Bath & Body Works CANDLE DAY PICK Fresh Balsam Candle Review (2023)


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Hey, it's, Bonnie, happy, Friday night, I.

Am back I hope you want to join me for one more video.

Oh, my gosh.

This is like candle named Mania it's.

So much fun today to talk about candles at Bath and Body Works I have one more review tonight it's for one of Bath and Body Works.

Most famous Christmas candles.

I gotta talk about fresh.

Balsam I, looked this one up about an hour ago, I'm starting to get a good wax pull on this.

One I actually had two in this jar style, this year, um, I, actually burned through one of them already because I like fresh Balsa around the holidays so Bath and Body Works I'm, trying to remember what year fresh Balsam actually came out, um, I've been shopping at Bath and Body Works for a really really long time.


But before I was a YouTuber I, didn't, pay attention to like what came out every year as good as I do now because I talk about it on a daily basis, but fresh Balsam is definitely, uh.

One of the most famous Christmas candles of the Bath and Body Works has you can still get this one.

This one is still available for candle day in, um, this Nutcracker Sugar, Plum, Fairy design with the green wax, um, it's also available in the stripey candle as I call it.

These are the stripy candles and then it's also in, um like an Aqua white barn jar and it's, pretty, um, it's, pretty consistent I've.

Never had any issues with fresh Balsam being different.

Um from year to year.

It just always.

He smells the same to me, um, we also got it this year in um, the Bucks here.

This is the uh make Joy happen box.

You can still get these by the way.

So if you want a fresh Balsam that looks like this, um get the box.

So that's, the uh, forty dollars purchase with purchase box.

You have to spend 40.

And then you get the box of 40.

I think, it's still available online, uh.

But again, this has the green wax said, notes in this.

One are Woodland, Balsam crisp, eucalyptus fur, branches and Cedarwood.

So obviously the two ingredients they're gonna make this a Powerhouse, which it is are the eucalyptus and the cedar wood anytime you put those in a candle it's, usually really really strong I tend not to like eucalyptus as much I prefer, Cedar Wood over eucalyptus, but um, the cedar wood, I feel like and the other ingredients are the other scents, the other ingredients like make it a cake.

The other scents tend to tone down the eucalyptus so it's, not like overpowering.

If you don't like eucalyptus, I, still think you can burn fresh Balsam and love it.

I mean, it basically smells a pine tree.

It smells like, um, Outdoors.

Christmas trees, it's, wonderful, um.

So I, highly recommend fresh Balsam it's, a powerhouse, it's always strong.

It fills your house with a wonderful Christmas Aroma.

If you like pine trees, um anytime I've ever been burning trash.


Someone comes into my house they're, always like, oh, it smells.

So good, if you don't like, um that really strong like eucalyptus scent or the cedar wood, I would get vanilla Balsam I.

Think this is like, um, the lighter, uh, creamier cousin of fresh Balsam.


This one is actually Balsam fur, frosted vanilla and snow cap pine needles.

Notice there's, no eucalyptus or Cedar one in this one I love this one too I love.

The vanilla.

If I had to choose between the two I would pick the vanilla Balsam I, love it so much, um, that's, not saying, I, don't like fresh, Blossom it's, just that I love the vanilla note in this candle so much.

This is definitely one, um that I usually get a couple of over the holiday season.

Um I.

Did order.

Another one I think did I get one of those I think I got one in my candle day, um order if not I'm thinking of actually, uh placing a second order tonight, um, because I keep going through going the advice that I'm giving everyone I'm giving myself going.

Yeah, don't, wait don't, wait buy these.

Now because what's gonna happen is I'm gonna wait and then they're gonna get sold out.

Yes, because vanilla Balsam is still available I'm actually debating whether or not I should place a second order tonight or wait till tomorrow and see if I get into the star because I'm a little bit worried personally, um that the vanilla Balsam might get sold out and I went like, uh, maybe two more of them.

So I'm like the same way I'm like what do I do do I.

Do it do I? Wait do I shop tomorrow, um, I'm in the same boat.

I'm always like second, guessing, myself going.

What should I do I? Don't know? So if you were looking, um for some good Balsam, candles I'll review, um, vanilla Balsam, too.

When I burn this, one I love, the packaging in this one too it's.

So pretty I love the wrapping paper, um, but right now, um, don't.

Miss out on Fresh Balsam.

This one I think will be available for a while I think they make enough fresh Balsam that they don't sell out of it.


So my guess is this will be around for the entire candle day.

If you want to pick it up either online or in store, but it's just it's one, you have to try it's like wonderful, um, the other Balsam and I've talked about this before I did a whole video on Balsam, candles, uh, Tree, Farm, which I did order.

I know, I got that one, um, Tree Farm is actually Chris Pine, Needle, warm, Cedar and spiced apple.

So that one you get a little bit of Apple in if you like a little bit of fruit with your Balsam I would go with the tree farm actually I would get all three vanilla Blossom, fresh Blossom.

And um, Tree Farm are all really good Pine, Tree candles.

And they kind of go together.

You could burn all of them together and just have like this.

This crazy pine tree set in your house all over.

You might have to leave though because it might be too strong, I, don't know, if I I've tried that with all three of them because they're strong.

But anyway, um, fresh Balsam is definitely like one of my number one recommendations in a Christmas candle.

You gotta try it.

Um, if you like pine tree, if you like fur needles, if you like pine cones, if you like that, Christmas tree, scent definitely pick up a fresh Balsam it's worth getting, um it's, funny because I feel like it's, one of the most overlooked candles at Candle day because it's been around for so long, everyone's like ah, fresh Balsam, but it's, really good so that's.

Why I want to do a video tonight about fresh Balsam? If you haven't tried, it definitely worth it for 9.95 and um it's.

One of my favorites, I really do I like fresh Balsam I also like in the concentrated room spray, um.

So I can kind of spray it around my house and um on my Christmas tree.

And then my house smells.


Anyway, I am going to go, relax, we're gonna watch some TV tonight I will be on tomorrow with more candle.

Day updates.

Thank you.

As always for watching I'll.

See you guys then bye.



What does Bath and Body Works Fresh Balsam candle smell like? ›

We've adjusted the quantity for you. What it smells like: cool and woodsy, just like the great outdoors. Fragrance notes: woodland balsam, crisp eucalyptus, fir branches and cedarwood.

Are Bath and Body Works candles worth it? ›

Bath & Body Works has always been a top contender when it comes to quality candles and addictive scents. Yes. There's a reason that Bath & Body Works has been the mainstream go-to for all things fragrance. The brand delivers quality fragrances that disperses widely without being overpowering.

Do Bath and Body Works candles last long? ›

Burns for approximately 25-45 hours. Infused with the good stuff (natural essential oils) Our proprietary fragrance wax blend is formulated to provide the best fragrance experience. Quality lead-free wicks.

What's the difference between White Barn and Bath and Body Works candles? ›

A: Yes, they are the same scent. White Barn is a sister company of Bath and Body Works. White Barn candles are sold in Bath and Body Works stores when a free-standing store isn't in the same location as a Bath and Body Works. Hope this answer helps!

Does fresh balsam smell like a Christmas tree? ›

This is a picture-perfect, Hallmark Christmas Movie tree scent. I've loved it for years. This is the scent that fills your home if you buy a real tree, or the candle you burn if you WISH you'd bought a real tree.

What is the most famous scent in Bath and Body Works? ›

Japanese Cherry Blossom scent is the most popular Bath & Body Works scent of all time. It is a classic scent that has been around since 1995. It continues to be a top seller due to its light, floral notes. What is the strongest Bath & Body Works scent?

What is the best smelling candle from Bath and Body? ›

The Strongest Smelling Bath and Body Works Candles 2022, Ranked!
  • Laundry Day.
  • Pumpkin Pecan Waffles. ...
  • Fresh Balsam. ...
  • Leaves. ...
  • Fresh Cut Lilacs. ...
  • Blueberry Pie. ...
  • White Gardenia. ...
  • Eucalyptus Spearmint. It may sound like an odd combination of smells, but these two scents actually go together really well. ...

Are you supposed to light all 3 wicks? ›

For 3-wick candles, you should burn all three wicks the first time, even if you only plan on using one at a time in the future. You want the wax to create an even surface the first time for later burns to follow.

Why do Bath and Body Works candles not burn all the way? ›

There are many factors while in use that can affect any candle's performance, including: room drafts, debris that may have accumulated in the wax's melt pool, wick length and proper pre‐burn trimming which is included on the instructions on the candle label.

What Bath and Body Works fragrance lasts the longest? ›

Best Long-Lasting Fragrance: Bath & Body Works A Thousand Wishes Fine Fragrance Mist. One of the best scents from Bath & Body Works, A Thousand Wishes, exudes joy and celebration. It is highlighted with the scents of pink prosecco, sparkling quince, and star fruit, which smells sweet, fruity, and delicious.

What in Bath and Body Works candles is bad for you? ›

The biggest problem with Bath & Body Works candles is that they use paraffin wax. Specifically, the candles use a blend of paraffin wax, soy wax, and palm oil. Paraffin is a petroleum-based product, and when burned, it releases toxic chemicals into the air like benzene and toluene.

How long can I store Bath and Body Works candles? ›

Most unopened items from Bath & Body Works—lotions, candles, the like—have a three-year shelf life, so simply add three years to the manufacturing date, and you'll have your expiration date.

Why are bath and body candles so expensive? ›

One is the brand and it's marketing. This company spends a ton of money on visuals and focus on being aesthetically pleasing to a wide variety of shoppers. You'll notice that they actually keep a lot of fragrances year round and will make variations of their labels depending on the season or holiday.

What day is the big candle sale at Bath and Body? ›

Every year since the day's 2013 inception, candle lovers across the nation gather on the first Saturday of December to take advantage of Bath & Body Works' annual candle sale. Three wick candles that usually retail for around $25 will only be $9.50.

Which smells better Fraser or balsam? ›

Additionally, the Fraser Fir has bluish silver needles that grow in every direction, while Balsam Firs have flat needles in an iconic deep green and silver color. While both of these trees smell distinctly of pine, the Balsam Fir smells more strongly compared to the average Fraser Fir.

What scents are similar to balsam? ›

Sandalwood is another scent that pairs nicely and mimics balsam in many ways. So what does sandalwood smell like? Woodsy and warm with exotic and sweet notes, sandalwood is a unique fragrance that makes a great base for more complex scents like balsam.

What is the smell of fresh balsam? ›

What it smells like: cool and woodsy, just like the great outdoors. Fragrance notes: woodland balsam, crisp eucalyptus, fir branches and cedarwood.

What is the most pleasing scent in the world? ›

And according to the results, vanilla is the most pleasing smell around, followed by ethyl butyrate, which smells like peaches.

What is the top selling scent? ›

Top 5 Best Selling Scents
  • Sea Salt Neroli.
  • Lavender Blossom.
  • Ginger Pumpkin.
  • Pine Forest.
  • Bamboo.

What candle scent sells best? ›


Lavender is one of the most popular candle scents among consumers, and for good reason. The scent is common in aromatherapy, and candle shoppers gravitate towards it for relaxation. To make your lavender candle stand out this spring, pair it with vanilla or chamomile for a sweet and soothing aroma.

How do you make Bath and Body Works candles smell stronger? ›

You should always leave your candle burning for at least two hours. This is so that you allow enough wax to melt that it can produce a stronger scent. If you want your scented candle to fill a room quickly, then your best bet is a candle topper.

Which bath and body candle smells like a Christmas tree? ›

Under the Christmas Tree 3-Wick Candle | Bath & Body Works.

Which scented candles last the longest? ›

Beeswax is the Clear Winner

Out of the natural candle waxes available, beeswax burns the longest. Created by honey bees to build honeycomb cells in their beehives, beeswax is harder and denser than other types of candle wax and burns at a higher temperature, making it the perfect choice for longer-lasting candles.

What does mahogany balsam smell like? ›

What it smells like: traipsing through the forest in your favorite wintry ensemble. Fragrance notes: juniper berry, fresh balsam and mahogany wood.

What is the best 3 wick candle? ›

The Best 3-Wick Candles For Under $20
  1. 3-wick Mandarin Orange Blossom Candle. ...
  2. 3-wick Lavender and Vanilla Soy Candle. ...
  3. 3-wick Caramel Cookie Candle. ...
  4. 3-wick Sheer Jasmine Chesapeake Bay Candle. ...
  5. 3-wick Autumn Nature Walk Yankee Candle. ...
  6. 3-wick Eucalyptus Leaves Candle. ...
  7. 3-wick Autumn Leaves Yankee Candle.
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Why shouldn't you burn candles for more than 4 hours? ›

If you burn your candle for more than 4 hours at a time, carbon will collect on the wick, and your wick will begin to "mushroom." This can cause the wick to become unstable, the flame to get too large, your candle to smoke, and soot to be released into the air and around your candle container.

When should you stop using candles? ›

As with most things, knowing when to stop burning your candle is important. This keeps you, and your furniture, safe. When there is approximately 1/2” of wax left in the bottom of your candle it's time to stop burning. It's okay for there to be some wax left over, candles are created with this little buffer of wax.

Where does the wax go when you burn a candle? ›

Wax is made of hydrogen and carbon. When a candle burns, the hydrogen and carbon from the wax combine with the oxygen in the air to become carbon dioxide and water vapor. Most of the matter in the candle ends up as these two gases.

Why does my Bath and Body Works candle pop when I light it? ›

What happens when you light a candle for too long is you've let your wick "mushroom" or develop carbon buildup. This is the result of the candle consuming more wax than it can burn. Lighting a "mushroom" can lead a wick to crackle and pop and release soot into the air and onto your candle container.

What to do with a candle when the wick is gone? ›

So, can the wax from nearly depleted candles be salvaged? The simple answer is yes. The best thing to do is melt down the remaining wax and pour it into a smaller votive—et voilà, you have yourself a new candle.

Which is best Victoria Secret or Bath and body Works? ›

Victoria's Secret's brand is ranked #119 in the list of Global Top 1000 Brands, as rated by customers of Victoria's Secret. Their current market cap is $17.23B. Bath & Body Works's brand is ranked #40 in the list of Global Top 100 Brands, as rated by customers of Bath & Body Works.

What was the first Bath and body Works scent? ›

The oldest scent is Sweet Pea.

It launched in 2000 and has been a shopper favorite since then.

What smell lasts the longest? ›

Musk and woody families frequently feature among the fragrance notes that last the longest. Particularly if they're present in the base of a perfume. This is because the oils tend to evaporate at a slower rate than those with a fruity or floral base, meaning they're noticeable for longer.

Why do Bath and Body Works candles give me headaches? ›

Benzene is a known carcinogen and short-term effects of exposure also include those pesky headaches. These combined with the kinds of fragrance used in candles are leading to your nasty candle headaches.

What are the least toxic candles? ›

Soy wax, coconut wax and beeswax candles are all great options. Be sure to make sure labels say the candles are 100% soy or beeswax (companies like to create blends with paraffin wax because it's cheaper) and if possible, I like to buy sustainably sourced and cruelty-free candles!

Why do Bath and Body Works candles turn black? ›

Incomplete combustion happens when the flame melting the wax and the rate of the wax fueling the flame aren't in balance. If wax is drawn into your candle flame faster than it can burn, incomplete combustion occurs. This means you'll likely see black smoke rise in the air and soot form inside of your vessel.

How do you tell if Bath and Body Works is expired? ›

The signs you should look for when trying to figure out if your body cream or lotion has expired include a change in smell, texture, or color. What is this? If you find that the color or smell has changed significantly, or the product has thickened, it's probably best to get rid of it.

Do Bath and Body Works candles lose their scent? ›

Yes, that's right — scent degradation is actually the same underlying process that produces a candle's cold throw. The good news is that scent degradation happens very gradually and is almost unnoticeable for the first 6 months to a year, depending on the type of wax and the quality of fragrance oils used.

How often does Bath and Body Works have candle day? ›

This only happens once a year (and it's never too early to game plan). We can't reveal all the details yet, but we can help get your playbook ready. Let's make this your best Candle Day yet. Be the first to know about all things Candle Day (and become a Rewards member to shop before anyone else)!

Is it worth it to buy Bath and Body Works candles? ›

Bath & Body Works has always been a top contender when it comes to quality candles and addictive scents. Yes. There's a reason that Bath & Body Works has been the mainstream go-to for all things fragrance. The brand delivers quality fragrances that disperses widely without being overpowering.

Is candle making cheaper than buying? ›

It's significantly less expensive to make scented candles versus buying them in-store. For example, a 22oz candle from Yankee Candle costs roughly $30; if you spent $30 on supplies for a DIY Yankee Candle, you could make roughly 77oz of candle, meaning each 22oz candle would cost you $8.57.

Why do people love Bath and Body Works? ›

The reasons Bath and Body Works is a brand Gen Z loves is more than the hundreds and hundreds of scents. It's an experience, both online and in person, that evokes a feeling of nostalgia (whether that's for the good old days of middle school) or comfort for the times ahead.

How often does Bath and Body Works do $10 off candles? ›

Bath & Body Works Candle Day sale open happens once a year. That means one time to take advantage of these low prices on candles.

How much will Bath and Body Works candles be this year on candle day? ›

Bath & Body Works will celebrate its 2022 Annual Candle Day on December 2-3. During the event, all 3-wick candles will cost $9.95 instead of the retail value ranging between $25.50 and $32.50. This year's price rolls back a 30-cent increase levied during the 2021 sale.

How much will candles be on Bath and Body candle day? ›

All three-wick candles are $9.95, more than 62% off the regular price of $26.50 during the sale that starts Thursday night for rewards members and continues through Saturday. The regular price for the candles is $1 more than last December and the 2021 Candle Day sale price was $10.25.

What is fresh balsam scent? ›

A foresty blend of woodland balsam, crisp eucalyptus, fir needles and cedarwood.

What does balsam smell like in candle? ›

Crushing fir needles creates a balsam sap or resin, which gives off a strong camphorous smell, very much like a medicinal balm with benzoic acid. Hence, the name. Some would even say it's a bit terpenic like a sweet and rich balsamic vinegar with a grounding woodsy fragrance that balances it all out.

What is the perfect Christmas smell? ›

Despite the fresh-cut pine scent note, I'd describe The Perfect Christmas as a gourmand candle. The candle is a cousin of BBW's Marshmallow Fireside, but in The Perfect Christmas, the smokiness is the brown toasted marshmallow exterior rather than bonfire.

Is balsam a winter scent? ›

The Winter Balsam candle combines the aromatic snap of a crisp winter day with fresh cut forest branches. A deep evergreen fragrance to fill your home with winter joy. Enjoy layers of boreal balsam, ponderosa pine, fir, cedar, blue spruce, frost and cypress.

What candle smells exactly like a Christmas tree? ›

FRASIER FIR – THYMES *Editors Choice*

Simple as that. Frasier Fir is a long time favorite here at Candle Junkies, and truly is one of the best candles that match the scent of freshly cut Christmas trees. For the 2022 winter season you can find a ton of different variations on this candle.

What is balsam scent good for? ›

The fragrance of Balsam essential oil makes it good for calming the mind and alleviating stress. For this, it's used as a vaporizer, room diffuser. It has the potential to influence the brain's limbic system therefore best for aromatherapy purposes. It's effective in reducing skin inflammation and symptoms of eczema.

Is balsam a Christmas scent? ›

Understand that Christmas tree preferences are cultural, learned in childhood and treasured. So to me, and to many people in the Eastern part of the United States, balsam fir is the scent of Christmas. Balsam fir trees were an important "export" from Door County during the early days of European settlement.

What is the most authentic Christmas tree scent? ›

Balsam Fir

The Balsam fir is the most fragrant of the trees, making it the most popular Christmas tree variety. They're durable and have short, flat, dark green needles. They do dry out quickly so be sure to check their water levels often.

What candle smells like car wash soap? ›

The Elite Day scent features top notes of soap bubbles, middle notes of fresh cherries and bottom notes of a fresh clean car.”

What is the best candle scent ever? ›

Best overall candle

At the top is cannabis leaf, lemon peel, and rhubarb — which you smell immediately. Then there's almond, tulip, sage, and eucalyptus. Finally, when you blow it out or let it burn for a while, you start to smell the suede, musk, and amber.

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