There’s something wonderful about walking into a sweet-smelling home. Scented candles make homes smell great, but they aren’t your only option. There are numerous other items that can give your home a sweet aroma without the worry of a fire hazard. If you have kids or pets, these scented candle alternatives are ideal.
Essential oil diffusers are a natural and safe way to get your home smelling sweet with little effort. Diffusers disperse the oils into the air to create wonderful scents with additional benefits—aside from making your apartment smell good, essential oils may help to reduce anxiety and improve overall health.
Potpourri is another great alternative to scented candles. People have used potpourri since ancient times. A bowl of potpourri serves as both a decorative centerpiece and a source of sweet aroma in your apartment. Potpourri comes in a variety of styles and scents; it’s usually composed of dried florals and fruits along with spices and aromatic plants. Common potpourri ingredients include cloves, lemon peel, rose hips, and jasmine.
Perfect for touch-ups in between deep cleans, linen sprays are great to have in your apartment for quick fixes. While it’s staying power isn’t as strong as some other options, it will successfully freshen up any room with just a few quick sprays. Linen sprays are a particular favorite of animal owners who want a fast way to combat pet odors.