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What candles to burn when your house smells funky?

We've gotten a LOT of rain in Kansas City lately and excess humidity from the recent rain can leave your house smelling musty and unpleasant. If you're looking to freshen up your space, burning the right candles can make a world of difference. Here are some candles we recommend to combat those funky moisture-related odors.

Your first line of defense is getting straight to the source and drying out your home by turning on an air conditioner or dehumidifier to suck the moisture out of the air. If that doesn't do the trick and you still need to add pleasant aromas to the mix, here are some do's and don'ts: 

Don't Reach For Food-y and Fruity Scents

When dealing with musty smells, it's best to avoid candles with sweet, food-y and fruity scents. Scent memory is powerful, and you don't want your brain to associate those pleasant smells with the musty odor in your home.

Instead, opt for scents found in nature. We love scents that are spicy, earthy, or woodsy to create a calming and natural atmosphere.

Do Grab Woodsy, Earthy, and Clean Candle Scents

One candle we love to burn when the house smells a bit off is the Happy Housewarming candle. It's woodsy and spicy with fragrance notes of ginger wood and palo santo. With its warm and inviting aroma, it can help mask any musty odors and create a cozy ambiance in your home.

Additionally, candles with scents like cedarwood, sandalwood, or patchouli can also help neutralize unpleasant smells and bring a sense of freshness to your space. Witchy Shit has a clean and beautiful palo santo and sage scent that will bring good vibes and great smells to any space. The fragrance throw on this one is a little bit mild, so if you're really trying to neutralize odors, use this one in a smaller space. Zen AF will also help your home smell fresh and clean with fragrance notes of white tea, bergamot, and fresh sage.

Remember, when choosing candles to combat musty smells, opt for scents that remind you of nature and the great outdoors. These clean, woodsy, earthy and grounding aromas can help transform your home into a welcoming and pleasant environment, even after a bout of rainy weather.

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