Adding a delicious scent to your space is one of the fastest ways to flip a bad day around, create ambiance, and even make events more memorable.
In feng shui, rich sensory experiences make good vibes flow and create a space that's magnetic to every kind of abundance!
Aromatherapy used to intimidate me — staring at a display of hundreds of tiny bottles with exotic names and properties was overwhelming and I didn't really know where to start. Then I realized that all the yummy scents I could ever need were already in the aisles of my local grocery store.
Using fresh citrus like grapefruit immediately brightens any kitchen. The scent of fresh lemons has an incredibly calming effect on the body and the hot water and lemon drink we all love has far more sensory value than we realize.
Combining apples and spices is an ancient way to help your mind stay open to inspiration and overcome creative blocks. Yet another reason to make fresh applesauce this fall!
You can use herbs and spices to create unique scents that are delicious and game-changing. Adding some simple oils to the mix will blanket your home in layers of new moods and moments of greatness.
For more tips on how to make your home a smell-good sanctuary, check out these samplings from my latest DIY design course.
DIY Linen Scenting
DIY Simmering Scents
DIY Room Spray
DIY Homemade Potpourri
Still itching for some more holistic how-to's? Join me for my full course, Your DIY Guide To Creating An Inspiring Sanctuary Room-by-Room and learn how to find your zen at home.
Dana Claudat is a modern Feng Shui Master and founder of The School Of Intention Feng Shui Certification Program. In the last 15 years Claudat has pioneered her own approach to Feng Shui that is rooted in infinite possibility, creativity and empowerment. Rather than hope for lucky results and outcomes, she helps her clients to create them every day.
She’s a Stanford-educated art historian with more than a decade of experience in design yet her approach to space is simple. Claudat is a longtime mindbodygreen contributor and instructor (she may have had a hand in the hundreds of plants in mindbodygreen headquarters!), and her work has been featured in design and lifestyle publications around the world.
You can sign up for her weekly Feng Shui Rituals, including rituals for every New and Full Moon, right here!