How To Save A Broken Candle

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I hope everyone is having a lovely fall and enjoying the nice change in weather. Being able to turn the AC off and open the windows is such a great feeling to me. I love it! With the cooler air blowing into my house, I realized my candles needed to be switched out to something a little more weather appropriate.

So, this weekend I busted out the fall scented candles! I don’t like pumpkin spice for anything, besides candles. Yes, I know, I am one of the few who hates pumpkin and pumpkin spice. About mid-fall last year I made the plunge and got myself a Scentsy so I had a couple candles left over from last year. Waste not, want not! Those were the first candles I went to grab this season, just to use up whatever was left. However, I noticed that one of my candles had broken in our move last year (UGH!). I’m sure that I’m not the first, nor the last, to have this problem.

So, I’m here today to tell you that all is not lost! For all the candles who have broken, wick wore down, or the scent isn’t as powerful – there is still hope! Go ahead and cut out a chunk of your broken candle and put it in a Scentsy pot. It works just as well as the expensive name brand cubes and it’ll let you utilize the rest of your candle. Don’t give up on your stubborn candles just yet! I know how annoying it is to buy a cheap candle and love the scent but all that burns is the wick. (I like to call them a one and done candle.) Super annoying. But using your Scentsy pot will give them life again! I highly recommend getting one of these pots, especially if you have a growing pile of broken candles. It has been a life saver! Even buying the cult favorites (gimme some of that Marshmallow Fireside!) and breaking it up for the Scentsy is something I often do. It’s a great twist and safer than having an open flame around kids and curious pets! Definitely give it a try and let me know your thoughts. I hope you found this helpful! Subscribe and stick around for more! 🙂

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Decor from Colorado

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I can finally talk about these! We picked up one of these candles for a surprise souvenir for my fiance’s mother. Now that we’ve given it to her I don’t have to worry about spoiling the surprise! 🙂

Can we talk about how GORGEOUS these candles are? I picked these two up from this cute little store in Breckenridge, Colorado called Global Candle Gallery. These are all they sell and I immediately fell in love with their store. I’m not exaggerating when I say, I spent hours in their store testing as many candles as I could. These candles are handmade in the store right in front of you. Let me tell you, they employ some very creative people! These are amazing quality and such an innovative idea! These appear to just be normal candles; until, you put them under direct lighting, then they transform into a gorgeous work of art! The way they layer the wax gives the interior a completely different look than the exterior. This effect also happens when the candles are lit but I’m too much of a perfectionist to burn those gorgeous wicks. I, of course, purchase an all-white candle because I like to use texture as accents instead of color. For my fiance’s mom, we got a gorgeous multi-colored candle that features this cute little elephant (her favorite animal)! I am so in love with these for so many reasons; but most of all, I love supporting local artists. The employees talk so highly of their work and you can tell they love what they do.

Best of all? They have an online store! Be sure to check out their work and see if anything sparks your interest (click here). I will say, the pictures hardly do them justice! Next time you’re in Breck, be sure to stop on in to Global Candle Gallery!

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