Scenting Diffuser Versus Candles

9 Ways Scenting Diffusers Are Better Than Burning Candles

In this post, discover nine key reasons scenting diffusers are more effective and less costly than burning candles.


The power of fragrance permeates the atmosphere of a room and affects the moods of all who experience it. 

Since man’s early history, candles have led the way through the darkness and scented varieties have provided a fragrant path. 

The modern age and all its innovations however, have brought about other alternatives when it comes to spreading scent effectively; namely, air diffusers. 

Similarities and Differences Between Candles and Diffusers

Scented candles and diffusers can equally serve as understated home accessories, but candles have a live flame and diffusers do not. 

Both candles and diffusers provide fresh, vibrant scents in the home and can fill every room with a luxurious fragrance.

Candles and Diffusers

Lighting a scented candle creates a rush of beautiful scent anywhere it is placed, but there is one important  caveat; there must be at least one person present whenever a candle is lit. 

The level of relaxation a flickering flame can offer is like not other, as a candle glimmers warmly, setting a cozy and relaxing mood.

For longer lasting fragrance, however, our air diffuser systems are far more efficient.

The Aroma Beam Home Air Freshener Diffuser

When it comes to filling a home with fragrance, candles have been the first choice for a long time.

With essential oils becoming more and more popular however, there are new and better alternatives for the provision of fragrances for private residences.

Scented Candles

Scented candles are made from a combination of wax and scent oil that when lit, emit aromas into the air. 

Their ingredients can vary greatly and their flickering flames are gentle and soft.

Integral to the ancient practice of aromatherapy, scented candles are mood boosters, and certain scents, like lavender and rose, are well known for their capacity to ease anxiety and stress.

Calming Fragrances For Home

Streams of cinnamon and citrus are uplifting and promote energy. 

Candlelight enhances healing with its warmth and sense of comfort, and nurtures the ability to focus. 

Candles serve as the perfect home accessories, enhancing any chosen decor, and an endless variety of shapes and colors to choose from.

Why Scenting Diffusers Are Better Than Candles

The following represent 10 reasons why diffusers are a better choice than candles when it comes to scent selection variety and performance

Scenting Diffusers Are A Safer Choice

There’s no flame, no hot wax, no immediate risk of any kind. 

Open flames of any kind are too potentially dangerous to keep lit unattended all night long and are obviously a poor choice for homes with pets or small children.

Diffusers Maintain Optimum Fragrance Levels

Although lighting a candle will initially and effectively throw a scent across a room, it cannot maintain its flow force over the course of an entire day. 

With a diffuser, a continuous and constant scent is guaranteed for an entire day, week or even month, depending on capacity selection.

Diffuser Systems Are More Discrete

Theses sleek devices can be placed most anywhere in the room, including out of sight. 

They reflect dynamic consumer preferences, which are trending towards a preference for minimalistic designs that permit seamless integration into any home décor. 

This not only lends a note of mystery to the scenting experience, but also alters the character of disposable items in a disposable society that become complementary to everyone’s daily routines. 

Scenting Diffusers Save Money in The Long Run

While the purchase of a solid diffuser and a supply of essential oils will initially cost more than an investment in even a high-quality candle, the essential oil is so concentrated that its likely to last longer than all but the most massive of candles.

Studies confirm that the benefits of essential oils can improve sleep, relieve stress and soothe nerves. 

Their affect is directly related to the way in which they are created.

Air Freshener Diffusers Are Totally Adjustable 

Unlike candles that burn until they don’t, diffusers are totally adjustable and they can be tailored to suit a wide range of preferences. 

Finding the ideal setting may take a bit of experimentation,  but in the end, it is well worth the effort whether it is designated for a home or a commercial space.

Scenting Diffusers Provide Larger Scent Coverage

A diffuser creates a way for essential oils to be spread throughout a space, whether it is a single room or an entire house. 

If the area is a room, a candle might suffice until it burns out, but the scent will prevail a lot, longer with a unit that can be installed and work with an HVAC system, spreading the essential oil throughout the rooms by breaking down the oil into molecules.

Scent Diffusers Provide Larger Coverage Than Candles 

The Aroma Beam dry vapor cartridge fragrance diffuser system, for example, effectively freshens interior spaces of up to 20,000 cubic feet with a 10-foot ceiling and is perfect for controlled scent-marketing in larger homes as well as retail environments, hotels or motels, healthcare facilities, restaurants, spas or fitness centers, office buildings, schools, nursing homes, churches, day care centers and more.

Cold Air Oil Atomizing Diffusers Provide Even Scent Coverage 

Diffusers break down essential oils into a dry mist of nanoparticles via the the use of filtered air. 

This vapor is then released into the HVAC ducts, sending a consistent and even scent to the desired areas. No candle can come close to providing such an efficient scenting solution.

In Some Ways They Provide Lower Power Consumption

While obviously candles do not require any electric power at all, such a flame burns out after about forty hours, diffusers do require some electricity, but there are energy saving tips, which are easy and involve some small adjustments when using air freshener systems.

These include: pro-active routine maintenance by a qualified HVAC service company; keeping the system at stable temperatures; ensuring that there are no air leaks; setting the thermostat; changing air filters regularly and purchasing only higher efficiency motors and energy-efficient products.

Additionally, candles produce soot or unsightly residues.

Final thought on cooling systems: Whoever stole our air-conditioners, keep one. It’s hot where you are going. ~The New Lively Hope Baptist Church


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