Thursday, January 14, 2016

Burt's Bees Soy Wax Melts Review

Burt's Bees Soy Wax Melts Review

Burt's Bees Soy Wax Melts
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This is a review of Burt's Bees Soy Wax Melts. In general, the throw on these is not very good. And the wax is creamy, messy, and hard to get out of the package. A few have decent throw, but in general, there are better deals out there. These are $2.99 each for 2.5 oz. at Target, Walmart, and some other stores. But you can get ScentSationals and Better Homes & Gardens wax melts at Walmart for $2 for the same size, and in general they have better throw, scent quality, duration, and wax consistency.

Burt's Bees Wax Melts
Creamy messy wax that's hard to get out of the package

My Scent and Throw scores are on a scale of 0 to 5 with 0 being the absolute worst and 5 being the absolute best. Scent score is VERY subjective; you may love a scent I hate, and vice versa. Throw score is not as subjective, although there are a lot of variables that can affect the throw (see the Definitions page). 0 throw means I couldn't smell anything when melted, even with my nose right on top of the wax. 1 is poor throw, 2 is very light throw, 2.5 is light/fair, 3 is good, 3.5 is very good, 4 is excellent, and 5 is a "scent monster" (I can smell it throughout the house and even outside the house).

Fresh Cut Fern
This smells a little like basil, with a tangy slightly green note, but also with maybe a eucalyptus "spa" quality. It has a slight industrial cleaner note. Throw was okay, maybe a 2.5, for about 20 minutes, but quickly disappeared.
Scent: 3
Throw: 1

Lavender Fields
This is the most realistic lavender scent I think I've ever smelled in a wax melt. It's not a sweet perfumey lavender, but more of a slightly eucalyptus "spa" lavender. Very fresh and realistic. Scent only lasted about 2.5 hours.
Scent: 5
Throw: 3.5

Toasted Almond
Scent: This kind of smells like a glazed donut to me. I don't smell almond at all, and there's also a slight chemical note.
Scent: 3.5
Throw: 1

Papaya Guava
Tropical fruit scent but not pineapple and no coconut. Tangy and sour, a little like satsuma (a small orange type fruit with a tart lemony grapefruit scent), but not enough to justify the sourness. Very slightly sweet on cold sniff, but the sweetness disappeared when melted, and it turned into a sour tropical chemical scent.
Scent: 3 on cold sniff, 1 when melted
Throw: 3

Eucalyptus Mint
This smells like a combination of peppermint candy and Vicks Vaporub. It's a nice authentic peppermint scent, with no spearmint or wintergreen notes that would make it smell like toothpaste. Also has a sinus-clearing effect, so would be great if you have a cold! Melted, it did have a very slight "toothpaste" mint scent. Scent dissipated within 2 hours.
Scent: 3.5 on cold sniff, 3 when melted
Throw: 3

Sweet Lemon
Just like the scent name, this smells like sweetened lemon. It has a slight bakery note but also a very slight soapy note that makes it smell a little like lemon-scented skin cream. Melted, I don't smell the bakery note and it smells a little like kitchen lemon and lemonade.
Scent: 4
Throw: 3.5

Raspberry Lemon
Fake raspberry with a sour note and a little bit of zestiness, but not really lemon. This smells weird to me on cold sniff, but I have a feeling it's one of those scents that will improve when melted. I was wrong. Smelled the same when melted, but even less raspberry and more sourness.
Scent: 2 on cold sniff, 1 when melted
Throw: 2

Sweet Pumpkin
I don't smell any pumpkin in this scent. It smells like vanilla ice cream, very sweet and creamy. Maybe a hint of caramel. OK perhaps a smidgeon of pumpkin, but if I didn't know it's supposed to be in there, I wouldn't smell pumpkin. It's a really nice scent.
Scent: 3
Throw: 3

Vanilla Honey
I didn't buy this one, as it was weak on cold sniff. I smelled vanilla and a little bit of honey, but nothing that really blew me away.
Scent: 3 on cold sniff
Throw: Didn't melt

Tropical Mango
I didn't buy this one, as I didn't like the scent. It was an artificial tropical scent.
Scent: 1 on cold sniff
Throw: Didn't melt


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