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Renter-Friendly Scent Solutions – No Candles Necessary!

Essential Oil Diffuser on a Bedside TableAs much as we take delight in candles, from time to time they just don’t cut it when making our rental homes smell fine. Apart from that, open flames can be a grave 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 yearly. This statistic is why multiple Orangetown property managers strive to discourage their renters from just using candles.

Given the dangers that candles hold, the great news is that there are several other (and safer) means to freshen up the air in your home and create a really pleasant atmosphere without utilizing open flames.

Simmer Scented Herbs

One easy tactic to make your home smell nice is to simmer a pot of water on the stove with fresh herbs, spices, or essential oils. You can experiment with many combinations to look for your favorite scent. This will fill the air with a fascinating fragrance and easily help humidify dry winter air.

Essential Oil Diffuser

An essential oil diffuser is a fine way to naturally fragrance your home without candles or any flame. All you need to have is a diffuser, some water, and your best selection of essential oils. Numerous different classifications of diffusers on the market use different approaches to disperse essential oils into the air. Some diffusers make use of heat to vaporize the oils, as compared to others using ultrasonic vibrations or fans.

Electric Wax Warmer

If you just can’t give up candles but still choose to be safe, an electric wax warmer can be a great 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 certainly find several electric wax warmers online or at your local home goods store.

Scented Sprays

Scented room sprays are another easy solution to promptly freshen up any room in your home. They come in a vast range of scents and can be used as often as you want. Just read the labels closely when spraying, as certain products may contain harmful chemicals.

Clean and Purify the Air

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

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

If you’re looking for a more permanent solution, try having an air purifier. This will effectively help remove any unwanted odors from the air and cause a cleaner, healthier environment in your home.

These are just a few of the many methods you can make your rental home smell incredible without candles. So next time you’re inquiring about a way to freshen up the place, give one of these tips a try!


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