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Tips to Make Every Room in Your Home Smell Amazing

From playful pets to cooking huge meals, your home can be filled with a variety of unpleasant fragrances. Fortunately, it’s easy to make your home smell amazing with the right scents and accessories. Whether you love the smell of beautiful flowers, natural herbs, or holiday spice there are several ways you can fill your home with nose-pleasing aromas. This guide will show you several ways to keep your home smelling fresh, including some DIY hacks so you can make your very own home fragrances that will last. A pleasant-smelling home will improve your mood, impress your guests, and help you feel like you’re living in a cleaner environment.

Scented Candles

With their flickering flames, scented candles are an excellent choice for relaxation and pleasant smells in the home.

Where can you use them? Candles can be enjoyed in any room, but it's essential to make sure that they're out of the reach of pets and children. Never leave a burning candle unattended. They're best for smaller spaces like a home office, bedroom, or living room to fill the room with fragrance.

Benefits. You'll find scented candles in a ton of different scents, sizes, and containers. They're a perfect way to add a decorative touch to your home while filling it wilth beautiful smells simultaneously.


Most Common. The most common types of scented candles come in a jar or glass container, but you can also find pillar candles that don't have anything around the sides or decorative candles in ceramic holders.





Essential Oils

Essential oils are a popular choice for aromatherapy and home fragrance. Here's some information about these powerful and effective air freshening oils.

What are they? Essential oils come from the part of the plant that captures its "essence." These natural oils are extracted from plants, flowers, and other organic materials and come in a high concentration so they can be diffused into the air, applied to the skin, or infused with other ingredients. They have a very long shelf life when stored properly so that you can enjoy them often as a home fragrance.


Where can you use them? If you're planning to use essential oils for fragrance, it's best to disperse them into the air through a diffuser. You can place the diffuser anywhere in your home, including the bathroom, bedroom, or kitchen. Technically, anywhere you have an electrical outlet, you can enjoy the fresh scent of DIY hacks.


Benefits. Different types of oils provide various benefits, but most gear toward relieving stress and anxiety. You can also find essential oils that clear up a stuffy nose, help improve concentration, help you sleep, or provide you with more mental clarity. While they aren't a cure-all, smelling these oils can improve your mood and make your whole home smell amazing.


Most Common. There are tons of essential oils available, but the most common people use for fragrance purposes: lavender, peppermint, lemon, and vetiver.


FUN FACT! GoodLight uses only pure essential and botanical oils in our scented candles. They are extracted from plants by cold-pressing and steam or vacuum distillation. As you might expect from us, there are no phthalates, synthetic fragrances, chemicals, lead or paraffin. Just like our unscented foundation line, the wax is 100% clean-burning palm wax and wicks are filament-free cotton.


Humidifiers & Diffusers

An essential oil diffuser or humidifier can help make your home smell incredible.

What are they? Diffusers disperse the fragrance from oils into the air through humidity. These devices are easy to use and come in a range of designs and sizes. Simply fill the container inside your diffuser with water, then add a few drops of your favorite essential oil and turn it on. The diffuser will create a smoke-like vapor that permeates the air.


Where can you use them? It's best to use diffusers in areas away from pets and small children. A bathroom or home office are both great places to enjoy the fragrances of a diffuser. Remember that pets can be sensitive to essential oils, so use your diffuser with caution or only enjoy it in rooms where your furry friends can't access it.


Benefits. Diffusers make it easy to enjoy fragrances in the home, and you can tweak the scent to your liking. Simply add more drops of oil to the diffuesr for a stronger aroma, or add less if you prefer it to be more subtle.


Most Common. Plug-in diffusers are the most common choice, and they can be plugged directly into a wall outlet or stand on top of a table or shelf. Both designs are typically used for home fragrance and require electricity for them to work.


Smells for every occasion

GoodLight lavender and juniper scented candles with essential oil

Different smells evoke different moods and can help a variety of issues. Here are some familiar smells for every occasion that you can try in your home.

Concentration. Try lemon, eucalyptus, or peppermint to promote alertness and help with productivity, focus, and concentration.


Relaxation. Soothing scents like ylang-ylang, rosemary, and lavender can help you feel more relaxed and help make your stress melt away.


Sleep. Lavender is the most popular smell to help induce feeling of sleepiness. Other good choices include clary sage, cedarwood, and bergamot.


Meetings. Citrus scents can promote positive feelings and attitudes for meeting. Try peppermint to help with alertness, or use vanilla to help relieve anxiety.


Babies. Babies require mild, soothing fragrances like chamomile, tea tree, and lavender to promote feelings of calm. The GoodLight Apricot Olive Leaf scent blend is a good match for this profile.


Smells for every room

GoodLight scented jar candles

Here are some recommended smells (and scented candles!) to try in each room of your home.

Office. Lemon is a wonderful smell to promote alertness, while peppermint and cinnamon can help to improve concentration and stave off brain fog. Rosemary is another great option that can help promote clear thinking while improving memory.


Bedroom. Vanilla, lavender, and sandalwood are all excellent choices for the bedroom. These scents promote feelings of calm, reduce stress, and may help to induce sleep.


Kitchen.The best smells for a kitchen are light and citrusy like lemon, orange, and grapefruit. Citrus scents can cut through harsh odors, and they're best for kitchens to help keep this room smelling fresh and clean. The combination of GoodLight's Eucalyptus Citrus and Lemon Verbena scented candles are a home run when burned together in the kitchen.


Bathroom. Try ginger, peppermint or eucalyptus for a fresh scent in the bathroom. Sandalwood and sea salt scents can turn your bathroom into a relaxing spa-like environment. GoodLight's Honeysuckle scented candle is perfect for burning in the bathroom.


Living Room. You can enjoy almost any smell in the living room, including seasonal scents like pine or holiday spice during the Christmas holidays. Other great options for this room include fruit scents like GoodLight's Fig Grapefruit scented candle or warm scents like GoodLight's Vanilla Nutmeg Cardamom scented candle.


Written by Dirce Guerra

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