Yankee Candle Wax Tarts and Burner

August 20, 2014

I love a good candle. I also like to chop and change what scents fill my home, but doing so with candles comes with a hefty price tag. So I’ve chosen the best of both worlds.

I bought my Yankee Candle Wax Tart Burner around a year ago now, and honestly, it gets used a minimum of 3 times a week. The petal shaped area houses a tart of wax, you pop a little tea light below and it slowly burns, releasing the smell of the tart.

My burner sits on my mantle piece, and is lit any time I plan on spending a bit of time in the house, well worth the £4.99 I paid for it. Wax tarts are much, much cheaper than candles, and are said to burn for around 8 hours (but I’ve got a Vanilla Lime one that has burnt for way longer and still smells amazing). The tarts are usually on some form of deal too (Buy 10, pay for 8 at the moment!)

Wax tarts are also a brilliant way to try out scents before committing to up to 150 hours worth of them. I still love a good candle, but have fallen for ones that smells amazing un-lit but are just not worth the headache they give me once they are. I now won’t buy a candle (minus cheap Primark bad-boys) unless I’ve trailed it in my tart burner first. The good thing about the burner, is it fits other brands too. Even if the tart is originally too big, you can pop it in, melt it and it’ll harden into the correct size.

I think I’ll always have a big candle next to my bed for reading ‘n’ relaxing time, but wax tarts are cheaper, easier to change about, and you don’t feel half as guilty for buying way too many them! I’m definitely going to be picking up some new ones as soon as autumn rolls around.

Whats your favourite candle scent at the moment? Mine is Margarita Time, perfect for summer.


  • Reply Jemma Lees August 21, 2014 at 11:22 am

    I have had the cream petal tart burner for over a year now and I love how many different scents you can buy without having to commit to a jar candle (they're lovely but expensive so you have to deal with one scent for ages *sad face*). My favourite scents have to be the strawberry one and Bahama Breeze (it smells like oranges and mangos all mixed together in a cocktail). I haven't seen it for a while though, despite scouring all my local yankee candle shops 🙁
    Lovely post!
    – Jem
    |Une Belle Masquerade|

    • Reply Jayde August 23, 2014 at 4:50 pm

      Ooooh, I like the sound of Bahama Breeze! Might have to have a hunt for it (and will let you know if I find it!)

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