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Scented candles...

By AnsuGisalas ·
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I get a headache just getting near one.

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Not a problem

by HAL 9000 Moderator In reply to Scented candles...

How many do you want me to send you already lit?

That will save the problem of you getting headaches from the unlit ones if they come prelit.

Though it may be a very small fire hazard in transit. :^0


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As long as

by boxfiddler Moderator In reply to Scented candles...

they're spicy, woodsy, musky, they're fine by me. Go all fruity and sickly sweet and I'll puke all over your floors.

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For me it's the chemicals...

by AnsuGisalas In reply to As long as

I don't know this, but I assume that I could probably handle it if it was just some natural spices melted into the wax, but these things seem to be chuck full of something unnatural.
Probably white musk or something... and worse. And it's not by association, either. If I suddenly get a twinging nausea-like headache in my lower brow while in a store, I know they're around, even if I hadn't spotted them yet - and I'm not allergic, even.

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Me too

by GSG In reply to For me it's the chemicals ...

I find that most bother me. I did find one with natural 100% beeswax with all natural scents that doesn't bother me. It's scented with almond oil and orange oil. Most people don't like the natural ones becuase the scent is milder and doesn't last as long. Mine also has a wood wick so there's not as much of that black, oily soot.

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by NexS In reply to For me it's the chemicals ...

You're allergic to Chemicals... It's a wide spectrum though - you may be in danger!

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Don't even get me started.

by cmiller5400 In reply to Scented candles...

Those vile smelling, puke inducing, head hammering pieces of wax are completely ridiculous. Who the heck wants to smell "clean crisp sheets", "Spring Waterfall", Lilac, and my personal nemesis, Vanilla. {Shudder} I can't stand the things. I want to puke just thinking about them.

Now if they only made "real" candles like "dirty sheets", "toxic waste dump", "Ripe City Cab", and my personal favorite: "Mornin' after bean burritos"... ]:)

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by AnsuGisalas In reply to Don't even get me started ...

not as good as the real thing ]:)

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by boxfiddler Moderator In reply to Don't even get me started ...

*gasp, puke, run for the hills*

On the subject of vanilla, Celestial Seasonings TOTALLY ruined its Bengal Spice tea by adding vanilla to the mix.

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It probably wasn't vanilla

by GSG In reply to Vanilla.

Most of the time when "vanilla" is added to something, it's not the real stuff, but a chemical called ethylvanillin, which is manufactured through a process that I believe starts with wood fibers. I can usually tell when that's been used, because it's very strong, cloying, and has a slightly off, or spoiled taste to me.

Give me the real thing any day.

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Similar to Vanilla esscense?

by NexS In reply to It probably wasn't vanill ...

I guess I'm one of the many who don't have quarrels with the artificial scents, so I wouldn't know and I haven't been interested enough to research it....

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