ArtWalk brings scents of autumn

Article Published: Sep. 16, 2010 | Modified: Sep. 7, 2011
ArtWalk brings scents of autumn

ArtWalk is carrying Beanpod Candles, a line of health and earth conscious candles made in America.

They have a variety of products, including soy beads (which work just like the tarts of other candle brands), Soy Bead warmers, soy tea lights, and traditional candles in several sizes.

Beanpod offers seasonal, exotic and standard scents, which are often complemented for the longevity and freshness attributable to their infusion of essential oils. Several fall scents are in stock now, including Adirondack Mountains, Pumpkin Pie, Cinnamon Spice, and McIntosh Apple.

Folks can also get a jump start on the winter season with Holiday Memories, Candy Cane, Hot Chocolate and Sugar Cookies. ArtWalk will also continue to keep a variety of spring and summer scents, such as Fresh Linen, Pink Petals, Clarity and Bonsai Tree.

The advantage of Soy Beads over tarts is that the soy bead scents can be mixed together during a single burning to create new scent combinations. Soy Beads offers a brochure suggesting several recipes, such as "Apple Cinnamon Coffee Cake," which includes McIntosh Apple, Vanilla Coffee and Cinnamon Bun.

They can be melted in the warmers by placing a soy tea light beneath a glass dish, or they can be sprinkled into a regular sized candle to create a new scent. Another advantage is that the Soy Beads don't have to be melted to give off a scent. They can be arranged in a bowl and used as potpourri, or added to artificial flower arrangements to make them more realistic and enjoyable.

The soy wax used for these candles is both earth and health friendly. The 100 percent stabilized soy wax candles are biodegradable, including the lead-free, natural cotton wick. When the wick is trimmed properly, the candles do not produce soot as paraffin candles do, keeping your walls and furnishings safe from staining. The use of soy also eliminates the carcinogens and toxins associated with paraffin wax from your environment.

Beanpod Candles are located on ArtWalk's main level. With three and a half floors and more than 300 local, regional and national artists, ArtWalk is located at 611 W. King St. (across from Mast General Store) Boone, N.C. 28607. Hours are Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday from 12 to 5 p.m. For more information, call (828) 264-9998, e-mail ( or visit

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