Monday, August 8, 2011

Periwinkle Rose / Big Dipper Wax Works

Groupon has to be one of the greatest ideas ever created. One evening about a week ago I got an email from Groupon about a company called Periwinkle Rose. Periwinkle Rose is a business that makes pajama pants and play wear for children. They also sell candles from Big Dipper Wax Works.

My two favorite colors!
Big Dipper Wax Works sells beeswax candles. I've never tried beeswax candles before so I was intrigued to see what they were like.
One of the candles I purchased is a 1.9 ounce tin of Lavender Rosemary Mint. I'm not normally a huge lavender fan, but the mix with mint was intriguing. Smelling it cold, you can definitely tell  it's a lavender type. But it's bright and cheerful, definitely not a bedtime fragrance at all.
Isn't that cute?

Next up is a 3 ounce votive in printed glass. I liked the idea of these so much  I would have bought more, but the others scents were sold out. This one is Rapture, which is a combination of patchouli and cassia. Patchouli has always struck me as a masculine fragrance, but this one is vibrant and lively and not heavy like I would have thought. I'm not familiar with cassia but it certainly makes for a good combination with the patchoui.

I got 4 aromatherapy tins in different scents. Going clockwise the purple one is Harmony with Lavender and Geranium, described as "Lavender-Geranium blend promotes balance and relaxation. It helps relieve insomnia and migraines. "(it is much more of a traditional lavender that you would expect compared to Rapture)

The Green is Meditation,"Rosewood-Cedarwood blend creates a calming awareness. It stimulates circulation and relieves congestion." (so far my favorite of the aromatherapy line)

Orange is Radiance "Ylang Ylang-Tangerine is a warm, delightful blend that inspires well-being and wisdom. " (A warm citrus)

Last but not least the pink is Sensuality. "Palmarosa-Rose is an eloquent aphrodisiac that stimulates passion. It alleviates nervousness and exhaustion. " (Very bright and very sweet)

Just for curiosities sake I got a traditional beeswax candle. It is described as "Enjoy the natural, sweet, honey fragrance infused straight from the hive into the wax!" I haven't noticed much of a scent off of it yet, but  that's because I'm impatient and haven't gotten a full wax pool. What I have smelled from it is sweet, and slightly tangy. I hear what flowers the bees had access to greatly influences what the wax and scent is like. I'm curious as to what these bees eat!
Also, I love how the shape of the container looks like a little beehive. It adds a little interest to what otherwise would be a boring little glass. 

And although I only bought candles this time, Periwinkle Rose was nice enough to give me a little post it pad with their logo and website on it. The Big Dipper Matchbook was also a nice touch.
Since they just came in, I can't review about how well the throw or burn, so that will come as an update in a couple days. I've heard mixed things about beeswax so I'm curious as to what my experience will be, but as soon as I know, you will. So stay tuned! :)

1 comment:

  1. It will be interesting to hear how the beeswax compares to parafin and soy. I wonder what kind of consistency you get with it as far as scent if you get it from the same source. It almost sounds like you won't know what you get until you burn some.