scented candle melts

One of my favorite things about autumn is stocking up on ridiculous amounts of amazingggg scented candles and wax melts to last through the rest of the year, So all year long your house can just smell fantastic and remind you autumn.

I love going to stores like Michaels, Bath and Body Works and Walmart to get tons of autumn/winter wax melts. My last wax warmer literally spit in half cause I had it on all the time but lucky you can get really nice, cheap ones at Walmart 😁

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home ambience finds by ivyandtwinestore

australian etsy shop ivyandtwinestore has a bohemian and minimal vibe (that includes eucalyptus) and i’m totally swooning this monday. i’d love to smell their caramelised brown sugar + fig candle and try out this lovely little soy melt burner <3

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Recently I’ve been testing a bunch of new fragrances to add to my shop, and now they’re up, so you can try them out too! 

A few of the new fragrances are in some of my newer fandom candles (like Moana, ASOUE, and Fantastic Beasts,) but now there are even more new fragrances available in my completely custom candles! 

New fragrances include: Birthday Cake, Coconut Hibiscus, Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough, Icicles, Leather, Lemon Verbena, Ocean Waves, Pina Colada, Sweet Snow, and Very Vanilla!

You can see the full list of fragrances available in the cupcake candles, tealights, pill bottle pillars, teacup candles (only one pair left!,) and wax melts.

Couldn’t Ask Part Two (Alexander Hamilton x Reader)

Masterlist 

Request Queue 

Free Requests 

Warnings: guns, mentions of death of a loved one/parent (not depicted)

A/N- (Happy Sequel Sunday!! Sorry this is so late! I accentuated Laf’s accent in this, hope ya like it)

Song- Alone Together – Fall Out Boy

Words- 3,493

“Sorry Y/N. I didn’t mean to intrude, but I was really interested in this Indian fabric,” he held up your jeans. Oh God no. “and I just saw…What is this?” He held up several green pieces of paper. “And why is my face on it?” 

You stood frozen to the spot with no idea what to say. Was this something you could lie your way out of? You could try at the very least.

Keep reading

Mimi the Amethyst Turtle (8/10/17)

Name: Mimi

Species: Amethyst Turtle

Age: About 50 in human years the little fellow forgot his age 

Pronouns: He/Him

Beginner Friendly?: Yes

Spirit Family Size:
He doesn’t mind the size as long he has time with you at least once a week

Description: He is about the size of a average painters turtle. He is 3 lbs in weight. He is a lovely shade of white that fades to purple on the shell. On the shell are multiple amethyst points that remind me of a geode but on a semi bigger living scale. His eyes are a lovely violet color as well. 

Personality: He is very playful and likes puns a lot. Though his favorite are in fact dad jokes. He is very sweet though he likes to race on occasion. Though I don’t know how he is a fast little thing. He is very sweet and soft spoken. Mimi is not known to lose his temper on anyone at all. 

Magick Specialties: He is quite fantastic in cleansing magick,Crystal magick, helping at building wards and Nightmare prevention. 

Preferred Communication: He stated something about pendulums and scrying. If you cannot scry he is willing to teach

Likes: He loves amethysts which is quite obvious. He loves jokes, cats, water, celery, basil. He likes to take naps on occasion. He loves other turtles he finds them quite interesting. He also loves books on crystals and cleansing rituals.

Dislikes: First and foremost sunlight because it fades his amethyst points. He is slightly scared of dogs. He doesn’t mind puppies it’s just if the dog isn’t polite he’s worried they might eat him. He does not like chocolate or crackers at all. Also he isn’t keen on incense though he doesn’t mind scented candles or wax melt things. 

Do they want a vessel?: Yes

Now once the companion is chosen they will be given a detailed file about their companion like a bit of their story, more details on preferred offerings, ideas on how to click, etc. Also the binding would be performed after the week of supervised visits 

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So, I bought myself some “Negan scented” melts for my wax warmer! And God, they smell so good! Such a clean, warm, cologne-esque scent. I’m in love with it! I’ll definitely be buying more, and I just had to share it with you all! Scent notes: cedarwood, sandalwood, leather, musk, rich amber. (From the item details on Etsy. Link: https://www.etsy.com/listing/511824547/negan-scented-candle-or-wax-melt

Originally posted by luke-vaughn

anonymous asked:

Ohhh if you’re not too busy with them, what do you associate with the name Chris/Christine (also unrelated but mod Luna’s selfies were so cute! 💗)

Chris: deep brown eyes, warm skin, blue button ups, forest scented candles, melting snow, peppermint
Christine: curly dark brown hair, soft voice, crescent moon, sparkly clear nail polish, chocolate chip cookies, fairy lights
Aw thank you!! (Mod Luna)

DIY Natural Room Scents

Fragrant items for naturally scenting your home:

  • Citrus — I’ve tried other fruits. Some of them smell good initially, but they don’t hold up for more than one use. Citrus is sturdier, longer-lasting, and gives these scent recipes freshness. Lemons and oranges are particularly fragrant and have the best staying power in these scented waters.
  • Herbs — Any herb can be used for making a room scent, but the ones that are sturdier and on woody twigs hold up the best. My favorites for room scents are rosemary and thyme.
  • Pine or cedar twigs/needles — There may be other fragrant trees that will work, too; pine and cedar are the two I’ve tried for their appealing, fresh fragrance.
  • Extracts — A touch of vanilla or almond extract improves most room fragrance mixtures. Mint extract has a nice fresh scent.
  • Spices — You can use ground or whole sweet spices. The whole spices look prettier, if your scented water will be in a location where it will be seen. I have found that cinnamon sticks and whole cloves have the most scent staying power. Cinnamon sticks can be rinsed off and reused several times. They keep on giving.

Five Natural Room Scent Recipes

These are all scents that my nose likes. But, scents that are pleasing to one person may not be to someone else. Consider how many different scents of perfumes, soap, and candles there are in stores in an effort to appeal to the masses. So, use my recipe combos as guidelines that you can tweak and customize to suit what your nose likes.

General procedure: Combine the ingredients in a 2 cup (pint) jar or container, or in a pan on the stove top. Cover them with water and heat. I’ll explain different heating options further down. Keep reading.

Scent #1: Oranges, cinnamon & cloves (allspice and anise are optional). This is my favorite, both for it’s wonderful aroma and for it’s staying power. This scent carries into multiple rooms better, and it can be reheated to scent your rooms for several days.

Scent #2: Lemon, rosemary, & vanilla. A similar scented water is often simmering in Williams-Sonoma stores. It has a lovely freshness to it.

Scent #3: Lime, thyme, mint & vanilla extract. This combination has such a fresh, pleasant scent. I initially made it without the mint extract, but have found that it really kicks up the aroma.

Scent #4: Orange, ginger (fresh or powdered), and almond extract. This is a sweet, delicious scent.

Scent # 5: Pine or cedar twigs (or other fragrant twigs), bay leaves, and nutmeg. These scents combine for a complex aroma. If you have whole nutmeg, use a microplane to grate off the outer surface–this will release the scent. Add the whole nutmeg piece along with the gratings.

Here’s the gang of five. Aren’t they beautiful? I like to make these up in pint jars and keep them on hand in the fridge so I’m ready to start a pot of simmering scents as needed.

Make ahead and…

  • …store in the fridge. Uncooked jars of scented waters will keep in the fridge for 1 to 2 weeks, so you can make these ahead to have on hand. I recommend adding all of the ingredients, including the water, to the jars before refrigerating them. I’ve tried refrigerating the fruit/spice/herb combos in jars without the water, but they don’t last as long that way.
  • …freeze them.  I’ve tried freezing them both with and without the water added, and both ways work fine. I haven’t tested them in the freezer longer than 2 weeks, but I’m confident that they can be frozen for a month or longer. Make sure you use freezer-safe jars. (Not all mason jars are freezer-safe.)

How to heat the scented mixtures

I’ve tried a variety of methods, and all of these work to varying degrees. Some of them provide a more powerful scent than others. Just like the air fresheners you buy, none of these will scent a whole house; but I’ll show you some ways to set up individual scent sources in multiple rooms. Hopefully you already have what you need to try out one or more of these options.

Stove top method. This is by far the best way I’ve found to get the most powerful scent that will spread to more rooms the fastest. It’s easy as can be. Simply combine the ingredients in a pot on the stove, bring them to a boil, and then lower the heat to a simmer. They will immediately begin to scent your kitchen and spread to other rooms. How far the scent spreads depends on the size and layout of your house. A simmering pot like this makes all four rooms on our first floor smell good. The only drawback of this method is that you have to keep a close eye on the water level. If the pan dries out, you’ll be smelling burned citrus instead of sweet, fragrant citrus.  NOTE: For a stronger scent, simply double or triple the recipe in a larger pot on the stove.

Uncovered Slow Cooker Method. This is my personal favorite for having my house smell pleasant every day. I use a mini slow cooker–the kind made for keeping dips and sauces warm. Mine only has one low heat setting. The mixture never actually bubbles and visibly steams. I leave it uncovered on my kitchen counter to slowly release scent throughout the day. It’s subtle, but creates a pleasant smell in the house. When I’m home, I keep my mini slow cooker going. It’s easy and uses very little electricity. When I fill mine in the morning, it won’t dry out for an entire day. If you’re concerned about accidentally letting it run dry, you can put a lamp timer on it so that it automatically shuts off at the desired time. I put a scented jar mixture in the microwave for 2 minutes to get it really hot before I add it to the slow cooker. That gives it a jump start on releasing the scent.  NOTE: For a stronger scent, simply double or triple the recipe in a larger, full-size slow cooker.

Fondue Pot Method. If you have a fondue pot, then you have a portable scent station. Set it up in any room you’d like to scent. Below is a small ceramic fondue pot I have that uses a tea light for heat. So, this will only remain warm as long as the candle lasts–3-½ to 4 hours. Like the slow cooker, this is a low level of heat and releases a very subtle scent–enough for a small room. Get the scent mixture boiling hot before adding it to the fondue pot. I like to set this up in our entry way when we have guests. It makes it smell wonderful when you walk through our front door. And, it looks pretty.

Mug Warmer Method. I normally keep this little mug warmer next to my computer to keep my coffee and tea warm. I’ve discovered it also can be used to keep a jar or small bowl of scent mixture warm. It only keeps it warm, it doesn’t actually heat it up. So again, be sure to heat the mixture before adding it the bowl. Or microwave a jar and set it right on top of the mug warmer. This low heat puts off a soft scent that is perfect in a bathroom.

  • Here’s a hint to keep it pretty. As the mixtures cook and lose their color, they’re not as attractive. You can spruce it up by floating a fresh slice of citrus on top. Or add a few cranberries (I keep a bag of them in my freezer); they float and add a touch of color.

Candle Warmer Method. These work just like the mug warmers. Candle warmers come with a little bowl on top for melting scented candle pellets. Instead, you can add some heated scented water. Or, remove the bowl and set a jar or other bowl on top.

  • Note: I tested the temperatures of these with a thermometer. The mug warmer and candle warmer both kept the mixture at about 120°F. That’s enough to let off a very subtle scent, but don’t expect these to strongly scent a big room. You need more heat and steam for a stronger scent.

Tea Pot Warmer Method. My tea pot warmer also uses tea lights. I can put two or three tea lights in mine to achieve the temperature I want. These only last as long as the tea lights burn, but they can get hotter than the mug and candle warmers, thus releasing more scent. I can put a bowl or jar on top of my tea pot warmer, as long as I put it somewhere that I can keep an eye on it. I don’t like to leave candles unattended.

Add more hot water as needed. As the water evaporates from any of these warming bowls or jars, top it off with additional HOT water. It needs to be hot when it’s added so that it doesn’t cool down the temperature of the scented water.  Higher heat = more fragrance.

Gift them! These make a fun, unique hostess gift. Take one along to a party as a gift for your host that can be simmered and enjoyed the next day.

Reuse each mixture 2-3 times. After these have been heated and simmered for awhile, the water becomes cloudy (as you can see in the jars below), and some of the ingredients lose their vibrant color. Although they don’t look as pretty, they still smell good. Usually, you can reheat and simmer these again 2-3 times. Jar them up and refrigerate them between uses. Open the jar and give it the sniff test–if it still smells good, reheat and reuse it. Add more water as needed.

Cost saving tips

You can save, use and reuse a number of fragrant ingredients. These scents don’t need to be expensive.

  • Leftover ginger —  If you ever cook with fresh ginger and end up with leftover pieces , this is a way to use them up before they spoil. Slice the leftover ginger and freeze it in a bag or container to have on hand for whipping up a quick batch of scented water.
  • Save your orange peels – When you eat an orange, save the peel for use in scented waters. Store them in the refrigerator or freezer until you need them.
  • Save your juiced lemons and limes – After you’ve juiced these for use in a recipe, refrigerate or freeze the leftover pieces.
  • Save your leftover herbs – If you have herbs in a garden or have leftover herbs that you’ve purchased for cooking, they can be frozen and saved for use in these scented waters.
  • Use expired juices. If you have fruit juices that are past their prime, use them as a base in place of the water in these mixtures. They’re both fragrant and colorful.
  • Use expired spices. Spices are supposed to be replaced after a year, because they lose much of their flavor. But, they still smell good! Instead of throwing out old spices, use them for scenting water.

There are endless combinations for these scented waters. If you have some additional ideas, please share. I’m always looking for a new, pleasant scent for my home.

Natural Room Scents By Monica Ingredients
  • Citrus, sliced — lemons, oranges, limes (may use peel only, if preferred)
  • Herbs — rosemary, thyme, & bay leaves
  • Spices– whole cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, allspice (optional), anise (optional); may substitute ground/powdered spices
  • Ginger (fresh or powdered)
  • Extracts–vanilla, almond, mint
  • Pine twigs (or other fragrant twigs)
Directions Use a pint (2 cup) jar, container, or pot to combine scent waters. Add ingredients to container, cover with water, and choose from these options:
–simmer on stove top, topping off with more water as it evaporates
–add heated mixture to a slow cooker, fondue pot, or something similar that will keep mixture heated. Preheat waters to a boil (in microwave or on stove top). As water evaporates, always top it off with HOT water to keep the temperature as high as possible. Higher heat = more fragrance.FRAGRANT COMBINATIONS:1. Orange, Cinnamon & Spice. 1 orange, 2 cinnamon sticks (or 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon), ½ tablespoon whole cloves (or 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves), ½ tablespoon whole allspice (or ¼ teaspoon ground allspice), 1 anise star (optional)

2. Lemon, Rosemary & Vanilla. 3 sprigs of fresh rosemary, 2 lemons, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract.

3. Lime, Thyme, Mint & Vanilla. 3 limes, 3-4 sprigs fresh thyme, ½ teaspoon mint extract, 1 teaspoon vanilla.

4. Orange, Ginger, & Almond. 1 orange (or peel from 2 oranges), 1 4″ finger of ginger, sliced (or 1 tsp ground ginger), ½ teaspoon almond extract.

5. Pine, Bay Leaves, & Nutmeg. Handful of pine twigs or needles, 4 bay leaves, 1 whole nutmeg, outer layer grated into mixture.

Scented waters may be refrigerated between uses. Reuse for 2-3 days, or as long as they still have a pleasant fragrance.

A Not So Happy Anniversary

Request can be found: Here
Words:864
Genre: Angst (P.s I suck at this)

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You had gotten home late after having to work sudden overtime. Your boss didn’t tell you until you were almost out the door. You told him over and over how you couldn’t because it was your anniversary but he wouldn’t let you leave so you gave up and did the extra work as fast as possible.

It was 11 pm now, you were supposed to be home around 7 for dinner with Mark. You were nervous he would be mad at you since you couldn’t text him because your phone died before your regular shift ended.

It was dark when you had gotten in your shared apartment, you could smell what was left in the air of your favorite scented candles that must have melted long ago. As you walked past the kitchen you could see the pots and pans in the sink and on the dining room table the dinner that was supposed to be shared between you two. You internally cringed because he must have come home early from practice to make you guys’ dinner. You walked towards the table and felt the cloth that was under the plates. It was the table cloth his parents had gotten you guys as a house warming gift and you both chose to only use it on special occasions because of the beautiful satin red and the detailing that was on it boarder.

“You finally decided to make it.” Mark spoke sarcastically making you drop the cloth back onto the table to look at him leaning against the door frame into the living the living room.

“Mark! I am so sorry! I had to stay late…” You tried to defend yourself but he interrupted.

“Yeah whatever, it’s not like you cared anyway. You could have at least texted me saying you didn’t want to have dinner with me.” He spoke bitterly.

“Mark, it’s not like that! I wanted to but my phone died and my boss said I had to do more work and I tried to finish it as soon as I could and when I did I came straight here!” You pleaded taking steps towards him.

“Yeah, whatever.” Mark said annoyed Pushing off the wall. He went and sat in the living room, you followed right behind.

“Mark please, you have to believe me!” You pleaded.

“No, no I don’t. I know I am not always here for you to cuddle but when I am it seems like you are never here!” He was yelling now.

“Mark please stop yelling” You tried to sooth him a bit taking a few steps closer.

“NO! I hate feeling like you are going behind my back because I am not here! And on our anniversary!” He screamed and ran his hands through his hair. You jumped back a bit. Mark never really yelled at out. Yeah you two fought but never yelled. You were thinking he must really be upset.

“Ok Mark, I am going to go to my parents place for the night. I think you need to think things over.” You sighed knowing fighting now would be useless.

“Yeah whatever, go back to your stupid side guy.” He sniped.

You wanted to protests and tell him there was no guy, but right now with the state he is in, there would be no pint.

“Bye Mark.” You said as you slipped on your shoes and left.

You got in your car and drove off, heading to your parents’ house. You thought back to hoe Mark was acting. He must be stressed at work or something, he is not normally like that. Lost in thought you turned the radio up. Thoughts like maybe you weren’t doing enough for him and maybe he has had enough of you and no longer loves you came to your head. You felt your eyes sting with tears. How could he think you would cheat on him, you were always loyal and you loved him. Your tears started to fall at these thoughts. You went to wipe them with the sleeve of your sweater when a set of bright headlights came into view. The lights seemed to swerve a bit but you thought it was just because you were wiping your eyes. As you both got closer you saw the other car was in your lane and before it was too late you swerved into the ditch. You seemed to go in slow motion as the car rolled after hitting nose first into the bank of the ditch. The car seemed like it was rolling forever and then it stopped landing on its roof and started rocking until it was still. You just sat in the car, blood blurred you vision a bit, there was a ringing in your ear and you felt pain all over. You head started to throb when some voice came closer. The voices were too muffled to understand what they were saying, the ringing was too loud, the pain was too much, and then suddenly it was black.

Happy ending             Sad ending

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Ok so idk if you want another part to this or not, if you do just shoot me an ask for it! also, this kinda really sucks, angst is not my thing.