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Renter-Friendly Scent Solutions – No Candles Necessary!

Essential Oil Diffuser on a Bedside TableAs much as we appreciate candles, at times they just don’t cut it when making our rental homes smell excellent. In addition, open flames can be a severe fire hazard. According to the National Fire Protection Association, candles start about 7,400 home structure fires each year, causing 90 deaths and $291 million in property damage year by year. This statistic is why a lot of Center Line property managers try to discourage their renters from just using candles.

Given the dangers that candles hold, the good thing is that there are quite a lot of other (and safer) processes to freshen up the air in your home and give rise to a delightful atmosphere without resorting to open flames.

Simmer Scented Herbs

One easy and trouble-free measure to make your home smell amazing is to simmer a pot of water on the stove with fresh herbs, spices, or essential oils. You can experiment with several combinations to discover your favorite scent. This will fill the air with an amazing fragrance and support humidifying dry winter air.

Essential Oil Diffuser

An essential oil diffuser is an appropriate way to naturally fragrance your home without candles or any flame. All you necessitate to use is a diffuser, some water, and your first choice of essential oils. Quite a lot of different sorts of diffusers on the market use plenty of processes to disperse essential oils into the air. Several diffusers take advantage of heat to vaporize the oils, in comparison, others use ultrasonic vibrations or fans.

Electric Wax Warmer

If you just can’t give up candles but still prefer to be safe, an electric wax warmer might be an excellent solution. These devices use a tiny 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 wide range of electric wax warmers online or at your local home goods store.

Scented Sprays

Scented room sprays are another very good approach to rapidly freshen up any room in your home. They come in a bunch of scents and can be used all you want. Just read the labels heedfully before spraying, as some products may contain harmful chemicals.

Clean and Purify the Air

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

Another excellent choice is to invest in some good quality houseplants. Not only do they look lovely, but really, they furthermore help purify the air by absorbing harmful toxins. Some of our favorites include bamboo, aloe vera, and peace lilies.

If you’re going in search of a more permanent solution, try setting up an air purifier. This will do well to remove any unwanted odors from the air and give rise to a cleaner, healthier environment in your home.

These are just several of the many ways you can make your rental home smell great without candles. So next time you’re going after a way to freshen up the place, give one of these tips a try!


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