Christmas Candles And Home Fragrance
Getting the sights, tastes and sounds of Christmas are always top of the priority list but don’t neglect scent too. Everyone has a certain scent that immediately takes them back to Christmases past, the moment it wafts past them. It could be gingerbread, candy canes, pine, chestnuts, Christmas cake, brandy or an open fire. Or it could be something with a less rigid association, like oranges, chocolate, vanilla or cloves. So how do you go about bringing these wonderful smells to your home? With candles and reed diffusers.
Start off with a few hand-poured wax candles dotted around. They bring an evocative vision to any room: that flickering light, the glow of the wax, the sense of peace and warmth. Cluster them together on a tabletop and you’ve got enough illumination for a romantic meal. But add another factor – scent – and you’ve got the whole package, especially when the scents ignite the wonder of Christmas. You have to keep an eye on candles though and diffusers might be a good alternative. They are essentially a wick that’s made of a bundle of splints of wood. You dip them into the liquid fragrance oils like a bunch of flowers in water, and the scent rises up the sticks then diffuses into the room. The sticks themselves are really pretty too and placed in a decorative and tasteful pot, look just like any other ornament or piece of art.