Northern Lights Wax Melt Reviews

July 27, 2017

This is a review of wax melts from Northern Lights Candles, a New York based candle company. Northern Lights wax melts can be found on their website, as well as retailers across the country, such as Bed Bath and Beyond, Wayfair.com, gift shops, etc.

Northern Lights wax melts come in 3 sizes: 4 ounce Pillow Packs, 8 ounce Mason Melts, and 5 pound Bags. The "Pillow Packs" are cardboard packs with tiny wax cubes inside. About 5 of these wax cubes seems to be equivalent to 1 "normal" sized wax cube from a 2.5 oz. clamshell. As of the date of this review, the Pillow Packs are $5.99 for 4oz., which is equivalent to $3.74 for a standard 2.5oz. wax melt. So, a bit pricey. And the Pillow Pack melts are made to use in a fairly short amount of time. This is because the package is made of cardboard (and looks like a Hot Pockets package!), and the top and bottom end close "just enough" to prevent the wax from spilling out. Wax melts, like perfume, need to be stored in well-sealed containers. So if you buy the Pillow Pack 4oz. packs, be prepared to use each scent within a few weeks, or even a few months at most. If you really like a scent, it would be best to reorder the 8oz. Mason Melts, which come in a glass jar with a lid. I took the wax out of my Pillow Pack packages and put them in sealable polypropylene bags (which are the only type of plastic bags that sufficiently protects the wax from dissipating due to contact with air).

Cranberry
This is a generic cranberry scent with a slightly bitter note, not very sweet. I'm not crazy about the scent.
Throw:
1.50

Crisp Apple
Apple with a smidgen of caramel. It's not very sweet, but that's okay, still a nice scent.
Throw:
3.50

Farmstand Peach
This is a nice, fairly standard peach scent.
Throw:
3.00

Fraser Fir
A fantastic smoky earthy woodsy warm spruce scent with a hint of eucalyptus and a smidgen of a dirt note (but in a good way). This is not a harsh pine scent. It smells like a Christmas tree next to a cozy fire.
Throw:
3.25

Fresh Linen
A nice sweet fabric softener scent. This is not a harsh laundry detergent scent.
Throw:
3.50

Ginger Tea & Honey
This smells like lemon flavored iced tea mix. It's rich and sweet and smells fantastic. I don't smell ginger or honey though.
Throw:
3.00

Lavender Vanilla
This is a standard lavender scent with a slight sweetness, and not too medicinal. Scent dissipated within a half hour.
Throw:
2.00

Mysteria
A very nice old-fashioned soapy perfumey scent, but not overly sweet. It's not a musk or floral scent, and I think it might be considered an "oriental spice" type scent. It has that "old lady" perfume note that some people don't like, but I love it!
Throw:
3.25

Oatmeal Cookie
This really smells like a sweet, rich oatmeal cookie. Yummy!
Throw:
3.50

Tender
This smells almost exactly like Mysteria, but I think there's a baby powder note in this one. Another nice scent!
Throw:
3.75

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