Scented candles: pros and cons to consider before buying

By Jurassic JennJun 10, 2024 20:05 PMPros and Cons
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Scented candles are a popular choice for creating a pleasant atmosphere at home, but they also have their drawbacks. SSPDaily tells you what to consider before buying.

Pros of scented candles

  • Scented candles can help create a calm, soothing atmosphere, ideal for relaxing after a long day or creating a romantic mood. The pleasant scent emitted by the candles will help reduce stress and anxiety.
  • Scented candles effectively neutralize and hide unwanted odors in the room, such as food or pet odors. They create a pleasant scent that makes the space fresher and more inviting.
  • Scented candles are available in a variety of decorative containers, making them a good addition to any room. They add a touch of elegance and warmth to the decor, enhancing the overall atmosphere.

Cons of scented candles

  • Scented candles can release potentially harmful chemicals when burned, such as volatile organic compounds and particulate matter, which contribute to indoor air pollution and affect respiratory health, especially for people with allergies or asthma.
  • There is a risk of accidental fires associated with candle burning, especially if they are left unattended or placed near flammable materials. This raises safety concerns, especially in homes with pets or small children.
  • Scented candles can be relatively expensive, especially if you prefer high-quality, natural products. These costs can rise over time, making them a less affordable option for some people.
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