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How to make your home smell like a spa
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Some of the most frequently used phrases when people would walk into the shop, include ‘what a beautiful smell’, or ‘it feels so relaxing’ and ‘what fragrance can I smell (note – all of them!)’ – it’s been so nice to know that the smells from Coast made people feel happy. The combined scent of all our fragrances is a beautiful smell (one I can’t describe!) and a scent that is appreciated by all. No-one has ever complained about the scent that wafted out the door and round the corner, bringing a sense of peace and calm to everyone – a feeling that was often compared to walking into a spa.

That’s what you notice first, when you walk into a spa – the beautiful aroma that immediately puts you at ease, as you feel your shoulders slump and all the days stresses just drift away. If you love a spa (like I do) and the ambiance it offers, then why not take the spa home and enjoy it every day?

Here’s my top 5 tips on how to re-create that spa vibe at home:

  1. Diffuse essential oils around your home; it’s one of the least expensive ways to create that spa feeling at home. You can use them in a traditional oil burner, or a mist diffuser, to release a relaxing scent into the air. Scented fabrics are a lovely way to enjoy essential oils too – something as simple as ribbon hanging over a radiator will release a beautiful aroma into your room. Try this simple blend of oils which you can use in a diffuser to get the spa scent at home: 4 drops of grapefruit essential oil (e.o.), 3 drops of lavender e.o. and 2 drops of ylang ylang e.o. and add to water.
  2. Light some luxury scented candles which are made with natural ingredients for a subtle, soothing fragrance. Choose a scent that makes you feel relaxed and at peace and opt for a wooden wick candle as the gentle crackle of the wick burning will only enhance your experience. Try one of our spa candles; Drift Away, Floating Free or Sea Dream. Massage candles are amazing too! We used to make 3 massage candles which were simply beautiful! The scents were reminiscent of a spa and they also worked as a luxurious moisturiser for all skin types (maybe I’ll re-introduce them…).
  3. Use beauty and pampering products that smell fantastic! Another reason a spa smells so good, is down to the products they use – from facial cleansers to massage oils, everything they use feels luxurious and smells amazing. These products are almost always made using essential oils, contributing to the therapeutic benefits that you reap from a spa treatment. Try a luxurious facial crème, or bath oil, or a beautifully handcrafted bar of soap.
  4. Open your windows and let the fresh air come in; allow your space to breathe, remove stagnant odours and refresh your room(s), before starting anything. Introduce soothing plants such as lavender and eucalyptus, which not only look aesthetically pleasing, but also release a subtle scent. Eucalyptus is lovely in the bathroom…
  5. Make a pot pourri or simmering pot – create your own potpourri by mixing dried herbs, citrus peels, and spices (you can also add a few drops of essential oil to your mix). Alternatively, simmer a pot of water with ingredients like cinnamon sticks, citrus slices, and cloves on the hob/stove to release a pleasant aroma.

Remember, the key is to create a multi-sensory experience that calms and relaxes you. Tailor these steps to your own personal preferences and enjoy the tranquil atmosphere you’ve created in your own home. Coast Candle Co. has 3 dedicated spa fragrances which are available in candles, melts, room sprays and reed diffusers – which one will you choose?

with love janis