Scent can have an immense influence over our minds and bodies; it can evoke memories, prompt emotions, and enhance wellness – hence why aromatherapy has become such an influential trend in interior design.
Chamomile and lavender scents can provide soothing atmospheres, making them great choices for bedrooms. Try filling sachets with dried herbs and essential oils.
Reed diffusers differ from electric air fresheners by only needing air circulation to disperse their fragrance. They consist of a vessel filled with fragrant oil and rattan sticks which is placed into any room to scent it; adding more reeds increases their strength of aromatherapy effect.
Reed diffusers are easy to set up and maintain. Available in various types of glass vessels, they’re a stylish addition to any home and typically provide mild yet safe fragrances; perfect for family living rooms and guest bedrooms alike.
Homesick offers an assortment of reed diffusers with nostalgic scents such as U.S. city names or holiday-inspired ones like Pumpkin Picking or The Nutcracker – making them great gifts. Baies is an especially fresh floral scent made of blackcurrant leaves and rose buds; for something citrus-y try Lafco White Grapefruit which features fern and apple wood mixed with notes of white grapefruit.
Oil burners are an easy and cost-effective way to bring aromatherapy into the home, heating essential oils to create an aromatic scent that relaxes you. These devices can be customized to create specific effects (lavender calms while chamomile promotes sleep), or used with multiple oils in combination for general relaxation purposes.
Such displays can also include natural aromatic materials like dried lavender or eucalyptus bundles, creating beautiful arrangements suitable for display on mantels, tables or in kitchens.
At home, homemade candles can be easy and affordable to create with only the materials necessary. A glass jar, candle wick and desired essential oils or blends are required to craft an aromatic masterpiece; you have full control of how strong or weak its scent will be; using recycled jars makes an original and thoughtful present for friends; the fragrance of beautiful candlelight will fill any room!
Certain fragrance notes elicit particular emotions on a chemical level, which can assist designers when styling a space. Integrating aromatherapy into your design approach can foster relaxation or invigoration – whatever suits your mood best!
Room sprays are an efficient and effortless way to fragrance linens, furniture and curtains in any room in the home. By mixing essential oils with water and alcohol, it’s simple and fast to create custom fragrances for each area in the house.
Lavender can promote relaxation and sleepiness while eucalyptus can clear your respiratory tract. Hang bundles of fragrant herbs like lavender or eucalyptus around your home to create an aromatic breeze-powered scent as you pass.
Natural fragrances are made directly from nature. Although more expensive, natural scents are generally better for the environment and more true to their source than synthetic varieties. You can identify natural scents by looking at their list of ingredients; those labeled as “natural” typically consist of essential oils, fractions of essential oil, isolates and volatile concentrates harvested directly from plants using distillation, expression or extraction processes.
Have you ever noticed how certain scents take you straight back to a memory? This phenomenon is called olfactory autobiographical memory and plays an integral part of brain anatomy.
Interior designers are taking note, by adding fragrance into their designs to subtly elevate mood and ambiance in spaces. Olivia Jezler of Future of Smell describes this approach as neuroaesthetic; Jezler believes spaces should stimulate all senses – including smell.