If you’ve ever been to a spa then chances are you’ve returned home wondering how to make your home smell like a spa!
There’s nothing like that calming, fresh, slightly tropical scent that lingers throughout spas to help you feel all chilled out and smiley.
And who wouldn’t want to feel chilled out and smiley all the time in your own home?
Fortunately there are some easy ways to achieve just that, by recreating the delicious smell of a premium spa on a daily basis.
Spas owners have long understood the importance of the brain/scent connection , and use that knowledge to help their customers feel more pampered and relaxed (because most people who go to a spa want to feel pampered and relaxed!).
Because relaxation is so central to the theme of most spa scents, the majority (but not all, as you’ll see) are based around a lavender scent – since lavender is known for its great relaxing qualities.
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For that reason, if you want the simplest and easiest way to make your home smell like a spa, just invest in some lavender oil (like this bumper value bottle), or this spray with an added touch of mint is amazing.
However, true spa scents tend to be a little more complex – so if you want a scent that really smells like an authentic spa, you need to know which products to invest in, or which oils you can blend yourself.
First up, if you just want to buy something simple to make your home smell like a spa, what are the best products to invest in?
Well, after trawling forums, social media and blog posts, it would appear that one brand – and two products in particular – stands out above all others for a truly spa-like smell.
That brand is Archipelago, and the two products are their home fragrance diffuser in ‘Lavande’ and their amazing scented candle in ‘Havana’. – however, literally all the options in this range are divinely spa-worthy scents! So gorgeous.
Although these aren’t the cheapest products around, by all accounts they last for a really long time – so you end up spending less in the long run than if you go with a cheap product – and they smell abso-blimmin-lutely HEAVENLY!
If you really want to get your home smelling like a spa quickly and easily, then these products are definitely your best bet.
Since they’re so lovely, they tend to sell out quickly on Amazon and other outlets, but if the links above are sold out then just search on Amazon and you should be able to snap one up from another seller on there.
Pssst!… If you love having a gorgeous smelling home, check out this definitive guide to making your home smell amazing!!
Essential oil blends to make your home smell like a spa
If you’ve checked out my post on how to make your home smell like a hotel – or probably any other post I’ve ever written – you may have noticed that I’m a big fan of creating gorgeous blends of essential oils and diffusing them in my home with an electronic aromatherapy diffuser.
I love these types of diffusers because not only do they give you an easy way to infuse your home with amazing scents, they also help to relieve congestion if you suffer from colds, and put moisture back into your skin.
Plus if you’re using them with essential oil blends, this is a completely natural way to make your home smell amazing.
Here’s one that I particularly recommend (because it has 4.5 star reviews from over 12,000 customers!).
But exactly what oils do you need to add to your diffuser to get that special spa smell?
Well, not all spas smell exactly the same, so you can play around and find your own special combination.
But to get you started in the right direction, all of the below combinations result in a completely heavenly spa-like scent.
I suggest adding two drops of each oil initially, then you can up the quantities if you like a stronger scent:
Remember to check out the safety guidelines for the oils you’re thinking of using – for example some essential oils aren’t recommended during pregnancy or for children or pets.
- Peppermint and lavender
- Geranium and clary sage
- Lavender and ylang-ylang
- Cedarwood, orange and lavender
- Here are the links for all of those oils: peppermint, lavender, geranium, clary sage, ylang-ylang, cedarwood, orange.
By the way, if you’re getting into essential oil blending you can save a lot of money by investing in an essential oil starter kit instead of buying your oils individually. Just be wary of the very low priced ones as many can smell weak and inauthentic.
Little touches to make your home smell like a spa!
So we’ve gone over the two main methods you can use to re-create the gorgeous scent of a spa in your own home – two amazing products, and a great essential oil diffuser.
But you’re missing a trick if you don’t also add in some little spa-scented touches throughout your home, to give you regular little boosts as you go about your day!
These little touches can add up to a big difference, because they’ll give you a little bit of that spa loveliness wherever you go in your home.
Making something as mundane as washing your hands into a special treat gives a lovely little spa boost to your day!
And if you choose well, a good quality spa-scent will really linger, so you’ll carry the scent with you around your home.
And while we’re on the subject of scents that follow you around, if you can incorporate some Elemis Spa products into your routine, you’ll smell like a walking talking spa.
These products smell like heaven on earth. Really, they actually do.
And while we’re in the bathroom, there’s a neat little trick you can use to keep it smelling spa-like.
Just grab a q-tip and soak the cotton ends with essential oil. You can use your favorite oil, or try one of the spa inspired blends above.
Then pop the q-tip into the middle of your toilet roll!
You’ll get a regular noticeable hit of naturally gorgeous scent.
If you hang your toilet rolls horizontally the q-tip should stay in place by itself.
If you have them stacked vertically then just use a tiny bit of tape to stick it in place.
Spa scented cleaning
You can use your home cleaning routine as another chance to add some spa loveliness to your day!
Either choose a deliciously fresh ready made product like Method All-Purpose Surface Cleaner in French Lavender (they do a nice eucalyptus bathroom cleaner too), or learn to make your own home cleaning sprays!
This post has some great ideas for creating your own home cleaning products using essential oils.
Lavender sachets with a twist
You can’t go wrong with a few cute little lavender sachets scattered around your home. We all know they work well in undie drawers, but how about slipping one into your pillowcase for a bedtime spa boost?
And instead of just filling your sachets with lavender, give your sachets a twist by adding other spa-inspired herbs too.
This video shows you how to make some simple ‘no sew’ lavender sachets, and shows you some other herbs you can use too.
And that, friends, just about wraps things up here!
I hope this post has given you some great ideas to get your home smelling like the loveliest of spas – you deserve it!
If you want more amazing tips on how to make your whole home smell generally AMAZING, check out this definitive guide to making your home smell nice – your nose will thank you!
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