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Aromatherapy Diffusers

Posted by on Jun 25 2009 | aromatherapy

Scented candles are a great way to bring wonderful fragrance to a room, but they are not always the ideal choice. Candles cannot be left burning unattended, can pose a danger to pets and children, and can pose a fire hazard. Many office buildings, hotels, and nursing homes do not allow them. If you want to add scent to a room, you can only use candles for a limited time. When you leave the room, you need to extinguish your candle. This means that when you return to the room, your favorite fragrance will not be there to greet you. You will need to relight the scented candle to enjoy the fragrance again.

In situations where candles are just not possible, aromatherapy diffusers are a wonderful alternative. Aromatherapy reed diffusers include oil, diffuser reeds, and a decorative jar or glass. These diffusers are simple to use. Simply place the diffuser reeds in the oil and once the reeds are coated well with the oil, simply turn them upside down in the glass or jar, so that the coated part of the reed is exposed to the air. The reeds will diffuse scent through an entire room for months. You can periodically re-coat the reeds for a more prominent fragrance. Once the oil evaporates, you can replace the oil and reeds.

There are many advantages to aromatherapy reed diffusers:

  • Aromatherapy reed diffusers use no heat and can therefore be used where candles are prohibited.
  • Aromatherapy reed diffusers pose no fire hazard because they use no heat.
  • Aromatherapy reed diffusers last much longer than candles, and therefore offer amazing value.
  • Aromatherapy reed diffusers take less time than candles – they require no lighting and relighting, no maintenance, no wick trimming.
  • Aromatherapy reed diffusers do not produce any soot.
  • Aromatherapy reed diffusers are very attractive and decorative, due to the beautiful jars or glasses they have.
  • Aromatherapy reed diffusers can scent a room around the clock, even when you are not there.
  • Since they work around the clock, reed diffusers greet you with your favorite fragrance as soon as you walk in through the door.
  • Aromatherapy reed diffusers are perfect for getting rid of odors or bringing your favorite fragrances into a room.
  • Aromatherapy reed diffusers are perfect for aromatherapy or meditation.
  • Aromatherapy reed diffusers make a great gift for a special occasion or just yourself.
  • Aromatherapy reed diffusers are very eco-friendly – the glass jars are recyclable and reusable.
  • Aromatherapy reed diffusers do not need to be completely replaced each time – you can simply replace the oil and the diffuser reeds every few months, as the oil evaporates out.
  • Aromatherapy reed diffusers come in an array of scents to suit every mood.
  • Aromatherapy reed diffusers come in a variety of styles, to match every décor.
  • Some of the finest scented candle manufacturers make reed diffusers, so it’s possible to find some very high-quality, luxury diffusers.
  • You can use diffusers alone or with a candle.
  • Quality diffusers are made from high-qulaity natural oils, which are much safer to use in your home than air fresheners – and are far more effective as well.

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Cire Trudon Candles

Posted by on Jun 19 2009 | cire trudon candles

In the 1643, in France, the legacy of Cire Trudon candles was established when a wax merchant named Trudon began crafting candles. Originally, the merchant created candles for the many churches in Paris. However, as word of the quality of candles spread, the merchant was soon asked into the homes of royalty and nobility to create candles for some of the best households of France. Louis XIV, Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette all burned Cire Trudon candles. After the Revolution, Napoleon turned to Cire Trudon candles for lighting and for ceremonies.

Today, Cire Trudon is the oldest candle maker and wax manufacturer still in business. Kenzo, Guerlain, Hermes, and Dior all entrust Cire Trudon for their candles and the candles are a big hit with celebrities, too. The company’s rich tradition is evident in every beautiful and richly scented candle. Traditionally, the affluent traveled to the company’s beautiful flagship store on Rue de Seine in Paris. Today, everyone can enjoy the delicious scents and ultimate luxury of Cire Trudon candles because these candles can be purchased online through reputable retailers.

Currently, Ramdane Touhami is the creative director of Cire Trudon. Having worked as a designer and art director, Touhami is fully dedicated to developing the highest quality candles and the most beautiful candles possible. Touhami has ensured that each Cire Trudon candle is encases in a beautifully hand-crafted glass made by a renowned glass manufacturer in Tuscany. He has commissioned an ancient champagne maker to create the gold labels for the candles. Under Touhami’s direction, Cire Trudon has become unequivocally about quality and ultimate luxury.

Several things set Cire Trudon candles apart. Since Trudon was originally a wax merchant, it’s no surprise that the wax in these candles is of the highest quality. Based on a traditional recipe, the wax in Cire Trudon candles is made with no artificial substances, fillers, or paraffin. Cire Trudon candles are made from 100% vegetable wax (specifically, palm oil, rice, soy and coconut) for the purest candle and the cleanest burn. Each Cire Trudon candle has a pure cotton wick that is woven right in for the longest burn time possible. Cire Trudon candles were green long before environmental consciousness was a trend – all Cire Trudon candles are free of pesticides, allergens, and chemicals. All are biodegradable. As a result, they burn amazingly clean and leave virtually no soot behind.

The scents of Cire Trudon candles also set the Cire Trudon brand apart. Cire Trudon candles have fragrances that are based on the landmarks and history of France. The Roi Soleil candle, for example, has the scent of the polished wood of Versailles and the fragrance of the palace’s famous Mirror Gallery. The Carmelite candle is reminiscent of the stones and shaded scents of cloisters while Spiritus Sancti captures the scent of churches. The Ernesto candle is scented with tobacco and leather notes while the Manon candle brings to mind tiled floors and fresh linen. Each scent is unique and created from the finest possible ingredients for a true sensory experience.

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Scented Candles for Every Day

Posted by on Jun 10 2009 | scented candles

Scented candles have become so popular that we associate them with special occasions and with gifts. However, even luxury scented candles are meant to be used every day as an affordable indulgence. High quality scented candles, such as Barbara Berry or Altru scented candles, are designed to last for a long time. While you may initially pay a little more for these candles than for cheap (and often unsafe) candles you find at your local grocery store, these candles last for dozens of hours and offer plenty of scent, even when unlit. If you have been saving some luxury scented candles for a special occasion, consider making your candles part of everyday life.

Consider these tips for adding a little scented sparkle to your daily life:

  • Light a luxury scented candle while you take a long bath to unwind after a long day.
  • Light a luxury scented candle when serving dinner. It’s a simple and fast way to add some glamour and elegance to dinnertime, even if you’re only serving leftovers.
  •  Instead of spraying your home with an air freshener when you tidy up, light a luxury scented candle to add delicious scent safely to your home.
  • Tuck an unlighted luxury scented candle among your linens, clothes, or towels. Quality candles have enough scent that they act like a sachet, even unlit. Just remember to eventually take out your candle and enjoy it lit, as well.
  • When entertaining friends on a deck or in your home, light a luxury scented candle so that everyone can enjoy the scent.
  • Meditate with a luxury scented candle.
  • When relaxing in a dark room, light a single luxury scented candle to add a soft glow.
  • Instead of dimming your lights, light a few luxury scented candles to add mood and a rich scent to your room.

Using luxury scented candles each day is a little gift you can give yourself. It can be a great way to take care of yourself. Scented candles are so versatile that there are many ways you can incorporate them into your everyday life. They can add to your décor, change your room’s lighting, add scents to your home, or can help you unwind. They take almost no time at all and bring many hours of simple pleasure.

One good investment in a high quality luxury scented candle can mean months of use. Candles can cost just a few dollars a month and can bring a great deal of pleasure and quiet luxury – not to mention elegance – to your life. It’s no wonder so many celebrities swear by scented candles at home and while traveling. There’s just nothing like scented candles to many everyone feel like a star.

Why not indulge today? Read about the different candle manufacturers and consider some of the scents you might like. Consider visiting a store to sniff different candles you might like. If budget is a concern, consider buying online. Online retailers have a small overhead and are often able to pass on savings to their customers. Online stores often are able to offer a much better selection as well. Why not purchase a scented candle today and add some spark and some scent to your everyday rounds?

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