Something exciting is on the horizon for those of us in this chilly neck of the woods. A time of beauty, of growth, of rebirth. That time is spring, and after a few warmer-day teasers last weekend, we are standing here with arms wide open, waiting to embrace this glorious season.
Now, we may not have the power to ask mother nature to bring spring a little quicker than she’s planning, but we totally have the power to put ourselves in that springtime mindset. If you can’t make it feel like springtime outside, you might as well create your own spring inside. The first step? Fill your home with the gorgeous aromas that we know will surround us once the ground gives way to beautiful flower buds and those once-frozen streams start flowing with ease. Here are 3 of my favorite ways to make my home smell like springtime.
1. Surround yourself with potted flowers
Few things compare to the uplifting scent of fresh flowers. Fresh cut flowers are always a lovely addition to your home, but I prefer potted flowers, which last so much longer! Find the best-smelling potted flowers you can find, and place them strategically throughout your home. Set one pot atop the kitchen table, so it’ll be right at nose-level as you enjoy your breakfast each morning. Put another pot in the bathroom (if it can stand the conditions!) and let the steam from your shower carry the scent into adjacent rooms. Place a pot or two right next to your bed, so you’ll fall asleep to floral dreams, and wake up feeling like you slept in a bed full of wildflowers.
2. Light homemade incense
Lighting homemade incense is a great way to fill up a room with the intoxicating aroma of your favorite herbs and flowers. Create a bunch using herbs like sage and rosemary, and add other plants like fresh lavender and rose petals, then tie together using natural cotton string. Hang to dry or let your bundle sit outside for a few days to a week, until it’s fully dried. Then it’s all ready to use!
*Make sure the plants you use are safe to burn, as some can produce harmful fumes.
3. Make an herbal & floral room spray
Fill a spray bottle with distilled water, and pop in some plants like sage, rosemary, lemon balm, and lavender. Let sit for a few hours, then mist in the air to create a beautiful, fresh aroma in every room! This spray should stay fresh for at least a few days — store in the refrigerator for maximum freshness.
How are you welcoming spring this year? Share your tips!
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