For many years now scented candles have been, and remain, hugely popular. They have always been well received by women but now many men are fast becoming aficionados of the delicious aromas that are released through burning them. Indeed, many manufacturers of scented candles now produce candles in a range of more masculine scents, specifically to cater for male customers
Of course, candles are to be found in a whole host of different colours, scents and styles. Some of them are designed to eliminate odours in the home. These can be strategically positioned to combat problem smells at the source. We all know how your beloved dog can smell after a long walk in the rain, so placing a candle close to the door or in the utility room can be a good way of dealing with this particular problem. Other areas of the home where scented candles can help are in the smoking area, close to cat litter trays or in the bathroom.
If you home is currently on the property market for sale, then there is evidence to suggest that making it smell fresh and homely can help seal a deal. In any event it cannot do any harm! Real estate experts recommend the smell of fresh coffee and baked cakes or bread as an aid to selling your home. If it is not convenient or practical to start baking or brewing coffee every time you have someone over to view your home, the good news is that scented candles featuring these fragrances are available from many specialist brands.
Candles can also be used to add an air of romance to a quiet night in together. In this respect, some of the most sought after fragrances are the ever-popular rose, vanilla and the spicy scent of sandalwood.
In recent years discerning customers have sought out scented candles which are made using pure essential oils, rather than synthetic fragrances. Reed diffusers, which are another popular home fragrance choice also use essential oils for their fragrance. High quality scented candles made with essential fragrance oils are a simple fuss-free way of filling your home with delightful fragrance without the mess or trouble of having to mix scented oils or prepare an oil burner – if you have such a thing – ready for use. When you want to enjoy a relaxing soak in the bath, or perhaps wish to give a larger room, such as your lounge, a fragrance boost, lighting one or two scented candles simply adds to the pleasure.
With scented candles the fragrance you choose can be adjusted to suit your needs at a particular time. For example, certain smells are known to help your relax, and many essential oils have positive effects on your body. Take lavender for instance – lighting a scented candles with the fragrance of this delightful plant is ideal when you are feeling under pressure and in need of some relaxation. It can also be safely used by your whole family. Others fragrances which are ideal to relieve tension include cedarwood, ylang ylang, and chamomile. At the opposite end of the fragrance spectrum, spicy scents such as ginger or clove or citrus aromas like lemon or grapefruit are recognised as having invigorating properties, perfect for when you need to add a bit of get-up-and-go!
Using home fragrances, whether that means candles or reed diffusers, enables you to create whatever mood you desire, no matter the event. For instance, one of the most popular selling aromas for the Christmas holidays is mulled wine or cinnamon. Once you inhale them you immediately feel more festive and your house feels more homely. It is a powerful yet subtle way of helping help the whole family get into the spirit of the season.
So, as you can see, luxury scented candles can have many positive benefits on every member of the family. You can help set the mood for that romantic meal together, get help to deal with stress or simply create a lovely environment which everyone can enjoy. One of the best things about scented candles is their versatility. With so many different styles and fragrances to choose from, you are sure to find a candle which meets your needs perfectly.