Understanding The Benefits Of Home Fragrances
Take a second to consider your idea of the dreamiest self-care evening. It may involve a bubble bath & a glass of red wine, or a trash TV marathon accompanied by your favourite fast food. Either way; you’ve lit up a few of your favourite scented candles.
Many of us enjoy the benefits that home fragrances offer; there is a strange sense of comfort in spritzing your freshest smelling room spray when you have nowhere to go or no one to see. This is a simple way to tap into a moment of self-care to boost your overall mood & the atmosphere of your living space.
So before putting the metaphorical flame to the wick, let’s break down the benefits that fragrance in your home can offer.
Anyone else light up a few scented candles when it’s time to get to business? Positively engaging your sense of scent is proven to increase your focus and productivity. Notes of lemon, cinnamon, and lavender are known to give you an extra boost of motivation for a long day.
MORE RESTFUL SLEEP
Switching off the lights to finish off a long day accompanied by candle light and soothing scents can help you unwind. When you’re not disrupted by technology, allow yourself to be present; this could lead to mindfulness. You’ll be surprised at how quickly your body will reset to its natural sleep rhythm given the chance.
IMPROVE YOUR MOOD
Emotions can be easily triggered by the sense of smell. Provided that these scents coincide with happy memories in your life, they’re likely to have the same properties to positively benefit your mood.
When life becomes overwhelming or if you’re feeling a little blue, make use of citrus, rosemary, and chamomile scents to try to clear your mind and lift your mood. These scents have calming properties which are known to alleviate general anxiety.
SET A DAILY OR NIGHTLY ROUTINE
Incorporating our sense of smell into our everyday routine is often overlooked. Lighting a scented candle during your morning routine or layering your favourite room spray over your sheets before bed will enhance those small moments that you have with yourself.
As a society, we tend to forget the power of scent. It can unlock memories, people & places that you’re reminiscent of. Connecting fragrances to beloved memories is a sure-fire way to make your house feel like a home. After all, there’s nothing quite like the array of smells that remind you of your childhood or a summery Saturday morning.