, athletic wear, by the litter box, in the kitchen after cooking fish or for accidents when food is burnt. 


Find Way Out Wax in a store near you: Store Locator


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.