As you're getting ready for the holiday season, you’re sure to want to make your home as inviting as possible. One way to bring a touch of tranquility to every room is to remind guests of a luxurious, peaceful retreat—and the power of scent is one of the best ways to invoke that pampered, welcoming feeling.
Wondering how to make your home smell like a spa? Here's how to transform your space and make an immediate impression on your guests.
Start With A Refresh
To lay the groundwork for that spa-like atmosphere, begin by giving your home, particularly your wooden furniture and floors, a thorough cleaning. WOCA Wood Care, Cleaning, and Maintenance products are the perfect choice. They're gentle yet effective and able to remove dirt and grime without stripping away the natural oils of the wood.
For smaller spaces or spot cleaning, consider WOCA’s Natural Soap Spray or cover more ground with a WOCA Spray Mop that will lay down an even layer of the cleaner of your choice and make even big spaces a snap to freshen up.
Need a guide? We’ve got a collection of cleaning and maintenance how-tos sure to inspire and inform. A cupboard-shaking clean not only contributes to a spa-worthy look but also releases a clean, invigorating scent that will serve as the foundation for your new ambiance.
Add Soothing Scents
If you've ever stepped into a spa and wondered what makes it smell so good, the answer is often aromatherapy. Typically associated with calming spa atmospheres, aromatherapy uses naturally extracted aromatic essences from plants to harmonize, balance, and rejuvenate the mind, body, and spirit.
The soothing ambient scents of a spa are often created with a fine mist of essential oils dispersed in the air, creating an environment that not only smells amazing but can also promote relaxation and well-being. To bring this tranquil atmosphere to your own living space, consider investing in an essential oil diffuser.
An essential oil diffuser works by dispersing your chosen oils into the surrounding area, transforming your home into a relaxing oasis filled with subtle, soothing fragrances. Opt for calming oils like lavender, known for its sleep-inducing and stress-reducing properties; eucalyptus, for its refreshing, purifying effects; and peppermint, hailed for its invigorating and mind-clarifying characteristics. These essential oils provide a sense of serenity and peace similar to that which you experience in a spa.
Bring The Green Indoors
Don't underestimate the power of indoor plants. Certain plant species, like jasmine, lavender, and eucalyptus, cleanse the air around them while releasing calming scents. Bonus if you choose to go with a live Christmas tree this year that adds both a calming presence and a wonderful holiday scent. Incorporating such plants in your decor scheme will not only add a pop of color but also contribute to the overall relaxing mood you're aiming for.
Light Up The Atmosphere
Next on your to-do list is to consider how much lighting can affect the atmosphere. Choose relaxing yet festive holiday lighting that is soothing while still bringing joy to your home. When selecting lights, opt for neutral white lights for calmness or choose more traditional Christmas lights with reds, blues, and greens. Place them around your home for a subdued glow paired with the heavenly scent of essential oils.
Ready for Serious Relaxation
Finally, set aside a dedicated relaxation corner. This could be in your bathroom, in a reading nook, or any other area where you normally unwind. Add a cozy chair or a plush bean bag and a couple of soft towels. Include a small side table for your diffuser, candles, and perhaps a book. This space will serve as your sanctuary, a true haven of tranquility amidst the holiday hustle.
By following these tips on how to make your home smell like a spa, you're sure to provide your guests with an unforgettable holiday experience, making them feel relaxed and pampered in your serene, beautifully scented home. And while you are relaxing, check out all the great products from WOCA!