Monday, August 1, 2011

Setting an Atmosphere with Scents

Setting an Atmosphere with Scent
Setting an Atmosphere with Scents
Setting an atmosphere for your home does not stop with decorating and furniture placement. You want your home to be a restful and healing place, a retreat. Setting a mood for your home must include all of the five senses and scent is a very important one.  There are many different ways to add scents as well as several scents to consider.

The first place you or a guest will encounter scent, and the most organic would be at the entrance to your home.  Purposely placed planters filled with lavender or sweet pea make  a very relaxing entrance to your home.  It is no secret that lavender promotes restfulness and calm.  Another spice that is nice to come home to is Cinnamon. Cinnamon can be a bit over powering inside the home however a basket of Cinnamon scented pine cones outside the front door is very welcoming.

Coffee, fresh apple and vanilla scents are nice in the kitchen because they will absorb unpleasant odors and add a soft energy to your home while woody scents like sandalwood and cedar are great for refreshing bathrooms and closets.

Some scents to avoid would be citrus and floral; many people  are allergic to these scents even in natural forms and they just tend to cover up odors rather than absorb them.

How I became Considering frugal

Fueled by the growing list of pollution related allergies my family suffered from each day and inspired by my 97 year old grandmother who could recycle ANYTHING before recycling was cool, back in 2011, I decided (in the spirit of the Julie/Julia Project...) to embark on a journey to see just how much one family could do to change our planet. I did not consult any other parties before I launched this idea. Thankfully my husband, daughter and son are usually my biggest supporters. Here is the catch; as I am normally very thrifty (you can note from early blog posts), I was looking for ways that I could reduce our carbon footprint and make socially responsible purchases without increasing our spending. Mmmmmm. I did succeed in changing our habits a bit and finding ways to reduce our footprint. There were lots of fun epic fails alone the way too! But the biggest change we have made over the course of the last six years, was to move from the mega city of Phoenix to Wyoming where we are about to take an even bigger step and move out on a dirt road in the country where we can expand our hobby bees and more! You can read my full bio on my About Me page.

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"...for your Father knows what you need before you ask." Matthew 6:8

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