As humans, our sense of smell is one of our most used abilities. As we grow older, we learn how to use scent as a bookmark for our life experiences. We group scents in categories and link them to memorable or unmemorable experiences. In the case of our homes, the power of scent is very important and should not be left to chance.
Humans love a good scent and we dislike horrible smells. As a result of this, we’ve come up with different scents and different ways of incorporating them into our daily lives.
The road to a nicely scented home is relatively easy. As mentioned previously there are multiple options to incorporate scents into your home, lets have a look at our options:
Scented Candles: Scented candles come in an array of brands and signature scents. Anyone who chooses this option can be sure to be spoilt for choice. From lavender to cinnamon the scents are endless. One could opt for the scented candles that come in beautifully decorated canisters or candles that are just bare. Depending on what you decide to go with, make sure to select a scent you love.
Air Fresheners: Just like scented candles, air fresheners are one of the oldest ways we as humans incorporate scents into our daily lives. Air fresheners also come in a variety of different scents and ways. These days one could opt for aerosol air fresheners that can be sprayed manually whenever the need arises. There are electric air fresheners that utilize timed technology to release the scent into a space. This deletes the need to manually spray the air freshener by yourself. The last option in this category is the plug-in air fresheners that can be plugged into a power source for constant release of your desired scent.
Fresh Flowers: Although the significance of flowers is relatively new to our part of the hemisphere, flowers are a natural source of scents. The ground zero for all things fresh and beautifully scented. Lavender, one of the most renowned scents is from the flowering plant of the same name. Rosewater which people often use as a natural air freshener is also sourced from the petals of the rose flower. If you want to go the natural route when it comes to scents, opt for fresh flowers from your florist. Dip them in a vase with an ample amount of water and let them work their magic; functional and practical.
Aromatherapy Diffusers: This disperses essential oils into the air and fills the area with a natural fragrance. Some can attest to the ability of diffusers to use essential oils to assist you in unwinding after a tough day. Diffusers are common in the hotel industry because of their ability to blend into a space as a decorating element which also happens to serve as a scent dispersing agent.
The options for how to incorporate scents into your home are numerous but no matter what option you decide to utilize, make sure that the scent and aesthetic matches your taste and style.