Transform Your Home With This One Thing
Scent is powerful and has a way of elevating mood and experience. It can just as easily ruin it too, via a stinky gym bag or the smell of unfavourable cooking.
My appreciation for home fragrances truly started when I started working from home as I wanted something to keep my senses active and inspired. For example, I’ll diffuse an orange essential oil when I’m trying to focus on a project or when I want to lift my mood, as it’s known for helping with depression and anxiety.
On my self-care days when I’m masking and washing my hair, I’ll light a rose-scented candle to create a softer, more relaxing mood.
For summer I like more tropical scents that remind me of being on holiday. However, I don’t like anything that smells artificial or too sweet as it always results in a stomach ache for me. (Does anyone else get this?)
For summer I’m enjoying the Coconut & Palm scent from NEST. It’s fresh, fruity & citrusy with notes of “crushed coconut, sparkling bergamot, and vanilla musk”, according to the brand’s description. The scent comes in a limited edition candle and reed diffuser and comes a pretty a green patterned container that’s perfect for displaying on your coffee table or powder room.
And in case this one sounds too summery for you, check out NEST’s Grapefruit candle, a personal fave, or the Apricot Tea one, a close second. Both convey a sparkling, uplifting scent that’s awesome all year round.
Remember, the next time you want to transform the mood of your home, light a candle or use a diffuser.
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Photos by Nathaile Martin