There’s nothing quite like walking into your house after a long day at work and feeling like home is a welcoming sanctuary. It’s lovely to get the lighting just right and to put on some soft music that helps you to truly unwind and relax from the stress of the day.
One of the simplest things you can do that will add to your quality of life – and help you to relax – is to keep your house smelling fresh and clean. But there are so many options in this day and age to add fragrances to your home – how can you know which are most effective and will work best for you? Read on to see our top three picks for at-home fragrance solutions.
Wax warmers are always a top choice among those who love scented fragrances in the home. They are unique in that they do not require a flame (in most cases, although you can purchase burner devices that use a tea light candle to melt the wax) or air compression in order to deliver a powerful, long-lasting aroma.
Wax cubes are simply placed in the bowl of a warming device, then melted by either candle or heat from a low wattage light bulb placed beneath the bowl. As the wax melts, a beautiful scent of your choosing permeates the air and freshens up the whole house. You can choose from fragrances such as sugar cookie, cinnamon, and clean linen. Whatever your favorite scents, you’ll be able to find wax melts that will fill the air with a delightful aroma.
More trational than wax melts but certainly quite different are air freshening sprays. These are an excellent choice for providing an immediate source of fragrance in the air, and generally tend to work best in smaller spaces such as bedrooms and bathrooms.
The main downside to using air-fresheners in spray form is that they do not last as long as some other methods. While a wax warmer will circulate a fragrance all day long, air freshener sprays usually come on quite strong at first only to dissipate rapidly as time passes.
Candles are lovely and are a tried and true method of keeping a home smelling beautiful and fresh. Scented candles can, however, vary in intensity, which means that you might have trouble keeping a nice, consistent aroma going while burning these candles. Additionally, if you are using a candle, you must deal with the unavoidable risk of fire.
Never leave candles unattended, and always blow them out before you leave the house or get ready for bed. Unlike a wax warmer heated with a bulb, a candle uses an open flame and can be quite dangerous in terms of property damage, or around children and pets.
While there are many ways to keep your home scented and smelling good, wax warmers tend to offer the most flexible and long-lasting fragrance options for your home. Be sure to choose quality products no matter what type of home fragrance you decide is best for you.