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Sunday, 5 January 2014

Owliver the Oil Burner!

Happy Sunday, I hope you're having a lovely weekend!

Whether it's because I'm twenty-four going on eighty four or the long chilly winter nights, I had found myself loosing a few minutes or so here and there looking at various oil burners and different scents of wax tarts. There's something inherently magical about the warm, flickering glow of a candle and anything that gives me that extra cosy feeling as I'm tucked up under my favourite knitted blanket with a good book is a good thing in my eyes.

Recently I've been going through candles like there's no tomorrow but every time I finish one I can't seem to part with the empty jar and I've amassed quite a collection, it's beginning to border on just being silly now but who knows when I'll need that particular sized glass jar?! The answer is never but even though I know that, it doesn't seem to help! My desire to try something new has led me to the world of wax tarts and tart warmers and I think... think I like them more than candles.

I can't remember who I saw write a post about the scented candle shop but I'm so happy that whoever it was, did write that post because amongst its pages I spotted Owliver, a sweet little white oil burner who captured my heart and I simply had to give him a home on the top of my bookcase. (Edited-to-add: the original poster was the beautiful Bee!)

I bought three wax tarts, black cherry, black coconut and fireside treats. Cherry is one of my favourite scents ever and black cherry is really intense, not something I would burn all the time but perfect for when I'm in a cherry kind of mood. Coconut is another one of my favourite scents and black coconut is especially nice because it's not just straight up coconut, there's a little something extra in there. Fireside treats is one I had to try because I've seen so many of my favourite ladies mention it in posts and I can see why! It's not too sickly sweet and smells extra good combined with black coconut.

My mum loved my little owl so much she asked me to buy her one too. She asked for pink sands, fruit fusion and sicilian lemon. I must also say that we're both really impressed with the delivery time, both of our orders arrived the next day so I'm sure these won't be our last orders from there!

Do you have any scent recommendations? 
Or the best place to buy wax tarts from?
I think I can sense a little bit of an addiction coming on...

Love, Jennie
xoxo

126 comments:

  1. i love those wax tarts too! although these scents i have in candle form, my current favourites are pink sand and vanilla lime. i like that with the wax tarts they are so inexpensive and you can try out different scents before committing to a larger candle. the owl burner is the cutest too! x

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    1. Ooh vanilla lime sounds really lovely! xo

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  2. This oil burner is so cute! x

    http://lornaswishingwell.blogspot.co.uk

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  3. I love my oil burner, I pretty much use it everyday now! I haven't tried any of the wax tarts, just straight up oils. I really like the wintery/christmassy scents such as cinnamon and orange though :) xxx

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    1. Ohh those kind of scents are so warming and lovely! I'll have to look into some oils! xo

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  4. this is so sweet and lovely x

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  5. Oooh, love this, just added to the wish list!

    ttersfrombee.blogspot.com

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  6. I may or may not have just gone to the website and added a little Owliver into my basket... I love it! I've been really tempted to try wax tarts as opposed to candles but have never found a wax burner that looks nice enough when it's not is use! What a lovely little post, thank you! I would love it if you check out my blog, I've got back into blogging in the last couple of months, http://ohsojem.blogspot.co.uk/ :) xx

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    1. Aww yayy! I love how simple, but detailed his little face is, definitely looks very cute on top of my bookcase! xo

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  7. Oh my goodness, my mum has been obsessed with owls since childhood but she is also a huge fan of oil burners, Owliver is the absolute perfect gift for her- he's adorable- thanks for the post Jennie! :)

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  8. I actually have a Scentsy burning like this for my bedside table, its a plug in oil/wax warmer (with the children this is great for something I can have lower down). Over Christmas I had some lovely sandalwood wax which so many friends commented on, now I have some fresh linen and cotton wax, great for cleaning and getting the year started! I love you Rabbit lights, where are they from? My daughter would love those in her room!
    Cornelia - Ineffable Beauty

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    1. Ohh that's such a good idea! They're from dotcomgiftshop, such a sweet little website with so many adorable things! xo

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  9. Aw I love it, I think I bought an oil burner when I was younger and was unsure what to do with it haha, and I've bought many of those wax tarts without realising that they were for a burner. I love caramel and cinnamon scents, I'm not sure if they're just for christmas time, but I like them nonetheless :) xx

    Like Sarah

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    1. Ohh I love them too, definitely not just for Christmas! xo

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  10. I got an oil burner for Christmas but this one is so cute!! Wax tarts are so great, we've been able to re-use one every day since Christmas and it still smells!

    http://daisychainprincess.blogspot.co.uk

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  11. This is so so cute :) I've never used wax tarts but this seems like such a cute idea and Owliver is the cutest ;)
    Thanks for the cute post, Jennie :)
    xx

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    1. Aww thank you for the sweet comment <3

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  12. I had to chuckle at being a twenty-something going on to eighty-something - I often make the same comment about myself! Owliver is adorable - what a great find!!

    Meghan xo
    www.fancypantsandsugarshacks.com

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    1. hehe pass us the blankets and cups of hot cocoa ;) x

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  13. The wax tarts are great, I have to say the Black Coconut is my favorite at the moment but I am going to try the fireside treats one as that sounds yummy too. Love your blog btw.

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    1. Fireside treats is every bit as yummy as it sounds! Thank you <3

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  14. I have the fireside treats tart and i love it! I haven't used it yet though because i don't want to spoil it ahaa!
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  15. Do you have a Hallmark store near you? They always have discounted Yankees :) I love Fireside treats! I'm currently burning Sparkling Snow! x

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    1. I'll have to have a bit of a google and see! Sparkling snow sounds so pretty! xo

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  16. aww i love owliver, i want one of my own! i've been thinking about trying wax tarts for a while. i'm still a bit iffy about the paraffin wax in yankee candles but flamingo candles make soy tarts! xx

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    1. Ooh I'll have a look at those, I remember loving the sound of your post about the candle from them! xo

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  17. i love wax tarts, and owliver is so cute! i usually go for the sweet 'baking' kind of scents xxx
    mollyox.blogspot.com

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    1. They're yummy, always make me feel hungry hehe xo

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  18. aww, owliver is so much cuter than my tart burner! :(

    imeowlife. ,Dixx

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    1. Aww, I'm sure yours is lovely too! xo

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  19. Aww he's just darling! Hello Owliver! <3 I'm technically not allowed candles in my rented Uni house, but I don't think wax tarts and the like come under that so maybe I can sneak them past our landlord!

    Bella . BELLAETC

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    1. Worth a try for sureee! I know you can get electric tart warmers too! xo

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  20. i have that same problem - i can't part with my empty candle jars!!! i've starting to run out of uses for them too... your Owliver oil burner sounds like such a good idea, and it's toooo cute!! :)

    rachel x
    blush&brunch

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    1. I've tucked a lot away just-in-case I ever need them. I think I have a problem hehe xo

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  21. Wax tarts are a great way to scent smaller places, I still prefer regular candles but I do have a wax warmer in the bathroom!

    http://mercuteify.blogspot.com/

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    1. The scents I've got are super strong, love them! xo

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  22. I have thus oil burner too I love him, cranberry ice and Lemon and Lavender are really nice sents to try.
    Sarah oxox
    www.givenmewings.co.uk

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  23. I have a similar burner, and absolutely adore it! Fills up the room with sweet smells instantly!
    Gemma Taylor-Jones

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  24. I've got him as well! I got him from the range though. I had only used it for oils with water before I got some of those yankee candle melts for christmas. I tend to break them in half and only put in half at a time until the scent is gone because it's so powerful compared to the oils.

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    1. The scent fills the room so quickly <3

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  25. omg how lovely is this?! i love owls and candles and things that smell good, so this is just freakin perfect, haha! cuteness overload! xx

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  26. These seem so nice! I've never tried them before. -Hanna Lei

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    1. They fill the room with scent so quickly <3

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  27. Aaww I love owls, he's so cute! Unfortunately I'm not allowed to use candles in my flat but I'd be tempted to get him when I move later this year xx

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    1. Aww, would make a lovely addition to your new place when you move <3

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  28. I want one! I'm quite into using the Yankee Tealights as I find that the 12 in each box lasts pretty well. Thank you for all of your lovely comments on my posts, Jennie x

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  29. I LOVE my wax tart burner, this one is so cute!
    Gold Dust
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    1. They're so nice, can't believe I've been missing out for so long hehe xo

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  30. Adorable! I should get an oil burner as well. Lately I've been going through candles like nothing, and I like melting off the last bit that can't be burned so I can reuse the jar for something else. Seems like such a waste throwing perfectly good wax out.

    Cherry scents, hmmm... I was never really one to like cherry flavors or scents, except for actual cherries. I may give the next cherry scented candles I see a whiff, just out of curiosity.

    xx becky / star-violet.com

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    1. I think it's a love/hate kind of scent! <3

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  31. Love this! I'll have to look for one:) Also, your photos are great, what camera do you use?x

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    1. Thank you! I use a Canon 600D :) x

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  32. I have a complete candle obsession but have never tried the little tarts before and I have no idea why! I definitely want to pick up a few now + the owl is so cute!

    Carly
    carly blogs here

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    1. They're so nice, I'm really surprised with how quickly the scent fills the room <3

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  33. Oh he's beautiful - I'm glad you managed to find a burner!
    I love the Black Coconut scent Yankee Candle do, it's gorgeous <3

    Jess xo

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  34. I love those Yankee Candle Cakes their such a good size to try out scents. Your owl burner is so adorable!

    Be sure to check out my giveaway on my most recent post!
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  35. Okay, that owl is too cute. I'm having to ignore the urge to buy myself one. I have a slight obsession with owl shaped things and with one owl tealight burner and two owl shaped candles already I think it's something I should resist. I am loving the sound of that fireside treats though. Maybe I'll treat myself to that instead...watch this space!
    xx

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    1. hehe! It's a beautiful scent! xo

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  36. Jennie this is so absolutely adorable and I love the cute name of this post, I might just have to get myself one as well. I hope you're having a lovely weekend (:
    casualllyawkward.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you lovely, I hope you are too! xo

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  37. I love this so much! I've literally just logged on and bought one, plus about another £35 worth of wax tarts and tealights! Just don't tell the hubbie!!

    Great post, thanks!

    Victoria, x shabby-chic-home.com

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  38. Hehe Owliver ^_^ I recently found out my mum had been hoarding a few wax tarts and never used them because we never had a burner. She found a cheap one in ASDA (I think) and we some nice spices fruit ones burning over Christmas. Need to get one for my room now! hxoxo

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    1. Ohh so good, I love those kind of warming scents <3

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  39. I love the little owl, it's beautful. I bet it's so cosy snuggling up whilst reading a book with that glowing! Will have to check out the company, great that you managed to get next day

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    1. It really is, all about being extra cosy <3

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  40. Such cute stuffs.
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  41. Haha so cute that you've named it 'Owliver' c:
    I've got a pretty similar ceramic owl as well
    except mine doesn't light :P Xx

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  42. ah i absolutely love all candles! i bought some candles for my family from yankee and they smell delicious! that owl is so cute
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  43. That burner is so adorable! I have an elephant one I use for aromatherapy oils and another one I use for tarts - I am new to them too, just got two as a Christmas present!
    Andreea | http://catsfika.blogspot.ro/

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  44. He's so precious! I'm glad you like Fireside Treats; it's one of my favourites alongside Sugared Apple :)
    Megan x | MeganRoisinn

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    1. Ooh I'll have to try sugared apple next! xo

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  45. Yankee Candle Tarts are so good and the owl is so cute! xxx

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    1. I love how many scents there are <3

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  46. This is so cute, I want to get a wax tart/oil burner! Nothing better than a nice smelling home!

    Leanne @ Leanne-Marie | Beauty, fashion & lifestyle. x x

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  47. Well isn't he a cutie. I'm actually with you in that I find wax tarts to give off a better scent than candles do.

    Victoria
    FlorenceandMary.com

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    1. I'm really surprised with how strong these are, so nice <3

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  48. I know what you mean about not being able to throw jars out, I keep the little glass pots that GU desserts come in...god knows why, I've never used them! This is so cute, my mum would love him...she denies it but I swear she's just obsessed with owls! xxx

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  49. This is such a great idea and so much cuter than the regular old candle jars!

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  50. This is too sweet! <3 I adore Yankee Candles of any kind... would recommend Red Velvet cake which is a delicious scent & also pine needle is very nice.

    Sophie xo soinspo

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    1. Ooh I'll get those next for sure, red velvet sounds especially nice!! <3

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  51. Very cute! This would make a bedroom so much cosier :) The black coconut scented candle sounds amazing!

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  52. wow such a lovely post! great job x

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  53. Ooooh it's wonderful!!!I'm in love with owls and also burning candles! I really want it!!!! <3

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  54. Thats a lovely little burner, I have a wax burner similar to yours but mine is one of the electric ones, also shaped like an owl, I have a bit of an owl obsession. I love Yankee Candles and when I run out of the wax that came with mine I will definitely be trying some of the yankee ones based off your post :)
    Nicola-Jayne xoxo

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    1. They sound like such a good idea! <3

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  55. what a beautiful burner, my mum would adore it!

    lillies and lipbalm

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    1. it looks super sweet all lit up <3

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  56. Oh so cute! My grandma's superstitious about owls though :/ so we can't have any in the house *sigh* but would make a great gift for one of my friends. Thanks for sharing!!

    The Artistically Challenged

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    1. Aww that's a shame, I love owls <3

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  57. Oh I love him! Your home must be full of lovely housey bits. YC have lots of offers on their wax tarts so I always pick mine up in-store. :)

    Tara x

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  58. I'm going through a massive candle moment these days but I'm totally going to swap up and get my hands on this burner and some tarts! Eee!

    Becks xo
    thenotsosecretdiary.com

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  59. Aw he's so cuuuute. I started having a scented candle burning constantly in my room a couple of months ago, and am very tempted to get something similar! I love owls! And the Yankee Candle scents will be lovely (of course); the black coconut sounds right up my street. Wendy xx
    Scottish Wendy | Wendy's World

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  60. I have an owl oil burner too! But he's taller and he has stars cut out instead of circles, I love him so much! aha!
    Danielle xo || Lilyofthevalley

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  61. Owliver is gorgeous! I'm burning Black Coconut at the moment and love it.
    Wax tarts are so nice as I often get bored of a scent when I have a huge candle, with the tarts they're so cheap and you can chop and change them pretty often. x

    Leanne - A Slice of My Life

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  62. I'm still a bit confused about how wax tarts work, but the black coconut one sounds lovely.

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