Are Candles or Diffusers Better? Which One to Choose?

When it comes to creating a calming and relaxing environment in your home, candles and reed diffusers are two popular options. Both have their own unique benefits, but which one is better suited for you? 

Let's take a closer look at the pros and cons of both candles and reed diffusers to help you make an informed decision.



Candles have been around for centuries, and are well-known for their ability to create a soothing ambiance in any room. Here are some of the advantages of using candles:

1. Enhance Mood: Candles can create a cozy and intimate atmosphere, perfect for romantic dinners or relaxing baths.

2. Visual Appeal: Candles can add a touch of style to any room. They come in various shapes, sizes, and colors, which can complement your home décor.

3. Affordable: Candles are typically more affordable than reed diffusers.

4. Scent Throw: Good quality candles are capable of filling an entire room with their scent when lit.


However, there are also some drawbacks to using candles:

1. Fire Hazard: Candles can pose a fire risk if they are not used carefully. Never leave a burning candle unattended, and keep them away from flammable objects.

2. Limited Lifespan: Candles have a finite lifespan and need to be replaced once they have burnt out.

3. Smoke and Soot: Candles, particularly those made with paraffin wax, can produce smoke and soot, which can be detrimental to your home's indoor air quality and can leave stains on your walls or furniture. It's especially important to choose candles with non-toxic ingredients (that's why ours are made with a blend of coconut & soy waxes). 


Reed Diffusers

Reed diffusers, on the other hand, are a flameless option that use fragrance oils to create a pleasant and inviting environment in your home. Here are some of the advantages of using reed diffusers:

1. No Fire Hazard: Reed diffusers do not use fire or heat, making them a safer option for households with children or pets.

2. Long-Lasting: Reed diffusers can last for several weeks or months, depending on their size and type.

3. Visual Appeal: Reed diffusers can also add a stylish touch to your home décor with their attractive bottle designs and reed sticks.

4. Minimal Effort: Reed diffusers require minimal maintenance, all you need to do is flip the reeds once per week to maintain the scent intensity.


However, there are also some drawbacks to using reed diffusers:

1. Limited Scent Intensity: Reed diffusers have a milder scent intensity compared to candles, which may not be as noticeable in larger rooms or areas.

2. Difficult to Adjust Scent: Once you've added the reed sticks to the fragrance oil, it can be challenging to adjust the scent intensity or switch to a different scent.

3. Slightly More Expensive: Reed diffusers tend to be slightly more expensive than candles, but they do offer a long-lasting fragrance.


So, which one is better, candles or reed diffusers? It all depends on your personal preferences and needs. If you're looking for something that will create a cozy, relaxing atmosphere and lift your mood, candles are probably the way to go. On the other hand, if you're concerned about fire hazards and want a longer-lasting fragrance with minimal effort, reed diffusers may be the better choice for you.

Both candles and reed diffusers can provide a calming and relaxing ambiance in your home, and it's up to you to decide which one suits your lifestyle. But also - who's to say you can't do both?

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