I swung back into the health and beauty aisle this week and what did I find? A new candle. Now, I haven't reviewed candles in the past. Mainly because they are usually limited-run scents. In the past couple of months, I've bought Cedar Balsam, Pumpkin Vanilla, Gingerbread, as well as Honey Crisp Apple. What did I learn from buying them? I wished I had picked up a few more.
Now, I love a good candle or anything that makes the house smell nice.
At Trader Joe's these aren't sealed. So sniff away.
What you smell is pretty much what you get. This is a smaller candle, but it isn't tiny either.
The smell here is more cookie than lemon. So there is that vanilla-ish aroma to this.
Nothing I didn't enjoy.
But there has been one thing I don't enjoy about candles that I think should be brought up.
I hate the fact that I burn through the wick, but I know that there is still some aroma left. This isn't an item unique to Trader Joe's either.
It doesn't matter if it is Bath and Body Works or some candle I bought in a random shop. If I purchase a candle, I'm not totally satisfied to let it go until every ounce of fragrance has been outed from the wax.
If you have the same struggle that I do, I highly recommend buying an electric candle warmer. Why? Well once the wick is gone, you are kind of stuck.
Yes, stores will sell you candle warmers, but it always seems that you suddenly need a different wax refill anyway. Plus, if you work in a place where a flame isn't allowed, you can eliminate any need for plug-in air fresheners which too require different refills.
For me, that's been a pretty good solution to a problem I know I'm not alone in. At least when I toss my candles, I know that they have truly given me their all.
This item is worth a try, just keep in mind it is less lemon and more cookie in the aroma. If I see more, I may pick them up. However, those Honey Crisp Apple candles were hands down my favorite but were a limited-run Fall variety.
For $3.99 these are reasonably priced as well.
Other candle varieties
The following is a list of other candles that have graced the shelves of Trader Joe's. Some are seasonal.
Did you try it? Let me know what you think in the comments section!
Trader Joe's Lemon Cookie Scented Candle:
The ingredients and warnings:
Out of the package you get:
My issue with the last few candles I've bought. Please note this is my leftover Gingerbread candle:
See how much wax is left? It still has that aroma. This one is coming with me next to go to work and freshen the place up. Having an electric candle warmer allows this to be an air freshener when the wick has nothing left to give.
And if you missed it for the season, there are third-party sellers on Amazon where you can find this also.
Want to see more items I've reviewed from Trader Joe's? Click on Thoughts & Reviews of Trader Joe’s for a searchable list.
Trader Joe's Lemon Cookie Candle
Product Name: Trader Joe's Lemon Cookie Candle
Product Description: Trader Joe's Lemon Cookie Candle is made with a natural soy wax blend.
Trader Joe's Lemon Cookie Candle is a seasonal variety of soy wax blend candle.
- Smells good
- Reasonably priced
- Seasonal, so it isn't going to be on shelves very long
- Most candles do leave some of the scent behind
Would be nice to see mint cookie scent
Especially around the holidays! I'm a huge mint fan. Thanks for sharing!
Anne with a silent E says
Just picked up a couple of these today! Food scents aren't usually my thing but I did like that apple one.
Great tip about the electric candle warmer! I'm going to pick one up - it will be great to get all of the candle goodness. I like that I can reuse the tin as well.
Have a great weekend!
I'm not a big fan of scented candles but bought this one today and am going back tomorrow for more. It smells delicious! Where do you buy candle warmers? I've never had one.
I bought an inexpensive one off of amazon. It can also be used as a mug warmer. I bought the exact one in the link in the review. I opted for a larger one because I also buy candles from bath and body works. It's been great to drain every ounce of aroma out of what would normally be a used up candle