We might associate candles with dark winter evenings in front of the TV, but there are also some perfect summer candles it would be a shame to miss out on. Here are three ways you can use candles to enhance your home this summer.
Pick fresh scents and floral blends
Candle scents are usually divided into four categories: Fresh, Floral, Woody, and Exotic. In the summertime, fresh scents come into their own. As you might expect, this includes cool citrus fragrances such as lime and orange. Delicate floral fragrances are also perfect for the summer months, and a candle will usually outlast the scent of fresh cut flowers.
Use outdoor candles to create evening ambience
Outdoor candles can create the perfect romantic atmosphere as the sun goes down. The gentle glow and an attractive ceramic candle holder can really put the finishing touches on your patio design. Some scents also act as natural insect repellents, such as citronella, eucalyptus, peppermint, and clove.
Pick natural waxes to reduce pollution
In summer, the air quality is not always great, and the heat makes the effect of atmospheric pollution even more intense. This can result in respiratory conditions such as asthma flaring up, especially because we tend to have windows and doors open for long stetches at this time of year.
Avoid adding extra pollution in your home by choosing candles made from plant-based wax, such as soy or rapeseed. Candles made from paraffin wax release soot particles as they burn. These become airborne and can be inhaled by humans and pets, causing lung irritation.
People who suffer chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases are advised to avoid burning paraffin candles in their homes.
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