Sunday, July 19, 2009

Giveaway: Candles From Shauna's Soy Blends







I love browsing and shopping at the Etsy stores! This week I have the pleasure of introducing you to Shauna's Soy Blends Etsy shop. Shauna's Soy Blends makes beautiful candles in a delicious array of scents. She makes her candles with high quality soy wax and they smell wonderful.

Shauna's Soy Blends has graciously offered a giveaway for the readers here at Smart Cents Mom but first, let’s get to know her a little better.

Tell us about yourself ?
My name is Shauna and I live in San Luis Obispo County, Ca. I've grown up here all my life

Tell us about your art? What do you make? How did you start creating your product?
I absolutely love and enjoy creating each unique soy candle that I pour. That is the exact reason I decided to create Shauna's Soy Blends! I pay great attention to decorating the candle so that it's pleasing to the eye as well as the senses. This is why I use only the highest quality SOY wax and fragrance oils that are very highly concentrated giving off an amazing ,long lasting fragrance experience each and every time!

I realized that in my home town there were NO 100% pure soy candles to be found, only paraffin (which releases toxins into the air)! So I decided to make my own. SOY has so many benefits, no toxins, burns evenly, you can re-use the containers after the candle has burned out, derived from soybeans so you're helping out the American farmer as opposed to the Oil industry(as Paraffin candles are derived from petroleum!!!) etc...

Where can we find you online?
Currently On etsy
http://www.shaunassoyblends.etsy.com/ or http://www.shaunassoyblends.com/
and my up and coming blog
http://www.shaunassoyblends.blogspot.com/

What is your favorite item in your shop?
I really enjoy all of my candles, I burn a candle everyday at home. My favorite scents are anything Berry or Fruity.

What have you learned from selling on Etsy?
I have learned that there is an overwhelming amount of competition out there, which is why I've tried to make my shop truly unique, and affordable as well. I offer all sorts of really neat containers, cups and mugs so that once the candle burns out, you can RE USE these containers over and over again!

Shauna's Soy Blends will be giving away 2 candles to one lucky reader! The candles are a 4 oz Pina Colada candle and a 8 oz Lemon Grass candle as shown below



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To enter: Go to Shauna's Soy Blends and find another item that you like. Leave a comment with the item name or link and why you like that item. You can do this once and must do this before doing the extra entries.

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  • Giveaway is open to US residents only and ends on Tuesday July 28th at 11:59 pm CST. Winner will be chosen using a random number generator. Winner will be posted on this blog and notified by email. Please make sure that you leave your email address in your comment or on your profile so I can contact you if you win. Winner has 48 hours to respond by email or a new winner will be chosen.

    134 comments:

    mysticwynd said...

    Cucumber Melon is one of my favorite candle scents so this listing would have to be my favorite! http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=26300522

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    DieselMonkey said...

    i like the red swirl coffee cup. it screams for a strawberry (or cherry) candle inside
    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=24088152

    cindiizzy said...

    I would love the Strawberry Shortcake (8oz.) Soy Candle.


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    Shelly T. said...

    I would love the red swirl coffee cup candle in sugar cookie.

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    Mermaid-Spark said...

    I absolutely love the Fabulous Oversized Coffee Mug Candle (20 oz) and I would choose French Vanilla scent.

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    SiSi said...

    My favorite is http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=26300522 The cucumber Melon - love love love that scent! :)
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    TZel said...

    I like the Red Swirl Big Coffee Mug in Mocha Chino! ( http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=24088152 )
    Thanks!

    MOMFOREVERANDEVER said...

    strawberry shortcake candle looks nice

    cdziuba said...

    10oz Cute Lilac Soy Candle is my fave because I LOVE the smell of LILACS! cdziuba@aol.com

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    traymona said...

    I like the Fresh Picked Mulberry candle because I like the way it makes my house smell sweet.
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    redstar720 said...

    I've always enjoyed the smell of lilacs, so the lilac soy candle looks heavenly ;)

    A. said...

    I adore the Fabulous Oversized Coffee Mug Candle found here: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=22620002

    Thanks for the giveaway!

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    Nancy said...

    This oversized coffee mug candle would be amazing. My kitchen is decorated in coffee theme, so it would fit perfectly!
    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=22620002

    Tara said...

    Fresh picked mulberry !

    Danica D. said...

    The Fabulous Oversized Coffee Mug in the almond cream scent.... mmmm!!! Great Etsy shop!

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    llinda29 said...

    I like Lilac Soy Candle 8oz

    Sunnyvale said...

    Cucumber Melon for the looks of it and it should be a nice, fresh scent.

    sweetsue said...

    My favorite is the Lilac Soy Candle, because lilac is such a pretty scent!
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    Connie said...

    The Cute 8 oz French Vanilla soy candle is adorable. My mother would love it as she collects pitchers. At only $11.00 it is a great buy.

    Janna @ Feed Your Pig said...

    Wooden wick jar candle

    wrk2liv said...

    I would love the Wooden Wick Jar Candle in sweet lemon grass. Thanks!

    marthajane said...

    I like the red swirl coffee cup with Southern Butter Pecan scent http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=24088152

    I don't like floral scents, so am alwasy looking for something different other than cinnamon and vanilla.

    mogrill said...

    The Strawberry Shortcake, and Coffee Mug Candles are my faves. Thanks for the chance.
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    Shanna said...

    Would like to try the wood wick candles, especially in Appleberry Spice or Pumpkin Pie (can you tell I like the Fall season?)...

    Jessilyn82 said...

    Wooden Wick Jar Candle - love the variety of scents!

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    Dierdra said...

    Strawberry Shortcake (8oz.) Soy Candle

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    Anonymous said...

    I like the Cucumber Melon.
    Thanks for doing the giveaway!
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    Jean said...

    I like the Wooden Wick Jar Candle - You choose the scent, in love spell

    Meredith said...

    I like the Strawberry Shortcake (8oz.) Soy Candle.
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    toughturtles said...

    Cucumber Meloni think it would smell good

    OSUfanz said...

    the big Coffee Mug in the almond cream scent sounds yummy!

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    Julie said...

    the 8 oz cucumber melon candle

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    heatherzilla said...

    I like the Wooden Wick Jar Candle in pumpkin pie scent.

    sphinx63 said...

    I like the Lilac Soy Candle, because I only get to smell lilacs in the spring when they bloom, and with this, I can smell them year round!

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    Mimi the kitten said...

    I love the Cute 8 oz French Vanilla soy candle, because it's a favorite scent of mine and presented in a beautiful way.

    Lisa said...

    I love the 8 oz French Vanilla soy candle because I think it's adorable. Thanks for the giveaway!

    Lisa said...

    I follow your blog.

    terri142 said...

    The 8 oz Cucumber Melon candle looks nice.

    SeahorseLady said...

    I like the Create Your Own Candle too.

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    Jess said...

    The lilac soy candle. I love lilacs.
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    Kim F said...

    My favorite scent would be lemon grass. I use it alot when I cook.

    Mary said...

    I like the Cucumber Melon soy candle.
    Thanks!

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    Dwalline said...

    The 8 oz Cucumber Melon caught my eye because of the cute container it is in! Cucumber Melon is one of my favroite scents from B&BW too!

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    amyd29 said...

    the strawberry shortcake,bet it smells great

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    Sher said...

    I really like the Cucumber melon 16 oz candle!

    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=26300522

    Reason why is that I have always liked that scent and to me it is very refreshing!

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    Kimmie said...

    I love the 20oz. Fabulous Oversized Coffee Mug Candle... Choose your favorite scent


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    erma said...

    I'd choose the Strawberry Shortcake (8oz.) Soy Candle.
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    Molydeus said...

    I love candles! My favorite is Lilac Soy Candle.

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    darlanpaulsmamma said...

    i love Citronella Soy Buckets 3 pack
    it would come in handy at my house because we have a creek behind us that mosquitoes love
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    Audrey said...

    I would love to have the 16 oz. Red Swirl Big Coffee Mug in Mocha Chino scent. Thankyou!

    Molly K said...

    I would love to get the Citronella Soy Buckets because we have a ton of mosquito's. I would love to put them on my deck so we could enjoy the evenings outside without being eaten alive.

    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=28388508

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    Tracy said...

    I would love the Travel Tin Trio because it would match perfect on my black curio in the kitchen!

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    Tanya said...

    I like the coffee mug candle 16 oz. Red Swirl Big Coffee Mug - YOU choose the scent. I like it because it comes in so many scents. Pumpkin pie...yum!

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    paula h said...

    I like the Strawberry Shortcake (8oz) Soy Candle.


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    amandasixx said...

    I would love the strawberry shortcake candle!

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    Deb said...

    I love the look of the 8oz. Maui Soy Square Jar Candle. I've never seen a square jar quite like this one!!

    Meet the Browns said...

    I like the mulberry candle :)

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    Cynthya said...

    I like the Fresh Picked Mulberry (5oz) because I like the color and the pretty cup it comes in.

    everno said...

    i'd like to try a wooden wick candle. i've never heard of that b4

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    LindsayC said...

    I like the strawberry shortcake candle. I think its a cute jar and I like the scent.

    ladyvon said...

    I would like to try the Lilac Soy Candle 8oz, because I just love the smell of Lilacs in the spring.

    Anonymous said...

    i love the cute 6 oz. french vanilla soy candle. i adore vanilla scents and the pitcher is precious.

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    Gabriel J. said...

    I like the Wooden wick jar candle.

    kngmckellar said...

    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=22620002

    With Almond Creme sounds good (The big Coffee Cup)

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    Ericka said...

    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=28458951&ref=cat2_gallery_16

    the lilac candle, love the smell!!
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    susan1215 said...

    I like the strawberry shortcake soy candle

    latishajean said...

    I like the Fresh Picked Mulberry candle the best love fruity scents and it is a very pretty glass it is in nice giveaway thank you!
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    Miranda said...

    10oz Cute Lilac Soy Candle

    kathy pease said...

    i love the Lilac Soy Candle 8oz.

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    kristelh said...

    I like the 8oz. Maui Soy Square Jar Candle. Love the container it comes in! Thanks!

    Beejax said...

    I would get the cumcumber melon candle. I love the scent of cucumber melon I think its really soft and soothing.

    Beejax said...

    There are no long term studies on paraffin wax candle burnign so we don't know if its bad for you but the soy candles don't emit soot like the paraffin ones do so they are safer.

    Kate said...

    I would love the Cucumber Melon soy candle because it has always been my favorite scent!

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    Gianna said...

    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=24104626
    8 oz Cucumber Melon.. it's got a cute container and it's my favorite scent :)

    blueviolet said...

    I like the red swirl big coffee mug.
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    Amanda S. said...

    The Red Swirl Big Coffee Mug is cute!

    gstix said...

    Maui soy square jar candle

    bridget3496 said...

    I like the oversized coffee mug candle

    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=22620002

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    McD said...

    My favorite is the wooden wick jar candle.

    JanMc said...

    My favorite is the red swirl big coffee mug.

    Donna said...

    I think the Cute 8 oz French Vanilla soy candle is cute!
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