As living costs seem to be getting higher and higher each year, money-saving tips and tricks are at the top of many of our agendas. Costs associated with beauty products such as shampoo, conditioner and skincare seem to get more and more expensive, while daily household products such as candles and soaps are not only expensive, they can be packed full of chemicals, too.
Using fragrance oils in the home is a cost-effective way to create your own products at a fraction of the cost.
Not only are fragrance oils gentle on the purse strings, they are also naturally sourced remedies which are famed for their health-boosting and mood-enhancing benefits.
If you’re new to using fragrance oils in the home, this short guide gives you just a few ideas on how you can use fragrance oils to create a range of sweet-smelling products. We’re fairly sure that once you start making your own products, you’ll never look back!
In our view, the top ten ways in which you can use fragrance oils in the home are in:
- Face Scrubs
- Natural Moisturisers
- Shampoo and conditioner
- Oil burners
- Face Masks
- Bath bombs
- Homemade cleaning products
Let’s take a look at a few of these in more detail.
Choose from a wide range of aromas to give your home a relaxing scent that you’ll love coming home to each day. Create a spicy and rich aroma in the winter and autumn using Christmas Spice Fragrance Oil to create a festive flavour (See our Homemade Christmas Candle Recipe), or give your home a springtime lift with some fresh and crisp oils, such as Fresh Linen Fragrance Oil. You can change the ambience in your home simply by switching up your fragrance oils and adding them to your candles. Not only can you mix up your seasonal scents, you can also choose the right scented candle for each room in your house. For example, you might want to create a lavender scent in the bedroom to promote restorative sleep, or a sweet-smelling floral scent in your bathroom to keep it smelling fresh and clean.
Your skin can also benefit from using fragrance oils. Simply add a couple of drops of your favourite oil to your soap to create your favourite scent. Fragrance oils are concentrated and powerful so just one or two drops will go a long way. Here’s one of our useful guides on homemade soap making to get you started.
Infuse your hair with beautiful flavours that are bound to make an impression. For a sweet-smelling kick to spruce up your locks, we recommend using potent scents such as Vanilla Fragrance Oil for long-lasting effects.
You can create your very own skincare products without using any chemicals. Homemade face masks, natural moisturisers, exfoliating body scrub and body butters can be easily created simply by adding a couple of drops of your favourite oil and will make your skin smell floral and fresh for hours. You’ll find some useful tips on how to bottle and store them in our How to Bottle Your Homemade Skincare Goodies blog.
Making your own perfume using fragrance oils is a fantastic way of creating your very own seasonal signature scent. Add a couple of drops of rich and spicy oil for a wintery perfume, or drops of citrus fruits for a fresh, springtime scent.
Using fragrance oils in the home can be lots of fun when you know how. Stock up on your favourite fragrance oils today and get yourself well on your way to creating your very own household and beauty products.