Wanna learn how to make your house smell like a spa? Like one of those luxury spas with the exotic tropical scents that follows you home long after you’ve returned from the comfort of the plush and pristine bathrobe, essential oil diffusers and fuzzy slippers?
I know the feeling. Especially after feeding your kid sardines and now the kitchen smells like the seaside. But not the tropical kind with the turquoise waters and the palm trees but rather the fishing village with fish scales all over the sand and 10,000 birds fighting over breakfast.
I did some research to see how I could get that warm and comforting spa smell in my home. And you’ll be happy to know I’ve found it. I’ve found the perfect solution after a recent mother-daughter day at the spa.
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How to Make Your House Smell Like a Spa
So on this trip to the spa I noticed a few sticks in a lovely wooden container in the corner of the treatment room. I thought they were incense but didn’t see any smoke. I asked the attendant and that was the day I discovered reed diffusers.
Reed diffusers uses wicks, like candles, to disperse the scent of essential oils through the air but without any heat or flame. They’re a great set it and forget it solution to having a constant scent being diffused into a room. How perfect, especially if you have pets or little ones that may knock over a candle!
So you’ll need a reed diffuser and some great smelling essential oils. Yes. Essential oils. But not the kind that you buy in the pharmacy and drop in your run-of-the-mill diffuser. Oh no. Now I realize once and for all that not all essential oils are created equal.
When I left the spa I thought for sure I could recreate that beautifully lingering scent at home with a few drops of my favorites in my diffuser. I’m a critically acclaimed mixtress after all and love a good lavender sweet orange mix in my homemade whipped shea butter mix for my hair and body.
Try as I might, I couldn’t get the mix to be as strong and as robust as back at the spa. What did they have in that mix?!
What Scent Do They Use in Spas?
This diffuser’s scent is mixed with bergamot, tobacco flower and ylang-ylang to create a heavenly tropical spa scent and it’s very high quality. It lasts forever and is instantly noticeable to guests.
I should have known too. I absolutely love the scent of ylang-ylang mixed with bergamot but I guess the tobacco leaf really set it off in a way I would not have been able to guess. It lasts quite long and in my small apartment, the scent permeates through the whole house.
It warms my soul when I open my door and gives me that feeling of soft, tropical luxury. What a small but super powerful way to upgrade your home!
The Best Smelling Essential Oils for Home
In my research I find that the following mixes are the most essential oil spa blends:
- Vetiver, Lavender, Ylang Ylang
- Orange Blossoms, Sandalwood and Kashmir Vanilla
- Lemongrass and Lavender
- White Bamboo, Lotus Flower
- Green Tea, Lemon Flower and Jasmine
- Bergamot, Basil, Lavender
Best Essential Oil Diffuser For Your Home
To start out, you may need to purchase this set with the diffusers handy. Then you can purchase oil refills or more reed diffusers as you need instead of the whole set.
The sticks are the reed diffusers. Simply stick them inside the bottle. They act like wicks and will draw the oil out and disperse it into the air naturally. You can flip them around if you ever want a boost of the scent.
The candles aren’t cheap either but based on the reviews, certainly worth the splurge. Upgrade your home with this line. I’m so happy I came across them!
I love this scent so much that I’m considering purchasing the fragrance to wear! I mean, why not? It’s a sweet, citrusy tropical smell with darker floral notes that I just absolutely love. Not really an everyday scent, I think it would be awesome for late evening snuggles. It makes my home feel warm and romantic so hey, worth trying out as a scent I believe!
This essential oil diffuser is also a great beginner kit as it comes with 10 of the best smelling essential oils most commonly used in aromatherapy.
Other Ways to Make Your House Smell Good
Making your house smell like a spa will of course start with a clean, fresh home. You can try these other ways to make your house smell good all the time so that you’re not simply masking the smell of a messy home.
Great Smelling Cleaning Supplies
Bleach is probably doing more harm than good when using it to clean your home. Here in Jamaica we love a good dose of Fabuloso to get our home clean and fresh smelling. Try cleaning products that are effective but also great smelling with scents that are citrusy or tropical.
In between cleaning, using the best room freshener to clean the air and remove any smells is a good idea. You may perhaps even want to invest in an air purifier alongside an air freshener to help keep your home clean and fresh.
Candles that Smell like a Spa
Finally you may want to also place some candles that smell like a spa around your home to extend the scent of your essential oil diffuser while invoking warmth and luxury into your rooms. Try a candle such as this one that extends the spa scent throughout the home or a set of light complimenting candles such as vanilla or oatmeal.