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How to make your home smell like a spa

There is nothing as instantly relaxing as the alluring scent of a spa. A single whiff of alluring blends of lavender, lemongrass, and eucalyptus, begins to relieve tension as you prepare for a self-care session.

Imagine what it would be like if you could make your home a spa oasis any time you want? Well, luckily you can. Let’s look at how you can easily and affordably bring that calm, serene, and peaceful atmosphere into your home.

A candle and other relaxing items on a table.
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Clean it up

Your spa smells so amazing in large part because of the cleaning products it uses. Usually, spas use a combination of products to deliver a fresh scent that isn’t overpowering or irritating to sensitive noses. Likely, your favorite spa uses a natural, non-chemical cleaner in order to create a safer space for people with allergies or sensitivity to certain chemicals. We recommend Puracy Green Tea & Lime Natural Cleaner to fill your home with a light, clean scent without all the harsh chemicals and bleach.

To keep the air clean and create a blank slate for the scents you want to add to your environment, consider keeping the atmosphere fresh with an air purifier. Eliminating food and pet odors will help the relaxing scents shine through. Air purifiers also help to eliminate, dust, dander, and other particulates that may irritate your sinuses or activate allergies.

Burn it

Candles are one of the most traditional ways to fill your space with your favorite scents. For spa-level quality, don’t opt for the heavy, over-scented varieties you find at the mall. Instead, look for clean, light scents like lavender or cotton, and stay away from fruity or sugary scents. Mrs. Meyer’s candles are soy-based and topped off with lavender and lemon verbena scents to set the mood for your home spa.

Burning incense is a practice that goes back thousands of years. While this has traditionally been used as a part of religious and spiritual practices, it can also provide a quick dose of aromatherapy. We absolutely love Feelin’ Homey Natural Incense Cones, which come in relaxing scents like rose and lavender.

No flames needed

If you don’t want to burn anything, there are a few ways to make your home smell like a spa without grabbing a lighter.

Essential oils are a go-to aromatherapy method because they just work so well. Clinganic USDA Organic Essential Oils Set has all of the basics you need to transform your home into your getaway. These organic oils in peppermint, lavender, and eucalyptus will calm you and bring a sense of peace to your space. Put them in a diffuser, rub them directly onto your skin, or throw a few drops into your shampoo to reap the benefits of these serene scents.

Reed diffusers are easy to use, and you don’t have to worry about lighting anything or turning a machine on and off. The reeds are specially designed to soak up scented oils and release the aroma into the air, filling the room with the scent you desire. The Binca Vidou Reed Diffuser Set comes with three different scents so you can switch up your atmosphere to match your needs and mood.

A woman relaxing at a spa.

Which scents to look for

Scents are not created equally, so be sure to pick those that match the mood. Fruity scents may work well to capture the energy of a beautiful spring day, but they may not contribute to a relaxing spa day.

Lavender and eucalyptus are some of the most common scents used in spas. Lavender immediately brings a sense of calm, whereas eucalyptus brings a clean note that can also encourage focus and energy. Additionally, jade lemon with eucalyptus provides a clean scent. If your cleaning product is solely lemon-scented, consider adding a few drops of lavender, eucalyptus, or rose oil to the product in order to create a gentler aroma.

The sense of smell is among our strongest senses, so the aromas you surround yourself with can have a great impact on your mood. If you associate spa scents like lavender, rose, and lemon with a relaxing day at the spa, bringing those same scents into the home can invoke feelings of calm. With so many tools and scent options, making your house smell like a relaxing retreat will be a breeze.

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