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Renter-Friendly Scent Solutions – No Candles Necessary!

Essential Oil Diffuser on a Bedside TableAs much as we are crazy about candles, now and again they just don’t cut it when making our rental homes smell wonderful. Additionally, open flames can be a real fire hazard. According to the National Fire Protection Association, candles start about 7,400 home structure fires year after year, causing 90 deaths and $291 million in property damage each year. This statistic is why various Macon property managers try to discourage their renters from utilizing candles.

Given the dangers that candles hold, the excellent news is that there are countless other (and safer) approaches to freshen up the air in your home and bring about a pleasing atmosphere without turning to the use of open flames.

Simmer Scented Herbs

One manageable procedure to make your home smell excellent is to simmer a pot of water on the stove with fresh herbs, spices, or essential oils. You can experiment with quite a few combinations to search for your favorite scent. This will fill the air with a fine fragrance and ease humidifying dry winter air.

Essential Oil Diffuser

An essential oil diffuser is the best thing to naturally fragrance your home without candles or any flame. All you do need to have is a diffuser, some water, and your chosen option of essential oils. Countless different variations of diffusers on the market use several ways to disperse essential oils into the air. Many diffusers utilize heat to vaporize the oils, as compared to others that use ultrasonic vibrations or fans.

Electric Wax Warmer

If you just can’t give up candles but still intend to be safe, an electric wax warmer probably is the perfect solution. These devices use a smaller light bulb or heating element to melt wax cubes or tarts, releasing the fragrance into the air without an open flame. You can find a considerable number of electric wax warmers online or at your local home goods store.

Scented Sprays

Scented room sprays are another effective way to hastily freshen up any room in your home. They come in a broad range of scents and can be used how often you want. Just read the labels conscientiously in preparation for spraying, as various products may contain harmful chemicals.

Clean and Purify the Air

Another really easy and hassle-free way to keep your home smelling fresh is to keep your home clean and tidy. Dust, dirt, and other debris can all form bad smells, so keeping your place clean will go a long way in making it smell excellent.

Another acceptable option is to invest in some good quality houseplants. Not only do they look gorgeous, but besides that, they as well help purify the air by absorbing harmful toxins. Some of our favorites include bamboo, aloe vera, and peace lilies.

If you’re in search of a more permanent solution, try incorporating an air purifier. This will easily help you to remove any unwanted odors from the air and bring about a cleaner, healthier environment in your home.

These are just quite a few of the many processes you can make your rental home smell so good without candles. So next time you’re searching for a way to freshen up the place, give one of these tips a try!


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