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4 Scents to Make Your Home Feel Warm Welcoming

27 September 2018
Kevin Hartley

Scents have the power to evoke emotions and cause old memories to resurface. When people smell a specific scent attached to a good memory, it can make them feel relaxed and happy. For those looking to make their home a place where people can feel their best, these four scents will help make the home into a warm and welcoming haven.

Lavender

When thinking of scents for your home, lavender is one of the most popular ones that you thought of. It is known for its ability to encourage sleep, induce relaxation, and generally create a calming effect. Many people also just enjoy the fragrance of natural lavender.Planting lavender bushes in the gardenwill provide a bright pop of color as well as a source for natural lavender sachets. Using lavender essential oil, candles, or dried lavender especially in bedrooms can help people sleep better, which in turn will allow for an overall more relaxed and conflict-free environment in the home.

Jasmine

Grown throughout Asia, jasmine is a beautiful little white flower with a distinctive scent.According to doTERRA, jasmine is prized for its highly fragrant aroma and is known to uplift moods. For hundreds of years, it has been used as a natural way to reduce anxious or overwhelming feelings and to help people relax more fully. Jasmine oil can be diffused around the home, used in incense bottles, or simply mixed with lotions to create a joyful atmosphere in any house.

Citrus

Citrus has long been a popular scent for homes. Citrus has been found to increase energy levels. Smelling a few drops of orange, grapefruit or lemon oil in the morning can act as a pick-me-up without the morning caffeine. It can also be included in various solutions,including natural cleaning recipesto create a fresh and energizing environment, allowing anyone who walks in the door to feel awake and excited to take on the day.

Pine

For many people, pine connotes the holiday season, which will likely evoke happy memories. Pine oil in the home will provide a fresh forest scent, which can help people relax easier. The scent of pine is one thatmany people associate with being clean, so diffusing it after cleaning your home can help cover up any cleaning smells while still keeping that clean home feeling.

Whatever scent you choose for your home, make sure you choose one that everyone will love. These scents will become part of your treasured memories, so enjoy!

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Kevin Hartley, Broker is a Toronto based real estate Broker with Better Homes & Gardens Real Estate | Signature Service, Brokerage. @Home is his lifestyle blog, an expression of his passion for home keeping though MAKING (Recipes), DOING (DIY), BEING (Health/Wellness) and DWELLING (Home Ownership, Sales & Maintenance).  Content not intended to solicit clients under contract.

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