Tuesday, July 03, 2012

One Stop Pamper Shop - scented candles

Maryann at One Stop Pamper Shop was one of the first 'crafters' I met online back in 2010 when I first dipped my toes tentatively into the world of online craft sales and one of my first Twitter friends.

Before long she tempted me to try her lovely scented candles and bath products - to be fair I don't need much arm twisting when it comes to little treats like this. My ultimate indulgence is an hour locked away in the bathroom, bath filled with scented bubbles, candles flickering (even when it's not actually dark outside) and a good book/magazine to read. It's the only real 'me time' I get - enveloped in beautiful smells, warm water and gentle light...

 It's a bit of a standing joke between us that I have a particular favourite fragrance - Fountain of Youth - that I tend to buy every time I visit the One Stop Pamper Shop. It's light, fresh slightly fruity, slightly floral - everything I want in a fragrance and I love it. But when Maryann offered me a couple of her new fragranced candles-in-tins to try I was more than happy to oblige!

She sent me two lovely candles to try - Mint and MangoTea and Summer Sunrise

Both candles are fresh, summery scents - Summer Sunrise is a fruity peach-melba type fragrance with a hint of something floral (honeysuckle maybe?). It easily takles the slightly stale tobacco smell that lingers in the conservatory when the Other Half hovers in the doorway for a smoke, rather than stand outside and get wet!   Mint and Mango Tea is exactly what it says on the. . .ahem . . . tin! A blend of peppermint and spearmint leaves combined with mango and papaya with a base note of white tea, it has sat on my kitchen windowsill for the past week effortlessly making my kitchen smell lovely.

One Stop Pamper Shop candles are all hand poured using the highest quality wax and fragrance oils for a long burning time and even fragrance. The candles in tins are available in 55 fragrances so there is bound to be one to appeal to everybody!  You don't even need to light them - place them on a warm window sill for a subtle scent all day long.

Maryann's shop in Colchester
Prefer to sniff before you buy? Why not pay Maryann a visit at her brand new shop Handmade High St This gorgeous little shop in the heart of Colchester not only stocks Maryann's range of candles but showcases a wide selection of British artisan made products - Handmade High St is the perfect place to pick up something unique and beautifully made and you know that you are supporting small crafting businesses to boot!

Fancy adding some handmade scented candle loveliness to your home? Maryann has very generously set up a special discount code for my readers - Just hop along to the OneStopPamperShop, add lots of lovely scented goodies to your basket and enter 'AWESOME' at the checkout for a massive 20% discount off your order! This code is valid until Sunday 8th July, so what are you waiting for!!!

I wonder if you can guess which fragrance I will be stocking up on? 

*Disclosure: Maryann sent me two of her lovely scented candles to review. No other payment was received for this post. All words and opinions are my own.


  1. Those candles sound good enough to eat.

    Btw thank you so so much for commenting.

    When I replied to you, it accidentally went as a comment below yours, so I don't think you will be notified so I just wanted to let you know.

    Liska x

    1. Thanks Liska, hope you get the R&R you need on your trip xx


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