Making Sense of ScentsPublished on December 2, 2021

Shower steam releases the eucalyptus oils and woodsy scent which can help to relieve congestion Photo by: Jordann Brown

No matter how hard we work to make our bathroom space look serene and spa-like, this room tends to naturally house odours that can smell damp and funky. Whether it is your en suite, a powder room, or a guest bathroom, there are simple tricks to make this private sanctuary smell fresh and clean.

One of the easiest ways to instantly freshen the air is with a spritz or two of room fragrance. It can help to cover up any lingering odours while also adding a burst of scent.

Using aromatherapy helps to tap into your sense of well-being. There are relaxing, calming scents like lavender and eucalyptus or invigorating ones like lemon and orange. A diffuser is an easy and decorative addition that infuses aromatic oils into your room. Reed diffusers are made using fragrant oils that slowly and continuously release the aroma into the air while a small oil diffuser is plugged ?in and discharges essential oils with a ?light mist.

For the ultimate spa-like experience, tie fresh or dried eucalyptus branches to your shower head and enjoy the burst of an earthy scent as the steam releases the oils while you shower. The oils also help to naturally relieve sinus congestion.

Candles are popular bathroom accessories. Not only do they add spa-like ambience, they work wonders to neutralize odours. For a scent that isn’t too overpowering, look for clean-burning, soy-based candles which are made with natural essential oils that release while they burn.
Another easy option is to add a humidity-loving plant that not only helps to create that tranquil environment but can also clean and filter the air. A simple bouquet ?of flowers can freshen both the look and the air of a ?small space.

There are relaxing scented bath salts that you can keep handy in a jar next to your tub plus scented bath oils that linger long after your soak is done.

With so many ways to bring scents into your space, you’ll be able to wash away the stresses of the day and be transported to your very own luxe retreat.

Melissa Shabinsky

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