Creating the right atmosphere in your home extends beyond its décor and accessories. Scents are the factors that frequently go unnoticed but have a significant impact on the feel of your living space. They give a place some meaning and create a multisensory experience that enhances the personality of your home. Having a unique aroma in every room will give the place a unique personality. The right scents will add extraordinary charm to every room.
Candle scents can smell like anything! Make sure you choose the right scents for your home as unpleasant scents can cause headaches. Here are some of the more common candle scents:
Floral: jasmine, peony, roses, tulips, and daisies. Choose a floral candle if you want to bring subtle, summery scents into the room.
Baking: With a candle scented with cinnamon, vanilla, cardamom, or chocolate, your entire home will be filled with the delicate aroma of a pastry shop.
Freshness: Choosing a citrus-scented candle will neutralize any food or pet odors you have in your home and give the whole room an instant feeling of freshness.
Holiday: If you're thinking about buying a candle for the holidays, focus on pine, mint, and pumpkin.
Fragrances are an essential and invisible way to create ambiance in the home. Using the right candle scent, you can quickly create a particular ambiance in each room. Not only that, smell also affects your mood, even though you're not always aware of it.
Think about the space
Consider which room you plan to have your candle in. Knowing the space you intend to burn your candle in will let you think of your candle scent differently.
For instance, is the room small or large? A robust scent may be overbearing for a small room, but that same scent may be perfect for a large room with a lot of space to fill. Think about the function of the space.
There are a few things to consider when choosing a candle scent. Price, smell, and burn time should all be taken into account. However, the most important thing to look at is the makeup of the scent itself, because different scented candles offer different experiences. Whilst it may sound a little silly, certain oils and scents do have a mental effect on us. Ylang ylang fragrance oils are said to create emotional balance, whilst lavender fragrance oil is meant to reduce stress and ease tension. Jasmine fragrance oil creates calm and rose fragrance oil acts as a remedy for stress.
There are two main reasons why you need to trim your candle wick. The first is relatively simple: a longer wick and bigger flame will result in your candle burning faster. The second reason is that the longer the wick, the bigger the flame and the higher the chance your candle will perform ‘incomplete combustion.'
You should always leave your candle burning for at least two hours. This is so that you allow enough wax to melt so that it can produce a stronger scent. If you want your scented candle to fill a room quickly, then your best bet is a candle topper. This works by trapping the heat from the candle flame, so the surrounding wax melts more quickly and more fragrance can evaporate.
Scents and colors have a similar effect: light scents and colors make rooms seem larger, while heavier or darker aromas and tints have the opposite effect. So, use light floral fragrances for small rooms and heavier ones, such as myrrh, wood, and sweet spices for larger areas.
Use classic smells in the kitchen that are not overpowering and that are fresh and appetizing. Subtle, fresh, and natural aromas such as citrus, herbs, or fruit will create the perfect ambiance in your kitchen without them becoming overwhelming.
Botanical scents are believed to have rejuvenating, relaxing qualities and may use notes of mint and thyme, sweet orange, geranium, and cedarwood - just the thing for hosting guests and laidback mealtimes.
There are many different options for the living room, depending on the ambiance you wish to create. Gentle floral fragrances are always popular as everyone appreciates them.
Should you specifically prefer a warmer, more sensual ambiance, then it’s best to go with vanilla, sweet spices, or exotic wood.
It is no real surprise, but in the toilet or bathroom, you’re better off choosing fresh fragrances such as citrus and seaside. This creates a sense of cleanliness.
The smell of lavender and chamomile is ideal to banish stress from the bedroom.
These fragrances will help reduce stress and sleeplessness, thus helping you to enjoy the best night’s sleep.