When the weather starts to cool, people begin to think of warm, cozy scents. It’s part of the reason why many retailers hold candle sales in the fall.
Scent is tied to memory, and aromatherapy has been proven to affect mood, so it’s no surprise that a candle with a certain smell can create a sense of nostalgia and promote relaxation. Unfortunately, any time you use an open flame or heat source for an extended period of time, you put your safety at risk. Follow these tips to make sure the memories related to your favorite smells always stay good.
It’s true that scents can be relaxing, but it’s important to be aware and alert when burning candles. The maximum burn time is four hours. Let the candle come to room temperature before relighting. If you’re using candles to create ambiance or to help you relax or to sleep, it’s wise to consider a safer alternative, like flameless candles or scented oil diffusers. Or, meet both needs at once by using a wall plug-in air freshener that includes a built-in nightlight.