We all know that interior design can help to set the scene in our homes. However, there is another aspect that most people may overlook or not be aware of. Yes, we are talking about scents. Considering that scents can indicate an individual’s personality, it makes sense that scents have the ability to give a house its unique character. Remember this, a house is just a house, but a home is where we should feel belonged. It is a place where we feel most comfortable, and can speak to our hearts.
While there are no right or wrong answers on where to place our scented candles around our homes, you can create the perfect ambience and boost the efficiency of your candles by placing suitable fragrances in certain areas. In this article, we look at which scents best cater to which areas of your home.
1. Candle for Energy
Suited for: Living room
The living room is the first thing you or your guests see when entering your home. As you know what they say, first impressions count, so you want to ensure that the living room is a good reflection of your personality. Come to think of it, the living room can be considered the social hub of your house - the area where you entertain guests and arguably spend the most time. As such, you should look for welcoming scents that encourage people to come in and stay.
Peppermint and/or eucalyptus have a special capability to refresh the mind and boost productivity, while remaining calming enough to promote concentration and please our senses. In fact, peppermint has been described as a cheerful and inviting scent, making them perfect for the living room. What’s more, our Candle for Energy is further infused with cedarwood to promote vitality and wellness.
2. Candle for Abundance
Suited for: Kitchen
The kitchen is usually regarded as the heart of the home as this is the place where meals are prepared and served. Food has always played an important role in fueling our souls, not only for providing nutrients and nourishment to our bodies, but also uniting people together.
Keeping that in mind, the food and food only should be the centre of attention in the kitchen. Therefore, you want to avoid scents that are too overpowering and would take the attention away from your meals. Instead, look for appetising scents that would increase your appetite and compliment your meals well, such as orange blossom or any citrus-based fragrances. Our Candle for Abundance is fresh and delicate, featuring top, middle, and base notes of floral and woody scents.
3. Candle for Calming
Suited for: Bedroom
Nothing is more personal than our bedrooms. Our bedrooms are a place of relaxation and peace, where we can escape from the stresses of everyday life. This is why it is essential to establish a soothing atmosphere in your bedroom in order to calm your mind and put your body at ease.
Besides carrying an earthy, woody scent, vetiver provides a host of benefits to promote our physical, emotional, and spiritual health. For example, research has shown that vetiver, when applied directly onto the skin in oil form, can help to relieve arthritis, insect stings, and burns. In fragrance form, the scent of vetiver lowers the risks of anxiety, muscle pain, and insomnia. Since we are looking to unwind and heal ourselves while in our bedrooms, lighting a vetiver-based candle like our Candle for Calming would do the trick.
4. Candle for Love
Suited for: Bathroom
Similar to the bedroom, the bathroom also serves as our personal refuge. There is truly no better feeling in the world than indulging yourself in a hot bath or shower and taking in the addictive aroma of a scented candle. What’s great is that most fragrances can go well with the bathroom, so you can feel free to use your favourite scents. Some people may prefer evoking a spa-like experience by using linen-based or clean scents, whereas others may enjoy more invigorating scents.
For the perfect scent all year round and a classic favourite that can never go wrong, our Candle for Love features sweet rose petals that will instantly lift your moods and enhance your luxurious bath experience.
At the end of the day, there is no one-size-fits-all approach when it comes to self-care rituals. A particular scent may smell appealing to an individual and not to another. As such, you should not follow this article to a tee, as it is simply meant to be a guide. If you like a scent and feel it suits that area of your home, go ahead and place your candle right there! As long as you feel happy and satisfied with your nice-smelling abode, that is all that matters.
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You can also join our make-your-own candle workshop in Singapore if you prefer creating a one-of-a-kind candle. We have a number of candle workshops, each catering to different groups of people. For example, our Kids Candle Workshop is popular among families. As we actively encourage creativity, children can feel free to pick out their own colours and design their candles. Contact us +65 81682577 or Annie@AnayaSoulRetreat.com for more information.