Create a comfortable, cosy haven in the heart of your home
The loungeroom is often the heart of the home: the main gathering place for family and friends to socialise, relax, make memories and enjoy good conversation. While every loungeroom has their own style and character, they all usually have the same thing in common: they’re a place for comfort, relaxation and calm.
When we decorate our living spaces, we usually do so to satisfy our senses with soft fabrics and cushions, beautiful art, our favourite music and perhaps even our favourite sweets in a glass bowl on the coffee table (guilty!) But have you ever thought about how certain smells impact our connections, memories and overall mood? Dr David Howes, Professor of Anthropology, beautifully describes the association between smell and our thoughts, emotions and memories when he says,
“The act of smelling something, anything, is remarkably like the act of thinking itself… At the very moment of perception, you can feel the mind going to work, sending the odour around from place to place… for signs of recognition, old memories, connections.”
To create your own blissful oasis in your loungeroom, we suggest adding essential oils that instantly transport you to a place of comfort, relaxation and calm. Need help choosing? Here are three of our top-rated and highly recommend blends for the loungeroom:
One of our most recent additions, Soul Comfort blend was made for the collectives need for comfort during the midst of the current global energetics. The uncertainty of these extraordinary times has many of us feeling out of sorts, and this blend has us all breathing a sigh of relief... You will feel grounded by patchouli, clear-headed with lemon, balanced by geranium, confident with bergamot, expansive thanks to frankincense, soothed and nurtured by sandalwood, rose and hinoki wood, and protected by Buddha wood in this blend.
Happy and Calm
What could be more irresistible than the mouth-watering, fresh smell of oranges? Our Happy and Calm blend combines orange, chamomile and lavender essential oils to bring out a bubbly sense of fun, light-heartedness and radiant warmth from within to help us relax and loosen up. The smell of lavender and chamomile is soothing and calming and can help free us of feelings of anxiety, unproductive stress and general discontent. Happy and Calm is exceptionally helpful for creating a positive and calming environment for little ones, so if you have children at home, this blend is a must-have for the loungeroom!
This best-selling blend isn’t one of our most-loved for nothing! Relax blend is our go-to when we need to slow down, put our feet up and relax. It contains lavender, orange, geranium and ylang ylang essential oils, which are great for creating a chilled out and relaxed vibe. Research has shown ylang ylang has sedative, relaxing and balancing effects and is commonly used in aromatherapy to ease blood pressure and stress. Relax essential oil blend also features in our Relax Aromatherapy Balm and Relax Aromatic Mist, which are also handy preparations for instant bliss. A definite for the coffee table!
To help you create a comfortable, cosy haven in your loungeroom for nurturing connections and enjoying time out, purchase Soul Comfort, Happy and Calm and Relax pure essential oil blends in our Cosy & Calm Trio Kit. Rotate the blends each day or diffuse each blend as the day or evening progresses to keep you feeling comfortable, calm and cosy in your loungeroom.
References Howes, D. (2002). Nose-wise: Olfactory Metaphors in Mind. C, Rouby et al. Olfaction, Taste, and Cognition (pp. 67 – 81). United Kingdom: Cambridge University Press