The Art of Scenting Your Home: Transforming Rooms with Clean Fragrance

Clean Scented Candles

Did you know your home can be more than just a place to live? By strategically using clean scents, you can transform each room into a haven that caters to your mood and needs, all while prioritizing your health and well-being.

Scented Designs Candle Co. was recently featured in an ApartmentGuide article, "Scented Sanctuaries: Crafting a Multi-Sensory Experience in Every Room of Your Apartment," where we, along with other fragrance experts, explored the power of fragrance to elevate each room of your home or apartment. 

It got us thinking not just about home fragrance but about clean home fragrance and why it's so important to know what types of scented products we're bringing into our homes. 

This blog post is all about how to scent your home with clean fragrance, including more info about one of our favorite things: clean scented candles!

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Beyond Masking Odors: The Power of Clean Scents

Forget simply covering up unpleasant smells. Clean scents can be powerful tools for creating specific atmospheres in each room of your home. Imagine stepping into a calming oasis after a long day, or feeling energized and focused while working from home.

The right fragrance can set the mood and enhance your overall experience in each space, all while prioritizing your health.

Choosing Clean Home Fragrance:

While candles are a classic choice, there are many ways to infuse your home with beautiful clean scents. Here are some popular options:

  • Clean Burning Soy Candles: Our top recommendation for clean home fragrance is a clean burning soy candle. Scented Designs Candle Co. offers a range of captivating fragrances, all made with hand-poured soy wax and phthalate-free fragrance oils. Soy candles are a great choice because they burn cleaner than traditional paraffin wax candles, releasing fewer toxins into the air. Additionally, soy wax is a renewable resource, making it a more sustainable option. Explore our collection of clean burning soy candles, from the invigorating citrus notes of Grapefruit Mint to the calming scent of classic Lavender.

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  • Reed Diffusers: Reed diffusers offer a convenient and long-lasting way to fill your home with clean fragrance without a flame. Reed diffusers disperse essential oils into the air without heat, preserving aromatherapeutic properties. Explore our collection of reed diffusers hand-poured in customer favorite scents to find the perfect one for every room in your home. 


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  • Room Sprays with Natural Ingredients: Room sprays are a great way to quickly refresh a space or target specific areas. Look for room sprays made with natural ingredients and essential oils, avoiding those with harsh chemicals or artificial fragrances. While we don't have room sprays (just yet!) at Scented Designs, join our mailing list (scroll to the bottom of the page) to be the first to hear about our new room spray collection when it drops!


Clean vs. Traditional Fragrance: A Breakdown

So, what exactly makes a fragrance "clean"? Here's a breakdown of the key differences:

  • Clean Fragrances:

    • Made with natural ingredients like essential oils, plant-derived waxes (like soy wax), and natural alcohols.
    • Generally free of phthalates, parabens, and other potentially harmful chemicals.
    • May prioritize the therapeutic properties of essential oils for a holistic approach to scenting a space.


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  • Traditional Fragrances:

    • Often formulated with synthetic fragrance oils, which are complex mixtures of chemicals that can mimic natural scents or create entirely new ones.
    • May contain phthalates, which are used to improve the longevity and intensity of fragrance but have been linked to various health concerns.
    • May also contain parabens, which are used as preservatives but have potential endocrine-disrupting effects.


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What to Avoid When Choosing Home Fragrance:

When shopping for home fragrance products, be mindful of the ingredients list and avoid those containing:

  • Phthalates: These chemicals are linked to a variety of health concerns, including hormonal disruption, developmental problems in children, and certain cancers.
  • Synthetic Fragrance Oils: While not all synthetic fragrances are harmful, some can trigger allergies and respiratory problems, especially for people with sensitivities. Look for phthalate-free fragrance oils, or oils promoted as 'clean' because they're free of chemicals known to have negative effects.
  • Parabens: These preservatives may have endocrine-disrupting effects, potentially impacting hormone regulation in the body.

Shop Safely for Clean Scents:

Here are some tips for shopping safely for clean home fragrance products:

  • Look for reputable brands: Choose companies committed to using natural ingredients and sustainable practices, like Scented Designs!

  • Read the label carefully: Be sure to understand all the ingredients listed on the product label. Avoid any ingredients you can't pronounce or that raise red flags based on your research.

  • Do your research: Learn more about clean fragrances and the potential health risks associated with traditional fragrances. Here are a few helpful resources to get you started:

    • The Environmental Working Group's Guide to Healthy Cleaning Products:
    • The National Library of Medicine's article on Phthalates:

Check out our blog for more information on clean fragrance, the benefits of soy wax candles, and more!

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