There are far more dangers with which we need to be concerned when we have kids. One of these, I found out the hard way, is damage to our furniture – or our kids! – that come with things like candles or scented oil on brand new furniture. Thankfully, my son wasn’t hurt, but we had a small scented oil burner that spilled and damaged a dining room table I’d just bought. I was crushed about the table, but blessed that my son wasn’t hurt when he bounced a ball and knocked over the burner.

Candle-Lite Essential Elements Scent Sticks

It’s something I worry about whenever we have candles or scented oils burning. We love that our home smells amazing when we burn candles, especially during the holidays, but not at the risk of our home burning down or our kids getting hurt. From 2009-2013, U.S. fire departments responded to an estimated 9,300 home structure fires that were started by candles. These fires caused 86 deaths, 827 injuries and $374 million in direct property damage. That’s why we switched to the Essential Elements collection from Candle-Lite.

Safer alternative to candles and scented oils

I still love the ambiance that candles provide, especially in our room or bathroom, and I’ll likely never break the habit of using them. But when it comes to the areas that our kids hang out, we prefer Candle-Lite Scent Sticks and Scent Bursts. 

Our Candle-Lite Scent Sticks are beautifully scented, perfect for small to medium sized rooms, and are infused with essential oils and other pure fragrance. There’s no liquid, so there’s no spills, and they’re made of sustainable paper. The scent lasts about 30 days and the strength of the scent can be controlled by using just one or all three scent sticks.

Candle Lite Essential Elements Scent Bursts
*For display purposes only. Never use Scent Bursts in tea light burners, only electric burners.

The Candle-Lite Scent Bursts are perfect for replacing oils and candles for electric burners. We used to have large candles heated over our electric burners; all that did was create a large jar of hot, melted wax. Sure, it smelled great, but THAT was a huge danger. Now we heat mess-free Scent Bursts, which last up to 2x longer than wax melts anyway. Also made with essential oils and sustainable paper, Scent Bursts are far safer than melted wax, especially around children.

You can easily find Candle-Lite Essential Elements Scent Bursts and Scent Sticks at stores like Rite Aid, Meijer and Kroger. 

This is a sponsored post on behalf of Candle-Lite, however all opinions are our own and were not influenced.

About Author

Dusty is the editor of As Mom Sees It, a family lifestyle and travel site. She is a wife and mother of two in Ohio.

Dusty has been featured on ABC, on Mom Talk Radio and in iBlog Magazine. Her creations have been featured on Craftgawker, DIY Weddings, and in 2013, As Mom Sees It was named one of the Top 50 New Product Review Sites by Cision.

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  1. very cool – my cat’s paw has ended up in a wax warmer bowl. It was not good. I’ll need to check these out. What fragrances do they come in?

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