Shadow Moon Creations – a Giveaway!

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Handmade French Pear Candle

Handmade Soy Candles on Vintage Doily

Shadow Moon Creations Soy Candle

I have always been a bit obsessed with scented candles. The little ritual of lighting them, the warm glow of the flame, the gentle scent wafting through the house… Give me a book, a cup of tea and a nice candle, and I’m set! So naturally I was super excited when Karin from Shadow Moon Creations got in touch to see if we’d like to review and giveaway some of her luxury hand poured soy candles. Karin makes all of the candles in the Shadow Moon Creations range by hand, using soy wax and quality fragrance oils. Her candles are sustainably made and contain no GMO material or paraffin. We get so excited about people making beautiful things with care for their products and the world around them!

For our candles Reuben and I chose the French Pear and Gingerbread scents. Both are utterly delicious. The French Pear is sweet, fruity and a little bit sophisticated, while the Gingerbread is warm and cozy. Kind of like a hug in smell form! It will be perfect to burn when the weather cools down and our house is in need of extra cozying. The candles came in lovely glass pots with a lids (which are really handy for keeping dust and stuff from floating in) and they burn for such a long time. We’ve had the pear candle burning for hours and it’s barely made a dent.

French Pear and Gingerbread Handpoured Soy Candles

Of course, it wouldn’t be fair to talk about the loveliness of Shadow Moon Creations’ candles without giving you a chance to get your little paws on some of your own. Luckily, lovely Karin is offering you guys the chance to win two large candles in the scent of your choice! All you have to do is pop over here to check out the range, then leave us a comment letting us know which scents you would choose if you won.

We’ll draw a winner at the end of the week!

Katie x

Update: The winner of the Shadow Moon Creations giveaway is comment number 45. Congratulations Clare!

Moon Shadow Creations Winner

Clare Comment

And to everyone else who entered but missed out, we have good news! From now until next Friday 22 March, lovely Karin is offering House of Humble readers a massive 20% off the entire Shadow Moon Creations range. Simply enter the discount code houseofhumble to receive 20% off your purchase. Hurrah!

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92 Responses to “Shadow Moon Creations – a Giveaway!”

  1. Allie H March 12, 2013 at 8:37 pm #

    These candles look divine.

    It would have to be between Bird of Paradise, Golden Leaves, and Twilight Woods; they all look so amazing!

  2. Lauren March 12, 2013 at 8:38 pm #

    Hi Katie!
    These candles sound amazing! If I won I would definitely choose the Creme Caramel – sounds good enough to eat! πŸ˜€

  3. Alisha March 12, 2013 at 8:40 pm #

    oh man, which one do i choose !? okay, if i HAVE to choose only two, i would also go with the french pear and then the fig and melon. fruit theme ! and make some actual gingerbread so i can have that lovely smell wafting through the house as well ! πŸ™‚

  4. Kelly Robson March 12, 2013 at 8:43 pm #

    They look and sound delicious, I think I would like the Creme Caramel and Lychee & Black Tea, it would be like having a relaxing Tea Party with just the light of a candle.

  5. Mandy March 12, 2013 at 8:43 pm #

    So many amazing scents (flavours!) to choose from… I would definitely choose Lemongrass & Green Tea, I can never walk past any lemongrass product without having a moment. The Bird of Paradise also sounds delicious. Great book, cuppa & crochet rug accompaniment..bring on winter

  6. Marcelle March 12, 2013 at 8:48 pm #

    It would defenitely be Hot baked apple pie and Frangipani.
    I live too far away to win a candle, but it’s still lovely to imagine the smells πŸ™‚

  7. Alana March 12, 2013 at 8:49 pm #

    Oh Katie, these are so gorgeous! I have been getting into burning incense lately, my favourite at the moment is Vanilla Madagascar. Actually I love anything vanilla. So if I had to choose a scent for the candles I would go for – Orange and Vanilla or Vanilla and Hazelnut sounds amazing too!

  8. Samantha March 12, 2013 at 8:50 pm #

    Oh the French Lavender for me, could certainly use some stress busting notes floating around my place.

  9. Hannah March 12, 2013 at 8:52 pm #

    Hot baked apple pie sounds so lovely and good enough to eat!! I’m also in love with candles at the moment! They are gorgeous to have when having a bath, pure relaxation! xx

  10. Sara Mae March 12, 2013 at 8:54 pm #

    I am in love of their scent chart – it’s so hard to decide!
    I’ll have to settle with Lemon Verbena or French Lavender πŸ™‚ there is not much better than a lit candle, a rainy march day, and a good book or knitting project in my lap
    Thanks for this giveaway Katie! xo

  11. Lisa Williams March 12, 2013 at 8:56 pm #

    I love candles especially very nice natural ones. I like Bird of
    Paradise and Lemon grass. Thanks for the opportunity. Love to read your blog.

  12. Zara March 12, 2013 at 9:15 pm #

    A beautiful scented candle (or two) is just what our new home needs.
    My favourites would have to be Sweet pea & Vanilla and Creme Caramel.

  13. Karen O'Brien March 12, 2013 at 9:31 pm #

    Caramel Apple Cider….or Sugar Cookie…..or…or…or…or! Oh my! So many delicious scents make me feel like a child in a sweet shop! Absolutely love the simplicity of the design too. Wonderful and thank you for putting Shadow Moon on my radar x

  14. Yi Lin March 12, 2013 at 9:50 pm #

    oh decisions decisions! All the scents sounds amazing!! I would however have to go with etiher creme caramel or lemongrass & green tea πŸ™‚

  15. Bec March 12, 2013 at 10:02 pm #

    Ooh the gingerbread & the cinnamon apple! Love it when my house smells like I’ve baked

  16. AmberB March 12, 2013 at 10:03 pm #

    I’d choose Coconut & Lime and Creme Caramel if I won – sound good enough to eat πŸ™‚

  17. Louise March 12, 2013 at 10:08 pm #

    These sounds so good!

    The Caramel Apple Cider sounds perfect for winter and I’d like the Lychee and Black Tea just because it sounds intriguing

  18. Fazee March 12, 2013 at 10:08 pm #

    French Lavender,and Creme Caramel of course.

  19. Danielle March 12, 2013 at 10:17 pm #

    In preparation for birthing my next babe this winter, I’d choose Golden Leaves just to set the mood and French Lavendar for it’s relaxation properties as well as the clary sage factor which apparently brings on good strong labour! They look divine!

  20. Cookie March 12, 2013 at 10:23 pm #

    They all sound so yummy, but it would have to be French Lavender for me. Just something so calming about Lavender. Smells pretty and helps in a pinch with a headache! I like the idea they are soy too!

  21. Rebecca March 12, 2013 at 10:33 pm #

    Baked apple pie and the caramel one…I love sweet smelling candles x x x x So nice and comforting…and winter is coming yey! for some nice cold weather πŸ™‚

  22. Caitlin March 12, 2013 at 10:42 pm #

    I’d definitely choose the Twilight Woods, I can never go past anything with a jasmine scent!
    What a lovely giveaway, thanks Katie and Reuben xx

  23. Emily March 12, 2013 at 11:00 pm #

    Hello! Thanks for a great competition and thank you for your blog (in general), I really, really enjoy reading about your lives and your thoughts on a simple, sustainable life. You’ve provided lots of fodder for discussion in my house and inspiration for craft crochet projects too!

    The whole list of candles sound amazing! I think I would choose Gardenia (as they are my favourite flower) and Gingerbread as I love the smell of fresh baked cookies, its so cozy and inviting!

    Have a nice week, I hope the house renovations are going well,

  24. Aubrey March 12, 2013 at 11:05 pm #

    Oh do I love this post and giveaway. You spoke my mantra when you said, “Give me a book, a cup of tea and a nice candle, and I’m set!” And what a lovely giveaway, especially because they are soy candles, the best kind! The scents that appeal most to me (though they all sound amazing) are the Birds of Paradise and Garden Path.

  25. Janice March 12, 2013 at 11:39 pm #

    Ooh, I love scented candles! My home is littered with them πŸ™‚ If I had to choose, I’d go with ‘Lychee & Black Tea’ and ‘Gardenia’. Btw, guys, I’m loving your new home! Reminds me of the time I renovated my first home… especially those floorboards! You guys are doing an awesome job and I can’t wait to see more of the before and after photos.

  26. Jennay March 12, 2013 at 11:54 pm #

    Love these candles!! I would <3 to have the Caramel Apple Cider and the Lemon Verbena!! =)

  27. Jenny Holiday March 13, 2013 at 1:11 am #

    Oh gosh they all sound wonderful! I think I’d love to try coconut lime and sweet pea & vanilla. We are big big candle fans over here. The day isn’t complete without one! Especially while working in the studio. Thanks bunches for the chance! Xo jenny

  28. Felicia March 13, 2013 at 1:21 am #

    I am in need of some soy candles, thanks for the chance! I would get the Lemongrass and Green Tea candle and the Sugar Cookies! Yum!

  29. Ashley March 13, 2013 at 1:32 am #

    Ooo, the Garden Path and Lemongrass & Green Tea scents sound wonderful. The candles are so pretty!

  30. Jen March 13, 2013 at 2:03 am #

    What a lovely giveaway!
    I would choose the French Lavender and Gardenia if I won πŸ™‚

  31. Kaila March 13, 2013 at 3:48 am #

    Mmm… I love scented candles!!!

    I would pick vanilla hazelnut and pumpkin cinnamon bread… Oh baby oh baby : )

  32. Nicole March 13, 2013 at 4:13 am #

    I would hit up the Coconut & Lime and Fig & Melon for some uplifting spring/summer scents!

  33. Leanna March 13, 2013 at 4:21 am #

    These scents sound amazing!
    I would pick Twilight Woods and Garden Path πŸ™‚

  34. rika March 13, 2013 at 4:36 am #

    Hi Katie! I love your blog! I’m super stoked to see more pictures of your new lovely house and how you’re going to decorate it πŸ™‚

    If I win, I would pick Bird of Paradise and Fig & Melon

  35. aimymichelle March 13, 2013 at 4:36 am #

    i’m super indecisive but i think i would choose lemon verbena and coconut lime. but my mind might change again hah.


  36. Becky March 13, 2013 at 5:03 am #

    Oooh…they all look/sound so good. I would probably go with the pineapple mango and maple pumpkin or maybe the hot baked apple pie? Hmm….food candles.

  37. Laura March 13, 2013 at 6:17 am #

    Thank you, what a great giveaway! In honour of Autumn (come on Autumn, where are you???), I would love twilight woods and golden leaves.

  38. Brooke March 13, 2013 at 6:38 am #

    Being vegan I love soy candles and they are home made which just feeds your soul!
    I would choose the delicious french pear for the kitchen and bird of paradise for a little romance in the bedroom πŸ™‚ xx

  39. caroline March 13, 2013 at 6:50 am #

    Wow such amazing scents to choose….I would choose strawberry jam or lemongrass & green tea or garden path or french lavender….its hard to decide!!!! πŸ™‚ Thanks for thinking of your readers & having such a great giveaway!!!! You guys rock!!!! πŸ˜‰

  40. Madeline March 13, 2013 at 7:31 am #

    They all look wonderful, but I would choose Gardenia and French Lavender. Thanks!

  41. pamela March 13, 2013 at 7:41 am #

    ooh, i never enter giveaways but i went a few years without candles and lately i have just gotten back into them and they are making me so happy. the glow, the warmth, the smell. i think i would choose twilight woods and rose & geranium. thank you for the chance!

  42. Sarah @ Chantille Fleur March 13, 2013 at 7:50 am #

    Another candle lover here πŸ™‚
    I went and looked at the fragrance list and goodness, they all sound so yummy! After much though, I would choose the “Garden Leaves” if I were lucky enough to win πŸ™‚

    Sarah xo

  43. Laura Lee March 13, 2013 at 7:50 am #

    They all sound divine! If I were lucky enough to win, I could pick Bird of Paradise, though Creme Caramel sounds good too!

  44. Stasia March 13, 2013 at 7:50 am #

    Oh wow, such awesome scent combinations! I would pick: Fig & Melon and Lychee & Black Tea!

  45. The Life of Clare March 13, 2013 at 7:58 am #

    I would have to pick magnolia. The discription of sexy, intoxicating and complex drew me in.

  46. Emma March 13, 2013 at 8:23 am #

    Hi guys

    French pear sounds amazing! I don’t think I could pick between the Coconut & Lime as a pick me up, and the Spring Garden as a relaxing all-rounder. Might have to buy some candles if I don’t win!

    Thanks to you both and Shadow Moon Creations for giving us the chance to win!

  47. Elisabeth March 13, 2013 at 8:29 am #

    I would love to smell the French Lavender! I’m such a sucker for lavender smells. πŸ™‚

  48. samantha March 13, 2013 at 8:35 am #

    I’d choose vanilla hazelnut… some of my favourite tastes might be my favourite smells, right?

  49. Laura March 13, 2013 at 8:44 am #

    I already have one of these candles in my bedroom it smells ah-mazing (magnolia candle) the scent is so fresh and lingers for ages. Yum!!

  50. jasmin March 13, 2013 at 9:21 am #

    It’s so nice to actually find scentend candels without paraffin etc!
    The diversity of fragrances is impressive. If I could choose I would love to get a nose full of the Lemon Verbena and French Pear!

  51. Margaret March 13, 2013 at 9:40 am #

    Hi Katie, thank you for the chance to win these wonderful candles,it always pays to have good quality candles that have beautiful fragrance and last well.Choosing just 2 was not easy from such a wonderful selection.

    If I am a lucky winner I would like Motego Bay and Golden Leaves.

  52. Elizabeth March 13, 2013 at 9:55 am #

    Shadow Moon Creations – Yum! I love scented candles too and I’m in need of a new delicious scent to fill my home.
    After Katie and Ruben’s review i’m really keen to try the Gingerbread scent. The Rose and Geranium sounds lovely too. x

  53. Pam Sohan March 13, 2013 at 10:25 am #

    Hmmmm…………Twilights Woods, Golden Leaves, or Coconut and Lime. I can’t decide LOL

  54. Michelle B March 13, 2013 at 10:26 am #

    I definitely need a cozy scent for the approaching winter too! Along with the Gingerbread, the Maple Pumpkin Bread would be amazing!
    Thanks for the giveaway πŸ™‚

  55. Jacqui March 13, 2013 at 10:44 am #

    I love soy candles – so much nicer to burn when you know they’re better for you and your environment.
    I would pick French Lavender – lavender is my all time favourite, and this one also has clary sage, patchouli and rosemary – all of which I’ve not been able to have for the past 8.5 months!

  56. Meredith March 13, 2013 at 10:48 am #

    I would pick the lemongrass & green tea and the lychee & black tea candles! Fingers crossed!

  57. Erin March 13, 2013 at 11:13 am #

    Soy candles are the best — eco-friendly, healthier and vegan-friendly! Really hard decision though…they all sound so good. I’d have to go with Bird of Paradise and Sugar Cookie!

  58. Caddy March 13, 2013 at 11:40 am #

    Ah…. Cup of peppermint tea by my side, book in hand, baby boy Riley asleep
    But no lovely soy candles!! That’s what
    I’m missing!! : D
    Would love the lemon verbena and gingerbread!!
    Thank you Katie for your lovely blog and Shadow moon for your offer.
    Xo caddy (Melbourne)

  59. Ash March 13, 2013 at 12:20 pm #

    I love small businesses, and this company sounds wonderful. If I won I would choose lemongrass and black tea and either french lavender or french pear.

  60. Diane March 13, 2013 at 1:16 pm #

    So many yummy scents to choose from! I think I’d have to go with Sweet Pea & Vanilla and Bird of Paradise. Looking forward to enjoying candles in the cooler months!

  61. Brooke March 13, 2013 at 1:31 pm #

    Wow, those candles look amazing. I would definitely have to try the Vanilla hazelnut and the Caramel apple cider. On a side note iI’d also love to drink a caramel apple cider – my husband is a home brewer, I am going to get him started on this one!

  62. cassie March 13, 2013 at 1:36 pm #

    Oh ….. I lurvvvvve candles! They really create a warm atmosphere! Were currently loving vanilla scented and cranberry, I have never heard of these candles before – they do a wide choice in scents! I think Id choose Golden Leaves or Creme Caramel if I were to win! Thanks for a fab giveaway oppurtunity, and enjoy your candles πŸ™‚

  63. Corinne March 13, 2013 at 2:11 pm #

    I think good old traditional French Lavendar is the way to go. It’s the neverfail smell, and always picks up my mood.

  64. Esther March 13, 2013 at 2:12 pm #

    My goodness! They all sound amazing.
    ‘Golden Leaves’ and ‘Twilight Woods’ would be nice!

  65. Alexis March 13, 2013 at 2:45 pm #

    Ooh I think ‘coconut lime’ & ‘maple pumpkin bread’ would be my choices. They sound divine!

  66. Alex March 13, 2013 at 2:56 pm #

    They all sound lovely! Orange & Vanilla, Garden Path or Golden Leaves would be my choices.

  67. Lauren March 13, 2013 at 4:00 pm #

    Oh these look wonderful!
    What a tough choice they all sound delightful…but Orange and Vanilla…or the French Lavender…I can’t go past those lovely smells

  68. Cari March 13, 2013 at 4:03 pm #

    I love candles that are just something a little different πŸ™‚ I would choose Garden Path and the complex Sweet Pea and Vanilla as they both sound amazing!

  69. Emma-Lee March 13, 2013 at 4:04 pm #

    I choose Twilight Woods and Maple Pumpkin Bread. They sound comforting and cosy πŸ™‚

  70. Claire March 13, 2013 at 4:07 pm #

    Lemongrass & Green Tea please…but I live all the way in Cape Town, South Africa…doubt a little candle could travel soooo far :o(

  71. Joy Davis March 13, 2013 at 4:54 pm #

    Like you I regularly fill the house with glorious scented candles…there are so many to chose from at Shadow Moon but as I am being asked to pick it has to be Twilight Woods or CrΓ¨me Caramel πŸ™‚

  72. Esha March 13, 2013 at 6:03 pm #

    Hi Katie & Reuben!!

    I’d definitely go with the French Pear and Frangipani – yum yum! πŸ™‚

  73. Melissa March 13, 2013 at 6:34 pm #

    Magnolia & Sugar Cookie for sure!

  74. Hannah Caldwell March 13, 2013 at 7:32 pm #

    These candles…wow! If I were to win I would, hard choice as it is, have to pick the Caramel Apple Cider!

  75. Louise March 13, 2013 at 7:38 pm #

    I’m a bit traditional whe it omes to scets so it would either the frech lavender or the rose and geranium for me πŸ™‚

  76. Nadia March 13, 2013 at 8:20 pm #

    Cinnamon Apple! How utterly delicious… only problem is it may make me crave a muffin.
    I also like the sound of Gingerbread!

  77. Kate March 13, 2013 at 9:04 pm #

    Twilight Woods for sure!

  78. Lahra March 13, 2013 at 10:23 pm #

    It would be Golden Leaves or Lychee and Black Tea for me, what lovely candles to sent the home and cover up some of the fur babies scent, especially after a swim in the dam on a hot evening.

  79. Amie March 13, 2013 at 10:25 pm #

    Ooh fig & melon sounds lovely as does french pear!!

  80. Jenny March 14, 2013 at 3:41 am #

    Orange Vanilla sounds fab!

  81. Rachel March 14, 2013 at 7:26 am #

    Such a tough call to make!!!
    Would have to go with sweet pea and vanilla. Although gingerbread is a close second

  82. This Meg March 14, 2013 at 9:12 am #

    Oh! how to choose! I would be happy with any of them! But The most enticing to me are the Orange & vanilla, and the Rose & Geranium.

  83. Debbie March 14, 2013 at 10:32 am #

    Hmmmm, that is a difficult choice! I think I would choose Wild Berries and Cinnamon Apple. I clean with vinegar in my house and I burn a nice candle while doing so to get rid of any vinegar smell. I have been very very surprised at what all the vinegar will clean. I have eliminated cleaning products with all the junk in them. I have also been using baking soda for shampoo for many months now with an Apple Cider Vinegar rinse and it works great. Just began using baking soda for a tooth powder instead of toothpaste. I’m semi retired and am enjoying living simply and less expensively! I enjoy your emails! Thanks!

  84. Yas March 14, 2013 at 10:58 am #

    Caramel Apple Cider please – sounds good enough to eat!

  85. Evi March 14, 2013 at 1:26 pm #

    My first choice would have to be Golden Leaves….. coz I love love love patchouli !!!
    And then Montego Bay took my fancy because lemon lime and mandarin are such soothing scents!
    Thanks for the opportunity to win these fab candles!

  86. Ali March 14, 2013 at 5:55 pm #

    I would so love Rose & Geranium & Sweet Pea & Vanilla xx

  87. Rebecca March 14, 2013 at 6:33 pm #

    SO hard to choose only two. All of them sound sensational, and I LOVE the fact that they are made with love, locally and in a sustainable way. Well done Karin you should be very proud of your business.
    I would have to choose Lemongrass & green tea, and garden path as my two. Although all sounded so lovely.

  88. Jenny March 14, 2013 at 9:21 pm #

    Wow! They sound divine! Think it I have to chose it would be bird of paradise and garden path.. Fingers crossed x

  89. Gemma March 14, 2013 at 10:15 pm #

    So difficult to choose!! But I think I’d go with Golden Leaves and Gardenia.. Or maybe Garden Path.

  90. Floor March 14, 2013 at 11:41 pm #

    O I love scented candles so much! It is hard to choose between Sweet Pea & Vanilla
    Twilight Woods, and golden leaves. And they all sound great πŸ™‚

  91. Sharni March 15, 2013 at 3:42 pm #

    Lemon Verbena sounds lovely! They all do! xo


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