The Benefits Of Using Scented Candles

Tips On The Safe Use Of Scented Candles Outdoors

Scented candles are extremely in demand nowadays as a simple yet effective way to decorate your home. They can be bought in such a grand variety of colours, as well as different shapes and sizes, so that it is often quite straightforward to obtain a candle to match or compliment the decorative effect you are endeavouring to come up with for your home. But did it ever cross your mind that you can also use scented candles in the open air? Scented candles are a terrific way of decorating a table for a barbeque or for an al fresco dinner when you are making the most of the more benign summer weather.

You can also decorative your garden by using scented candles. For instance, if you have a garden wall then a few scented candles sat on the top of it will look most attractive, particularly when the sunlight fades. Another terrific idea is to position scented candles just at the edges of pathways to light them up as daylight fades in the evening. Scented candles in jars or tins would be the ideal choice in these cases, for example the ones you will find from luxury manufacturers such as true grace candles or Yankee candles. But always bear in mind some commonsense safety tips- ensure you sit your candles safely on a level surface. Even outside the house a candle, if knocked over, can can create a fire hazard. If at all possible, sit your candles on a heat resistant holder – for instance a coaster or place mat – so as to be certain it is wide enough for the size of the candle. If you are using pillar candles rather than jar candles, then the same advice applies to placing them on a flat, secure surface but, in addition, the first time you light the candle, let it burn for a few hours at the very minimum so as to hollow out the edges of the candle. This creates a “well” which holds the molten wax, preventing spills. When you next come to light the candle, endeavour to make sure that the wick is of a suitable size – a height of two to three centimeters is ideal.

If the wick of the candle is greater than that, discard any extra, so that you can be certain of a cleaner, more even burn, with less risk of sparks or dirt or debris collecting in the candle. To blow your candle out, if you do not have a special wick dipper, the next best thing is to use a spoon. Dip the wick while still alight into the pool of the candle’s own hot wax. This will put out the flame with hardly any soot and leave the wick clean for the next time you decide to burn your candle. Naturally enough, it is not a great idea to leave a candle outdoors if it is very hot or when it is raining heavily. Always keep candles out of the reach of children and animals. While your candle is aflame, don’t lift it up or move it. Burning candles should never be left unattended.

Adding Ambiance To Winter Decor With Scented Warmers

During the winter, most people seem to spend more time indoors due to the colder weather. While making one’s home a welcoming place is always important, it often takes a higher priority during the winter season. Families want to feel safe and cozy inside so they create a comfortable atmosphere by adding blankets, pillows, and decorations that welcome everyone to sit down and stay awhile. Included in this décor are winter-themed wall hangings, cute displays, and scented illumination with wickless warmers.

Turning The Indoors Into A Winter Wonderland

Holly and twinkling lights are holiday displays that can remain up throughout winter. After taking down the Christmas tree, string lights around doors and ceiling trim or wind it around garland draped through a stairway banister. A string of battery operated lights and some blue and white Christmas ornaments creates a nice winter centerpiece when arranged in a tall vase or wide bowl. Use holly to add winter accents to napkin rings, coasters, and even throw pillows.

Displays of adorable chubby snowmen and their families are popular winter décor. Guests cannot help but smile when they see Frosty and his friends displayed in windows or on tables. Children will be reminded that the next snowfall will come soon if it has not already arrived. They will be eager to venture outdoors and build a replica of the snowman decoration displayed inside the home. Moms and dads can provide a carrot nose, coal for the eyes and mouth, and an old top hat.

Cardinals are also associated with winter and many people enjoy displaying cardinal collectibles throughout their homes. A red male cardinal figurine is a stark contrast to a dreary winter day, brightening the room in which it is displayed. As these birds visit an outdoor bird feeder, homeowners can snap pictures of them and print these to create winter wall hangings for the house. Bringing nature indoors is a reminder that spring will soon arrive.

Safely Add Illumination

Though strong light is required for reading and detail work, soft lighting is ideal for relaxing, socializing, and napping. When people spend time indoors during winter, they want lighting that makes them feel comfortable. Candles provide nice illumination but they are often noted as safety hazards, and need to be watched at all times. Families with children or pets cannot risk an accidental candle spill that could cause a fire. So they look for other ways to illuminate their homes during the winter season.

Flameless or wickless candles make attractive table and window decorations. They are fire free and turn on and off with ease so the user can leave them unattended. Whether viewed from indoors or outdoors, these give the home a charming glow. They can also be used to light dark corners, hallways, and bathrooms so homeowners can leave lights off without risk of falling.

For soft illumination that provides scent without a candle flame, scented warmers are one choice. Warmers come in many winter designs and scent bars include traditional winter fragrances like trees, spices, and pumpkin pie with marshmallows. Changing scent bars regularly keeps the home smelling great throughout winter.