I go through various waves of obsessions depending on what my holy grail of the moment happens to be. When I'm fixated on something, it's all I can talk about until it passes. Remember the ankle wrap sandals? Sweatshirts? Yeah...... you know what I mean.
You see, I really REALLY like natural scented candles. The thing is they're expensive. Like very expensive. I always have this vision of paper money being burned, one at a time whenever I light up my Diptyque candle. The other thing is I'm asthmatic and don't often take too well to most fragrances. Spicy notes have a way of inducing a headache that will last for days. I can sniff paraffin and chemicals in a candle from 10 paces away and they'll bring on an asthma attack too. Not good. Diptyque candles contain a teeny bit of paraffin but so far, I've been fine.
You see all those candles in the photo? Other than the used Spitalfields candle on your left (a wonderful gift from Avril), the rest were all purchased within the last 30 days. Didn't I mention earlier about being OCD? The massive Neom candle in the middle was on sale (40% off and I redeemed some points), the Geodesis was purchased at 50% off (£10!!!) from an online store I'd never even heard of until recently and the two Spitalfields candles were from Found's sample sale (£10 per candle instead of £25). Notice how excited I am having "saved" myself 50 quid................
I've been contemplating about making my own especially after seeing this step by step tutorial. At least I won't have to worry about buying votive glass jars after I've burned all my candles. Just so you know, it's practically an art form to burn your candle perfectly every single time.