Guest Post by Suzanne R Banks
How to Scent your Space, Naturally
Hey all you perfume lovers out there – use your divine connection to scent to create a beautiful natural aromatic moment in your home or office, and even your car.
Of course you could spritz your perfume around and even though that will work, why not try a more natural approach? By using less chemicals in your life and being mindful about your purchasing decisions, you will be helping your brain and body, by giving them a rest from these toxic ingredients. You CAN have beautiful, natural scent. You don’t have to buy synthetically scented household products or personal care products anymore. There are so many fantastic natural and organic products that are reasonably priced and accessible to everyone.
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The most obvious choice for me is to use essential oils. You can put them in a classic oil burner with a candle, an electric vapouriser or make a mist in a simple mist bottle with oils and water.
For your home try:
to get the vibe going for an intimate evening at home add these oils to an oil burner with water, and a candle. The candle also acts as a transformative energy, a cleansing and renewing agent.
Ylang Ylang 8 drops
Orange 10 drops
Patchouli 2 drops
Cedarwood Atlas 5 drops
a chill-out blend for the end of a long day or to get the kids settled quickly
Mandarin 10 drops
Lavender 8 drops
Marjoram 6 drops
Vetiver 1 drop
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For the office try:
(If you have your own office it’s great but if you are working with other people in close proximity it may be better to place a few drops of oil on a tissue and keep it close by. We don’t want to offend or upset others in the work environment).
“That’s a Great Idea”
To inspire creativity and focus
Lemon 10 drops
Lime 5 drops
Basil 5 drops
Rosewood 5 drops
“Come On Friday”
A stress-less blend to take the edge off a difficult day
Cedarwood Virginian 3 drops
Pink Grapefruit 17 drops
Spearmint 5 drops
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And for your car, you can simply place a few drops of oil onto a tissue, a cotton makeup pad or even a bit of paper towel and stick it in one of the vents.
Wake up and concentration oils:
Calm down oils:
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And if that gets a bit too hard you can always:
- For home, office or car – buy or pick some scented flowers like gardenias, roses, jasmine, tuberoses, hyacinths, lilies, and anything else you can think of. It’s a great natural way to bring scent into your environment and as it can be quite seasonal you are also more in tune with nature
- At home you could bake a cake, roast some almonds or make a crème brullee with real vanilla pods
- At home – add a few drops of essential oils into your cleaning products and mop the floor (you get scent and cleanliness in one go)
- In the car – eat an orange or mandarin and squeeze the rind around the seats. You’ll be amazed how effective it can be, especially when you get back into the car – it will be a citrus paradise!
I’m sure you can think of some more too. Let your imagination run wild with the scented bounty of nature.
Suzanne R Banks