Candles Scents For Every Season

The sense of smell is a powerful sense. It can immediately transport us back to another time and another place. There are times that that transport can take us back to a frightening place, but other times that it can carry us to some of the happiest days of our lives.

Aromatherapy has become a billion dollar business today. If you want to do a little of your own aromatherapy, the try using scented candles to reflect the changing seasons.

If you want to know which candles to burn a t which season, read on.

When winter comes to an end and we are finally able to crack a window or two, we are looking for the light fresh fragrance of spring. The best candle scents for spring include very lightly scented floral scents that are not overpowering. The citrus scents such as grapefruit, orange or lemon are light enough to use at this time also.

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Once those temperatures start to rise, some people resist burning of candles to add to the heat. If you do not need any extra heat in your home, just add a few extra candles to the candle gardens. They will still add a light scent even if they are not lit. This is a great time to bring out those summer fruit scents such as apple, grape, watermelon, cantaloupe, berries and even cucumber. Think of a nice summer fruit salad and bring all those smells together in your home.

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As fall arrives, we begin to close up our homes for the cold weather ahead. Our thoughts turn to harvest time, Halloween and Thanksgiving. Pumpkin along with the lighter spice scents are very nice smells for this time of year. You will need plenty of tea lights to keep those Jack-o-Lanterns smiling brightly.

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Once winter hits, it is time for all the candles to be lit. We enjoy the warmth of the flame and even the heavy scents are not too much. This is a great time to bring out smells such as sandalwood or clove. Candy scents such as peppermint are also popular. Bayberry was one of the scents of the pilgrims so it is appropriate for either Thanksgiving or Christmas.

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For Thanksgiving and Christmas you will want to be sure that you have plenty of unscented candles as the scented once can actually change the flavors of your food. By using unscented candles, you can still create a very fun and celebratory centerpiece.

Remember that when you are burning candles you have open flames. Therefore, keep them away from paper and especially evergreen needles or cellophane. Candles should never be left unattended. Always be aware of what is above the candle. Some give off a significant amount of heat as far away as six to eight inches above the flame. Keep all burning candles where children cannot reach them.

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Use your candles to set the atmosphere for the room. You can add light, scent and warmth to any room. Be sure that you always have plenty of your favorite scents on hand in case of any unpleasant odors in your home.


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