Strawberry Melts Rhubarb Rose Dove Wax Melts

What I love about the world of wax melts/shapes/pots/bars is their versatility. Wax vendors across the UK ( and I’m sure abroad too ) have some amazing scents and such a huge variety it means those who love wax and buy it are spoilt for choice. One of my latest purchases from Strawberry Wax Melts is the invitingly named Rhubarb Rose Dove which has been melting away in my home recently.

Strawberry Melts Rhubarb Rose Dove

Why Rhubarb Rose Dove as a scent? I chose this because I’ve had Rhubarb Rose and Dove separately in wax melts in the past, love the scents and thought surely this must be a wax marriage in heaven?

Appearance. These melts came in a pack of three. Each a good size which could individually be popped into a warmer with one piece being sufficient for one use. Each wax melt is shaped as a 6 petal flower. Each one not identical in colour but similar, with different shades of pink and purple running through each.

Scent. What you get with this melt is a fruity, uplifting scent with a floral rose element to it ( rhubarb rose ), but then it becomes very clean and fresh all at the same time ( dove ). It literally is the smell of a bar of soap of the same name with a floral sweet twist to it.

In the warmer. Watching this melt was definitely enjoyable. These wax melts as mentioned are a decent size so took a little time but melted in the end. The flower slowly drowned and turned into a very pale lilac shimmering pool which was so pretty.

Strength & Longevity. Strength from this is great. I would describe this as being medium to strong. This was melting away, as all of my melts tend to, for at least 3days ( hours at a time ) and it was still going great guns. By the time I changed it it was purely to change scent not because the scent had died.

Recommended? 100%! I LOVE this scent! Why? Its a great alternative to a traditional laundry/clean scent which this is…its clean. Its clean but unusual and so enjoyable to smell thanks to the floral twist. Talking about floral.. where rose is concerned I’m not a rose fan, but this isn’t that full on rose thanks to its sweetness. Its such a beautiful blend and with dove added to it you just can’t lose. I defy anyone that wouldn’t at least like this scent let alone love it. This one is on my to buy again list.

Fancy this in your wax warmer? Head over to SW’s website here now and get that home smelling beautiful! These won’t break the bank at a cost of £2.50 for a pack of three which will provide hours and hours of fragrance.

Strawberry Melts Rice & Shea Flower Wax Melt

2020 is the year I stop hoarding and melt my wax! Well…at least I can only try. I buy wax that tempts my nose and my eyes in regards to their scent descriptions and their looks online or in store. Sometimes I end up trying wax that I wouldn’t normally go for which would include this wax melt from Strawberry Melts, in the fragrance of Rice & Shea Flower. Why not? Well…its not my typical sounding go to scent but it was included as a free sample in a previous order and curiosity got to me. The mood took me and I needed to now what this would be like so I melted it!

Appearance. I LOVE wax melts that are shaped and this was super cute! A small but perfectly formed gingerbread style shaped piece of cream coloured wax with small, scattered shards of ( I think ) some form of glitter, which made this cheeky little thing a little more special in look.

Strawberry Melt’s Rice & Shea Flower Wax Melt

Strawberry Melts Scent Description. An exquisite powdery feminine fragrance with top notes of ozone, ginger and aniseed, middle notes of coconut milk and rice flower, and base notes of amber sandalwood and musk.

In melt. This little wax didn’t take long to melt due to it’s size, and all I could see was it drowning in it’s own juices which when melted was a simple creamy coloured wax pool. Scent didn’t hit me straight away, more like it crept up on me after an hour or so as it worked its way into my living room where my wax warmer was set up and on.

My Scent Description. Now….the actual wax name for me didn’t quite tell me what I needed to know in regards to what this was going to smell like, and probably the reason why I never bought this when it was on sale. Rice? What does that smell like? Shea flower? Well that at least conjures up something for me mentally. The scent of this when cold and unmelted to totally liquid was the same, but as you can imagine not as strong when it was in its little packet that it came in compared to being in my wax warmer. What I got from this scent was a very interesting combination. A light and beautiful floral which was quite delicate, airy and classic in smell. There is a powdery element in this as well which gives it a comforting clean feel to it, but not as strong or obvious as the typical baby powder scent you may think of. An almost fizzy sherbet scent comes through giving it a zing and finished off with a warming, light musk giving added depth. In all honesty this is one of those scents that’s so hard to explain in words it needs to smelt. But what I like about Rice & Shea Flower is none of different scents within it stand out alone, they all work well together and are totally balanced and done quite subtly.

Strength and longevity. Firstly, the size of this wax melt is absolutely perfect especially as a sample. No chopping, no guessing how much to use, just pop it in. Strength wise I would say is medium. The thing with this scent is its not designed to be a punchy scent but one that fills the air as if its always been there and should be there. I’ve melted this for at least 10 hours ( over 2 days ) and the longevity has been very good and has shown the same strength from when it first melted on Day 1 and when my warmer was turned off end of Day 2. .

Recommended? As scents go as mentioned before this probably wouldn’t have been my first choice BUT I really love it! This is a beautiful, comforting scent. It’s gorgeous and unusual. It has all the elements which I normally love in wax but somehow delivered in one little waxy shape. So I give two thumbs up for this one as it would smell lovely in any room of the house, regardless of time of day or season.

*With many wax vendors, to keep stock fresh, new and interesting, Strawberry Melts doesn’t keep all scents in stock permanently. But power from the people and cries for demand, as long as the ingredients are available to make this, I’m confident this could and will come back again and I will be buying this in a bigger size! Why not head over to their website here to see what’s currently available.*

Melissa Jane Daisy Wax Melts

I don’t know whether buying a gift for me is an easy or hard thing, but most of my friends and girls at work have a good grasp of my loves in life. My kids? Of course! Chocolate? Yes. Food in general? Oh yessss! Bath and body products? Tick. Wax melts? Tick tick tick! So you can imagine my squeal of delight when one of my friends bought me a collection of different things for my birthday including some Daisy inspired wax melts from a wax vendor called Melissa Jane.

Melissa Jane Daisy Wax Melts

Appearance. 10 small off white wax melts shaped as different types of flowers. I’m no gardener but one shape ( and there are 3 in total ) resemble tulips. Super cute, simple and easy on the eye.

In melt. I wasn’t too sure how many melts to use but opted for three. Due to their size they melted super quickly and left a creamy coloured wax pool.

Scent. Now this is the tricky bit. I assume this is inspired by a well known fragrance but I’ve never smelt this perfume in real life!So all I can describe is what this smells like not whether this is a good version of the fragrance. What I can say is this is beautiful. Its a feminine floral, with a hint of fruity sweetness ending with a slight musky tone. Definitely smells like it’s a perfume to me and totally addictive!

Strength & Longevity. Strength wise I would say this is a medium to strong with 3 melts, but what I love about this is yes it fragrances the room but doesn’t overdo itself. If it was super strong it could be very heady and overpowering. Longevity was excellent. This scent melted away over 4 days for at least 3 hours at a time and only then did I feel the scent needed changing…in fact it didn’t I fancied a wax change full stop! It gradually faded but in a natural way that just became softer and lighter but still just as pleasant and enjoyable to smell.

Recommended? Great fragrance, super cute and simple looking melts and were long lasting….so its a thumbs up from me! I’ve never tried this vendor out before and thanks to a friend, I will try Melissa Jane out in the future! Find them on Facebook ( they have their own Facebook group ) here to try them out.

Strawberry Melts When Unicorn Fly Wax Melt

I’m trying so hard at the start of 2020 to sit on my hands and stop myself from buying anymore wax. I really don’t need to make any purchases as my current wax stash is still quite big. So rather than me buying and adding more to this treasure chest I thought it would be best to melt what I already had before splurging on more. I’ve opted to melt Strawberry Melts When Unicorn Fly.

Unicorn Sampler. I bought this as a set from Strawberry Melts towards the end of 2019, and this set consisted of different scented wax pieces all of which having a unicorn theme to it scent wise. I bought it because generally anything that is connected with unicorn in smell tends to be quite a sweet fragrance which is always a winner for me. As a set this cost £10.00 with 10 wax melts in 5 different scents.

Strawberry Melts When Unicorn Fly

Strawberry Melts Scent Description. Loads of sweet, rich buttery top notes followed by fresh coconut and itty bitty hints of sweet berries with bottom notes of yummy, super sweet vanilla.

Appearance. Considering the name of this wax and scent description you would think this would be pink or purple in colour which isn’t the case. Instead this fragrance sits in two mint green and white wax melts, both different shapes with both looking like they’ve been set in a fancy cake or jelly mould ( obviously not as big these wax melts are roughly same diameter as a £2 ). Small golden butterflies sprinkled on the top of each to complete the look.

In melt. This is quite a good sized wax shape so it took some time to fully melt but when it did it became green in colour and the small, delicate butterflies were dotted around within in it having a good old swim.

Scent. This is one of those pieces of wax I had to sniff a few times to figure out what it reminded me of as it smelt like something familiar to me. Then finally it hit me… strawberry pencils! Those highly addictive long pencil shaped sweets with white fondant running through the middle. ITS THAT! Literally smells like that! Creamy and sweet, slightly strawberry confectionery type scent with definite hints of coconut. This is one of those scents that will have you wiping the drool from your mouth once you smell it.

Strength & Longevity. This poor wax melt had to fight through the smell of cooking but this scent was still there trying to hold its own. Medium strength I would say for this one which is good considering the type of scent it is and where I chose to melt it ( kitchen ). Longevity as expected with a Strawberry Wax melt was great as they have never failed me in the past. I had this on for around 3 days melting away at least for 4 hours at a time, scent was still there, and then I changed it as I normally do between 2-4 days anyway to something else.

Recommended? Those who love their candles/wax melts to be sweety inspired you will love this as much as I do! Its sweet in a confectionery way along with it being fruity, and its such a fun, yummy and enjoyable scent to melt. I really hope this scent comes back to the Strawberry Melts family as a permanent fixture. Their stock and scents change often with one off pieces or collections being quite a regular thing so no guarantees. But keep your eyes peeled for this scent on their website here or find them on Facebook book and beg to get this scent back on sale!

The Body Shop’s Enchanted Forest Wax Melt

I shouldn’t be surprised that my first blog post of 2020 is based on a home fragrance wax melt. Well….there are a few reasons for this. I’ve just shaken off a slight cold so my sense of smell is only coming back, so my love of wax is full on! New Year means a massive house clean up and wax is definitely something that needs to be melted in the background to make my house smell fresh along with looking fresh. But possibly the biggest reason, at least for the write up on this particular melt, is who its from. For all you wax lovers out there did you know The Body Shop makes and sells wax melts? I didn’t! I only discovered this as it was gifted to me by a good friend who is one of their consultants. And this is where the review begins on Enchanted Forest….

The Enchanted Forest Wax Melt. A special edition, so possibly limited or at least available over this winter season, is a scent that The Body Shop describes as bringing ‘ The fresh forest scent indoors ‘. On the website it mentions this scent to be pine, which is what I guessed anyway purely from its name and appearance.

The look. Quite simple but very effective in its style. A green circular disc shaped wax roughly 2 inches across and 0.5 inches in depth. Flat underneath, but on the top there’s a very festive Christmas tree like shaped embossed on it giving it a slight 3D feel. Housed in a protective plastic little holder and then shrink wrapped to keep it all safe and cosy. 15g in weight.

In melt. I wasn’t too sure how much to use of this, but considering how many wax melts I’ve used over the years I trusted my judgement and popped in two thirds. It took a little time to melt but when it did it released the fragrance steadily. I tested this out in my kitchen, only because my other wax melter was in use in another room, but I also find this room is a good testing ground for wax as it can be quite an awkward space when it comes to getting the best out of fragrance.

Scent. I expected pine. Unfortunately my experience of pine in the past I can only describe as being something that reminds me of a bad toilet cleaner, so I wasn’t too sure what this would be like. But the scent was a massive surprise to me. Enchanted Forest has that pine element because it does have that earthy, leafy, plant like aspect to it. But what makes this quite special is it has an uplifting sweetness to it, and with that combined with the overall freshness makes this easy and enjoyable to smell. If all Christmas inspired pine wax smelt like this I would buy it more often!

Strength and longevity. Strength I would put this down as a medium. Could possibly be stronger if I added more ( with wax sometimes the more you add the less scent you get, so I’m not going crazy with that comment ), but I don’t think it needs to be stronger. I could smell it clearly in the room it was melting in and it came into the living room like a delicate draft throughout the day. I’ve had this going for around 12 hours if not more over 2 days and the strength is still the same, and of course I still have more wax left over so my fix on Enchanted can still continue.

Enchanted Forest Wax Melt

Recommended? Yes! For this time of year and of course over Christmas this is an ideal piece of wax to melt. It’s very seasonal, but with it not being a straight up pine, I genuinely can’t see any reason why you wouldn’t want to melt it throughout the year ( if you got your hands onto it! ). It looks great, smells great and currently on sale for £1.50 ( normal price £2.50 ). What is there not to love? If still in stock, get yours from The Body Shop here, or get in contact with your local consultant to grab these before they disappear!

Seraphim Scents Apple Butter Leaf Wax Melts

Picking up my children from school this week made me realise Autumn is here! Its cooler, leaves are turning into a reddish/brown colour and are now covering the path to my children’s class entrance. And I’m not ashamed to say this, but I love this time of year…. so much more than Summer for loads of reasons ( its cooler, I like hibernating, TV is better-thank you America’s ‘Fall’ season where my favourite shows release their new series and so on). And a new time of year means trying out new wax to fragrance my home bringing the change of season inside from outside. My first official Autumn wax purchased recently was from an Etsy seller called Seraphim Scents. And the fragrance of choice Apple Butter.

Why Apple Butter? Sounded unusual, very different and as a lover of bakery and fruity scents I didn’t think there was anything about this I wouldn’t like so I really wanted to give it a go for the first time.

Appearance. My usual wax pots come in one piece of solid wax and are housed in a lidded clear pot. These are different and are 30g of individual pieces of wax. Each piece flat, and beautifully leaf shaped. All dusted in a shimmering pigment, with some leaves rusty red in colour and some holographic gold. Although I haven’t sat counting these out, there’s easily about 15-20 pieces of wax.

Seraphim Scents Apple Butter Leaf Wax Melts

Melting. I wasn’t too sure how many of the leaves to use as they are quite small, but I opted for 6. They melted as you can imagine super quick because of their size and the fragrance filled my kitchen quickly too. These were a joy to watch melt. The wax pool shimmered and glistened like molten copper.

Scent. There’s a hit of cinnamon but not the typical cinnamon scent you would think of when you cook or bake. It reminds me of a cinnamon flavoured chewing gum I used to buy years ago when on holiday in the States. So maybe more a confectionery take on cinnamon rather than the powdered or stick version. Its not an overpowering element but provides warmth to this fragrance. Once you get the cinnamon the apple comes through soon after. Think of juicy, crisp apples slowly rolling around in a pan with some butter simmering away with the smallest sprinkle of brown sugar ( this doesn’t scream sweet so don’t be afraid! ). And this is the scent you get!

Strength & Longevity. Strength wise based on using 6 pieces of the wax and it being melted in a small ( but not tiny ) kitchen, I would say this a medium. I’ve had this melting for 2 days now for quite a few hours per day and the scent is still there so longevity like strength is very good. One pot of Apple Butter Leaf Wax Melts provides great value even if it was being melted day in day out as it only costs £2.00.

Recommended?I absolutely LOVE this wax! Not only is it presented in a gorgeous yet simple way, but the scent is amazing. Its not one I’ve ever experienced before and if someone was heading towards a seasonal inspired scent, this for me screams Autumn but not the typical ones out there, such as gingerbread. Its not too fruity or bakery like…its perfection!

Want to try this out? Visit their Etsy store here to grab this non calorific treat and get your home Autumn ready!

Scent From 77 Vanilla & Berries Mini Wax Melts

As a lover of fragranced wax, I enjoy discovering new vendors to buy from and try out new scents that have never graced my wax melters. I’m very lucky I know many people who can recommend various businesses to me giving me some solid feedback before I part with money. Scent From 77 was one such vendor, and my first purchase from them contained various wax melts in different scents to try, including Vanilla & Berries.

Scents From 77 Vanilla & Berries Mini Wax Melts

Why this purchase? Scent From 77 sell wax in various forms, but I love wax shapes and mini melts. No cutting or chopping required, easy to store away in a drawer and the ideal structure to mix scents if and when needed when melting. This scent I went for because I LOVE vanilla and I really like fruity scents so win win.

What do they look like? This pack contained 6 small mini melts shaped like basic flowers. Creamy off white in colour with tiny dots of blue and pink running through them.

Scent when cold. Delicious! The vanilla is there which provides warmth, creaminess and is very soothing. The berry element is sweet but not sickly, and of course smells fruity and mouthwatering.

In use. I melted three of these in my electric Yankee Candle wax melter. They melted very quickly but evenly, so the scent was released superfast.

Scent when warm. Exactly the same when cold. The vanilla and berries worked perfectly with each other. I wasn’t too sure whether the vanilla would overpower the berry element but it didn’t and was very well balanced. Strength wise I would say this is a medium, and this makes such an inviting scent for any room or time of day.

Longevity. This poor fragrance has had to battle against various meals cooked as its been melting away in my kitchen but its done very well not to get lost behind food smells and has stood its ground. When I melt wax I melt for good chunks of hours at a time, and this has lasted a good 8 hours over 2 days and I can still smell it ( although not as strong now ).

Recommended?For a vanilla lover this is a must, and for those not so keen but like berry scents I would still suggest give this a whirl. So this scent and wax gets the thumbs up from me, and one I would really like to mix with a laundry type scent e.g clean cotton for the Summer, and a touch of cinnamon for the Autumn, as this is a great scent to mix if you like to tailor make your home fragrances. And for £2.00 to get 6 mini melts is a great price and very competitive. ** This scent may or may not be available for purchase depending on stock levels, but visit Scents From 77 to get your wax fix here now.**