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How to Use Essential Oils to Scent a Room

How to Use Essential Oils to Scent a Room

Essential oils are a fantastic all-natural way to scent a room without introducing synthetic scents or toxic chemicals into your home. Essential oils are very versatile and can be diffused in many different ways, including several DIY options. We’ve rounded up nine different ways to use essential oils to scent a room: Reed Diffusers Reeds are full of tiny channels that absorb oils and release them into the air once the oil particles reach the end of the reed. Reed diffusers don’t require any electricity, so they can be placed anywhere in your house where they won’t be knocked over....

How Do Candles Work?

How Do Candles Work?

Candles have been around for thousands of years, and this illumination device isn’t going anywhere anytime soon. While candles are very simple compared to other sources of light such as electricity, few people actually know how these classic devices work. Below, we explain how candles work, how the colors of the flame indicate each stage of combustion, and which types of waxes lead to a better burn. How do candles work? Candles are powered by combustion reactions. When you light a candle wick, the wax around the base of the wick melts. Through capillary action, this liquid hot wax is...

16 Essential Oil Diffuser Benefits

16 Essential Oil Diffuser Benefits

The obvious benefit of essential oils is their wonderful aroma. But did you know that diffusing oil offers many advantages besides delicious-smelling fragrances? Yep, that’s right. Depending on the oil itself, aromatherapy provides both physical and mental benefits. Below, we outline 16 essential oil benefits, the six main ways to diffuse essential oils and helpful aromatherapy safety tips. Essential Oil Diffuser Benefits Here are 16 of the top physical and mental benefits of using an essential oil diffuser: Helps you to relax. Many people turn to aromatherapy after a long day at work for a reason. The gentle smells and...

What Are Candles Made Of?

What Are Candles Made Of?

All candles are made of wax — but not all candle waxes are created equal. Even though candles may look very similar, different waxes have different properties, including burn time, fragrance strength, and soot emissions. If you’re wondering what candles are made of, we will explain the pros and cons of six of the most common candle waxes: paraffin, beeswax, soy, coconut, gel, and palm. Paraffin Wax Paraffin wax is a byproduct of petroleum, created by removing the waxy substance from crude oil. Paraffin wax is cheap and holds both dyes and scents well. However, it’s not biodegradable or natural,...

Can You Bring Candles on the Plane?

Can You Bring Candles on the Plane?

If you’re wondering whether you can bring candles on a plane, the answer is “yes.” TSA allows solid wax candles to fly in both checked and carry-on bags. (However, gel candles can only fly in checked bags due to TSA’s rules regarding gels and aerosols.) TSA recommends leaving any gifts, including candles, unwrapped in case your bag gets flagged for a security check. Consider loosely rolling your candle in bubble wrap or nestle it in your clothes so the glass doesn’t break in transit. Scented candles actually make great gifts to pack in a suitcase due to their small size...

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