Pets often bring love, joy, and laughter into our homes, but they can also create unwanted odors. With two dogs and two cats running around my house, I know the creeping fear of having guests come over and being worried that my house smells like wet dogs or cat litter. After much trial and error, I’ve found that along with cleaning, pet-safe candles are the best defense against eliminating unwanted pet odors.

Candles are great for adding flair and style to any room, but they can also help you combat pet odors in your home. As an avid candle fan, though, I know not all are up to the task of eliminating pet odors. Luckily, through research and using some of the candles on this list in my own home, I’ve compiled a list of the 10 Best Scented Candles to Handle Pet Odors to help you enjoy your pets and guests more and worry less about smells.

Things to Consider

Ingredients: It’s important to pay attention to what a candle’s made of to make sure it won’t harm your pet, especially if it has essential oils. Eucalyptus, pine, cinnamon, citrus, and ylang ylang essential oils are toxic to pets even when diffused.

Price: Cost is always important to consider when making a purchase. Candles are available in various price ranges, and while some of the more expensive candles are made with luxurious ingredients and waxes, don’t let that fool you. Many great candles are available that’ll make your home smell divine and won’t stress your budget.

Scent: A candle’s fragrance is probably the most significant deciding factor on whether you purchase it or not. While you can’t smell a candle on the internet, you can consider the scents you’re usually drawn to and read customer reviews to see what others are saying to help you decide if you’ll like it.

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