AprilsScentSations

Uniquely Scented Soy Candles, Melts & Artisan Soap.

Tampa, Florida | 216 Sales

AprilsScentSations

Uniquely Scented Soy Candles, Melts & Artisan Soap.

Tampa, Florida 216 Sales On Etsy since 2015

5 out of 5 stars
(40)

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Announcement   **All candle sales come with a FREE sample size travel candle.**
CHRISTMAS ORDERS: The last day to ship USPS and receive in time is DECEMBER 20th.
-- I use the highest quality organic ingredients in my candles & soaps. They're eco-friendly, food-quality, pure, and most of my products are vegan (except the goat's milk soap.) The majority of my candles & melts are double scented. --
***COME OUT & SEE ME: Holizaar, St. Pete. PAW (Pinellas Ale Works) in St Pete, Third Friday Dec 1 in Safety Harbor **Check FB/Instagram @aprilsscentsations for more dates & BTS!

ABOUT: Hi! Thanks for stopping by!
AprilsScentSations started purely by accident as the result of a small breakdown. Dealing with the loss of my grandmother and mother back-to-back in addition to a divorce, I was unable to shake the ever-present depression for over a year. Advised by my therapist to make a list of things I loved doing as a child before chasing the paycheck in life, bike riding, reading, swimming and that candle-making kit her mother had bought me in Peddlers Village, PA when I was a kid made the cut. Working with my hands proved to be very therapeutic. After posting photos of my uniquely (oddly) scented soy creations on Facebook and Instagram (such as pumpkin pie lavender - Insta @aprilsscentsations) I was inundated with offers to buy them, which I declined. However, eventually the hobby became an expensive one, so I relented, thus creating CarmelsCandles, named after my tiny Italian grandmother. Unfortunately, that name was taken, so AprilsScentSations it is (for lack of anything more creative), and here I am! My friends tease me relentlessly about the initials.

I recently ventured into lighted bottles and beautiful, natural soaps. To say I'm obsessed with mood lighting and scent is an understatement.

I'm a former professional wrestler and current cosplay model. I'm also a full-time student at Full Sail University for my degree in Creative Writing for Entertainment, an unapologetic coffee snob, pop culture fanatic, Mother of Chickens and owned by one spoiled rotten corgi.

WHAT YOU'RE BUYING:
*I create a ridiculous mess in my kitchen making soy candles, melts, soap, bath bombs & body butter - made with love, I can assure you - using only the highest quality, natural ingredients. (Pets, allergies, asthma, and kids, y'all. Can't use any of that crappy chemical stuff. AND, being eco-friendly matters to me - a lot.) I'm currently addicted to blending different scents to make a unique "WOW!" effect you probably can't find anywhere else. Even if it SEEMS like a typical scent, it's still customized. I also love infusing my love of pop culture into my crafts, as you can probably tell.

*I LOVE things that smell great. I also have a farting dog. My candles are great for PET ODORS. Time tested, again and again.
*If you'd like something custom or out of the ordinary (wedding announcement flameless candles are such fun to make), contact me.
*Thanks for visiting my store!

NOTE: Soy burns differently. If you're having a problem keeping your wicks lit, gently dig a little pool around the wick(s) with a spoon, and that should do it. Fire needs air to burn.

Announcement

Last updated on Nov 29, 2018

**All candle sales come with a FREE sample size travel candle.**
CHRISTMAS ORDERS: The last day to ship USPS and receive in time is DECEMBER 20th.
-- I use the highest quality organic ingredients in my candles & soaps. They're eco-friendly, food-quality, pure, and most of my products are vegan (except the goat's milk soap.) The majority of my candles & melts are double scented. --
***COME OUT & SEE ME: Holizaar, St. Pete. PAW (Pinellas Ale Works) in St Pete, Third Friday Dec 1 in Safety Harbor **Check FB/Instagram @aprilsscentsations for more dates & BTS!

ABOUT: Hi! Thanks for stopping by!
AprilsScentSations started purely by accident as the result of a small breakdown. Dealing with the loss of my grandmother and mother back-to-back in addition to a divorce, I was unable to shake the ever-present depression for over a year. Advised by my therapist to make a list of things I loved doing as a child before chasing the paycheck in life, bike riding, reading, swimming and that candle-making kit her mother had bought me in Peddlers Village, PA when I was a kid made the cut. Working with my hands proved to be very therapeutic. After posting photos of my uniquely (oddly) scented soy creations on Facebook and Instagram (such as pumpkin pie lavender - Insta @aprilsscentsations) I was inundated with offers to buy them, which I declined. However, eventually the hobby became an expensive one, so I relented, thus creating CarmelsCandles, named after my tiny Italian grandmother. Unfortunately, that name was taken, so AprilsScentSations it is (for lack of anything more creative), and here I am! My friends tease me relentlessly about the initials.

I recently ventured into lighted bottles and beautiful, natural soaps. To say I'm obsessed with mood lighting and scent is an understatement.

I'm a former professional wrestler and current cosplay model. I'm also a full-time student at Full Sail University for my degree in Creative Writing for Entertainment, an unapologetic coffee snob, pop culture fanatic, Mother of Chickens and owned by one spoiled rotten corgi.

WHAT YOU'RE BUYING:
*I create a ridiculous mess in my kitchen making soy candles, melts, soap, bath bombs & body butter - made with love, I can assure you - using only the highest quality, natural ingredients. (Pets, allergies, asthma, and kids, y'all. Can't use any of that crappy chemical stuff. AND, being eco-friendly matters to me - a lot.) I'm currently addicted to blending different scents to make a unique "WOW!" effect you probably can't find anywhere else. Even if it SEEMS like a typical scent, it's still customized. I also love infusing my love of pop culture into my crafts, as you can probably tell.

*I LOVE things that smell great. I also have a farting dog. My candles are great for PET ODORS. Time tested, again and again.
*If you'd like something custom or out of the ordinary (wedding announcement flameless candles are such fun to make), contact me.
*Thanks for visiting my store!

NOTE: Soy burns differently. If you're having a problem keeping your wicks lit, gently dig a little pool around the wick(s) with a spoon, and that should do it. Fire needs air to burn.

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AprilsScentSations: Organic, Double-Scented Candles, Tarts, Soaps & Lighted Bottles To Brighten Your Life!

Hi! "My name is April and I'm a candle addict..."
I started making candles, soap and bath stuff because I'm a writer and I live on a screen. I do this TO GET AWAY FROM SCREENS. :) Working with your hands can be incredibly cathartic.

Living in sweaty Florida, our homes are sealed up most of the year, so I wanted strongly scented but healthy candles for myself - and I wanted to make sure they were safe for the pets and wouldn't destroy my air ducts or soot up my walls. Soy it was.

Being eco-friendly matters to me; it's a way of life, and I make my products in the same way.

I'll be happy to create custom work for you if you're looking for something unique or hard to find! Check out my flameless wedding candles for a neat gift!
Thanks for visiting my store!

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Last updated on Nov 2, 2018
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Want a custom order?

Contact me if you'd like a custom order. I adore doing custom stuff!

Care instructions

*If your soy candle wick won't burn after a while, gently dig a little well around it with a spoon to give the wick air. Fire needs air.

*If you have leftover candle wax, you can easily scoop it on to a warmer. Waste not, want not!

*Burn for 2 hours the first time to avoid the "hole in the middle" problem.

*Soy melts at lower temperatures. These candles don't do well in hot cars, by windows in the summer, or in garages/attics.

*Wood Wicks can be a pain to get going. The flame needs to be well into the wax in order to burn. If yours goes out, keep lighting.

*NEVER leave a candle unattended. Don't place near windows with curtains, or where children or pets can tip them over (tart warmers are best for little wanderers).