I have always been a huge Yankee candle fan, they are the candles, wax melts and accessories that are always on my birthday and Christmas wish lists. At a previous BlogOn (a blogging conference that happens twice a year in Manchester), there were some reps from Heart and Home there and they gave us a small candle in our goody bags. It was a beautiful pink jar called True Enchantment and the fragrance is a subtle one that involves bottom notes of vanilla and sandalwood, middle notes of tuberose and nutmeg and top notes of lemon and ginger.

On Sunday, I went to BlogOn again and the reps from Heart and Home were there again. This time, I got chance to have a longer chat with them. I learnt that the Heart and Home candles are made from soy wax, and knowing the benefits of burning candles at home, this is a major thing I take into consideration now when choosing candles.


Heart and Home candles


Soy candles are free from any artificial or toxic elements, meaning they burn cleanly and last much longer than traditional paraffin and also allow the scent through clearly. Heart and Home clearly state on their website that the candles are made from soy wax, I struggled to find any ingredients on the Yankee candle website, not even a mention of the wax type. When I have investigated this a little more, it does seem that they are created using paraffin wax. The top of the candle jars always turn black from the soot as well which suggests they are paraffin rather than clean soy.

As well as being healthier to burn, Heart and Home also cost less and I think the quality of the scent is on a par with Yankee candles so I am definitely converted. In the goody bag on Sunday I received a Simply Mulberry candle which is just amazing. It isn’t a scent I would have picked myself but I absolutely love it. It consists of bottom notes of citrus and strawberry, middle notes of mulberry and cherry and top notes of apple and raspberry. 

Heart and Home also have some beautiful accessories for the candles and melts as well as car air fresheners and fragrance sachets to place in drawers and wardrobes. I particularly liked one they were displaying on Sunday but I cant find it on the website but it was a fab gold carousel type topper than turned with the heat of the candle. The one for the small candle cost about £6 and the large one about £11 so I will be treating myself to one of those when I see them on sale x


Heart and Home candles

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21 Comments on Heart and Home candle Vs Yankee candle

  1. Laura Dove
    September 26, 2017 at 10:11 pm (9 months ago)

    I love these candles! I got the caramel cupcake scent and it is AMAZING! I’ve never tried a soy candle but I’m converted!

  2. Kara
    September 27, 2017 at 10:04 am (9 months ago)

    That is much cheaper than a Yankee Candle. I love Busybee candles and have just found hearthwick too – all brilliant 🙂

  3. Rhian Westbury
    September 27, 2017 at 10:07 am (9 months ago)

    I rarely use yankee candles any more because I don’t think they’re value for money and I hate the look of the black sot at the top, it’s not good x

  4. joannavictoria
    September 27, 2017 at 10:21 am (9 months ago)

    I’ll have to give heart and home candles a try. I have a few Yankee candles but love the white company ones the best.

    • Jenni
      September 28, 2017 at 10:36 am (9 months ago)

      I have never tried the White Company ones before x

  5. Amy
    September 27, 2017 at 12:08 pm (9 months ago)

    Now this is my kinda post!! I am admittedly a massive Yankee Candle fan (especially around Christmas time – their Christmas scents are amazing…) but I am definitely going to try Heart and Home candles. They sound really good.

  6. Sarah Bailey
    September 27, 2017 at 1:31 pm (9 months ago)

    Hands up I adore candles and I am all for getting to try different brands, Heart and Home Candles isn’t one I have tried before but I must give it a whirl sometime.

  7. Karen blake
    September 27, 2017 at 3:59 pm (9 months ago)

    Karen i love the mulberry black cherry and baked apple.the baked apple wax melts are beautiful and i love the scented sachets

  8. myrabevlife
    September 27, 2017 at 6:45 pm (9 months ago)

    I always have a mixture of candles that I light at home and of late i have been using up all my yankee candles so I can purchase some new ones for autumn. Though they have there faults I still like yankee candles

  9. Elizabeth
    September 27, 2017 at 8:25 pm (9 months ago)

    I bet these candles smell absolutely amazing! I have a notion to go light a scented candle now….!

  10. jenny
    September 27, 2017 at 8:36 pm (9 months ago)

    I haven’t heard of Heart and Home before, I’ll have to check them out.

    • Jayne morris
      March 11, 2018 at 8:09 am (3 months ago)

      Tried the lavender and sage one. It smells lovely but dosnt fill my room with the scent. Unfortunate! I will stick to my yankees

  11. kirstyralph11
    September 27, 2017 at 9:31 pm (9 months ago)

    I’ve only ever had one Yankee candle and that was the cherry vanilla scent. I tend to buy mine from Asda but I will look around for the heart and home ones as they have some amazing scents!

  12. Jemma @ Celery and Cupcakes
    September 28, 2017 at 8:43 am (9 months ago)

    I love to have candles, Yankee candles are amazing but these look definitely worth a go, great price too!

  13. Healthy and Psyched
    September 28, 2017 at 1:29 pm (9 months ago)

    Mulberry sounds like it will smell delicious. I was in the Yankee candle shop they other day but they didn’t have any smells that I liked. I will have to check out Heart and Home

  14. BeautyAndThePrince (@Lisasbeauties)
    September 28, 2017 at 3:31 pm (9 months ago)

    i love candles , in fact this time of ear seems to be the time where they come to in my home more , i love the spice scents x

  15. Kate Williams
    September 28, 2017 at 7:05 pm (9 months ago)

    The Heart and Home ones sound really good – now it’s autumn it’s nice to have a candle in the evening when the kids are in bed.

  16. Nayna Kanabar (@simplyf00d)
    September 28, 2017 at 10:57 pm (9 months ago)

    I love candles and always buy different fragrances. The soy candles do sound a lot healthier and better for the environment.

  17. hodgepodgedays
    October 3, 2017 at 10:46 am (9 months ago)

    I love candles, especially as we move into autumn and winter when I have them lit all the time. Always looking for good quality candles so I’ll check these out. Thank you.

  18. Gemma
    October 3, 2017 at 6:27 pm (9 months ago)

    Great price point, I love a soy candle so I’ll be popping one of these on my Christmas list

  19. fionajk42
    October 4, 2017 at 7:14 pm (9 months ago)

    Yankee Candles make me sneeze, so I don’t buy them. These Heart & Home candles sound really good so will have to try them.


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