Don’t you love all of the smells associated with fall and winter holidays? Whether it’s pumpkin spice, cinnamon, clove, pine, or cranberry, those scents of the seasons bring an extra layer of sensory goodness that only comes around in November and December. Once Halloween’s over, I can’t wait to break out all of the Thanksgiving and Christmas “smells.” Candles are my favorite way to bring in those holiday scents: there’s just something about the warm, flickering glow of a flame that brings calm and a sense of peace. To help kick off the season, I’ve partnered with Wax Buffalo Pure Soy Candle Co. to host a giveaway! More details on that below.
Do warmth, coziness, and joy have scents? Why yes, I think they do. Ever since I can remember, I’ve loved to light scented candles. However, in recent years I had switched to wax melts because I was worried about the harmful chemicals and pollutants that can be released by conventional candles. Also, when my boys were younger it made me nervous to have open flames in areas where there might also be flying Nerf darts, pillows, balls, not to mention little curious hands. Wax melts smell nice, but you still don’t have that warm, glowy flickering candlelight. Now my boys are older, so I’m not as worried about the open flames, but I still don’t like the idea of burning traditional candles because of the toxins, so soy candles are a much better option.
Wax Buffalo candles are American-made and hand-poured (Alicia, the owner, started the company in her kitchen in Nebraska!), using pure essential oils for scents. And, Alicia’s a Midwest girl, which makes me love the company even more. She grew up in Kansas City and lived in Chicago before moving to Nebraska. To celebrate her Midwest maker pride, she even has a special collection of Midwest-themed candles:
Wax Buffalo was kind enough to send me a Cinnamon + Clove candle to try. It smells AMAZING! It’s spicy, yet subtle, and the cinnamon-to-clove ratio is perfect. It really puts me in the mood to get a fire going in the fireplace, grab a book, and cozy up on the couch on a snowy day. The jars are so cute — they’re amber colored glass with a white stamped lid. On each of the jars is a white “X.” I love the natural, minimalist style, and they look great with my decor. I’ve been moving the candle around to see how it looks, and basically it looks great everywhere! Right now it’s on my stove, sending the amazing scent wafting throughout the entire house.
Wax Buffalo has graciously offered to give one lucky Everyday Teacher Style follower a Wax Buffalo pure soy candle!
How to enter:
You can enter on Instagram or Facebook, or both if you would like to enter more than once!
- Follow both @everydayteacherstyle and @waxbuffalo Instagram accounts.
- Like this post on Instagram.
- Tag as many friends as you want for extra entries. Make sure each tag is a separate comment on the post.
- Like and follow both Everyday Teacher Style and Wax Buffalo Facebook pages.
- Like this post on Facebook.
- Tag as many friends as you want for extra entries. Make sure each tag is a separate comment on the photo.
- Get a bonus entry by sharing the post (be sure to set it to public so I can see it).
The giveaway will be open from Saturday, 11/3, through Tuesday, 11/6, at 10:00 p.m., CST. The winner will be chosen at random from the entries. Good luck, friends!
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Aaaaand, because you might want to shop Wax Buffalo’s amazing selection whether or not you win the free candle, I’m gonna hook you up with a sweet discount. Use promo code JENNY20 to get 20% off of your order at Wax Buffalo! I plan to order a few more candles soon: I’m telling myself I want to get Christmas gifts for a few people on my list, but truthfully I plan to pick up another candle or two for myself as well. 🙂