As much as we love candles, in some cases, they just don’t cut it when making our rental homes smell pleasant. Furthermore, open flames can be a serious fire hazard. According to the National Fire Protection Association, candles start about 7,400 home structure fires and causing 90 deaths and $291 million in property damage each year. This statistic is the reason numerous Bushland property managers try to discourage their renters from utilizing candles.
Given the dangers that candles hold, fortunately, there are many other (and safer) alternatives to freshen up the air in your home and create a pleasant atmosphere without resorting to open flames.
Simmer Scented Herbs
One straightforward method to make your home smell pleasant is to simmer a pot of water on the stove with fresh herbs, spices, or essential oils. You can experiment with different combinations to determine your favorite scent. This will infuse the air with a pleasant fragrance and help humidify dry winter air.
Essential Oil Diffuser
An essential oil diffuser is an excellent way to naturally fragrance your home without candles or any flame. You just need a diffuser, some water, and your chosen essential oils. There are numerous kinds of diffusers available that utilize various methods to disperse essential oils into the air. Some diffusers utilize heat to vaporize the oils, while others employ ultrasonic vibrations or fans.
Electric Wax Warmer
If you just can’t give up candles but yet need to remain safe, an electric wax warmer may be the right solution. These devices use a little light bulb or heating element to melt wax cubes or tarts, discharging the fragrance into the air without an open flame. You can purchase electric wax warmers online or at your local home goods store.
Scented room sprays are another excellent tool to immediately freshen up any room in your home. They are offered in a variety of scents, and you can use them whenever you want. Just don’t forget to read the labels meticulously before spraying, as some solutions may contain harmful chemicals.
Clean and Purify the Air
Another simple tactic to keep your home smelling fresh is to keep your home clean and tidy. Dust, dirt, and other debris can all cause foul odors, so keeping your place clean will go a long way in making it smell nice.
Another great option is to invest in some good quality houseplants. Not only do they look beautiful, but they also help purify the air by absorbing harmful toxins. Some of our favorites include bamboo, aloe vera, and peace lilies.
If you’re seeking a more permanent solution, consider utilizing an air purifier. This will help to remove any unwanted odors from the air and create a cleaner, healthier place in your home.
These are just a few of the several alternatives to make your rental home smell good without candles. So next time you’re looking for a way to freshen up the place, give one of these tips a try!
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