Tuesday, July 1, 2014

All American Hand Poured Soy "Farm Fresh" Candles from Comfort Chickens Homestead


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What home isn't complete without a good smelling candle? Am I right?

In my journey of a more natural (and frugal) lifestyle, one of the first products that I ditched were scents. So many products available today are just ridden with chemicals and unnatural properties, and as a new mama I just didn't want any of that to be inhaled by my newborn daughter. I dumped my smelly wall inserts (you know the kind) and even put away my beloved perfume for only special occasions. I switched to all natural soaps and other skin care because I knew that with all of the skin on skin contact that I'd have with my children that I didn't want them to get "second hand" exposure of indoor pollutants. So for the last 2 years, my home has been without a candle. And that made me really sad.

Then by chance I met Candice, who is married to an old friend from college, and we shared an interest in keeping backyard chickens. As we got to know each other better, she shared her passion of candle making with me and my flame was rekindled (ok ok, yea that pun was totally intended!). She quickly mailed me a pair of candles - MacIntosh Apple and Vanilla - and I gave them a try. I also learned that soy candles emit much less toxic chemicals than paraffin candles, so this eased my worries about indoor pollutants with my children.

Before I get into what I thought about the candles, here's a little note from Candice...
Inspired by God, country lifestyle, and chickens, I set to work in 2013 hand crafting my own candles. 
After much testing, I finally found the perfect combination of wax, fragrance oils, and wicks! From there Comfort Chickens Homestead was born. And the rest is history!

All Comfort Chickens Homestead candles are made from 100% soy wax, a much cleaner burning wax then paraffin. Paraffin is a petroleum byproduct, and can cause heavy black soot when burning. Soy wax is a renewable resource, and burns much cleaner. The soy wax used in CCH candles is made in the USA with crops grown from our very own farmers, is made with pure soybean oil (100% vegetable), is natural and biodegradable, and is GMO free! It doesn't get any better than that! CCH candles also burn with two cotton wicks for a clean burn.

As for scent, all fragrance oils are carefully selected and tested to make sure they smell good and burn strong. The scent you smell when the candle isn't lit is called a cold throw. The scent you smell when the candle is lit is called a hot throw. Comfort Chickens Homestead candles have the best of both!

Each candle is lovingly hand poured into a real mason jar (Kerr to be exact: jar, lid, and rim made in the USA), and then delivered to its final destination. Once it is done burning, the scent sticker can easily be removed and the wicks taken out so the jar can be reused to make your favorite jam! The lid can also be reused as it has a magnet attached to the back of it. Display your children's drawings, your shopping list, or your to-do list for the house on your fridge!

I hope you enjoy your "Farm Fresh Candles" from Comfort Chickens Homestead! It is an honor to fill up your house with delicious and tasty aromas! And as for me, I think I will go relax with my chickens now. Thanks for visiting and I hope to see you soon!

Isn't she sweet? This lady truly puts in a labor of love into these candles and I think it really shines though (ok, another candle pun..when am I going to stop?).

She mentioned hot and cold throw - yes, these candles smell so good whether they are lit or not! It doesn't take long at all for the scent to make its way throughout your home. When I lit the vanilla candle, after 5 minutes my kitchen smelled like I was baking something and my husband came down quickly to investigate! In less than an hour my entire home smelled delicious.
I'm finding that these candles are true to all the work that Candice puts into them. The scents are spot on (MacIntosh apples happen to be my favorite and that candle gets my mouth watering!), they don't leave a sooty residue and the wax melts down nicely without you having to push it down the sides of the jar. Unlike many other home-made candles that I've tried before, the scents do not smell synthetic and you'd think they are the real thing. It's just plain awesome to have my entire house smell like MacIntosh apples, if you ask me!

Want to win a set of candles of your own? In honor of Independence Day and the fact that these candles are proudly made in the USA with American ingredients (right down to the soy, which Candice made absolute sure was grown by our farmers in order to support our economy), Comfort Chickens Homestead is offering one Pierogie Mama winner 3 candles (the winner gets to choose their scents). Just check out the giveaway widget below for entry options and details!


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72 comments:

  1. I would love to try the Vanilla Soy, the Macintosh apple and the peach scented canldes from Comfort Chicken.
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  2. I would love to see a fresh pear candle or spiced pear. used to get a popular name candle that was scented fresh mown grass and it was awesome.

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  3. I would love to try the peach, vanilla and watermelon. They all sound really good. Thank you.

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  4. I think peppermint would be a really great scent to add.

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  5. Peach, Vanilla and Creme Brulee. Thank you for this chance to win.

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  6. Ocean Breeze is my fave. Also how about rose, lilac, pumpkin pie or wisteria?

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  7. I would like to try strudel and spice, vanilla and watermelon.

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  8. I would like to try strudel and spice, vanilla and watermelon.

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  9. I would like a carrot cake scented candle.

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  10. hmmm only to choose just 3!!! lets see the ones I would like to try first are: Watermelon, Peach and Creme Brulee

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  11. I would LOVE to see pumpkin pie that's my favorite scent!!! and also cherry and coconut

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  12. I love the ones that smell like cookies!

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  13. Watermelon candle would be perfect for Summer!

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  14. I would like to try the Macintosh apple, peach and Strudel and spice Soy candles.

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  15. I think Clothesline dried sounds like a country scent.

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  16. I would love to try their Watermelon, Crème Brulee & Strudel & Spice.

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  17. I would like a Hot Latte scent

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  18. Watermelon, Peach, and Vanilla would be the ones I would like to try.

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  19. Maybe some garden scents--fresh scents

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  20. I would love the Creme Brulee, Vanilla and Strudel and Spice

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  21. I would love to see some fresh scents like baby powder, lilacs, or clean laundry

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  22. Vanilla, peach, and Creme brûlée smell delicious I bet!

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  23. New scent ideas: spiced chai latte, hot cocoa, or citrus medley

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  24. I like vanilla, macintosh and streudel and spice

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  25. I think that we would love to try Strudel and Spice, Crème Brulee and the Blueberry candle

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  26. I love the smell of apple pie cooking and of course, I love the smell of cloves at my home, they would make a great candle

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  27. Nicole Carter WeasleyJuly 6, 2014 at 9:15 PM

    I would like to try Macintosh Apple, Watermelon and Strudel and Spice.

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  28. Nicole Carter WeasleyJuly 6, 2014 at 9:17 PM

    I love the smell of Pachouli and Vanilla so maybe that kind of a scent.

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  29. I would like to try blueberry, vanilla and watermelon.

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  30. A new scent I would like to see is spearmint.

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  31. creme brulee, vanilla, and the macintosh apple scents

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  32. These candles look absolutely amazing! I would really, truly love to burn one in my home. Makes me feel cozy just thinking about it! Would LOVE to try the vanilla, Macintosh and the Strudel and Spice. Delicious!

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  33. As for a scent to try, I would love to see a cookie scent. Sugar or Oatmeal!

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  34. I would like the carrot cake, blueberry, and watermelon. The other scents are great too.

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  35. I would love to try the vanilla, the Macintosh Apple, and the strudel and spice!! Those ones look so yummy smelling :)

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  36. I would love to see a beach scent!!

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  37. Hello! I would most want to try the Vanilla, Watermelon, and Peach. I like fresh and fruity scents! Thank-you!!

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  38. Hello! For new scent ideas, I like strawberry, magnolia, lilac, and raspberry. Thanks!

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  39. Watermelon, creme brulee, and McIntosh apple!

    For ideas, I would recommend Gardenia, Fresh Bamboo/grass, sunflower, and mint!

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  40. I would like to try there Vanilla , Blueberry , Strudel and Spice soy

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  41. I like would like to see Candy Cane sent

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  42. Watermelon, Peach, and Blueberry Soy would smell really good.

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  43. I would love to try the Strusel and Spice.

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  44. It would be great if they made an Ocean-related scent. Something beachy.

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  45. I would like Peach, Blueberry and Vanilla.

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  46. Would like to try Vanilla, Strudel and Spice and Macintosh Apple.

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  47. I really like clean scents like Linen and Spring Breeze. I think pumpkin spice, lavender and citrus would be good too.

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  48. Vanilla is my first pick and peach is my second.

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  49. Peppermint would be a great addition.

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  50. I'd love to try Peach, Vanilla, and Streudel and Spice scents. They all sound yummy! :D

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  51. Hi Candace! :) I'd love to see scents like tangerine, lemongrass, freesia,one that smells like beach body oil- tropical coconut. That's just a few scents that I could think of. :)

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  52. I'd like to try vanilla, struedel and spice, and creme brulee. See a theme?

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  53. I'd really like a nice citrus scent.

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  54. I'd love Peach, Blueberry, Vanilla.


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  55. Pumpkin would be good.

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  56. I'd like the vanilla, strudel and spice, and creme brulee.
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  57. Strawberry shortcake or banana bread would be nice scents.
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  58. i'd like maybe a Sweet Lemon and Basil scent.

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  59. i'd like to try apple, peach, and watermelon

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  60. I'd love to try watermelon, vanilla, and peach

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  61. I'd love to see banana nut or some beach or tropical scents

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  62. I would like the vanilla, peach and apple scents

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  63. I would like to see lilac, lavender, jasmine

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  64. I would love to try the Blueberry, Strudel & Spice and Peach.

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  65. I would love to see something mixed with lavender.

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  66. I would like the Watermelon, Creme Brulee, and Blueberry.

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  67. I would like the Strudel and Spice, Blue Berry Soy and Vanilla but it sure was hard to choose!

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  68. I would love to see a Pumpkin scent! Its definitely my favorite. I also love Lemon and Banana Bread flavors!

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