WAHM Reviewer – Melissa McClure
Where do I start? I asked myself this question when I received my package from Walker’s Hollow. Shannon Petro, the owner of Walker’s Hollow sent me a variety pack. In my package it included, an 8oz. Mason Candle in Berry Parfait, and Clamshell-Red Velvet. Air Freshener in Sexy Little Thing scent and one Wild Current Sandalwood. Plus two Tart packages, one was Lavender, the other was Hot Toddy.
Whenever I receive a package in the mail, everyone in my house goes crazy. This time in particular was my 5 year old son. When we opened the package, he took each item out and smelled each one. His response was, “mmmmmmmmmm” to every-one. His absolute favorite was the Clamshell that smelled like Red Velvet cake. When you open the clamshell package the wax even has what appears to be cinnamon.
I have to be careful when I burn candles, as I own a daycare and candles are not permitted during daycare hours. So I got up early one morning after my morning run and lit the Berry Parfait candle. In between children leaving and arriving when I do not have them at my house I light my candle. Oh my gosh is it heavenly! The candle smells exactly like it does when you open the jar. I have bought many store candles and have been disappointed when I light the candle and it does not smell like when it is not lit and just in the jar. Currently as I am typing this review I have this candle burning and the wonderful smell is completely across my entire upstairs of my house. I have had comments from the daycare parents asking me what I used to make my house smell so wonderful. They actually thought I was baking something!
The next test and the true test were the air fresheners. Sexy Little Thing is my absolute favorite smell out of the whole line that Shannon had sent me. Considering I have two young boys…..*gulp* and a mini-van, which I won’t admit to owning….it is my husband’s vehicle. Anyone knows that when you have children, your cars are not the same anymore; you go from clean cars to finding chips and spilled chocolate milk in the carpet. Eventually, there is kind of a funky smell that not even the ever famous Febreze can get out. I hung my cool new Fleur De Lis shaped air freshener in the van, and when on a small trip with the family to the grocery store. When I first opened it, I did not smell the wonderful Sexy Little Thing scent from the package but as it circulated a bit it began to work. By the time we came back from the store, MY HUSBAND’S VAN 🙂 smelled wonderful. Although it did nothing to change the ever apparent look, yup, it’s still a mini-van.
The tarts can be placed on any burner and according to the brochure that Shannon sent me, “soy candles burn for 7-9 hours per oz. of wax whereas paraffin only burns 4-5 hours per oz.” I put the lavender tarts on the candle warmer at night time outside of my son’s room, hoping the calming scent of lavender would slow him down a touch. The tarts let off a warm, calming aroma and as my son was relaxing for bed I noticed he kept inhaling deeper and deeper so he could smell the warming tarts. Everyone in my household truly loves these candles; the smell is exactly the same as when you open the package.
Inside the brochure is a HUGE list of different scents that Shannon has and at the bottom of the brochure it even says that if there is not the scent you are looking for listed, she will make it for you! She has a few stores in Lower Michigan that carry her products and you can also contact her through her Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/walkershollow to place an order. I know where I am going to be getting my candles and air fresheners from now!