Scent layering is a way of infusing your home with luscious, enticing aromas that are all your own.
Your scent – and the scent of your home – is a unique signature that tells your friends, family and loved ones much about who you are. Scent layering lets you create your own unique aromas that reflect your personality, set the mood and take you back to happy times.
Discover the true potential of scent layering and how you can get started with HomebyRachel:
So, what is scent layering?
Scent layering means combining complementary aromas to enhance the atmosphere around the home.
Our homes all possess a complex scent already – whether we know it or not. Our perfumes, cleaning products and lifestyle choices all combine to create an intensely personal blend.
Scent layering gives you an opportunity change this into something that matches your personality, as well as the design and atmosphere of your home.
Having your own unique scent will fill you with joy whenever you get home from a long day at work. You could even create a scent with therapeutic qualities, that could help with everything from waking you up with energy and verve, to rocking you off into silent slumber.
And, how can I get started?
For something that can have such a profound effect, scent layering is easy to achieve.
Aromas come from everything around your home: cooking, furniture, fabrics, flowers – the sources are almost endless.
But, if you want to take ownership of your aroma and create something unique, your best bet is to combine heavily scented candles and diffusers.
Scent layering gives you the chance to be completely original by combining scents you love to create unforgettable aromas.
Not sure where to begin? Here’s a quick HomebyRachel guide to scent combinations:
Scent is a great way to adapt the mood in your home. These are some of the moods you can create with different scent combinations:
- Peaceful: orange and patchouli, rock salt and waterlily
- Romantic: bergamot and citrus, rose and jasmine
- Elated: geranium, frankincense, and orange
- Sleepy: chamomile, clary sage, and bergamot
Food and memory are intrinsically linked. When visitors pick up a culinary scent, they’ll immediately be transported back to a cherished moment in time.
Try balancing a sharp scent with a creamier, richer one. These are some of the combinations I would recommend:
Scents also have strong associations with places and the feelings they represent. Here are some ideas for recreating different locations with scent layering:
- Ocean: sea salt and waterlily
- Meadow: rose, geranium and lavender
- Forest: bamboo and coconut, sandalwood and cypress
There’s so much to explore with scent layering. Take time to find irresistible ingredients and fill your home with scents that inspire you.