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    Fragrance sticks

    Christmas is the perfect time to consider purchasing fragrance sticks, also known as reed diffusers. In the days when candles and spray can air fresheners were the go-to choices for creating a scented room, the past few years have seen the introduction of fragrance sticks.

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    A similar product from a few years ago was the incense burner sticks. While these were great for those who didn’t mind the room filling with smoke and had a suitable tray to catch the burnt ashes, they could be messy without the correct tray.

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    Instant room fragrance but can be messy with the ash falling

    I found that the trays available for incense sticks were often not wide enough to catch all the ash that fell. It’s not always an ideal choice for those with allergies to strongly scented smells, as some scents can be overpowering, especially in smaller rooms.

    While incense sticks provide a quick burst of fragrance, they usually burn for about an hour. This means you might go through several incense sticks if you are having an evening with friends and want to create a pleasant ambience.

    Fragrance sticks, on the other hand, offer the benefit of sitting in scented oil without the need to be lit. This makes them a much safer option and a forward-thinking way to introduce a fresh and brand-new vibe into your home.

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    Some will come with several sticks depending on which size is purchased

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    These consist of a glass container that holds the oil and around 4-8 sticks, depending on the size purchased. These sticks are made of porous wood, allowing the fragrance to soak in and diffuse in the air. They can be placed anywhere in the home and left without worry of a naked flame or ashes dropping off the end of the stick.

    The fragrance sticks typically last much longer than incense sticks, sometimes for weeks or even months, depending on the type you purchase and the strength of the scent. There’s also no added worry that you’ve left the house for work and a candle or incense stick is still burning away.

    During Christmas time, the risk of house fires increases due to candles being lit and left unattended. Save the Christmas candles when everyone is home, enjoying the festive season.

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    The festive season is always a popular time for using scented candles

    Using a reed diffuser is a great alternative when you like a consistent scent in every room that doesn’t require any safety precautions. Many come in elegant bottles that add a cosy touch to any home. Since they are a safer option than candles or incense burners, they can be placed anywhere within the home.

    Why buy more than one?

    Want a different fragrance in every room? There’s no reason why you can’t have a unique scent for each room in your home. With a delicate fragrance that diffuses gently, there’s no worry that all the scents will mingle together and produce a mixed concoction.

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    Tips for your fragrance sticks

    ■ Number One: When using fragrance sticks, ensure that the sticks are not resting on your wallpaper or any material. The oil can stain anything it comes into contact with, so keep them away from curtains or wallpaper.

    ■ Number Two: To refresh the fragrance in the room, turn the sticks upside down once a week. This helps the oil diffuse a fresh burst of scent.

    ■ Number Three: Extend the life of your room fragrance by using new, unscented sticks periodically.

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