Wax Lyrical Blog

  • Festive Fragrance: Gold, Frankincense and Myrrh

    Everybody has their own favourite festive fragrance, whether it's gingerbread fresh from the oven, the smell of a real pine Christmas tree or delicious mulled wine. There are also the more luxurious scents at this time of year - rich nutty scents, the delicate Snowdrop, and our personal favourite,

  • Introducing Eric - our resident elf

    Now some of you might have seen that we had a new member of the Wax family last year - his name was Eric the Elf. He loved making mischief around the office, in our shop and our factory last year - maybe you saw some of his tricks on Facebook, Twitter or 

  • Oriental Fragrance: Assam and White Cedar

    Oriental scents (also sometimes known as "spicy" scents) are one of the more luxurious fragrance families, giving you all the richness of the orient in one scent. Often complimented by other fragrances, these types of scent can create all sorts of different atmospheres for your home. For Summer, we've crafted a beautiful soothing fragrance using the scent of Assam tea with the woody element of

  • Autumnal Scents to Suit the Season

    Now the temperature's cooling off and the woolly hats are coming out, it's time to give your home's scent an overhaul with our warming Autumn fragrances. From the ever-popular vanilla to the cosy

  • Myth Buster: Room Fresheners

    As much as we love our scented candles and reed diffusers, we understand that sometimes you just want a quick blast of fragrance to refresh a room for a short period of time, such as a guest room when people are visiting for a few days. Our room mists, scented sachets and scented spheres are the ideal way to fragrance these spaces - but as they're not as well known as candles and reed

  • Myth Buster: Optimise your Oil Burner

    Oil burners have been one of the more traditional ways of fragrancing your home for a number of years, but that doesn't necessarily mean that they're any less popular than the more modern methods on the market today. See our top tips and frequently asked questions about using oil burners to see if one has

  • Myth Buster: Diffuser Difficulties

    Reed diffusers are a great alternative to candles - you'll continuously scent your home for weeks on end and you can leave them unattended without the worry of a naked flame. Being one of the first companies to introduce reed diffusers to the UK, we know a thing or two about them, so check out our questions and answers about reed diffusers. What do I do with a reed

  • Gourmand Fragrance: Rhubarb and Ginger

    Gourmand is one of the lesser known fragrance families, but almost everyone will have a favourite - anything that smells good enough to eat is a gourmand scent. We love to be a little different, so rather than the usual 'yummy' scent suspects, we decided to take inspiration from increasingly popular superfoods - this was the birth of our

  • Rockin' in Rio: Tropical Party Planning Made Easy

    Everybody gets into the spirit of Olympics, even if you're not normally a sports fan - it's a brilliant way to experience new sports you might not usually come across - how many times would you watch Judo if it's not your sport of choice? What about canoe slalom or canoe sprint - did you even know there were 2 different types of competitive canoeing? It's also a great excuse for a

  • Myth Buster: Common Candle Calamities

    Burning a candle is easy, right? You just light it and let it do its job - but did you know that there are several ways to get the best out of your candle and to avoid common problems, such as "tunnelling" and "sooting"? Read on to find out how to solve common candle problems... My candle isn't burning evenly and there's lots of wax left around the edge - what do I

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