A Safer Alternative to Candles

***Disclosure – this product was given to me in exchange for a blog review and link – please know I totally use diffusers and all opinions here are mine***


I have a little confession to make. A few months ago, my teenager had been begging to use a new candle of mine. (And before you think or comment that I’m nuts – just know her room is directly over the kitchen and every single cooking smell goes straight to her room).

The conversation went a little something like this:

“Can I Puhleazze use your brand new candle that you just got as a birthday present?”

“Nope. Sorry.”


“Number 1, you’ll burn the house down. Number 2, it’s mine and I’ve never used it. Number 3, you’ll burn the house down.”

“But my room STINKS! I promise I’ll just let it burn for a few minutes and blow it out.”

This conversation went on for a good 10 minutes. Needless to say, I gave in and let her use it for a few minutes, then went up and blew it out myself.

You might guess what happened next.

I totally forgot that she had it in her room and since she’s been known to leave her flat iron plugged in after going to school, I always check her room after I drop them off each morning. Did you guess what happened? She must have lit the candle that morning while she was getting ready for school and left it burning. By the time I found it, it had started to melt her lampshade (a brand new one, by the way).

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After slightly freaking out, I realized there had to be a safer alternative. And then it dawned on me that we already use an essential oil diffuser downstairs and that was the perfect solution.

My mom and I discovered diffusers last year after seeing them in a local grocery store. We ordered a few off Amazon and in fact, several family members saw ours and ended up ordering some for themselves. I like them for two reasons. There’s no fire hazard like a candle – you never have to worry that you forgot to blow out the flame or the dog knocked it over. There are also no toxins like a lot of candles. When you use essential oils, they’re typically natural if you buy good quality. So, when a gracious company asked me to review a diffuser in exchange for a free one, it was a no brainer.


I’ll say right off the bat that this one does exactly what the others do that we bought previously but for much less money and if you use your PRIME shipping, there’s no extra charge to mail it.

This one has some really neat features, such as an adjustable mist and 7 different color light options (what teen wouldn’t like that?).

The best part though? Automatic shut off. I never have to worry that she’s left it on. After it runs out of water (which was several hours), it shuts itself off.

Win win for both of us.

Here’s the link  for the one that was sent to us.

Thanks for reading!

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