As much as we appreciate candles, sometimes they just don’t cut it when making our rental homes smell pleasant. Furthermore, open flames can be a major 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 the reason numerous Nashville property managers attempt to discourage their renters from utilizing candles.
Given the dangers that candles hold, the best part is that there are several other (and safer) options to freshen up the air in your home and create a nice atmosphere without relying on open flames.
Simmer Scented Herbs
One easy approach 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 numerous combinations to select your favorite scent. This will infuse the area with a lovely fragrance and help humidify dry winter air.
Essential Oil Diffuser
An essential oil diffuser is an excellent tool to naturally fragrance your home without candles or any flame. You only need a diffuser, some water, and your preferred essential oils. There are numerous diffusers available on the market that use multiple methods to disperse essential oils into the air. Some diffusers utilize heat to vaporize the oils, while others rely on ultrasonic vibrations or fans.
Electric Wax Warmer
If you just can’t give up candles yet still want to be safe, an electric wax warmer may be the ideal solution. These devices utilize a tiny light bulb or heating element to melt wax cubes or tarts, dispersing the fragrance into the air without the need for an open flame. You can buy a lot of kinds of electric wax warmers online or at your local home goods store.
Scented room sprays are one more excellent approach to easily freshen up any room in your home. They are available in a variety of scents and can be utilized as frequently as you desire. Just read the labels cautiously before spraying since certain products may contain harmful chemicals.
Clean and Purify the Air
One more simple technique to keep your home smelling fresh is to keep your home clean and neat. Dust, dirt, and other debris may all cause unpleasant odors, so keeping your place clean will go a long way in making it smell pleasant.
Another excellent alternative is to invest in some good quality houseplants. They not only appear lovely, but they also help purify the air by absorbing harmful toxins. Some of our favorites include bamboo, aloe vera, and peace lilies.
If you want a more permanent solution, consider setting up an air purifier. This will help to remove any unwanted odors from the air and produce a cleaner, healthier atmosphere in your home.
These are just some of the numerous options you can utilize to make your rental home smell wonderful without candles. So next time you’re you need to freshen up the place, give one of these tips a try!
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