Home, Happiness, and Wax Cubes

Home, Happiness, and Wax Cubes

Over the past couple of years, I have realized how important it is to have a comfortable home to relax in. It helps me unwind, I am able to be surrounded by ‘things’ that make me happy—whether it is family photos, books I enjoy, plants, etc. One of the big things for me has always been the scent. I love to walk through the house and smell my favorite scents.

With my busy schedule,  I’m not always up to date on what’s new in the world of home furnishings. I recently found out that I used up all my favorite incense that my friends bought for me, and with my supply running low and people coming over for the holidays, I wasn’t sure what to do. Candles? Expensive. And if you don’t burn them right, they can be a waste.

Fun fact: When burning candles, always make sure they burn evenly and to the outer edges of the candle, or you end up wasting half the wax. Who knew?!

Since discovering this, I have worked to make sure that I don’t waste the wax—my two favorite candles are perfect examples of this. A friend tried to be helpful last month and blew out my Sand + Fog Chai candle in the kitchen, and it started the process of wax wasting in a way that I had not realized before.

Since my favorite incense was stopped (Sweet Pea from a company in Thailand), I have been trying to find ways to keep my house smelling good all of the time.

Even though I tried the Plug-in Glade scents from the wall outlets, they burned out so quickly that replacing them got costly (at $7 for two plug-in refills that last about a week, it adds up).

I have a full cupboard of candles in my favorite scents, but they don’t last as long as I would like, and they are expensive to replace. I used oil diffusers and oil burners, but I get frustrated that the oils are expensive to purchase and are hard to find—and shopping online means you can’t smell the oils first to see if you like them. The cheapest way to ‘refill’ them is just to buy new diffusers every month, which seems like a waste.

This week, on a whim, I splurged a little and bought a wax burner. I’d seen them before but never tried them. I’m in love!

The best part is, the wax cubes are only $2 for a pack of six and they come in all kinds of scents. I splurged and got a few of everything just to try them out.

My house smells fantastic, they’re affordable, and they make cute little lamps throughout the house. Not to spoil the surprise, but for Christmas? Everyone’s getting wax burners.


Amy Nguyen

Amy Nguyen

I feel happy to share my experiences with you about Travel - Food - Life around the world. I hope to inspire you to Live-Love- Laugh :)



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