*Disclaimer: I am in no way being compensated for my opinion. This is an honest review of a product I love and purchase on regular basis. My opinions are mine alone. And in my opinion Holly and Tin Pony Soap House rock.
When I think of making my home a cozy retreat, scent plays a huge role. It’s a well know fact that a particular scent has the power to transport you back to another time and place. The combination of waffles, syrup, bacon and coffee take me right back to my grandmother’s kitchen. Buttery vanilla and cookie scent makes me think of my mom and her sugar cookies. Did you know that one of the tricks that realtors use when hosting an open house is to bake a sheet of cookies? Good scent just makes a house more inviting.
I’m always on the lookout for quality products to scent my home with and was thrilled when I came across the Tin Pony Soap House booth at a vintage fair last year. Holly’s scents are incredible. In addition to soap, she offers candles, wax melts and room sprays. One smell of her Log Cabin scent and I was hooked. Tin Pony strives to make products that are as free of toxins as possible and uses locally sourced ingredients when available. Everything is handmade in small batches and in my opinion that makes for a better product. I also love that the products are paraffin and dye free.
Right now I’m in love with Log Cabin and Campfire, two scents that really compliment each other. To create a richer scent, I burn both scents of candles and use a mix of two wax melt blocks of Log Cabin and one block of Campfire in my melting pots. I even have a vanilla candle that I light now and then to add to the mix. I very seldom ever use just one scent in my home. Scent layering makes things more interesting. And cozy. And you know I’m all about the cozy.
When scenting your home, it’s good to follow a few guidelines:
- Make sure that the scents compliment each other.
- Think of the season when scenting your home. For me, fall and winter tend to be more vanilla, spice, woodsy scents and I use more citrus, herbal, green scents in spring and summer.
- Use a variety of scented products. Wax melts, stove top simmers, room spray and candles are all viable options. For areas that are a bit closed in I use sachets created out of a bar of Tin Pony soap wrapped in a vintage hankie. Pretty and perfect for a linen closet or drawer.
You can find a full line of Tin Pony products locally at The Rusty Porch located at 2134 Main St. in Springfield Oregon, or order online at Tin Pony Soap House . So many scents to choose from, you’re sure to find one or two that you’ll love.