Words: Lauren Hollis
Finding that all-important work-life balance is hard enough at the best of times. But tuning out thoughts of an overflowing email inbox at the end of the day can be made even more difficult when working from home!
That's where creating a relaxing space with a scented candle, or a reed diffuser can really help. So, if you’re looking for ways to mentally disconnect from all that work-life stress then take a look at this curated list of calming home fragrances.
1. Fig & Olive Blossom by Ted Baker
To create a little bit of paradise in your home after spending the day jumping from one video call to the next look no further than Fig and Olive Blossom by Ted Baker. While the aroma of fig and olive blossom evokes images of Tuscany and the Mediterranean, tension-relieving geranium, musk and warm amber come together in the middle and base notes to transport your body to a heavenly place.
2. Lavender by Orla Kiely
Lavender might seem like an obvious choice, but this plant is the crème de la crème of relaxing scents. Its clean and liquorice-like fragrance can promote feelings of contentment as well as work wonders for promoting a restful night's sleep. But what really sets Lavender by Orla Kiely apart from the rest is the zesty lemon, geranium and mint that carries through the aroma, working to reduce stress and anxiety in the overworked.
3. Tranquil by ME.
Everyone needs some ME. time, especially after a stressful day working from home. Tranquil by ME. harmonises the sweetness of basil, the honeyed aroma of neroli oil and an earthy touch of vetiver to give you a fresh, green scent that works to relax, fortify and calm an anxious mind. Plus, its vegan-friendly, cruelty-free and recyclable - so the only thing you need to worry about is being your best tranquil self.
4. Kukui Oil by Connock London
The smell of either jasmine or gardenia on its own can conjure feelings of relaxation, but Connock London brought them together in a beautiful frosted-glass holder to form an aromatic power couple in Kukui Oil. The blend of both floral notes surrounds you with the fragrance of Hawaiian flowers, which whisks you away to an exotic destination while you leave the stresses of the working day behind you.
5. Deep Sleep by This Works
Chamomile has long been appreciated for its relaxing and stress-relieving properties, but did you know medieval monks used to lay in garden beds of chamomile to help soothe away feelings of sadness and depression? Well, Deep Sleep by This Works combines an aromatic blend of chamomile and lavender essential oils which creates a fragrant bed of relaxing benefits. Simply light the wick, and let the aroma make even the most stressful workday seem like a distant dream.
Find your own peace of mind
By shopping home fragrances at The Perfume Shop