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 by replicating those amazing spa scents!
There’s nothing like that typical spa smell – calming, fresh, slightly tropical… basically amazing!
This post is going to show you some very easy ways to make your home smell like a spa, so you can experience exquisite spa scents every single day!
First let’s summarize the best ways to make your home smell like a spa, then dive into the details!…
How to make your home smell like a spa – the easiest way!
The easiest way to make your home smell like a spa is to invest in products with authentic spa scents! You can also make your home smell like a spa by diffusing lavender oil or spa scents blends. I have lots of examples but cedarwood, orange and lavender is a great option.
First I’m going to share three amazing products with you – these are guarenteed to make your home smell like a spa! Then we’ll go into more detail on why they’re so amazing and what else you can do to get a spa scent.
But if you’re here for a quick-fix, here’s the headline: the three products here will make your house smell like a spa – quickly, easily and effectively!
THE most gorgeous, MOST wonderful product to make your home smell like a spa is the Archipelago Botanicals Botanico de Havana Diffuser.
Seriously, this little gem is amazing – I will continue to repurchase it whenever I run out as the spa-scent from it is just divine, and lasts for ages!
My second pick, for a more budget friendly spa-scented delight, is the beautiful scented Antica Farmacista Home Ambiance Diffuser in Santorini (which I also recommend in my post on making your bathroom smell like a spa).
Although I’m recommending this one as a lower priced alternative to the Archipelago, make no mistake, it’s not a compromise – it’s abso-blimmin-lutely lovely! Really, to try it is to love it forever.
And my final top recommendation to make your home smell like a spa is the wonderful premium spa scented candle, the Archipelago Botanicals Hand-Poured Wax Candle – this has to be the best candle that smells like a spa ever. Once again, my pick is the scent Havana (same as the diffuser) as I think it’s the most spa-like, but the other varieties I’ve tried are also heavenly.
Note – I’m not sponsored by Archipelago! These are my authentic picks for a true spa scent, and I think they’re truly gorgeous!
So, now that you have my quick and easy options for the best products to make your home smell like a spa, let’s move on to the best essential oil blends and DIY methods for a spa smell!
The BEST ways to make your home smell like a spa
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 relaxation is so central to the theme of spa scents, most typical spa smells are based around a lavender scent – since lavender is known for its great relaxing qualities.
This page uses affiliate links, as an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. Thank you!
For that reason, the easiest and cheapest way to make your home smell like a spa is to invest in some 100% pure lavender essential oil like this gorgeous one which is completely undiluted and has the most amazing reviews.
With that said, true typical 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 work really well and which oils you can blend together.
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, if I had to choose just one product, it would be the the Archipelago Botanicals Botanico de Havana Diffuser, because it really is just divine, it lasts ages, and the scent spreads a long way through your house.
And, as we covered above, my other really top recomendations are the sumptuous Antica Farmacista Home Ambiance Diffuser in Santorini for a budget-friendly reed diffuser that smells like a spa, and the Archipelago Botanicals Hand-Poured Wax Candle for the best candle that smells like a spa – truly gorgeous.
Additionally, if you want your bathroom to smell like a spa, an amazing product is the Aromatherapy Associates Deep Relax Bath and Shower Oil – the spa scent from this product is truly amazing and I really can’t recommend it highly enough! That said, it is pricey – there are lots of amazing alternatives in this post on making your bathroom smell like a spa.
Since you use it in a warm shower or bath, the scent can permeate far beyond your bathroom with the steam. And since it’s incredibly concentrated the scent also lasts a really long time on your skin.
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’ll have noticed that I firmly believe one of the best ways to make your home smell amazing is with an electronic aromatherapy diffuser.
I love these diffusers because not only do they give you a very easy way to make your home smell amazing, they also help relieve congestion if you suffer from colds or allergies, and stop your skin from drying out!
With the right blend of essential oils, an electronic diffuser is a fantastically easy and natural way to make your house smell like a spa with essential oils!
If you need to invest in a diffuser I really recommend this one – it has astoundingly good reviews, a really unique design, and is good value. What’s not to love?!
Alternatively, if sophisticated styling is important to you – and you don’t mind spending a bit more – then this spa-inspired diffuser by Aromatherapy Associates is simply stunning and you have added peace of mind with it coming from a highly reputable company.
But exactly what oils do you need to add to your diffuser to make your house smell like a spa with essential oils?
The best essential oil blends for spa scents
There are thousands of essential oil blends you can use in your diffuser to make your home smell great.
But there are some blends that really stand out as great spa scents.
All of the below essential oil combinations result in a completely heavenly spa scent.
I suggest adding two drops of each oil initially, then you can up the quantities if you like a stronger scent. And be sure to get 100% pure oils for the best fragrance (linked below).
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 if you need them, these ones are all 100% pure: peppermint, lavender, geranium, clary sage, ylang-ylang, cedarwood, orange.
Alternatively you can buy a ready made heavenly spa-scented blend.
My absolute favorite, which I highly recommend, is NEOM Complete Bliss Essential Oil Blend featuring moroccan blush rose, lime and black pepper- the name says it all!
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 they’re often weak and inauthentic. For a good value set with top quality oils I suggest this brand, they also do sets with diffusers which are worth checking out.
This page uses affiliate links, as an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. Thank you!
Little touches to make your home smell like a spa!
So we’ve covered the two main methods you can use for a gorgeous spa scent in your 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! Doing this is a sneaky little way to experience regular spa scented boosts throughout your day!
These little extra touches can add up to a big difference because they give you and your guests a little bit of spa loveliness wherever you go!
Special spa scents for your bathroom
We already covered the number one product to make your bathroom smell like a spa, but it’s worth mentioning again since it’s so spectacular!
I won’t rave about how incredible it is again, except to say that it really is an amazing product to make your bathroom smell like a spa.
It is of course the Aromatherapy Associates Deep Relax Bath and Shower Oil – it’s exceptional.
You can also turn something as mundane as washing your hands into a blissful scented moment!
If you choose well, the spa scent of a good quality soap will really linger, so you’ll carry the spa smell around with you.
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 with the classic ELEMIS spa scent.
These products smell like heaven on earth. Really, they actually do. Which is partly why they’re used in so many actual spas and on lots of cruise ships!
The absolute best ones for the perfect ELEMIS spa scent are ELEMIS Frangipani Monoi Body Cream, which you can also pop beside your soap as a hand cream, and ELEMIS Revitalise-Me Shower Gel for a fresh-feeling spa set.
These products will leave you smelling deliciously spa-like all day and you only need to use a tiny bit at a time! Plus, your bathroom will have a lingering sumptuous soothing ELEMIS spa scent!
A trick to make your bathroom smell like a spa!
And while we’re in the bathroom, here’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.
If you’re looking for some more spa smelling ideas for your bathroom in particular, check out this post.
Cleaning products with spa scents
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 scent boost?
And instead of just filling your sachets with lavender, give them 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 make your home smell like a spa!
Amazing Spa Scents!
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!
Want to keep this post for handy reference? You can pin it on Pinterest!…