The definition of home is not only a structural building but can also be a state of “being”. A home embraces are need for comfort, love and it gives us a greater meaning to our lives. A home expresses our interests and beliefs and tells a story about how we interpret the world even when we are not home. There is great attention these days to how a home looks but not how it makes us feel. How can we make a home warm and welcoming? It is not about spending a lot of money. It is using light, air and colour. Natural light stimulates your happy hormones. Keeping windows clean and sparkling and letting in as much natural light as possible. If you have a dark room with not much natural light you could paint the walls a soft warm yellow. This will give the illusion that the room is warm and bright. Good lighting at night is also important to give a room a homey, cozy feeling.
Using essentials oils in your home such as tea tree and lavender can improve the air quality in your home. They both have natural antibacterial and disinfectant properties. Lavender also induces sleep and is often recommended for insomnia.
Recipe for Stress Reliever Room Spray:
Pour 1 cup of distilled water into a glass spray bottle. Add 4 drops of lavender essential oil and 3 drops of rose essential oil. Shake spray bottle before each use.
Recipe for Mood lifter Air Freshener Spray:
Pour 1 cup of distilled water into a glass spray bottle. Add 4 drops of chamomile essential oil, 3 drops of orange essential oil and 2 drops of ylang ylang essential oil. Shake spray bottle before each use.
Choose citrus oil like lime, lemon, grapefruit or mandarin to create a fresh, lively atmosphere.
For a gentle uplifting scent, rose, sandlewood and jasmine.