Candles or diffusers can actually change the way your home feels.
There is nothing quite like walking through your front door at the end of a long day, taking a deep breath, and smelling that familiar smell of your home. A mix of oils and candles make up your space’s particular aroma.
- A signature fragrance turns a house into your home.
- Think of the fragrance as an extension of everything else you do to make your house feel like a home.
- Focus on introducing fragrances into the right places at the right times.
- Scent is personal and powerful” – “Nothing evokes emotion like scent.” Create a serene vibe –
Consider aromas that lower cortisol (the stress hormone) and inspire calm. Anything with a lavender, vanilla— or bergamot bases can help with this.
- These are particularly effective in bedrooms, because they can also reduce your heart rate and ease restlessness.
Pump things up with citrus.
- For a more up-beat vibe, select fragrances with lemon, orange, and grapefruit bases; Lemon Verbena” which weaves eye-opening citrus scents.
- These smells naturally give you a burst of energy and help combat stress—which makes them particularly useful in the kitchen come morning, as you start your day.
Don’t be afraid of something different.
- Ginger, menthol, chai, or camphor notes give off earthy, bold scents—
- Ones that you don’t often smell in living area –
- A fragrant homage to the tea rituals of the Indian subcontinent for example, and you’ll instantly be transported elsewhere.
- Each of these scents offers a different feeling (as well as some reported medicinal properties; some experts claim that the smell of camphor can reduce headaches), which, in turn, brings an out-of-this-world touch to your home.