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Renter-Friendly Scent Solutions – No Candles Necessary!

As much as we adore candles, at times, they just don’t cut it when making our rental homes smell nice. Plus, open flames present a serious 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 every year. This statistic is why various Brandon property managers attempt to discourage their renters from employing candles.

Given the dangers that candles bring, it is necessary to understand that there are numerous other (and safer) choices to freshen up the air in your home and create a pleasant atmosphere without utilizing open flames.

Simmer Scented Herbs

One easy way to make your home smell wonderful is to simmer a pot of water on the stove with fresh herbs, spices, or essential oils. To discover your favorite scent, you can experiment with different combinations. This will fill the air with a nice fragrance and help 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. You only need a diffuser, some water, and your preferred essential oils. There are several kinds of diffusers on offer that use different ways to disperse essential oils into the air. Some diffusers use heat to vaporize the oils, while others utilize ultrasonic vibrations or fans.

Electric Wax Warmer

If you just can’t give up candles but also wish to be safe, an electric wax warmer may be the perfect solution. These devices use a small light bulb or heating element to melt wax cubes or tarts, spreading 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 fantastic way to rapidly freshen up any room in your home. You can buy it in several types of scents, and it can be used as often as you want. Just read the labels cautiously before spraying since certain products may contain harmful chemicals.

Clean and Purify the Air

Another simple approach to keep your home smelling fresh is to keep your home clean and organized. Dust, dirt, and other debris can all lead to unpleasant odors, so keeping your place clean will go a long way in making it smell lovely.

Another excellent alternative is to invest in some good quality houseplants. They not only have a beautiful appearance, but they also 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, consider adding an air purifier. This will help to remove any unwanted odors from the air and make cleaner, healthier surroundings in your home.

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


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