At one time, scented candles were a rare luxury to be enjoyed only by the rich while the rest of us made do with the ordinary white candles during power cuts and at Christmas time. However, that has all changed, and an endless variety of fragrances are filling our homes and relaxing us. Candles are just one of these sources of wonderful smells, but they are also a very popular source, partially because of the number of different forms in which they are available but also because they look so good with their burning flame.
Scented candles can float or burn forever in the form of large church style candles. Votive candles hang in bunches from metal trees and sit in gardens during warm summer evenings. You can get them in jasmine, ginger and juniper and just about every floral scent you can imagine. They also come in every colour you can think of and in just about every price range.
So what are the benefits of using scented candles? Sure, they give light during power cuts which is the reason our grannies used to keep them in the cupboard under the stairs, but what makes them different is their colour and particularly their smell. People choose scents to remind them of holidays in Somerset with the smell of the apples ripe in the orchards, the ginger and cinnamon of their mum’s baking or just to have the smell of fresh spring flowers in their home all year round.
These scents come from a combination of natural plant extracts, such as genuine vanilla, sandalwood or rose petal, and the type of synthetic odorants that are also contained in perfumes, shampoos and soaps. Also used are substances such as amber and many oils and they are all safe to use and to burn. Commercially available candles have undergone stringent health and safety tests to make sure that the combustion products are safe and also that they can burn out without becoming a fire risk.
However, it is possible that a few people can be allergic to some of these, just as they are allergic to other common household smells and dusts, and it is wise to burn candles in well ventilated areas. People allergic to candle smoke can use reed diffusers instead, and these are also available on our website. Candle makers choose from approved lists of aromas and essential oils that are safe to be burned and emit safe and pleasant odours when incorporated in candles.
What was once an expensive indulgence is now an affordable commodity and they are used by anyone and everyone to enhance the sensual aspects of their home. Some even match the candles to the theme of their rooms, although this is more common in the USA than in the UK as yet. Although there is still a reluctance by many to use them, perhaps borne from old belief that candles were not for ordinary people, they can enable you to enjoy a lovely smell throughout your home all day, every day, or perhaps just on special occasions.
They also have a practical application if you have a cat or dog, because you can also use them to mask pet odours that can occasionally be very difficult to dispel without using equally unpleasant-smelling room deodorants. Additionally, of course, they come in handy during power cuts, more of which have been forecast as fossil fuels diminish!
Many people prefer a candle to a normal perfume diffuser to freshen up their house because of its looks and much wider choice of perfumes, and although you can also purchase aromatherapy candles, many people like to use our fragrance reed diffusers that can be used with aromatic essential oils or aromatherapy oils.
There are few things better when returning from a hard day at work than to enjoy a relaxing drink beside a floating candle offering the marvelous smell of sandalwood or lavender. So make your choice of candles from the wide range of perfumes available online, and decide if you want them in the tradition design, sitting in a candlestick, floating in water, hanging from a metal holder or in any of the many other candle designs available from our online store.
An online store is the best way to purchase candles because you have a massive range from which to make your selection, and it is so easy to choose, pay and then have them delivered to your door. Most online candle outlets will be able to help you with the most appropriate scent for your needs, and many also have other interesting facts about candles that you can read.
Scented candles are popular worldwide, and if have not used them before you will be pleasantly surprised when you try them out. There is a massive range of perfumes or scents available online, and by trying out the ones that appeal to you most, it won’t be long before you are enjoying the benefits of using scented candles and they way they keep your home smelling fresh.