Some scents can make your home smell like a spa. How does this work? This is a common question many ask today. Some wonder about the kind of essential oils they use in spas that give them that wonderful scent. The kinds of scents in spas often make them relaxing and soothing. The atmosphere creates a relaxing appeal which initiates the first step of healing. After visiting a spa, many would like to recreate such a scent in their homes. A good scent at home can help in creating a relaxing atmosphere. Some scents can help you relax and soothe your body as well. Certain fragrances can create a fresh and calm ambience at home. Thus, creating an atmosphere of peace and serene thoughts.
Essential Oils in Spa Scents
In previous blog posts, we have explored the importance and different ways to use essential oil. One of the ways is massage which is mostly done at the spa. The spa uses different blends of essential oils for massage. Therapists usually apply diluted essential oil blends directly onto the body, a treatment called aromatherapy massage, which aids in relieving stress, anxiety and depression and easing muscle tension. Different blends of essential oils create different effects on the body and mind. Thus, it is important to understand the importance and benefits of essential oils.
Using essential oils in a controlled form has many uses. It has both spiritual and physical benefits for the body. The ancient Egyptians pioneered the extraction of essential oils from plants using a distillation method. The ancient Chinese also used essential oils as mood enhancers and relaxants. Essential oils are proven to relieve tension, anxiety, and stress.
These days, some of the most used essential oils in spas include lavender, rosemary, citrus, eucalyptus, orange, and lemon.
What is a Spa Scent?
This is a common question for those who are wondering how to make their house smell like a spa. A spa scent is a blend of essential oils fragrance that renders sensations such as warmth, indulgence, and relaxation. A typical example is lavender oil which can create a spa-like experience in your home. Other blends that can work include cedarwood, peppermint, orange, ylang-ylang, and geranium. You can disperse the essential oils into the atmosphere using an electronic diffuser or an oil burner for the best experience.
However, there are more ways to spread a spa-like fragrance in your home. A simple home trick is to heat the oil for a few minutes in a frying pan. It will circulate and permeate the whole house in a matter of minutes.
You can also add a few essential oil drops to the cleaning products and liquid soaps, this way, spa scents can permeate the house. Infusion of high-quality essential oils fragrances in soaps can linger for hours after using it. Spa scents can be spread by using infused sachets with essential oils to be placed in different locations at home. You can place them on the bedside dresser, under the pillow, under the bed, and on window frames.
Another idea is to add a few drops of your favourite essential oils to water in a spray bottle and use it to spray your house to make it smell like a spa!
Some of the Spa Scents You Can Use at Home
Here are some popular spa scents blends you can use to create a spa experience at home. You can mix the essential oils in different proportions to get the ideal smell you like. Check Vivnaturelle for different essential oil blends that you can use.
1. Eucalyptus Mint
This scent is mostly minty with a shade of woody, forest-like smell and honey. The sweet mint creates a relieving and soothing appeal. This blend is ideal for relaxation and revitalisation.
2. Coconut Lemongrass
Coconut has a refreshing, milky and tropical scent. Lemongrass has a bitter green floral scent. A mixture of these two produces a sugary nectar base note with a seductive and romantic allure. This scent is suitable for homes to spread as a refreshing and gentle smell.
3. Citrus Mix
A mixture of citrus essential oils like orange, lemon and grapefruit will create a refreshing smell which can be mixed with the earthy note of sage to create a scent that is stimulating and revitalising.
4. Coconut Vanilla
This smell has a tropical scent with a vanilla base note. You can add a fruity smell like strawberry or a floral scent if you prefer. A mixture of these will create a scent that is ideal for creating a relaxing ambience at home.
How To Make Your Bathroom Smell Like A Spa
After cleaning your bathroom, you may want to make the bathroom smell like a spa as well!
Firstly, you can soak a q-tip or a cotton swap in an essential oil of your preference. Afterwards, pop the q-tip into the middle of the toilet roll or above the cupboard. This way your bathroom will have a refreshing smell!
We mentioned a few examples of spa scents. There are several spa scents that derive from blends of essential oils. They produce different appeals that can transform your home into a spa. You can create a spa-like experience right in your home with these scents. Visit here to check out some scented candles you could try for a great spa-like experience at home.
You can read more about home spa scents here, in this article, and in this blog post.