May 23, 2006

Tart Warmers

I simply must introduce you to my latest obsession: wax tarts. A wax tart is a scented disk of wax that is basically a candle without a wick. You place it in a tart warmer, which is either electric or a dish under a tealight. When the tart warms, it throws off the scent. It's just like candles except you get 1,000 times the scent. They're incredible. Tarts are small and portable, easy to order, and come in a billion different scents.

First, a picture of a tart warmer. This is the one I used to have:

Unfortunately I put the warmer in the freezer to get the tart out and it cracked the bowl. A total bummer since it was electric and the perfect size for my office. Why did I put it in the freezer? Well that's the easiest way to get out a tart or any candle from a burner. Just put it in the freezer for about 10 minutes and the wax just pops right out. I loved the tart warmer above but it was just 1 piece which did make it hard to change tarts. So now I've bought the following warmer on eBay:

You may notice that the only difference is that the second one has a removable bowl. This will be very convenient for getting the wax out as I described above.

Now what do you put into a tart warmer? Well...tarts, of course! Here's what they look like:

Those are from Skindazzles. However, many etailers (retailers on the internet = etailers) make tarts in cute little shapes. There are two kinds of tarts: paraffin and soy based. Paraffin is like the candle and can burn chemicals in the air. Soy tarts are made from soy wax and burn cleanly. Plus if you spill a soy tart wax you can clean it up with soap and water! For that reason, I prefer soy tarts.

I have two places that I just LOVE to buy my tarts from and those are:

Soy-Simple tarts

Both Soy-Simple and Skindazzles are located in Canada so you do get hit with some shipping charges, but the quality of the tarts are well worth it. Skindazzles also does AWESOME homemade bath products. I can highly recommend their products, especially their whipped body frosting (lotion).

So I'm spreading the word--come over and experience my tart warming for yourself, and then go out and get one for your house. Or two! Or three!

Posted by Shelby at May 23, 2006 03:13 PM

I found your post while searching for something blogger.
I noticed that you were talking about the cost of shipping from Canada. If you are in the U.S. and would like to have less shipping but high quality, handmade, soy wax candles or tarts then I have the place for you.
I've searched the internet for prices of soy wax tarts and candles and can't find any that are as cheap as these with the high quality that you recieve from Hummingbird Ridge products. We also have bath and body products.

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Posted by: Mama Hummer at July 31, 2006 08:29 AM
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