Thursday, July 27, 2017

Northern Lights Wax Melts Reviews

Northern Lights Wax Melts Reviews

Northern Lights Wax Melts
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Northern Lights Candles is a New York based candle company that sells their products online as well as through retailers across the country, such as Bed Bath and Beyond, Wayfair.com, gift shops, etc. They carry scented wax melts (https://www.northernlightscandles.com/productscategoryLarge.cfm?Name=Fragranced&PLine=Wax%20Melts&Status=Fragranced) in 3 sizes: 4oz. Pillow Pack, 8oz. Mason Melts, and 5-lb. Pack. I got the 4oz. Pillow Packs (https://www.northernlightscandles.com/Store/ProductDetail.cfm?Name=Fragranced&Line=Wax%20Melts&Size=Pillow%20Pack&Status=Fragranced). These are cardboard packs with tiny wax cubes inside. About 5 of these wax cubes seems to be equivalent to 1 "normal" sized wax cube. The Pillow Packs are $5.99 for 4oz., which is equivalent to $3.74 for a standard 2.5oz. wax melt. So, a bit pricey. The 8oz. Mason Melts are $15.99 for 8oz., which is equivalent to $5.00 for a standard 2.5 oz. wax melt. And the 5 POUND pack is $75.99, which is 80 oz. (like 32 standard 2.5oz. wax melts!), equivalent to $2.38 for a 2.5 oz. wax melt. This last option is the most economical, but I'm not certain what type of pack they come in and if the pack can be sealed. And you'd really have to be in love with a scent to get that much!

The Pillow Pack melts are made to use in a fairly short amount of time. This is because the package is made of cardboard (and looks like a Hot Pockets package!), and the top and bottom end close "just enough" to prevent the wax from spilling out. Wax melts, like perfume, need to be stored in well-sealed containers. So if you buy the Pillow Pack 4oz. packs, be prepared to use each scent within a few months at most. If you really like a scent, it would be best to reorder the 8oz. Mason Melts, which come in a glass jar with a lid. I took the wax out of my Pillow Pack packages and put them in sealable polypropylene bags (which are the only type of plastic bags that sufficiently protects the wax from air).

Cranberry
This is a generic cranberry scent with a slightly bitter note, not very sweet. I'm not crazy about the scent. Throw was poor, 1 or maybe 1.5 out of 5.

Crisp Apple
A nice apple scent with a smidgeon of caramel. It's not very sweet, but that's okay. Throw was very good, 3.5 out of 5.

Farmstand Peach
This is a nice, fairly standard peach scent. Throw was good, 3 out of 5.

Fraser Fir
A fantastic smoky earthy woodsy warm spruce scent with a hint of eucalyptus and a smidgeon of a dirt note (but in a good way). This is not a harsh pine scent. It smells like a Christmas tree next to a cozy fire. Throw was very good, 3 to 3.5 out of 5.

Fresh Linen
A nice sweet fabric softener scent. This is not a harsh laundry detergent scent. Throw was very good, 3.5 out of 5.

Ginger Tea & Honey
This smells like lemon flavored iced tea mix. It's rich and sweet and smells fantastic. I don't smell ginger or honey though. Throw was good, 3 out of 5.

Lavender Vanilla
This is a standard lavender scent with a slight sweetness, and not too medicinal. Throw was not good, maybe a 2 out of 5, and dissipated within a half hour.

Mysteria
A very nice old-fashioned soapy perfumey scent, but not overly sweet. It's not a musk or floral scent, and I think it might be considered an "oriental spice" type scent. It has that "old lady" perfume note that some people don't like, but I love it! Throw was very good, 3 or 3.5 out of 5.

Oatmeal Cookie
This really smells like a sweet, rich oatmeal cookie. Throw was very good, 3.5 out of 5.

Tender
This smells almost exactly like Mysteria, but I think there's a baby powder note in this one. Another nice scent! Throw was excellent, 3.5 or 4 out of 5.



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