Creating a SenseSational Home: Part 5
- Invest in candles, scented oils, potpourri, room-fresheners, etc. Consider using floral or fruity scents during warm seasons, and spicy or woodsy scents during the cooler months.
- Keep on hand lamp rings for a quick infusion of fragrance into any room.
- Use neutralizing sprays and unscented candles to get rid of unsightly smells, especially in the kitchen
- FYI: Vanilla reduces stress, lemon wakes you up, peppermint enhances your concentration. Pine and cedar soothe you, rose and myrrh make you feel romantic. Lavender and Chamomile make you sleepy. Research shows that some scents can sweeten sour dispositions and even reduce aggression....who knew!
- Grow Herbs: Fresh herbs are also a great way to add fragrance to your home and very easy to grow. Miniature lemon trees can also be grown indoors.
- Not everyone will enjoy the same fragrances you enjoy. I know that personally I do not like rose, lavender or many floral scents. I love them outside or from the actual flower, but not candles or room spray. However, if someone has those fragrances going in their home, I don't mind. That's what they enjoy.
- I will at times think about my company and light a "neutral" type candle fragrance. I also take into consideration some who I know are actually allergic to certain candle scents (go figure).
- If you are lighting candles at the dinner table, make sure they are unscented. You don't want the smell of the food to mix with the candle.
- Be careful how many candles you light of various scents, they can mix and either smell "weird" or be overpowering..(I've been guilty of that one)
- If the weather is mild, throw open a few windows to bring in a fresh outdoor smell.
- If you live on property (like I do), close the windows when you are burning on your burn pile..nothing like the entire house smelling like a campfire!
- Place a small saucepan on the back burner with some water. Add orange and apple slices, some cinnamon sticks and cloves. Simmer for a wonderful smell.
- If you're putting your house on the market bake a loaf of bread or cookies before potential buyers show up...
With Joy UNquenchable,