Use the magic of fragrance to accentuate your mood & decor

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The sense of fragrance is often overlooked in home decorating, but scented candles and use of aromas can be very powerful tools in creating the right effect for a room.

Good fragrances entice you at an almost subconscious level.

People can get accustomed to various sights and sounds, but it is almost impossible to ignore or tune out a scent. It has also been demonstrated that the pleasure we get from eating is in large part due to the aroma of the food. Food aroma and taste are very intertwined. You can create the right atmosphere in your home decor projects by carefully selecting the scents and choosing specific aromas that tend to evoke desired effects on emotions.

To Ease: Anger and Aggression Try: Lemon, Bergamot, Chamomile, Jasmine.

To Ease: Anxiety Try: Vanilla, Lavender, Orange, Patchouli, Sandalwood.

To Ease: Fear Try: Cedar, Ginger, Patchouli
To Ease: Hysteria Try: Chamomile, Lavender, Jasmine.

To Ease: Emotional Fatigue Try: Cinnamon, Jasmine, Orange, Peppermint, Eucalyptus.

To Ease: Physical Fatigue Try: Basil, Lemon, Lavender, Orange, Peppermint.

To Ease: Nervousness Try: Chamomile, Coriander, Orange.

To Ease: Sadness Try: Jasmine, Rose.

To Ease: Stress Try: Cedar, Geranium, Lavender, Patchouli, Rose.

To Ease: Tension Try: Chamomile, Jasmine, Lavender, Lemon, Orange, Rose

Once you have found a few scents that you like and that work out for you, you have several choices as to how you'll get the aroma into the air. A very important factor in this regard is that you need to control the aroma level - too much, too fast can be overpowering and ruin the effect. On the other hand, if the scent is too weak, because, for example, there is too much breeze, the scent can be un-noticeable.

Scented candles are convenient and can provide soothing lighting effects as well. These are available in a wide range of sizes, shapes, colors, and scents to fit in with the visual decor of your room.