The Best Summer Home Scents

The Best Summer Home Scents

Freshly cut grass, sea salt beaches and creamy coconuts, who doesn’t love a delicious summer scent? Prepare to fill your home with candles and diffusers that make your home smell and look great with our round up of the best summer home scents right now…

We Love the Planet Cool Coconut Candle

Who doesn’t love the sweet smelling scent of coconut during the summer months? This luxurious candle by We Love the Planet is perfect for both indoors during the winter months, and outside in the summer. This natural coconut candle is made of 100% soy wax meaning it contains no chemicals and is environmentally friendly and biodegradable too! Prepare to whisk your senses away and transform your space into your favourite holiday destination… 

AromaWorks Lemongrass & Bergamot Reed Diffuser

Fragranced using 100% pure essential oils from around the globe, this diffuser has multime therapeutic benefits for the mind, body and soul whilst transforming the ambience in your home. As the essential oils diffuse through the natural reeds, their benefits are slowly released into the room. The 100% pure essential oils are housed by Ethanol, an alcohol made from the fermentation of starch in corn grains, which evaporates to disperse the essential oils. Featuring uplifting notes of lemongrass and energising bergamot, this scent is perfect for the warmer months.

Yankee Candle Beach Escape Small Candle

Discover a shady spot under the palms to take in the tranquil ocean view with this irresistible beach escape candle. Featuring notes of sea air, complemented by florals and woody aromas, this candle is the perfect way to reflect on your day in paradise. Simply sit back, relax and enjoy your surroundings with this must-have home scent.

La Perla Velvet Sea Room Fragrance 

Fragrance your home in style with this Velvet Sea room fragrance from La Perla. Inspired by the lightness and grave of the sea, it’s fragrance is as fresh as the morning breeze and bright as a sunny day. It’ll look the part in your boudoir or any other room of your home. 

Naturally European Ginger & Lime Room Diffuser

Place the Ginger & Lime Room Diffuser reeds into the fragrance and let the sweet-smelling aroma delicately infuse the room. This stylish Room Diffuser looks elegant and allows you to enjoy your favourite Naturally European scent all day long. The Augeo Clean Multi Base is unlike ingredients used in many other diffusers, Augeo is environmentally friendly and made from a renewable source and has a low carbon footprint.

Wax Lyrical Colony Fresh Linen Medium Candle Jar

Clean and crisp aromas bring the feeling of freshly washed linen, drying in a warm breeze into the home. Subtle notes of citrus and sandalwood add to this light and fresh fragrance. This medium glass candle jar is stylishly subtle in design and typically bold in Colony fragrance. This lidded candle jar will burn for up to 48 hours. A signature Wax Lyrical collection, Colony is steeped in tradition and epitomises classic home fragrances made in the UK.

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A Guide To Fragrance In Your Home

A Guide To Fragrance In Your Home

Home is where the heart is, and after a year of lockdowns and isolation, we couldn’t be more into taking care of ours.

Having a comfortable home means you’ve got a place to retreat after a busy or stressful day and somewhere to relax and recharge your batteries. Your home can also be your office or a stage for social gatherings. So it pays to get the vibes as on-point as possible.

Why does home fragrancing matter?

How can you make your home more comfortable? With a carefully chosen scent to suit your mood, that’s how! When you select scents for each area of your home, you can create calm or productivity, sleepiness or energy, depending on what’s happening in your day.

For example, a beautiful lavender diffusion at bedtime is an excellent way to drift off to sleep. On the other hand, zesty citrus or mint fragrances can help energise your mornings or power you up ahead of a workout.

In this guide, we’ll share some ideal scents for different moods. Then, we’ll be exploring some of the most effective ways you can fragrance each part of your home, from candles to diffusers and everything between, and advise on some of our favourite home fragrance products, so you can put what you’ve learnt into practice.

Choosing fragrances by room

There’s no right or wrong when it comes to choosing fragrances for your home. This is your personal space, and we aren’t here to tell you what to do. Still, suppose you’re interested in enhancing rooms with carefully chosen scents. In that case, there are a few perfect pairings you might want to acknowledge.

For the kitchen

Your kitchen might be where you spend most of your time, whether you’re cooking, working, or chatting with friends and family. It’s a social hub, and when you’re alone, you’re usually busy preparing ingredients or bustling around. So it makes sense for your kitchen fragrance to be something light, uplifting, and refreshing to keep you going.

Consider invigorating scents like grapefruit, basil, spearmint, or rosemary. Other kitchen-friendly fragrances include clove, tea tree, and sage. Anything citrusy or herbal will be ideal in the kitchen; just choose one that suits your taste and feel lively and refreshed each time you enter.

For the living room

If your living room is a space for winding down at the end of the day, you’ll want a calming scent to suit the mood. Whether it’s the backdrop to your movie nights or a laid-back social gathering, your living room fragrancing can make all the difference.

Try luxurious frankincense or myrrh, vetiver, or cedarwood. Anything intense, woody, rich, or spicy can help you settle in and feel at ease.

For the bedroom

This is where you want things to feel as calm and relaxing as possible. A perfectly fragranced bedroom can help you drift off in no time, and certain smells are proven to help you get a better night’s sleep.

Lavender is a tried-and-tested favourite for relaxation and sleep. Chamomile and ylang-ylang are also excellent options if you don’t like the purple stuff.

For the bathroom

A good-smelling bathroom can make getting ready or freshening up feel like a treat, and certain scents work perfectly in the space. Lemon – obviously – is a beautiful, fresh fragrance for bathrooms, while eucalyptus can also be immensely refreshing and energising. Try tea tree to feel uplifted each time you step in, or a fresh mint scent to lift the whole room.

The best ways to fragrance your home

There are many options for fragrancing your home, from straightforward scented candles to diffusers and room sprays. The type you choose might depend on what you can afford or simply what you prefer. Let’s take a look at all the options out there.

Scented candles

Who doesn’t love a scented candle? The flickering flame and soft glow of a candle add to the vibes these home essentials give off. And with so many brands out there, you can choose an option to suit your budget, no problem.

Scented candles prices range from relatively low to surprisingly high. Why? It’s all about what’s in them. Suppose you choose a luxurious option with quality ingredients and a beautiful glass or ceramic base. In that case, you might pay a little more than you would for a fuss-free alternative. Typically, the more expensive a candle, the stronger its perfume and the longer its burn-time.

Our top 10 scented candles

  1. Shearer Candles Amber Noir Scented 3 Wick Candle
  2. WoodWick Vanilla Bean Large Candle
  3. Candlelight Simple Cotton Large Wax Filled Pot Candle
  4. Price’s Argan Large Jar Candle
  5. Yankee Candle Elevation Sheer Linen Candle
  6. Crabtree & Evelyn White Cardamom Large Candle
  7. Naturally European Verbena Scented Candle
  8. Wax Lyrical Colony Lavender Fields Medium Candle Jar
  9. La Perla Velvet Sea Candle
  10. AromaWorks Nurture 3 Wick Candle
Diffusers

Diffusers are a beautiful way to make use of essential oils around your home. You can choose electric or reed diffusers – they all work similarly. An electric diffuser plugs into a socket. You’ll fill it up with water and a few drops of oil and enjoy a soft diffusion of scent for however long you leave it on. Reed diffusers work by carrying scented oil from a bottle to dispense the aroma around.

What are the benefits of a diffuser? Unlike scented candles, you can leave them to it without any hazard. Electric diffusers give off a strong scent, and you can tailor the oil you use to suit your mood. That means you don’t lock yourself into one scent, but you could change what’s inside depending on the room or time of day. Reed diffusers give off a continuous fragrance until they run dry, which can be weeks! When the oil has all dispersed, you can simply refill the bottle and replace the reeds for good-as-new results.

Our top 10 diffusers

  1. Naturally European Freesia & Pear Room Diffuser
  2. Shearer Candles Amber Noir Reed Diffuser
  3. Yankee Candle Fluffy Towels Reed Diffuser
  4. Beauty of Bath Vanilla Baies Rouges Diffuser
  5. La Perla Spicy Macramè Reed Diffuser
  6. AromaWorks Mandarin & Vetivert Reed Diffuser
  7. Millefiori Milano Hydro Portable White Diffuser
  8. AromaWorks Serenity Reed Diffuser
  9. Shearer Candles Cinnamon Spice Reed Diffuser
  10. Price’s Melon & Cucumber Reed Diffuser
Room sprays

Looking for a quick fix? Room sprays are another straightforward way to get a beautiful smell in your home, but they don’t last as long as candles or diffusers. Still, if you’d like to freshen things up before guests arrive or simply boost your mood with fragrance, these are ideal to have around.

Our top 10 room sprays

  1. AromaWorks Inspire Room Mist
  2. AromaWorks Lemongrass & Bergamot Room Mist
  3. Millefiori Milano Cold Water Home Spray
  4. Millefiori Milano White Mint & Tonka Home Spray
  5. La Perla Velvet Sea Room Fragrance
  6. La Perla Vanilla Soul Room Fragrance
  7. Fired Earth Earl Grey and Vetivert Room Mist
  8. Fired Earth Black Tea and Jasmine Room Mist
  9. Wax Lyrical White Tea & Jasmine Home & Linen Spray
  10. Wax Lyrical RHS Lavender Room Mist

So, now you know which scents work in different parts of your home and which type of fragrance suits your needs. Pick a few to try and enjoy beautiful aromas for every mood. We’re sure you’ll feel motivated to rest, work, and play better at home.

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Wax Lyrical Scents To Have In Your Home All Year Long

Wax Lyrical Scents To Have In Your Home All Year Long

Whether it’s a night in winding down or a long soak in the bath, home scents have long been a part of our personal care rituals and routines. But ever since the first lockdown began, they’ve become more important than ever, so why not transform your home with a wonderful Wax Lyrical scent! 

It’s time to set the tone and create a comforting ambience that helps keep stress at bay with an array of gorgeously scented candles and diffusers. Read on to explore the best Wax Lyrical scents to have in your home all year long…

Wax Lyrical Sophie Conran Wisdom Reed Diffuser £24.99 

Nurturing our connection to the spiritual world through our third eye chakra, this Wisdom fragrance opens with bright and herbal top notes of clary sage that lead to a powdery heart of violet. Sweet notes of iris rest on a woody base of patchouli and frankincense. This stylish ceramic reed diffuser designed by Sophie Conran has a coloured inside and will add sophistication and calm to any décor. Refined, stylish, balanced, give this gorgeous home scent a try today!

Wax Lyrical Sophie Conran Purpose Ceramic Candle £24.99 

Bright and confident, this Purpose fragrance reflects the joy and courage channelled by the solar plexus chakra. Featuring citrus top notes of bergamot and lemon sparkle above a heart of petitgrain and neroli, resting on a gentle base of spiced cardamom and warm ginger. This stylish ceramic candle designed by Sophie Conran is a wonderful addition to any home, whether you’re gifting or keeping it for yourself, discover this must-have candle now…

Wax Lyrical Yvonne Ellen Stay Fabulous Votive Gift Set £39.95

Containing three fab candles, this set is presented in a charming hat-box, making a truly stand out gift!  The gift-set includes three beautifully designed ceramic candles, featuring Yvonne Ellen’s playful prints, each with their own uniquely alluring fragrance. Yvonne Ellen’s imaginative twists on the everyday add a layer of charm and individuality to any home. Her personality comes to life in her new fragrance collection. Spots, stripes, and playful designs have been paired with rich fragrance in this fantastically giftable collection! 

Wax Lyrical Yvonne Ellen Purrfect Day Reed Diffuser £39.99

The Purrfect Day fragrance is a rich sensual citrus fragrance featuring intense oudh, delicate saffron, rock rose and davana enveloped by rich jasmine, white sandal,  musky amber, creating an irresistibly alluring animal femininity. This Purrfect Day Ceramic Reed Diffuser features a playful leopard print on pink and white candy-striping, adding fragrance and fun to the home. Presented in a delightful printed box, this stunning diffuser is not to be missed…

Wax Lyrical Yvonne Ellen Rock Your Spots Off Candle £39.95

Rock Your Spots Off features a cool medley of fresh white cotton refreshed with a citrus blend of bergamot, lemon and lime supported by lavender sprigs, muguet and warmed with grated nutmeg. The base comprises cedarwood, musk, patchouli, vanilla and moss – you’d be barking not to try it! This Rock Your Spots Off Ceramic Candle features a playful dalmatian print on light blue and white candy-striping, adding fragrance and fun to the home. Why not gift this gorgeous candle and blow their socks off! 

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At-Home Date Night Ideas

At-Home Date Night Ideas

Trips to your favourite bars, restaurants and shops are off the cards so why not give an at-home date night a go? While there is no denying that your time together at home is a little different, there’s no reason why you still can’t have fun with your loved one. Just set some time aside with your partner and follow our complete guide of at-home date nights ideas, just for you… 

1. Facial

Glamglow Supermud Glam-To-Go £14.95

It’s time to transform your skin and get your glow on this date night with Glamglow’s Supermud Glam-To-Go face mask. Matching face masks are a great way to add some fun into your date whilst getting amazing skin too. This advanced clearing treatment and #1 best-selling mud mask, fights skin and skin imperfections with charcoal, a blend of six acids, and K-17 clay. Just watch the solution lift dirt, toxins and excess oil from the deepest and roughest areas to purify your pores. The acid blend helps loosen dead skin cells to exfoliate and sweep them away, leaving fresh, smooth skin behind. Just pop on a small layer of product with your partner and you’re good to go!

2. Exfoliate

Alya Skin Pomegranate Exfoliator Facial Scrub £15.95

What better way to spend the night than exfoliating all your toxins away. Make a fresh start with your partner with Alya Skin’s Pomegranate Exfoliator Facial Scrub, that’s designed for eczema and acne-prone skin. Developed with a nourishing blend of antioxidants, this facial scrub is ideal for aiding the removal of pimples and blemishes from the skin and smoothing any lumps and bumps your skin has. This anti-inflammatory formula is infused with pomegranate seed powder which deeply exfoliates and extracts impurities, tightening pores and revealing a soft, healthier-looking complexion! 

3. Massage

Urban Veda Radiance Body Oil £29.95

With the spas shut and everywhere else in tow, it’s only right that you give an at-home massage a go! Discover Urban Veda’s Radiance Body Oil this date night, an uplifting blend of fresh, minty plant oils to rid the mind and the body of stagnant energy. Embrace self-massage to detoxify and awaken the entire being with a host of fresh botanicals and purifying spearmint to condition and care for the skin. 

4. Candle

WoodWick Warm Wool Large Jar Candle £22.95

Nothing sets the tone for the night quite like a warm, cosy scent. Light WoodWick’s Warm Wool Large Jar Candle this date night and transform you and your partners surroundings to a place of solace and comfort with this unique scent, perfect for your home. This dreamy blend of soft wool and wild flowers invites you to take a deep breath, relax and take a break. This highly fragranced jar features a natural wooden wick to create the soothing sound of a crackling fire. Try out this high quality blend of soy wax that has a burn time of up to 175 hours so you can use it time and time again! 

5. Pedicure

Sally Hansen Insta Dri Jelly Beans Collection £4.19 

Finally, end the night with a couples pedicure using Jelly Belly’s Insta Dri Jelly Beans varnishes. With a choice of 11 new shades, this polish is formulated with a base and a top coat for extended wear and a stunning sine all in one coat. Featuring a unique perfectionist brush that contours the nail for a smooth, easy nail polish application, this fash-dry nail polish formula contains an exclusive flexiglass complex for the ultimate glossy finish!

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How To Transform Your Home Through The Power Of Fragrance

How To Transform Your Home Through The Power Of Fragrance

Fragrance can be a powerful way to conjure memories and express our emotions – not just when sprayed on our wrists, but also when used in our homes, too.

A room can be transformed with scent, changing the mood from vivid and invigorating to soothing and peaceful. So how can we alter the mood in our home through fragrance?

Whether you’re dreaming of a tropical retreat or want to be enraptured in the delicious aromas of Christmas, our fragrance experts have created a guide to combining the best scents to fragrance your home for a variety of seasonal settings.

A winter wonderland

Winter is filled with sumptuous aromas from the delights of home cooking, to the smell of log fires and the crisp winter air, but how can we find the best scents for our home?

If you want to create the true essence of Christmas, blending warm spices with soft woody notes will transport you to your very own winter wonderland.

Woody notes

Woody notes of pine or spruce are home fragrance favourites during winter, as they’re associated with the smell of fresh Christmas trees. However, on the whole, woody fragrances can be either crisp and light or hearty and rich depending on the wood the notes derive from. Fir, pine, and spruce will offer the classic Christmas tree scent, however rich notes of cedar, sandalwood and rosewood will create the warm aroma of a log fire.

They are often used as standalone scents, however, also make up the warm base notes in many other Christmas themed fragrances.

Pair woody notes with fruit, spicy or sweet notes to add a sumptuous, sophisticated air to any fragrance.

Our top pick: Heart & Home Ellipse Twin Wick Jar Christmas Tree £8.99

Warm spices

Traditionally cinnamon has won the title for the most popular festive scents, however as fragrances have evolved, spices such as ginger, cardamom and the ancient Christmas elements of frankincense and myrrh are now seen more frequently for an even more sumptuous take on festive spices.

These notes can be paired with woody notes or musk to create a rich, refined fragrance full of winter warmth.

Our top pick: Shearer Candles Couture Cinnamon Spice Tall Jar Candle £19.95

Vanilla and chocolate

If you’re missing out on the sugary treats from the Christmas markets this year, there are some scrumptious sweet fragrances available sure to take you back in time.

From classic vanilla notes to warm caramel, these scents are buttery at the base and combined with spices, create the aroma of mouth-watering desserts such as crepes, waffles, and macarons.

Making the perfect kitchen candle, light as you serve dessert for an infusion of Christmas sweetness.

Our top pick: Yankee Candle Christmas Cookie Medium Candle £16.95

Bergamot

Bergamot orange is the fragrant citrus fruit of the Citrus bergamia, a small evergreen tree which blossoms during the winter. It is commonly used in earl grey tea, thanks to its peppery yet sweet scent.

It has a sweet, fruity aroma with hints of mild spice and wood, and it’s one of the most popular notes used by perfumers in many male and female fragrances.

Light the scent of bergamot alone, or use combine it with sweet mandarin orange for a warm, oriental aroma. Perfect for a cosy night in this winter.

Our top pick: Yankee Candle Elevation Exotic Bergamot Candle £17.99

An autumn stroll

The colours and scents of autumn are rich, crisp, and vibrant, and whilst the season only greets us once a year, you can recreate it at your leisure using a combination of home fragrances. Breathe in the scent of conkers landing on damp earth, mugs of warming tea and enduring woody, aromatic and earthy fragrances to cloak the home in a comforting ambience.

Apple

It doesn’t get much more autumnal than apple-picking, but if you are unable to head out in the great outdoors, thankfully you can enjoy the scent from the comfort of your own home.

For the perfect autumn treat, combine an apple fragrance with warm spices such as nutmeg and orange. Infusing these notes will create a spicy, warm, mulled cider-like scent, perfect for a cosy night by the fire.

Apple and cinnamon are also a great duo, creating the scent of a warm, freshly baked apple pie.

Our top pick: Cristalinas Feel Good Funny Apple Diffuser £4.95

Sandalwood

Sandalwood is an alluring and sophisticated fragrance, valued for its woody composition. It is an oriental scent with an intensity that can be both exotic and comforting.

Smooth, rich, and essentially soft, its notes work well with accords of vanilla, amber, patchouli, lavender, and cedar wood.

Perfect for autumn, you’ll get the scent of fresh woodland, just as you would if you went out for a walk in the forest.

Our top pick: Price’s Sandalwood Reed Diffuser £11.50

Tobacco

If you want to know how to make your house smell nice, tobacco probably isn’t the first scent that comes to mind.

However, the fragrance note is commonly used in colognes, as it produces a rich, warm, and sweet herbaceous scent, with notes of whiskey, caramel, and hay that remind us of autumn.

It can add a sweet, sexy, smoky and mysterious aroma to your room, working gorgeously alongside rich florals and Oriental spices

Tobacco is one of the best candle scents for the bedroom, as it creates a sensual smell, perfect for a romantic night in during autumn.

Our top pick: Price’s Royal Oak Large Jar Candle £14.95

Honey

Rich, warm, luxurious and comforting, honey works wonderfully to emphasise floral notes, or create a sweet, rich aroma for the home in autumn. 

Honey is a warm, sweet note but with an earthy quality that blends well with amber, woods, caramel, and vanilla notes, perfectly enjoyed with a mug of warm tea as you curl up by the fire.

If you’re looking for the best essential oils for aromatherapy, honey works in perfect harmony with lemon. Both contain antioxidants which can help promote good health and flush out toxins.

Our top pick: WoodWick White Honey Medium Candle £13.95

A tropical retreat

If you’re dreaming of escaping to a tropical retreat, close your eyes, lie on the sofa, and infuse your senses with a combination of exotic scents.

A well-chosen scent can conjure images of past holidays and remind you of sun cream, rolling waves, cocktails, and Mediterranean cliff-top villages, all in the comfort of your home.

A medley of zesty and refreshing, warm and breezy and sensuous and evocative scents will give you the summer paradise you’re searching for. 

Citrus fruits

There isn’t much else that conjures the fun of a summer holiday like a mojito, so why not use fresh notes of mint and lime to create your very own refreshing cocktail candle?

Perfumers adore the fresh, light, and energetic fragrant note that derives from lime. Like other citrus notes, lime is traditionally used as an intense top note and combines well with other citrus notes such as orange and lemon.

To create your at-home mojito scent, light alongside a mint-scented candle, reed diffuser or fragrance sphere. Mint offers a refreshing and cooling green note with peppery aspects and pairs perfectly with lemon and lime.

Our top pick: Shearer Candles Persian Lime Pillar Candle £6.99

Sea salt and sand

Nothing quite beats the scent of turquoise waves splashing against the sand on a beautiful beach. Breathe in the sharp aroma from the sea-salt and let the sweetness of sand cut through to create a harmonious fragrance combination.

To create an exotic escape, fragrances including Yankee Candle Pink Sands Candle use a blend of bright citrus, sweet florals and spicy vanilla.

Home fragrances derived from sea salt, pair well with soft scents like lavender and vanilla, which are both known to be soothing and help you to relax.

Our top pick: WoodWick Sea Salt Vanilla Large Jar Candle £18.69

Coconut

Whether it reminds you of a Pina Colada or your favourite tanning oil, the scent of coconut is likely to bring back memories of a summer getaway in the sun.

The note of coconut has a sweet, fruity and creamy scent, gives off a truly tropical vibe, while retaining a simple freshness.

Combine the scent of coconut with fruits such as strawberry and banana to create the delicious aroma of a Pina Colada – and maybe even make yourself one at home!

Our top pick: Yankee Candle Black Coconut Fragrance Spheres £3.95

Bergamot, orange flower and cedarwood

If like many of us, you love the smell of sun cream, using a combination of three fragrance notes can create a very similar scent.

When used together, the notes of bergamot, orange flower, and cedarwood will blend to create a unique aroma, just like sun lotion.

If you can’t find a candle that combines all three, try using separate candles, reed diffusers, or fragrance spheres in an enclosed space.

Our top pick: Millefiori Milano Mediterranean Bergamot Home Spray £7.95

A Spring morning

Spring is a season for new beginnings. We see flowers bloom and embrace brighter mornings and lighter evenings. Crisp, earthy scents fill the air as we open the windows and breathe in the aroma of freshly cut grass, inviting fresh, floral and gourmand notes to dance around the home. Combine fresh garden mint with delicate rose or wrap yourself in aromas of fresh cotton for the idyllic scent of a spring morning.

Spring is the season of new beginnings. Flowers bloom and we’re able to embrace brighter mornings and lighter evenings. There is nothing quite like

Fresh cotton

The clean scent of fresh cotton is perfect for spring; a time when many of us de-clutter our homes and turn our clocks towards a new season.

Fresh cotton is an intoxicatingly fresh scent with just the right combination of citrus, powder and woody notes. It’s often paired with lavender and soft florals to create a comforting sensation of newly washed sheets.

Our top pick: Yankee Candle Clean Cotton Reed Diffuser £16.95

Lavender

Of all the fragrance notes, lavender is best  known being one of the most soothing and relaxing scents. An ancient natural remedy, lavender is part of the mint family, native to the Mediterranean mountain, with an array of health benefits.

Those looking for the best essential oils could combine lavender with sweet orange or ylang ylang to create a soothing scent, that reduces stress and anxiety, and ignites the sweet smell of springtime.

Many people also use lavender fragranced candles or essential oils for sleep, as it’s believed to slow down your nervous system, decrease your heart rate and blood pressure, which helps you fall into a deep sleep.

Our top pick: Wax Lyrical RHS Lavender Room Mist 100ml £7.95

Garden mint

Whether you grow your own herbs or just want to invite a fresh, energising scent into your home this spring, fresh mint is the perfect pick.

Combine with fruity fragrances, such as strawberry, for a succulent taste of spring or use alone as a refreshing aroma that will boost energy.

As the days become warmer and you want to enjoy your lunch alfresco, take a mint candle outside with you to help keep the flies and bugs away.

Our top pick: Millefiori Milano White Mint & Tonka Diffuser £15.95

Rose

Often known as the king of flowers, rose notes are feminine, clean, and wonderfully romantic.

 In home fragrance, the ‘tea rose’ has recently become an increasingly popular note, which combines the soothing scent of floral rose with the freshness of green tea leaves.

Rose is also one of the most popular essential oils for sleep, thanks to its soothing and relaxing properties which can help to fight anxiety and stress, whilst relaxing the body and mind.

If you’re looking for romance, rose is one of the most mood enhancing scents, too, making it one of the most romantic scents for the bedroom.

Our top pick: Yankee Candle Fresh Cut Roses Reed Diffuser £16.95

A harmonious home office

If you’re one of the many people working from home right now, there are probably moments throughout the day you lose focus or feel tired.

Whilst aromatherapy might not be the first tool you use to help boost your productivity, studies show certain fragrances can have a huge impact on influencing brain activity as smell is the strongest of the senses.

Ginger

Ginger has a distinct aroma that can be described as strong, warm, or spicy. As such, it’s a popular note for home fragrances.

Ginger is known for its healing benefits and is often used to fight off headaches and fatigue, which can often occur if you’re sat at a computer screen.

It’s the perfect combination to help you power through a deadline or write complex code, making it one of the most popular essential oils for productivity.

As the scent of ginger isn’t to everyone’s taste, try using it with lemon or other citrus fruits to help balance and sweeten the fragrance.

Our top pick: Price’s Mandarin & Ginger Large Jar Candle £14.95

Lemon

Lemon is not only deliciously zesty, but also promotes concentration and has calming and clarifying properties that are helpful when you’re feeling angry, anxious or run down. It’s a great essential oil for happiness and energy, too.

A Japanese study even found that office workers made 54% fewer errors when exposed to the scent of lemon.

And if that wasn’t enough, lemon also has antiviral and antibacterial properties which can help fight sore throats and colds by boosting the body’s immune system and improving circulation.

Our top pick: Wax Lyrical Colony Lemon Grove Reed Diffuser £14.95

Coffee

Whilst coffee may taste great, there’s only so many mugs you can drink throughout the day. Instead of boiling the kettle, try using coffee in a home fragrance or an essential oil.

Research shows this scent has the ability to enhance analytical reasoning and promote attentiveness – which is great if you’ve got a tricky task ahead of you.

The warm, inviting aroma of coffee is stimulating, uplifting, and will give you a nice pick-me-up throughout the day.

Our top pick: Shearer Candles Cocoa & Sandlewood Large Jar Candle Tin £5.99

Jasmine

Like lavender, jasmine it is also used to calm nerves, but is also commonly used as a mood booster thanks to its uplifting capabilities that produce feelings of confidence, optimism and revitalized energy.

Sweet-smelling lavender improves concentration by recharging the brain during rest time. This allows you to return to work revived and full of energy.

Renowned for its sweet and deeply rich aroma, jasmine is also a popular ingredient for perfumes, particularly classic French fragrances, such as Chanel’s iconic No. 5,2 Miss Dior and Opium.

Our top pick: Yankee Candle Midnight Jasmine Medium Jar Candle £14.99

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