Awake your senses with Dwell
What is your favourite perfume? Most of us have one or two favourite scents that we absolutely adore. These are the ones we reach for mindlessly and make us feel happy without knowing it. So why do perfumes have such an impact on us?
The human ability to smell is truly a magnificent gift. We have deep memories associated with certain smells and their nostalgic effect can take us all the way back to our childhood days. So it’s no wonder that people have effectively used smell to market places and even products. Think of entering a mall, you are immediately treated to a plethora of perfumes that calm your senses and lift your mood. Even clothing brands have utilised the positive effects of perfume to create a brand-specific smell, that helps in better recall amongst customers. Aromatherapy or the practice of using essential oils for therapeutic benefit, has also been used for centuries to treat a number of issues and bring peace to its perceiver – it is said to cure a number of ailments such as nausea, body aches, anxiety, insomnia, stress, headaches.
With this in mind, perfumes have a great impact on our senses and it’s worthwhile to understand how we can utilise the effects of these products to better our living spaces. The experts from Dwell share their tips on choosing the right scent for your room.
For the perfect snooze
Lavender is said to relieve headache and symptoms of migraine. It is perfect for those who have trouble sleeping as lavender helps your body to relax. It’s often used to help relieve stress and anxiety and promote good sleep. The Before Sleep Diffuserfrom Dwell has the special concoction of lavender, eucalyptus and cedar to help aid in uninterrupted sleep. Eucalyptus is said to have medicinal properties and can help relieve airways during a cold or flu.
Another great aid for a serene slumber is Bergamot. Unlike the rest of its citrus family, Bergamot slows down your heart rate, lowers blood pressure and reduces feelings of anxiety, helping you sleep better. A study published in Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice found that diffusing essential oils such as bergamot improved sleep quality. The effects were so positive that 92% of participants planned to continue using it on their own. Opt for a Ted Residence Bergamot & Cassis Diffuser to help with insomnia and wake up feeling refreshed after a good night’s sleep.
Uplifting your mood
Want to have a little ’pick-me up’ after a long day’s work? Awaken your senses and turn your home into an uplifting space that is joyous and harmonious with lemon scents. Citrus scents such as lemon help fight exhaustion, depression, and invigorates your senses. Spray a few sprints of Contenta Limone Room Spray for elevating your senses and mood as it contains a summery blend of lemon and lime with undertones of mandarin and bergamot. The Aery Happiness Candle Gift Set of 3, features three exquisite scents that contain vanilla, rose and ginger for revitalising your mind and energising your soul.
Unwind and indulge in TLC
Nothing beats summer drain than a refreshing bath and changing into fresh pyjamas to spend a quiet evening, curled up with your favourite book or watching a show. Unwind with scents that help you remove the day’s grind by providing you with a soothing feeling. Add Peppermint Grove Fresh Sage & Cedar Bath Salts to your bath for a relaxing environment that leaves your skin delightfully smooth, nourished and wonderfully fragrant. After the bath, wrap yourself in a luxurious robe from Dwell and cocoon yourself in a ball of happiness and self-indulgence. Light a Peppermint Grove Fresh Sage & Cedar Aroma Candle for a serene and calm atmosphere that is reminiscent of a spa.
Choose the scent as per the atmosphere you are looking to create or opt for all three for a blissful summer that leaves you feeling fresh and happy!