Wednesday 7 October 2020

Eden Wax Melts

Eden Vegan Wax Melts

I love a hygge home so I tend to use candles and wax melts year round, but it always feels particularly special to use them in autumn as the evenings draw in and we naturally spend more time cosied up indoors. I was sent four fragrances to try from Eden Wax Melts including elderflower which is sweet and gentle, lemongrass and lime which is very zesty, aloe and cucumber which is a lovely clean fragrance, and rhubarb and rose - my personal favourite. These soy wax melts are handmade and made to order using vegan soya wax and are sent in plastic free packaging - what a lovely small UK business to support. Naturally I adore that they're called Eden, too.

Something I was pleasantly surprised with is that the fragrance lasts for a couple of uses, unlike the leading brand who sell wax melts - I've always found tartlets only smell for one burn. The fragrance is strong and lasting, which I like personally.

Eden Vegan Wax Melts

As I was so pleased with my samples I decided to order a couple more - I was tempted by 2 of their snap bars. There's something very tactile about a snap bar - it reminds me of a bar of chocolate and it's strangely satisfying to break off a piece. From an eco perspective, it's also a good way to save on packaging individual pieces too.

However, when ordering I was thinking purely about the fragrances. I knew the company were committed to plastic free packaging and used vegan soy wax, but I didn't think to check whether the glitter was biodegradable. In fact, as the samples I'd had didn't use glitter, I forgot about it altogether and was just excited for Snow Fairy and Dragon's Blood scented wax melts! I messaged Nicola when they arrived and realised my mistake and she explained that although these bars don't contain biodegradable glitter they're planning to swap over in the future. This was a complete oversight on my part when ordering but it's something to remember next time. Nicola even thoughtfully added that she would make it possible to add a "virgin" option (i.e. no glitter etc) at checkout, and has launched a new range decorated purely with dried flower petals, so there will be plenty of options to reduce plastic even further.

That said, we're all guilty of doing more harm to the planet than accidentally overlooking a sprinkle of glitter. I'm so impressed with how they've been so open to conversation and feedback about sourcing more sustainable ingredients. In the meantime, honestly, I adore walking into my bathroom to the [lasting] scent of Snow Fairy - it's such a nostalgic fragrance for me and reminds me of lovely times as the colder weather draws in and the holidays approach. It couldn't be more perfect for this time of year. Meanwhile, the Dragon's Blood fragrance was from a limited run but is a gorgeous mix of amber, patchouli and sandalwood. The fragrance lasts for a couple of uses. My order also contained a free thank you gift of some sweet orange hearts which also smell divine.

What's your favourite home fragrance?

*Samples gifted for review, all opinions my own.


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