Fall! Is there anything better? Crisp breezes, beautiful colors, and amazing gatherings with friends and family. Still, it can get a bit gloomy or monotonous with the rain and the overcast skies. The nights are especially long here in the Pacific Northwest. My favorite way to break up this occasional drudgery is with candles. As much as I love scented candles, I don’t often go for them. Oh, that brings up another point about fall! Walking through your local mall, there are several stores that sell seasonal candle scents… you know the ones. Unfortunately, most of these seasonal scents smell quite fake. The idea is nice but the scent doesn’t last or there is no throw. This is where Hillhouse Naturals comes in. They make a lot of “scent types” you might see in those mall shops but they make them with all natural ingredients and a dose of restraint. Today we’ve got three of their fantastic candles to talk about!
This is a great seasonal candle that smells of spiced cider with a bit of a kick from ginger. Unlike most “fall scented” candles this just smells like you are mulling cider! It’s got decent throw and the scent is light, pleasant, and natural. I like to use this one when I’m winding down for the evening. This one has 100 hours of burn time and is so comforting and gloom combating with it’s soft golden glow!
Fresh Linen but from the Hillhouse perspective. It doesn’t smell like Tide! It’s a mix of orange and lemon with bergamot, rose, jasmine, and musk. The effect is so soft and light, despite the powerhouse oils. It’s perfect for a babies room, a bedroom, or an after dinner conversation. I find it a little too relaxing to burn while I am working but if you have a very high stress job it might help take the edge off. This is a gentle comforting scent perfect for fall and winter without being a traditional seasonal scent.
This is quite possibly one of my favorite candles ever. Anyone who knows me knows I’m obsessed with Volcano and this almost unseats it in my heart. Let me tell you a tale. Our building was being inspected and the furnace technicians left the furnace running on high for an hour while we were out. We came back to an 88 degree space (though it felt much hotter) and it smelled (I mean reeked) like rotten Mexican food. Luckily, this candle from Hillhouse Naturals had just arrived! I opened it and set it alight. Within 30 minutes the terrible smell was gone, deodorized by this candle. The scent is incredibly special. Do you like Guerlain? This candle smells like an exact cross between Shalimar and Jicky. No joke! Everyone who smells it loves it. My cat and dog both want to be near it when it’s burning so keep your eyes on your pets. It’s also a “husband magnet”. It’s incredibly comforting and somehow sexy at the same time. Plus, it gets rid of any left over dinner smells or pet smells effectively. I can’t wait to try the rest of the Good Dog line. The official notes are vanilla, amber, and lavender. The result is pure magic!
While scent choices are individual, the quality and value Hillhouse Naturals offers is quite exceptional. They have double the burn time of those “mall brands” without all the synthetic ingredients for almost the same price. It’s also a small family owned eco-conscious business so you can feel good about where that money is going! Check out the rest of the line up at www.HillhouseNaturals.com and enjoy free shipping on any purchase over $100!