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Essential Oils and Candle Fragrances

Posted by on Oct 11 2009 | aromatherapy, diffusers, scented candles

There are many ways that you can scent your home and add a delicious whiff of fragrance to your life, but high-quality candle fragrances and essential oils are among the best two ways to safely add wonderful, rich fragrance to your life. Scented candles have been used for a long time and have recently enjoyed a huge resurgence of popularity. Diffusers are also popular, since they use natural oils and no heat to create a wonderful fragrance.

The popularity of diffusers and scented candles may stem from the fact that more customers are becoming cautious about their indoor air quality. A number of high-profile news media stories have investigated and discovered that indoor air quality in many homes is poor and may contribute to bad health. In many cases, it is not a matter of simply opening a window – the chemicals we bring into our homes may be affecting the air we breathe. At the same time, many of us want indoor fragrance of some type to improve our moods, to help us unwind, and to make our homes smell wonderful. It is possible to have it all. Quality scented candles and diffusers are the answer.

Quality scented candles release a wonderful aroma into your home, work environment, or hotel room – wherever you light your candles. Candles also add a natural beauty and a lovely lighting option to most types of home décor. With their warm light and delicious scents, it’s no wonder that candles have become so popular. Quality candles made by recognized manufacturers are the safe option, as these companies ensure that their candles are wick-free and safe for the home. Some quality manufacturers even scent their candles with essential oils to ensure your complete safety from chemicals.

Diffusers are another option, especially for those who worry about bringing any chemicals into the home. Diffusers consist of a small glass container, long diffuser reeds, and essential oils. You simply pour the oils into the container and dip the diffuser reeds into the oil, occasionally turning the reeds over (or upside down) so that the oil-soaked part of the reed is exposed to the air, which allows the essential oils and their scent to infuse your home.

Diffusers are wonderful because they can be used for aromatherapy very effectively, since they make use of only essential oils. Aromatherapy diffusers are available in a wide range of scents for a wide variety of purposes. Diffusers are also perfect for places where candles are not permitted, due to restrictions or building codes. Diffusers tend to be quite a bit safer than candles since they do not have an open flame which must be tended. They can last for months of use and therefore provide a good value. As well, the glass containers for many diffusers are very attractive and add to home décor.

You can add scent to your home and life safely with quality scented candles and diffusers. To determine which one is right for you, consider your lifestyle and needs. If you want to add light, color, and décor as well as scent, candles might be right for you. If you want less of an impact on indoor air quality and want a scent that does not require much maintenance, diffusers are a good option. Of course, you can use both diffusers and scented candles around your home to add layers of scent safely. You can also opt to use diffusers in the work place and candles at home – the choice is yours.

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Candle Scents for Different Moods

Posted by on Sep 18 2009 | scented candles

It’s no secret that candles can help set the mood. Whether you are in the mood for unwinding or dancing all night, candles are the perfect way to create the mood you want. That’s because scented candles use the power of aromatherapy to sent powerful signals to your brain and your mind responds in kind with just the mood you are trying to set. Whether you are trying to relax or romance that special someone, luxury scented candles also use the power of lighting and the power of beautiful color to help you set the right pace. What mood do you want to set tonight? Why not consider:

1) Romantic. Set the tone for loving with candles. Candles are perfect for romance because most of us associate candle-lit dinners and low lighting with seduction. Candles are perfect for ushering in romance because they combine visual beauty with soft, flattering light and add a good dose of delicious fragrance. They simply tickle the senses and help you get sensual. According to aromatherapy experts, some of the scents that promote romance include oranges, roses, ylang ylang, and patchouli, to name just a few. The Belle Fleur Orange Blossom Pomegranate Candle sets the mood beautifully with wonderful scents of orange blossom, pomegranate, roses, and cassis.

2) Relaxing. Candles can help you soothe away tensions and stress at the end of a day. According to aromatherapy experts, lavender, jasmine, patchouli, rose, sandalwood, ylang ylang, vanilla, chamomile, and orange soothe away stress and tension and allow you to really relax. Like its name suggests, the Aromatherapy Interventions Chill Out Soy Candle is perfect for unwinding. Notes of ylang ylang and lavender help create a peaceful, stress-free mood.

3) Revitalizing. Sometimes, you need a little extra boost to get going, especially if you work at home or want to get some great energy going for a party. According to aromatherapy experts, jasmine, lemon, patchouli, peppermint, sandalwood, pine, and clove are just a few of the scents that help get rid of fatigue and give you more pep in your step. The Flare Evergreen Candle, for example, combines bright, fresh fragrances to give you a new take on life.

4) Cozy. According to aromatherapy experts, Coconut, Sandalwood, apples, cinnamon and spicy scents create a cozy atmosphere. The Altru Humanity (Dark Amber & Spice) Candle is a perfect way to create a cozy home atmosphere. With scents of dark amber, clove, vanilla and smoked cedar wood, this candle helps you create a rich, welcoming environment in your home. Plus, proceeds from this candle go towards Alliance for a New Humanity, a non-profit groups working to create a peaceful and sustainable world. Therefore, while you improve the environment in your home, you’re helping others create their homes.

5) Exotic. Maybe you’re an armchair traveler. Or, perhaps you want to get away from the everyday without spending your savings on an exotic safari. Exotic scented candles, rich with spices, let you set an exotic, adventurous mood in your own home with minimal effort. If you want to get away from it all, look no further than the Votivo Moroccan Fig Candle. With rich, warm spices, this candle will make you feel a million miles away from your everyday life.

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Candles – Luxury You Can Afford

Posted by on Aug 29 2009 | scented candles

Many of life’s luxuries are very expensive. A luxury sports car can cost you hundreds of thousands of dollars. Even a short luxury vacation at the world’s play spots can cost tens of thousands of dollars. Not everyone can enjoy these luxuries, but there is one luxury just about everyone can enjoy: luxury candles. You may not live in a mansion or drive the same fancy car as a billionaire or celebrity, but you can enjoy the same luxury candles.

Luxury candles are a wonderful treat to give yourself. They make you feel wonderfully pampered and make your home smell incredible, but they cost far less than most of life’s luxuries. They can also allow you to live vicariously. For example, you may not be able to afford a trip to Paris, but you can enjoy a bit of Parisian romance with Cire Trudon candles. These candles are made by one of the oldest candle makers in Paris. In fact, the store selling Cire Trudon candles ships its inventory from its famous store on the Rue de Seine in Paris. With its wonderful collection of colors and wonderful scents, enjoying your Cire Trudon candles is a wonderful way to indulge while you save for that trip to the City of Lights.

Luxury candles are also a great way to bring luxury into your home without spending a fortune on redecorating or an interior designer. With luxury candles, you can decorate with light and you can enhance your home with fragrance. In fact, actors and actresses have perfected the art of decorating with candles. Many actors and actresses spend lots of time in trailers and impersonal hotel rooms while filming. Many bring luxury candles, such as Aquiesse candles, to add some beauty, luxury, and fragrance to these surroundings. You may not be famous or in the movies, but you can bring this same bit of glamour into your own home – affordably.

Luxury candles are also a wonderful, affordable luxury because they are actually very versatile. Many of these candles are so richly scented that they can be used as wonderful sachets in your drawers and closets before you light them. Before you unwrap your candle, you can tuck it into a drawer and enjoy the delicious fragrance of your candle on your clothes. Nest candles and other brands are hand-poured into beautiful glass jars. Once the candle is used up, you can wash out these jars and reuse them as little pots for flowers or stones or other objects. You can enjoy the beauty of these beautifully crafted jars for years to come.

Many people try to scrimp on luxury by buying inexpensive scented candles, but there is simply no crimping on luxury. Cheap scented candles are not like luxury candles at all. In fact, they can be dangerous for your health. Some cheap candles have lead or other toxic substances in their wicks and wax. Plus, many cheap candles are made from low-grade paraffin wax, which produces excess soot in your home. Soot is not safe for your health, so you want quality luxury candles that are safe and offer you better fragrances anyway.

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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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