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Are Diffusers Safe?

Are Diffusers Safe?

Diffusers are an excellent way to spread a fragrance around your house without the use of an open flame. While diffusers are generally safe to use around humans, you should follow certain guidelines to ensure the best experience for everyone in your household, children, and pets included. Here are 11 top tips for using oil diffusers of all kinds safely: Buy quality essential oils. Getting high-quality oils for your oil diffuser will ensure that it runs as efficiently and safely as possible. High-quality oils will result in a noticeable but not overwhelming smell that will make your home smell nice...

Sunshine and Showers: 18 Refreshing Spring Candles

Sunshine and Showers: 18 Refreshing Spring Candles

It seemed like spring would never come, but the snow is finally beginning to melt and temperatures are beginning to rise. Now that spring is officially on the way, it’s the perfect time to get yourself a new candle that perfectly encapsulates the changing of the seasons. Some of the more popular scent notes in spring candles include: Florals: sweet and soothing; think magnolias, cherry blossoms and jasmine Plants: green and earthy; think ylang trees and grain fields Citrus: invigorating and energizing; think oranges, lemons and limes Water: clean and fresh; think sea air and spring rains Herbs: aromatic and...

Paraffin Wax vs. Soy Wax Candles

Paraffin Wax vs. Soy Wax Candles

Check the labels on the candles in your home and you’ll probably notice that some are made from paraffin wax and some are made from soy wax–and you might wonder if there’s really a big difference between paraffin wax vs. soy wax. While they’re both common candle waxes, the distinctions between them are very real, and there’s a reason why we’ve chosen soy wax for most of our Homesick candles. (Though don’t miss out on our collection of all natural coconut wax candles either!) Here are seven reasons we prefer soy wax candles vs. paraffin wax:   Soy wax is...

How Do Reed Diffusers Work?

How Do Reed Diffusers Work?

You know that reed diffusers make your home or office smell nice, but how exactly do reed diffusers work? Below, we explain how scented oil, a decorative bottle and reeds combine to dispense fragrance 24/7. We also offer tips to make the most of your reed diffuser and investigate the unique benefits of reed diffusers.   How Do Reed Diffusers Work?   Reed diffusers have three main parts: the scent oil itself, the reeds and a small glass or ceramic bottle with a narrow neck. To set up a reed diffuser, uncap the bottle. If the scent came in a...

How to Use a Reed Diffuser

How to Use a Reed Diffuser

Reed diffusers are an excellent way to add around-the-clock scent to your home since they don’t require a power outlet or use an open flame. Below, we explain how to use a reed diffuser, offer tips for the best places to locate a reed diffuser and explain the differences between a reed diffuser and an aroma diffuser.   How to Use a Reed Diffuser   Remove the stopper on the jar. If the oil came in a separate jar, uncap that too and pour a few ounces of oil into the diffuser. Recap the oil and store it in a...

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