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Renter-Friendly Scent Solutions – No Candles Necessary!

Essential Oil Diffuser on a Bedside TableAs much as we like candles, occasionally they just don’t cut it when making our rental homes smell great. Besides, open flames can be an extreme fire hazard. According to the National Fire Protection Association, candles start about 7,400 home structure fires annually, causing 90 deaths and $291 million in property damage year after year. This statistic is why countless Westlake Village property managers try to discourage their renters from taking advantage of and using candles.

Given the dangers that candles hold, the great news is that there are various other (and safer) practices to freshen up the air in your home and induce an attractive atmosphere without looking to use open flames.

Simmer Scented Herbs

One effortless method to make your home smell wonderful is to simmer a pot of water on the stove with fresh herbs, spices, or essential oils. You can experiment with some combinations to discover your favorite scent. This will fill the air with a delightful fragrance and aid humidify dry winter air.

Essential Oil Diffuser

An essential oil diffuser is an effective way to naturally fragrance your home without candles or any flame. All you require is a diffuser, some water, and your preferred essential oils. Various different kinds of diffusers on the market use quite a lot of methods to disperse essential oils into the air. Some diffusers make use of heat to vaporize the oils, whereas others use ultrasonic vibrations or fans.

Electric Wax Warmer

If you just can’t give up candles but nevertheless still like to be safe, an electric wax warmer could be a good solution. These devices use a little light bulb or heating element to melt wax cubes or tarts, releasing the fragrance into the air without an open flame. You can see a broad range of electric wax warmers online or at your local home goods store.

Scented Sprays

Scented room sprays are another great thing to easily freshen up any room in your home. They come in a considerable number of scents and can be used as much as you want. Just read the labels attentively prior to spraying, as several products may contain harmful chemicals.

Clean and Purify the Air

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

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

If you’re searching for a more permanent solution, try putting together an air purifier. This will aid to remove any unwanted odors from the air and induce a cleaner, healthier environment in your home.

These are just some of the many techniques you can make your rental home smell good without candles. So next time you’re in search of a way to freshen up the place, give one of these tips a try!


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