Monday, March 2, 2009
Tarts. The wax ones. Not the fattening ones.
Ladies, wax tarts are the Recessionista's home fragrance weakness. In case you've never heard of them (oh, the horror!) they are little wickless wax (beeswax, soy wax, or a hybrid of both) discs that fit into a tart warmer (a cute little ceramic device that warms the tart electrically with a power cord, or holds a tea light at the bottom to melt the tart). Tarts, when melted, can emit 10x (not scientifically proven, just my opinion) the amount of fragrance that your average candle can emit, in about 1/16th the time (again, not scientifically proven but my firm opinion after years of burning tarts).
The best thing about tarts is that you do not have to invest in a $40 candle to have your home smell lovely, and you can change out the tart as often as you change your clothes! Why commit to a pricey candle with a scent you may tire of after a few burns, when you can switch out a wax tart every single day for 40 days for roughly around the same price!
If you have Scent-ADD like me, and you need to smell something yummy, but different, every day, tarts are your answer. The most easily accessible tarts are found at your local Yankee Candle store, but if you open the door to tarts on online, beware because you'll never, ever close that door. I'm warning you. It's a fun, but daaaaaangerous place for tart lovers. The scent selections available on Ebay, Etsy, and etailer websites will absolutely floor you.
I will save my favorite tart sellers for a future post, if you're interested. Leave me a comment if you'd like to know more, plus I will happy to explain, step-by-step how to burn, enjoy, and remove tarts in the best way possible (my opinion after years of research).
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