Saturday, 26 November 2016

The Body Shop Vanilla Chai Candle | Review

the body shoo vanilla chai candle review
Hi Lovelies
I hope everyone is having a lovely weekend so far, I have had a nice weekend so far visiting my mum and family. I came over a little earlier than usual because we wanted to see my mums dog who has been recently diagnosed with cancer, so we wanted to spend some quality time with him and take some nice family pictures together. Anyway onto todays post as you all might know I am a bit candle mad, I think I have near on 20 candles in my flat at the moment. I just love the way they look and also how nice then can smell too. 

I honestly didn't know that the body shop actually made candles until I went to a recent 'The body shop event in Glasgow' and thats where I got this one from. I also noticed they also do a few other candle scents as well including Green Tea and Lemon, Spiced Apple and Frosted berries. I was lucky enough to get this one in a goody bag when I went to the event. I have had it nearly a month now and I have used it a fair few times so I thought it was the right time to share my thoughts on this candle with you all. 
the body shop vanilla chai candle review
Online and In-store 
The Body Shop Vanilla Chair Candle - £10
Paraffin free 
Cruelty Free*

First Impressions 
My first impressions with this were as follows; The box it was in is beautiful, it has a simple christmasy design which stands out so nicely. I was whole heartedly expecting the candle inside to have a similar design on it but no, it was just nothing at all. It was just a simple plain candle with no labels or nothing. I know I sound like I may be over reacting a bit but I have seen so many candles do so well with candle designs and I thought this would be quite similar since it costs £10 to buy.

Apart from that small disappointment it was a nice heavy jar and you can smell the vanilla chair scent straight away. It is a very nice sweet scent which isn't too powerful but nice and delicate. The scent matches the festive period so much because it is a very warming smell.

My Thoughts
Over the passed few weeks I have used this candle most days and I just love it and Il tell you all why I love it so much. Firstly its sturdy, I have had candles before and sometimes the glass feels very unsteady and it made me worry bit about breaking but this one feels strong and built to last. Secondly the scent it just gorgeous, it honestly gives Yankee Candle a run for its money. The smell has top nots of spicy chai which is cardamon and star anise and base notes which is a delicate vanilla scent which is vanilla extract from Madagascar.

It took about 20 minutes for the whole room to smell like this gorgeous candle and I could even smell it in my hallway too. The wick is thick and sometimes can be a right blooming pain to light but once its lit its fine and doesn't go out unless you want it too. The candle has very gentle glow and isn't to bright at all.
the body shop vanilla chai candle
Rating 4/5 


  • Long lasting ( I still have over half after nearly a month using most days)
  •  Gentle light
  • Gorgeous smell of cardamon, star anise and vanilla 
  • Feels strong and worth the price
  • Paraffin Free 

  • Plain candle ( I know some people may like this but the box has a nice design and was expecting something similar  on the candle)

Have you tried The Body Shop candles before? What is your favourite candle brand/scent ?

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  1. I must confess I too didnt know Th Body Shop did candles but I bet they smell lovely since they sale such lovely smelling products.
    I know what you mean about the candle not having a label and stuff

  2. Jazmin Williams27 November 2016 at 09:56

    The candles are fairly new to TBS! I do wish my mother still worked there - discounts didn't matter to me when I was 3 years old, haha! I'm on my way to The Body Shop today so going to check the candles out. Great post :) x

  3. I didn't know Body Shop did candles either. I love scented candles. I agree that the candle might be more pleasing on the eye if it had a slight design on it x

  4. Helen at Casa Costello27 November 2016 at 15:02

    I had no idea Body Shop did candles either! They seem to get scents so right so I can overlook the rather playing candle.

  5. Jess | The Indigo Hours27 November 2016 at 16:40

    This sounds like such a beautiful scent, I love anything vanilla-y! I'd prefer a bit of a design on the jar too, though :)

  6. I love the Body Shop products but I haven't tried their candles. I must check them out as I love scented candles.

  7. Melanies Fab Finds27 November 2016 at 18:52

    I love most things vanilla so I am sure this would be perfect for me. I didn't realise the body shop did candles too.

  8. sounds lovely and very Christmassy too. Vanilla is such a relaxing scent

  9. This sounds so perfect, vanilla is such a gorgeous scent. Thanks for sharing, I didn't even know TBS did candles! Great post x

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  10. oh wow this looks and sounds amazing and its defiantly something I would love for myself

  11. Ooh this sounds like such a lovely candle and not too expensive either! Will have to check it out! xo

  12. I had no idea the Body Shop did candles, but for a £10 price tag I'd be looking for a larger pillar candle. That one looks quite small, but I bet it smells amazing!

  13. Stephanie Merry28 November 2016 at 08:32

    I love candles. Didn't know the Body Shop did them though, I bet it smells gorgeous! x

  14. It's a shame the candle itself doesn't have anything fancy on it but sounds like a lovely scent. I had no idea the body shop did candles x

  15. I am a huge fan of candles and whilst this one wouldn't be for me, it is perfect for a friend of mine who is a nightmare to buy gifts for x

  16. Lianne Thebrunettesays28 November 2016 at 15:15

    I do love The Body Shop for home fragrance, and vanilla sounds like something I'd love!

  17. So sorry to hear about your dog :( I hope everything will be okay:( I'm definitely going to pop into body shop this weekend and have a look at their candles! X

  18. I love the smell of vanilla chai. This sounds like a lovely candle. Hope your mums dog is okay!

  19. Samantha Jeffery28 November 2016 at 22:36

    I have really wanted to check this candle out for a while, the scent sounds yummy!

  20. I love candles like this one. Going to check this out.

  21. I will have to give this one a try as I was put off after trying the Sandalwood one and finding it didn't fill the room with scent!

    Louise x

  22. This is would be perfect on our room, and it sounds like it have a good scent

  23. Paula De La AsunciĆ³n Poveda30 November 2016 at 21:30

    OMG! Didn't know The Body Shop made candles! Need to check it up ASAP!

  24. I have the same candle and i love it! I went into body shop and saw these on display and instantly got it! I have a love and hate relationship with the body shop. I love it sometimes to buy everything and absolutely hate it to not even look at the store!