Keep the Ambiance, Ditch the Danger — Alternatives to Traditional Candles
Four Alternatives to Traditional Candles
Whether you live in Hollywood or in Ludville, GA, candles have long been portrayed as the go-to option for setting the mood. But the movie fantasies neglect to mention the dangers of having open flames all over your bathtub, furniture, counters or patio: In a recent five-year period, instances of candle fire were reported 23 times a day and 37 percent of fires began in the bedroom. Add to that the soot and smoke cleanup required for your carpets and you might want to look elsewhere for ambiance. Here are four alternatives you can use every day in your home.
1. Fairy Lights
These twinkling strings of lights that are smaller than traditional holiday tree lights are frequently featured in your favorite social media posts. They are often available with energy-saving LED bulbs, many are battery-operated, and some come with remote control.
2. Flameless Candles
People have been using these electronic candles in offices for years because they provide great aromas without flames. They are a sneaky way to get the appearance of candle fire without worry.
3. Wax Melters
Sometimes referred to as candle warmers, these electric plug-in devices gently warm candle wax without flames. Bonus: They come in a variety of colors and some have side panels that transform a simple pot into a decorative lamp.
4. Oil Diffusers
Available in nearly every home store, these jars can be filled with rotating scents depending on your mood. Simply replace the reed sticks and pour in a new fragrance oil for worry-free air freshening. The best part about these is you can fall asleep without the worry of batteries dying, wax drips, or smoke cleanup.
You don't have to give up the romance of candles because you're trying to avoid a candle fire in your home in Ludville, GA. Simply think beyond the movies and pick a safer alternative.