Everyone loves smelling something good. Fresh air scented with fragrant flowers and trees, a freshly baked apple or peach pie, the aroma you get when you walk into the chocolatier, or even your favorite perfume are all exhilarating to your sense of smell. From richly photographed candles to reed diffusers, thousands of products claim to deliver those scents to your home – but which ones are worth your while?
Air fresheners and home fragrances are a multi-million-dollar industry, and we see the results through the thousands of advertisements for new products each year. Claiming to last 30 days, 60 days – even years! – each product is more “new and improved” than the next. You can choose sprays, solid wax, electric units, motion sensors, candle forms, and even “flameless” candles. And do not forget all those odor absorbing products, from good old baking soda to expensive sprays for your car, upholstery, and clothing.
After being bombarded with ads every day, you might be tempted to throw up your hands and buy the “latest and greatest” product out of sheer frustration. But what if you could keep your favorite scent in your home or workplace for three to four months at a time without even trying – and without overspending?
A Different Kind of Aromatherapy
When it comes to fragrance, simplicity and pure ingredients will win out any day. Three products in particular – aroma oils, reed diffusers, and candle tart warmers – do wonders to calm your mood and relieve stress, all without the cost, waste, and gimmicks of the commercial fragrance industry.
One of the best ways to enjoy your favorite fragrance is by finding essential aroma oils. These oils are simple to use, economically-priced, and last much longer than a typical store-bought air freshener. They are available in a variety of scents, from floral and fruit to decadent chocolate. By pouring a small amount of richly spotted oil in a decorative jar and adding a handful of diffuser reeds, you can enjoy a wonderful fragrance for months. Aroma oil diffuser reeds are inexpensive, safer than candles, and do not use electricity.
Warm and Wonderful
If you like candles, try a tart warmer – and no, that does not refer to dessert! A tart warmer is a small ceramic container that uses your scented tart candle to warm the complimentary aroma oil. The effect is wonderfully rich and long lasting. This is a great way to add fragrance to your home or office without worrying about the cost, maintenance, and effectiveness of other system systems. You do have to remember to blow out the candle when you're done, though.
Using aroma oils in your environment is an economic, safe, and healthy way to experience aromatherapy.