March 30, 2010

Yellow House Candles Review & Giveaway!




I stumbled upon Yellow House Candles while doing my daily perusing on the La Leche League mother to mother forums. The creator and mama behind these amazing products is Becca, and she is also an active member of the LLL forums. I read the reviews of the other LLL moms that I knew and trusted so I knew I was in for testing out an amazing product.

Yellow House Candles are handmade Kentucky soy wax. To quote the website directly "Soy wax burns longer than paraffin wax, giving you a candle that really lasts. It also burns cleaner, leaving the air you breathe purer. We additionally use cotton core wicks for added burn quality."
Not only is this a quality, all natural product, it was made right here in the USA by a hard working mom! That is something I can stand by for sure!
YHC offer an amazing selection of Seasonal, Floral, Fruit, and Home scents. She has so many scents to choose from, and her descriptions of each scent just leave you in candle euphoria! Not only does YHC offer these wonderful candles, they also are in the business of making all natural soaps that feature "either a shea butter or oatmeal base to leave your skin soft and clean."

I chose two candles to test and Becca was kind enough to send me some soap as well. Just opening the box, I knew I was in for a treat! The scents I chose were Coconut Cream Pie and Red Apple. The first thing I loved was the glass jar and color. So bright and beautiful, they add "flavor" to any space in your home! I lit the Coconut Cream Pie first, and oh man...heaven! It smells better than the real thing. I didnt tell my husband I was doing this review, and he walks in the house asking me what yummy food did I make that day! Of course, he was disappointed I hadnt actually baked, but just as impressed with the candle as I was! I sadly blew out the pie scent to give the Red Apple scent a chance to appeal to my senses, and boy did it ever! So sweet, yet tangy-if you can smell tang! I do not know how she does it, but Becca captures the scent so perfectly.
After days of burning both candles, I have yet to see the bottom of the jar. They really do last longer than the average candle. They are strong, but not overpowering like some scents can be. They are warm and inviting.
Im the midst of my candle indulgence, I gave her soap a try. The soap I am testing is the Oatmeal Vanilla. I am a huge vanilla fan in any shape and form, so I was excited to give the soap a try. It really does leave your hand feeling soft! I am cursed with dry skin, and having a toddler to wash up or a babys diaper to change, I am constantly washing my hands. This soap really eased the pain I had from dry cracking skin. Its great for the shower too!! But dont worry, I wont go into my showering details, just trust me when I say it gets the job done!
I'm so impressed with the quality of these candles and soap. I will definitely be giving Becca at Yellow House Candles my business, as well as passing along her great products to my friends and family! I hope you give Yellow House Candles a try, Becca is a super sweet mom and she has a great business going for her.
But it: Head over to www.yellowhousecandles.com and check out the great products that are available, you wont be disappointed!



And now for a giveaway!
Yellow House Candles is offering one lucky reader their choice of scent in a their 6 oz jar!

For your mandatory entry go to Yellow House Candles website and tell me what scent you would choose if you won! Then come back to this blog post and leave a comment sharing your scent choice and make sure to leave your email address in your post.

Extra Entries: To qualify for extra entries, you must also complete the Mandatory entry. Please put each entry in a separate comment in this blog post. (and for example, if you are already a FB fan, just leave a comment stating :i'm a fan on FB ) for each entry/comment, you must leave your email address
* Become a fan of Yellow House Candles on Facebook (here)
* Become a fan of Life with the Stevens on Facebook (here).
* Become a blog follower of Life with the Stevens (right sidebar)
* Become a follower of Life with the Stevens on Twitter.
* Add my button to your blog (on right sidebar). Leave a link to your blog in the comment.
* Blog about this giveaway on your blog. Leave a link to the post in the comment.
* Leave a Twitter and/or Facebook Status update about this giveaway and leave a comment telling me so! You can link YHC or Life with the Stevens in your status.

That is 8, count 'em 8!! ways to enter, not too bad :D
Entrants from the US are eligible. Contest Ends on April 7th, 2010 at 12:00 pm EST. Winners will be chosen by random.org and announced April 8th, 2010. Winners will be notified by email with “You Have Won the Yellow House Candle Giveaway” in the subject line. Winners will then have 72 hours to respond before a new winner is chosen.

Disclaimer/Disclosure: I approached YHC to do this review and giveaway and YHC sent me two candles and one soap to review. Yellow House Candles will be responsible for prize distribution after I provide shipping info of the winner. No other compensation was given. All opinions and views stated are my own.

26 comments:

Anonymous said...

Amanda Moline
I would LOVEE to try the "pina colada" scent; sounds wonderful!! :)

molinegrl@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

amanda moline
I am a fan of you on FB! :)
molinegrl@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

I am a fan of YHC on FB : ]

Anonymous said...

LOL
i meant
amanda moline
I am a fan of YHC on FB :)
molinegrl@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

I follow your blog! :)
amanda moline
molinegrl@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

I posted a status about this giveaway on FB ; )
amanda moline
molinegrl@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

Pamela Hansen
Hansenpj05@aol.com
Scent of choice :Strawberry Shortcake

Anonymous said...

Fan of Life with the stevens on FB
Pamela Hansen
Hansenpj05@aol.com

Anonymous said...

Fan of YHC on facebook
Pamela Hansen
Hansenpj05@aol.com

Alison said...

Ooh I love the jars! They look like little pots for planting. :)

I would choose the Fresh Peach scent. Yum!

Ulkieab at gmail dot com

Alison said...

I am now a fan of YHC on FB

Ulkieab at gmail dot com

Alison said...

I'm your fan on FB!

Ulkieab at gmail dot com

Alison said...

I follow your blog!

Ulkieab at gmail dot com

Alison said...

Your button is on my blog!

Ulkieab at gmail dot com

lisa said...

Lisa Brightenfield

i love YHC!! i would love to try the coconut cream pie!!

blondie9411@aol.com

rubymum26 said...

I would love to try the Fresh Peach scent.

rubymum26@gmail.com

rubymum26 said...

Fan of Life with the Steven on FB

rubymum26 said...

Fan of YHC on FB too

rubymum26 said...

follower of your blog too

Anonymous said...

Peach is my favorite.

Wendy said...

Apple Clove Butter

mwsa1@yahoo.com

Wendy said...

I am your fan on FB

mwsa1@yahoo.com

Wendy said...

I am a fan of YHC on FB

mwsa1@yahoo.com

Paige said...

ooo I'd love to try the gardenia!
paige_silcox@hotmail.com

Paige said...

And I'm now a fan of both YHC and LwtS!

Paige said...

and following you on twitter...