Before we had children, our home was decorated with many scented candles. I loved the way it made the room smell and it also provided us with a relaxing atmosphere. The only problem was making sure we had the same scented candles placed in the same room since the mix of scents was not always pleasing to the nose.
Once the children arrived, the candles became strictly decorative for safety reasons. However, I am still able to sneak a candle in the bathroom with me on occasion. It helps me relax when all I can hear is the sound of little fists pounding on the door.
My favorite scents are lavender and vanilla either alone or together. And even when unlit, it still leaves a pleasant scent throughout the room. Candles also make great gifts, however, I usually go with the unscented candles since it's hard to know what people prefer.
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Do you have candles in your home? What's your favorite scent?