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3 Awesome Alternatives to Candles

7/21/2021 (Permalink)

Candle warmer Continue to enjoy candles without lighting the wicks by using a candle warmer.

3 Fantastic Candle Substitutes

The power of a scent is indisputable, some aromas relax you while others transport you to another time and place. As you light a scented candle at your home in Southglenn, CO you wonder if the benefits of a lit candle outweigh the fire hazards it poses. Candle fires are a common cause of fire damage in homes, especially around the holidays when candles are commonplace. When homeowners leave candles unattended or in close proximity to towels, curtains or other fabrics the risk of fire increases further. Consider these three candle alternatives to safely enjoy a fragrant home all year round.

1. Battery Operated

There are a wide variety of flameless candles powered by batteries. Some appear physically identical to candles, which is an excellent choice if you enjoy the visual appeal of candlelight. Others use scented wax to provide the olfactory sensation you desire. For an original look, there are battery-powered bases with scented decorative shades as well.

2. Warmers

Continue to enjoy candles without lighting the wicks by using a candle warmer. A lamp light over the candle melts the wax and disperses the scent through your home. Other candle alternatives include oil warmers, which releases fragrances through a battery or electrical source heating scented oil. Wax warmers are similar, by which a heated foundation melts scented wax.

3. Diffusers

Another flameless option is to diffuse a scent, such as by placing reeds in a base of aromatic oil. There are also many choices of battery or electrical water diffusers to use with any essential oil you desire.

You do not need to sacrifice your favorite scent or aesthetic for safety when you choose candle alternatives for your home in Southglenn, CO. If you do use a candle, never leave it unattended or place it too close to flammable materials. Should a candle fire occur, immediately leave the house and call 911. Contact a fire restoration specialist and your homeowner’s insurance company to begin the process of restoring your home.

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