I’m not going to lie, I do love a good scented candle in my life. But sometimes, it is good to look for a few alternatives. Scented candles, depending on which you use, can be quite toxic, so I don’t like to use them all of the time. I mostly just use candles for the scent, rather than for the flame, so here are a few other things that I like to use to have my house smelling good.
Essential Oil Diffuser
Diffusers work by breaking down the essential oil, then projecting them into the air to fill the room. As the oils break down they release natural ozone and, freshen and improve the quality of the air. The particles remain in the air for quite a few hours afterwards.
A cold air diffuser is the best to use as it does’t damage the essential oil’s natural goodness.
It uses room-temperature air to blow the oil and then it disperses into the air. A heat diffuser alters the chemistry of the essential oil. It will work to make the room smell good but it won’t elp the oil to purify the air in any way.
There is a huge range of essential oils so you can pretty much pick what scent you want and there will be an oil for it. my favourites are fruity and citrus scents. When one of us is ill, then I like to use tea tree or the on guard blend to purify the air.
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Beeswax candles are a great alternative to scented candles. A lot of regular candles are made using paraffin wax so it leaves a toxic air environment. Beeswax candles on the other hand are great because they are natural. Beeswax candles clean the air and reduce indoor pollutants through the ions that they release. As a result they can effectively reduce asthma, allergies, and hay fever.
You need to be sure to look for ones that say 100% beeswax. If it is part beeswax and part paraffin, it kind of defeats the object. My favourite brand of beeswax candles is Candle Cavern.
What are your favourite scents for candles?
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