Longer days, lighter nights and the welcome warmth of the sun in the air. While this summer may not be the summer many of us had in mind, now presents a perfect opportunity to use the additional time we have at hand to declutter both our minds and our homes.
By considering the additional time we have at home as a fresh start, we allow ourselves an opportunity to slow down and appreciate the little things in life. Whether that’s delving into the household tasks that have been escaping our to-do lists for the last few months or exploring what nature has to offer right from our very own doorstep, finding new ways to adjust to the additional time we have can help us to relax, reset and potentially give us a new outlook on life.
With many of us affected by cancelled travel plans in light of the current situation, introducing our homes to the scents of the outdoors is one way we can ease any feelings of disappointment as a result of missing any annual getaways. Revealing some of the top tips and tricks used by our hotel partners as well as insights from our very own fragrance experts, discover how to scent your home for summer and help bring the scents of the outdoors home.
Scent the Scent with ‘Scent-Scaping’
Ever found yourself in a luxurious hotel or spa and found yourself instantly relaxed by the scents that fill the room? Crafting a journey or experience with fragrance through our home, also known as ‘scent-scaping’, can help to improve both our mood and overall wellbeing. This technique is well-known in the hospitality industry and can easily be applied to your home. By ensuring each room is filled with fragrances with complement each other rather than clash, you allow yourself to scent the scene in every room and provide an opportunity to unleash your creative side as you experiment with different scents as you create your unique fragrance journey.
Infused with essential oils to uplift, refresh and inspire, find a fragrance to suit your mood and your home with our collection of hand-poured scented candles, reed diffusers and room sprays – with vibrant and evocative aromas each inspired by and proudly crafted on the Isle of Arran.
Crafting a journey or experience with fragrance through our home, also known as ‘scent-scaping’, can help to improve both our mood and overall wellbeing.
Scents to Refresh
Renowned for their mood-boosting and stress-relieving properties, essential oils of bergamot and geranium help to create an inviting aroma to help refresh and rejuvenate mind, body and soul. Try placing our Bergamot & Geranium Reed Diffuser in your hallway or home office space to help declutter your mind and reinvigorate your senses.
Scents to Uplift
Nothing says summer like the sparkling scents of citrus. With a revitalising blend of pink grapefruit, lemon and orange essential oils, our Just Grapefruit collection is the perfect scent for summer. Just one spritz of our refreshing Just Grapefruit Room Spray helps to uplift and inspire our senses. What’s more, this uplifting blend helps to dispel any unwanted cooking aromas, making the fragrance the perfect addition to your kitchen or dining room.
Scents to Soothe
After the end of a day working from home or ticking another task off our household to-do list, it’s time to unwind and reflect on the day’s events. Curling up on the sofa and calling our friends and family for a catchup is one of many ways to help us unwind after the end of a long day. Ideal for any lounge or living area, scented candles are a quick and simple solution to instantly create a cosy atmosphere. With notes of lime, rose and sandalwood to help soothe and relax, look no further than our signature After the Rain Candle to transport your senses to a moment of tranquillity.
Scents to Relax
Struggling to switch off? Flitting between our laptop, TV and phone screens can make it difficult for us to relax in the evenings. If you’re struggling to sleep, creating an evening wind-down routine before drifting off can really help to prepare our minds for a restful night’s sleep. Before bed, try to avoid looking at your phone at least an hour as harsh blue light filters can make it difficult for our bodies to slow down and prepare to sleep. Instead, try immersing yourself in the next chapter of your latest read, listen to your favourite podcast or some gentle yoga stretches to signal to your body its time to rest.
Known to help relax and alleviate any feelings of stress, the gentle, floral notes in jasmine are well-known for their calming properties. Adding a spritz of our Room Spray to pillows or keeping the Reed Diffuser near your bedside table can help you prepare for a peaceful night’s sleep.