Does it sometimes feel like you’re always fighting to keep your home smelling good? Between cooking odors, trash cans, dirty clothes, and bathrooms, our homes may not always smell the way we’d like. Obviously, good cleaning habits are important, but there are other ways to make your home smell good that don’t cost a fortune.
Do you love those scented wax squares you melt in your wax warmer? I do. But I don’t always find scents I love as much as the more expensive pillar candles I’ve picked out. But there’s a simple – and frugal – solution I’ve found that lets me use scents I know I love – and have already paid for – while stretching my dollar to make my home smell good.
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I am a girl who LOVES candles! I think they make a home smell good and they create a cozy atmosphere I adore.
Unfortunately, I’ve got a hubby who is sensitive to lots of scents. For years I just didn’t burn candles at home except very infrequently. But a few years ago we found a scented candle that he likes as much as I do. We found this favorite by Chesapeake Bay Candles at a local department store. Our favorite scent is Hinoki Bonsai and I bought several tall pillar candles.
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The frustration, though, was that as the candle would burn down, I’d have all this lovely wax left around the perimeter while the wick burned down through the center.
That great scented wax makes your home smell good
One day, while plopping one of those cute little wax squares I’d bought a local store into my wax warmer, it dawned on me that I had loads of wax that wasn’t going to be burned sitting right there in that pillar candle. Why was I paying for a scented wax I didn’t like as much when I had a candle that I’d burned down as far as I safely could. I didn’t want to throw the candle out because it makes my home smell good, but the wick had burned down and was finished.
So I decided to take that candle and “chip” it into pieces that I could put into the little warmer bowl. Well, of course it worked like a charm and now I can enjoy the scent that hubby and I both like. I get more mileage out of the more expensive candle, hubby is happy, and I am not buying wax squares I don’t need.
I go ahead and carve the candle into chunks and store them in either a plastic Ziploc bag or in a glass jar. You’ll be amazed at how long the wax lasts when it’s used this way!
My favorite wax warmer has a removable dish. This allows me to use the warmer with the dish or to remove the dish and put a jar candle on the warmer. I like the flexibility this warmer gives me. And since I already had the candle, it’s a frugal way to keep my home smelling nice.
So what’s your favorite way to keep your home smelling good?
If you’re looking for other cute and frugal ideas to try in your home then take a look at how to make burlap flowers. They’d be perfect to go on a door wreath.
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