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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).

Happy sniffing!


  1. After frustration with diffusers, plug ins, and candle scents wearing off in a matter of hours, i'm game to try tarts.

    It's been two years. Give us an update!


  2. I'm curious to hear more about tarts! After months of frustration with candles and plug ins, I'm game to try anything.

    Give us an update?


  3. Will you give us another post about tarts G?

  4. These are great! and safe to have with 2 curious kitties

  5. I am on oxygen with very sensitive lungs and for me, tarts are the way to go. G. have you ever tried ? Unless it's Yankee or WalMart, this is where I get my tarts. The selection is incredible. The rose one is sooo nice.
    Have a great rest of the week!


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