A clean home can smell like many things. The sweetness of crushed rose petals. The quicksilver winds of autumn. The nip of cloves and pine needles. Aromatherapy is the art of bottling these moments (in the form of an essential oil) to enhance well-being. While there’s no substitute for clean carpet and spotless hardwood, essential oils can contribute to a fresh smelling home. That’s not to say they can remedy the effects of dirty carpet or a smelly grout. Start with Zerorez’s professional carpet cleaning and surface cleaning to give your home a blank slate. Then, an artfully used essential oil can add a touch of freshness (or even zest) to an already clean home. Smell isn’t a factor we often consider when designing our home environments but it shouldn’t be overlooked.
Everyone appreciates the smell of ‘clean’, if only because they notice its absence.
It may sound hokey to some, but science shows us that smell has a very powerful effect on our mindsets. At the mere mention of a scent, memories begin to take shape. Lavender. Sage. Asphalt in the rain. Most of us can recall exactly what these smell like. Alternatively, think of when you smell something particular, and you’re transported into a memory. This is because the section of our brain associated with smell and the section of our brain associated with memory are actually neighbors. And memory is strongly correlated with emotion. Consequently, smell also evokes emotion—a little biological quirk the entire perfume industry is constructed on.
While it won’t necessarily help you attract a hot date the way a Chanel fragrance might, aromatherapy can have beneficial effects on psychological and physical well-being. We’ll go through some of the most popular essential oils and their effects before diving into two fun, easy crafts that freshen up any household. They’re kid-friendly, too!
Distilled from leaves, bark, petals, buds, needles or roots, essential oils are highly concentrated substances derived directly from botanicals. They’re different from fragrance or perfume because they contain nothing synthetic. As a result, essential oils are extremely potent. Some are even considered anti-bacterial. Not only are they sold in tiny vials, but they must be diluted if you apply them topically. They can be purchased individually, or as blends. Each oil affects you differently. Here are some ideas to consider:
You can discover hundreds of essential oils. Thousands of blends. Don’t be afraid to explore!
There are many ways to make soap. The melt-and-pour method is ideal for beginners because it’s easy. It doesn’t involve the hazards of lye. Melt-and-pour is a great project for kids, too!
Poured directly into a glass jar, you can then decorate the jar with ribbons and flowers. Homemade candles make great gifts!
DIY projects are a lot of fun. Those that beautify the home and make them smell nice are especially rewarding endeavors. However, all the essential oil in the world can’t cover up the smell of a dirty home. Get a clean start with services like carpet cleaning, hardwood cleaning, tile cleaning, natural stone polishing, grout sealing, rug restoration and more. We offer a pet odor treatment that zaps even the most stubborn and invisible pet stains. Zerorez’s revolutionary cleaning technologies are hypoallergenic, chemical-free approaches to cleaning that leave household surfaces sparkle-new. We get that clean house smell without the use of detergents. No detergents means no residue. No residue means your home won’t get any fresher than after Zerorez cleaning services. Find us at zerorezsocal.com or give us a ring at (949) 387-2222.
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