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Renter-Friendly Scent Solutions – No Candles Necessary!

Essential Oil Diffuser on a Bedside TableAs much as we like candles, sometimes they just don’t cut it when making our rental homes smell attractive. In addition, open flames can be a significant 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 yearly. This statistic is the reason several Irving property managers aim to discourage their renters from utilizing candles.

Given the dangers that candles hold, it is beneficial to be aware that there are numerous other (and safer) methods to freshen up the air in your home and provide a nice atmosphere without utilizing open flames.

Simmer Scented Herbs

One uncomplicated method to make your home smell good is to simmer a pot of water on the stove with fresh herbs, spices, or essential oils. You can experiment with several combinations to figure out your favorite scent. This will give the environment a lovely 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 the essential oils you like. There are many kinds of diffusers on the market that utilize different ways to disperse essential oils into the air. Some diffusers use heat to vaporize the oils, while others use ultrasonic vibrations or fans.

Electric Wax Warmer

If you just can’t give up candles but still wish to remain safe, an electric wax warmer may be the right solution. These devices utilize a tiny light bulb or heating element to melt wax cubes or tarts, distributing the fragrance into the air without an open flame. You can find a wide variety of electric wax warmers online or at your local home goods store.

Scented Sprays

Scented room sprays are another great way to quickly freshen up any room in your home. They come in a wide variety of scents and can be used as often as you like. Just read the labels carefully before spraying, as some products may contain harmful chemicals.

Clean and Purify the Air

One more simple approach to keep your home smelling fresh is to keep your home clean and neat. Dust, dirt, and other debris can all generate awful smells, so keeping your place clean will go a long way in making it smell better.

Another good idea is to invest in some good quality houseplants. Not only do they fit perfectly, but they also help purify the air by absorbing harmful toxins. Some of our favorites include bamboo, aloe vera, and peace lilies.

If you prefer something more permanent solution, think about installing an air purifier. This will help to remove any unwanted odors from the air and create a cleaner, healthier setting in your home.

These are only some of the numerous methods you can use to make your rental home smell 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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