The Only Christmas Candle You’ll Ever Need! (Blogmas Day 10)

Hello everyone! Happy Monday!! The start to a new week, so let’s make it a good one! Starting a new week is always a bit difficult for me, so I hope this post makes your day just a bit better! Firstly, I’d like to thank you guys for all the positive feedback on Blogmas this year. You guys seem to be enjoying the posts so far and that makes me SO happy!! So let’s get started with today’s post. Yesterday I did a whole Christmas grocery haul specifically from Trader Joe’s. I’m going to bounce off that today and introduce you guys to the best candle I’ve ever owned.


I’d like to mention that I’m someone who has a really hard time with candles. I absolutely adore the vibe they give. They’re so calming and the flickering of the fire is always beautiful. However, I tend to get headaches pretty easily when they’re lit, which has been a huge bummer. I get headaches pretty easily in general, but it’s always guaranteed if a candle is lit. I’ve found that soy candles tend to not have this effect, but it’s still risky. Recently though, I was introduced to this Cedar Balsam candle from Trader Joe’s from my wonderful coworkers. We’ve been burning it since before Thanksgiving because we all love it so much. It hasn’t given me a headache and I can finally enjoy the scent of Christmas!


The best way I can describe this candle is: Christmas in a little tin. At first, I thought it smelled exactly like a pine tree. Which has been so nice because I grew up with a fake tree my whole life. Our tree always looks beautiful and full but our house never really smells like a fresh tree. With this candle though, you 100% get that holiday vibe. Even though the scent is technically Cedar Balsam, it still reminds me of a lovely pine tree.

They had a couple large barrels of this same candle at the store, so I stocked up! Just in case they ever decide to discontinue it. Apparently, they also have a gingerbread scented candle that is even more popular! Let me know if you guys have ever heard of that candle or can vouch for how amazing it is. These candles are about $4 each, which I think is a really amazing price for a candle considering the amount of wax inside the tin. Of course, being the designer I am, I have to bring up the packaging. What else would you expect from me?? Firstly, I LOVE that it comes in an adorable silver tin. It just feels so Christmasy and appropriate for the holidays. I also love the simplicity, color, and fonts used on the label. Sometimes, it’s nice not to have the expected red or green patterns.

I hope you guys enjoyed this short little post about this awesome candle! It really is one of the best and you don’t have to deal with the crowds that are usually in places like Bath and Body Works. Let me know in the comments if you know about this candle or if you’ve tried it. See you all soon!! xx


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  1. December 10, 2018 / 9:10 am

    So glad you introduced me to this candle. Making our house smell so Christmasy.

    • December 11, 2018 / 7:35 pm

      So glad we stocked up

  2. December 10, 2018 / 11:10 am

    LOVE a good pine tree scented candle! & i love how you described it as ‘Christmas in a little tin’ 💚

    • December 11, 2018 / 7:35 pm

      Haha thanks so much! It’s exactly what the candle reminds me of!

  3. December 10, 2018 / 1:51 pm

    I’m definitely going to have to give this candle a try, Loved the way you described it ❤️

    • December 11, 2018 / 7:35 pm

      Thanks so much! Definitely give it a go!

  4. December 10, 2018 / 7:02 pm

    The perfect candle for people with allergies (or pets) that can’t have a real Christmas tree! Love it 👌🏼

    • December 11, 2018 / 7:33 pm

      Haha I think so too!

  5. December 23, 2018 / 6:00 am

    I have heard about how soy candles are better for small, poorly-ventilated rooms because they do not contain the same ingredients as other candles which has irritate the respiratory system so I guess your headaches are caused by something similar? I am glad you are finally able to enjoy candles as they are so pretty and cosy on a winter night, although I do often fret about knocking them over or accidentally leaving them lit. xx

    • December 24, 2018 / 3:30 pm

      Yeah you’re definitely right. Soy candles are definitely a healthier alternative in my opinion. I always worry about my hair being caught in it somehow or the candles being knocked over, LOL. Which is probably why we could never have them in the dorms at college xx

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