Green Thumb Not Required
Ah, the sweet smell of fresh flowers, herbs and fruit. But
what if you don't have room for a flower garden or a fruit tree?
What about if you always over or under water your herb garden?
What happens when your house just doesn't get a lot of sun? And
what about when you try and try but you just don't have that
coveted green thumb? Sigh. And even if you could grow that prize
winning dahlia, what happens in the winter when you crave that
subtle floral scent wafting through the house, room to room?
You're probably not going to import 20 plumeria leis from Hawaii
to fulfill your dream.
True, nothing can really replace an honest-to-goodness bouquet
of fresh picked flowers or just-cut ripened melon. But, consider
the versatility of burning scented soy candles. Soy candles are
environmentally friendly and can be placed almost anywhere in any
room. They create a beautiful ambiance and the scent can be
changed as often as needed or whenever you feel the urge for
something different. Soy candles hold their fragrance longer than
their paraffin counterparts and burn slower, so they burn
Not all climates are suited to grow mountain heather, jasmine,
or honeysuckle. But, soy candles come in those fragrances. Oh,
and those 20 plumeria leis from Hawaii? Yes, soy candles come in
plumeria, too. Not to mention lavender, clove, apple, peach,
cantaloupe and lots of other scents that will make your home
smell like the finest English garden or California orchard.
So, whether you have the gift of mastering the garden or
you're not so talented with potting soil and mulch, you still can
have the sweet smell of flowers, herbs and fruit all year long
with soy candles.
Deborah DeLuna is a professional Massage Therapist and has
been in the luxury hotel and hospitality business for over 25
years. Her love of candles came out of using them everyday in
business and in her personal life. Visit her website at:
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