Indoor Fragrance: Do’s, Don’ts, and Never Do

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Have you ever entered someone’s home or perhaps a hotel room and thought to yourself, “Wow, this place smells incredible!” Well, the trick usually revolves around proper ventilation, sanitation, and of course, nice-smelling room fragrances, ranging from scented candles to room diffusers, essential oils, flowers, and sprays. If you’re just getting started with indoor fragrance or you’re at least considering it, here are a few do’s, don’ts, and never do’s you should learn about.

The Do’s 

1. Do purchase a quality product 

Indoor fragrance products come in all shapes, sizes, and scents. Some of the most common options include scented candles, indoor fragrance diffusers, room sprays. As you can tell from Diptyque’s room fragrance products online, you can get them in several interesting scents, including pine, lavender, amber, honey, ginger, and even peppermint. A quality product will have an original scent that will last long without necessarily being too strong.

2. Use essential oils

Essential oils are among the best ways to keep your indoor space smelling lovely. There are scores of nice-smelling essential oils to pick from, including lavender, lime, sweet orange, jasmine, rose, and many more. Sometimes all you need is to soak a piece of clothing with your favorite scent and place it at a strategic point in the room. You can even make your room spray DIY using a mixture of essential oil and distilled water.

3. Consider flowers and fragrant houseplants 

Thanks to their bright and pleasant colors and patterns, nothing beats flowers when it comes to improving room aesthetics. However, some types of flowers have pleasant aromas, which makes them a great way to naturally make your room fragrant. Some types of houseplants and herbs like lavender and sage are also awesome natural air fresheners, thanks to the aromas they produce. However, Dr. BuSaba recommends avoiding certain types of greenery indoors because they could attract mold and mildew.

4. Have a no-smoking policy 

Smoke is among the biggest enemies of healthy indoor air. When smoking indoors, the cigarette smoke not only pollutes the air, but also leaves nasty smells on your furniture, drapery, and other items. Apart from improving your family’s health, having a no-smoking policy in your home can come in handy despite the indoor scents you’re using.

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The Don’ts 

1. Don’t just choose any scent 

As earlier mentioned, there are so many scents to choose from in the indoor fragrance market. Natural scents like lime, orange, and lemons are particularly great as opposed to artificial scents. Nonetheless, it pays to have one or several signature scents for your home. Choosing the perfect scent that works for your home’s interior design can be a huge plus.

2. Don’t apply fragrance at eye level

If you’re using a diffuser or scented candle, it is ill-advised to place the source of your scent at eye level. It can be a little overwhelming to the passing nearby, plus indoor fragrances work best when gently dispersed. Placing your source on waist height or a few feet above the floor can have better results.

3. Avoid using the scent for every room 

This should be a huge no-no. You don’t want the house to feel monotonous plus different rooms are designed to trigger different moods. If you are using essential oils, it is best to have different essential oils for each room in your house. Citrus is particularly considered great for the kitchen, while floral scents go well with the bathroom.

The Never Do

1. Never substitute cleaning and ventilation with fragrances 

While luxury candles, diffusers, and essential oils introduce nice smells into your home, they shouldn’t be used to mask foul odors in your home. Otherwise, your indoor space will end up having an entirely different kind of “unpleasant or confused scent”. Along with proper ventilation, regular and thorough cleaning is inarguably the best way to get rid of bad home odors. When cleaning, always avoid using harsh chemicals or bleaches because they can emit disturbing fragrances.

Whether you’re new to using indoor fragrances or you’re a seasoned user, there’s a chance you grabbed something from the above pointers.

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