29.5.12

Parks London Natural Reed Diffuser

When you have allergies room fragrance is difficult to use. Everyone likes their home to smell pleasant and I am no exception to this. Aerosol sprays make it hard to breathe and plug in and candles have potential to burn your house down (dramatic statement but I do worry about these things). I got it into my head that a reed diffuser may be the solution but could I find something natural rather than full of synthetic ingredients? It is possible but they come at a price. The ones I looked at were anywhere between £20 and £30.

I was about to give up on my idea but decided to have a rummage in TK Maxx.  I think the bargain gods were shining on me that day because I found Parks London 100% natural.  I brought a 100ml Pomegranate diffuser for £5.99 (RRP £17.50).  The packaging states the ingredients are "natural alcohol and perfume with essential oils". The fragrance is delightful and not over powering.  I like it so much that I went back and purchased the 200ml size (£7.99 RRP £27)

Parks London also manufacturer candles which (according to website) are made with 100% certified vegan ingredients, eco friendly and natural wax (they do not use petroleum or paraffin).

Do you have a favourite way to fragrance your home? Do synthetic fragrances concern you?  


9 comments:

  1. This sounds great. I do like diffusers, but find you get more scent from a candle. Though I also worry I am going to burn the house down. lol. x

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    1. I am finding I am getting a good level of fragrance from this, I do notice when I come through the door.

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    2. I'm a parks candle and diffuser fan myself and I find them so amazing and luxurious compared to Yankee candles. My favourites are white blossom candle and the aromatherapy range an natures own in rejuvenating. I find the reeds best as they have a great throw and you just turn the reeds upside down after a week to revive the scent. The candles I use for bathing or relaxing with a book.

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  2. Love TK Maxx / Home Sense for home stuff. I've been thinking of getting a diffuser like this for a while. I love candles but these are safe to be left.
    We've got a huge Home Sense with walking distance of where I live so might pop in and have a look :)

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    1. Would love to know what you find, as I'm not sure how often this brand is in TK Maxx so would be interested to get other recommendations :)

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  3. I love candles, think I have a slight addiction but I know what you mean about burning the house down! Diffusers are great, I love Neom & Neals Yard but at the price they go for I've only had them as presents so far. I found a set on ethical superstore by Spa Organic which were £17.50. Just checked online & they are now on special offer at £13.13 (random numbers there!). They originate from Himalaya & use organic alcohol and pure essential oils. Bonuses are they are fair trade and cruelty free. I opted for vanilla but there's other fragrances too if you fancy trying them :) x

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    1. Thanks for the recommendation, I will most certainly be looking into them and their random pricing numbers lol. Vanilla is a good choice one of my favourite scents :)

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  4. I am a little iffy when it comes to things of the sort, especially candles. I've read that the oil from burning candles is quite bad for you to inhale (something like that).. any idea about this? :)

    I'm happy you found something you can use! I sure hope I can find it in the US!

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    1. If the fragrance in the candle is synthetic then it may contain toxic ingredients so yes that can be considered bad to inhale. Also opt for a soy wax candle as they are considered healthier than paraffin/petroleum ones.
      http://sugarpuffish.blogspot.co.uk/2011/11/toxic-chemicals-in-scented-products.html

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