Do Candles Eliminate Odour? The Science Behind the Scent

Do Candles Eliminate Odour?


There is no doubt that candles are a popular way to eliminate odour. But does burning a candle actually get rid of bad smells? The science behind the scent may surprise you! In this blog post, we will take a look at the research on this topic and see what it has to say. Stay tuned, because by the end of this post you'll know whether or not burning a candle is an effective way to get rid of odour!

There are many reasons why you may want to eliminate odours with candles - perhaps a kitchen candle takes your fancy, hide the smell of a stinky fish dinner? Or maybe you want to hide a cat litter tray, or something else a bit smelly.

But do candles remove bad smells ?  Yes and No...

do candles remove bad odours

Candles on their own can't remove odours. Scented candles offer pleasant aromas, but they merely mask unpleasant scents. Some types of candles, on the other hand, are built to eliminate smells and will keep your house smelling fresh.

Something nice and zingy like lemongrass candles make perfect options to mask any smells, the potent fresh lemongrass smell is enough to cover most odours. Alternatively eucalyptus, pine & citronella are good at hiding smells.

Vegetable wax candles are the best option if you want to eliminate any particular odour. These candles, which are created from natural and safe materials, are worth it in the long run, even though they are a little more pricey and a little harder to find because there are so many paraffin candles out there.

Vegetable wax candles are less harmful and help to eliminate unpleasant scents. While it may take a little time to totally remove foul odours, it is preferable to covering any undesirable smells with sprays or masks.

How do candles eliminate orders

It works by dissolving odour molecules on contact, breaking them down in the air, and preventing the smell. Light a candle just before an activity that generates a smell to fully eliminate odours from your house. Leave it burning throughout the activity and keep it lit for a few minutes after the activity is done. This will give the candle time to work its magic and eliminate any lingering smells.

Beeswax candles are also another great choice as they purify the air while they burn and remove negative ions in the air. They work in a similar way to vegetable wax candles, but they are made of natural beeswax which gives them a slight honey scent.

Final thoughts

So, there you have it! The science behind the scent of candles. Burning a candle is an effective way to eliminate odour if you choose the right type of candle. Beeswax and vegetable wax candles are the best choices for getting rid of bad smells. So light a candle and enjoy the fresh smell of your home!