We all want to have a fresh scent at our home. This is because smells can impact on our general feeling, emotions and mood. There is convincing evidence that pleasant fragrances can improve your mood and sense of well-being. Here are some great natural room scents methods using essential oils:
Potpourri– This is a mixture of dried, naturally fragrant plant material, that provide a gentle natural scent inside the home to give the air a pleasant smell. It is usually placed in a decorative bowl, and consists of flower petals, aromatic herbs, wood shavings, spices and usually includes a few drops of essential oil. Potpourri can differ greatly depending on its country of origin and the plants that can be found in that region. When the potpourri loses it scent, instead of throwing it away, add few drops of essential oils of your choice to the mixture to refresh it.
Candles– This is a very simple form of fragrancing your home and provides gentle background scent. Whats good about this method is that the combination of the scent coupled with the gentle glow of candlelight creates romantic ambiance. Candles are usually made of paraffin base which is derived from petroleum, but you can buy pure beeswax candles that have great scent of their own. You can add 1-2 drops of essential oils into the melted wax of the burning candle, but be very careful not to put the essential oil directly on the flame as they are flammable.
Pomanders and herbal sachets– These are usually used for linen closets, drawers and bedrooms. Pomanders contain a mixture of aromatic substances enclosed in a bag or box. One modern form of pomander is made by studding an orange or other fruit with whole dried cloves and letting it cure dry, after which it may last several years. The modern pomander serves the functions of perfuming and freshening the air and of keeping drawers of clothing and linens fresh, pleasant smelling, and moth-free. An herbal sachet is a small cloth scented bag filled with herbs, potpourri, or aromatic ingredients.
Aromatic room mists– This is a very easy and fast way to fragrant your home without the use of electrical devises and danger of candle flame. Make your own mist by adding 10-20 drops of essential oils to a 4 ounce spray bottle of distilled water. Shake well before each use as the oils don’t mix with water naturally.