Create A Sanctuary at Home with Glasshouse Fragrances
Now, more than ever we need our homes to feel like a haven.
Many of us are spending more time at home. We self-isolate at home. We also work and learn from home.
As a result of this, the lines between work and home are blurred.
The outcome? We check emails when we should be relaxing, or log on to work "just for a few minutes" and end up feeling stressed and burnt out.
Here are our simple tips on how to turn your home into a haven, a feel-good space, so that it feels like a sanctuary.
How Create a Sanctuary at Home with Glasshouse Fragrances
Tip #1 Clear your Space
Most of us don't have a space in our house dedicated to unwinding. No spare room? No worries! Find a reading nook or a space in your living room and dedicate this to relaxing.
Get rid of the excess stuff and clutter, because when we're looking at clutter our mind subconsciously thinks about clearing it and this diminishes our energy.
I like to set a 10 minute timer to see how many things I can put away in that time.
Have excess stuff? You can sell or donate anything that no longer serves you.
Tip #2 Find your Favourite Scent
Creating a sanctuary at home does not need to be expensive. It can be as easy as bringing in a scent that makes you happy. Try a simple home fragrance diffuser in your hallway. Or your favourite scented candle in the living room.
Fragrance has an amazing ability to shift our mood.
A lingering home fragrance can transport us back to another time and place. A favourite holiday destination. It can create a space that feels calm and tranquil. Or one that feels refreshing and uplifting.
We love Glasshouse Fragrances as they are non-toxic home fragrances that add luxury to your home.
Raise the energy in your home
Feeling flat? Stimulate your senses use fragrance to travel to your favourite holiday destination.
Glasshouse Midnight in Milan is chic and adds an instant air of sophistication to your home.
Sensual rose and buttery saffron command your attention. Sultry amber notes follow to create an uplifting and sensual scent.
Glasshouse Manhattan diffuser and candles feature bold and exciting notes, which capture the energy of New York City.
Orchid and rose mingle with zesty blood orange and sensual musk. This exhilarating blend brings a touch of luxury and vibrant energy to your home.
Create a Feeling of Calm
Feeling overwhelmed? Ease your stress with scents that are inspired by nature.
Transport your senses to cherry blossoms in full bloom in Japan at spring time. This ethereal home fragrance is inspired by Japanese simplicity.
Fresh lime is blended with gentle camellia and lotus. Melt your stress away and add zen to your home.
Create a feeling of cosiness and warmth in your home with Glasshouse the Hamptons diffuser and candle.
Comforting notes of green fig, amber and woods conjure images of a seaside escape. Envelope your home with a sense of comfort and calm.
Soothe your Senses
Soothe your overloaded nervous system with a scent that transports you to the dazzling Mediterranean or your favourite tropical island.
Imagine that you've just woken from a siesta. The sun is shining and a slight sea breeze stirs.
Heavenly notes of freesia, lavender and lime will recalibrate your senses leaving you relaxed, refreshed and daydreaming of the Amalfi Coast.
Notes of cilantro, tangerine and sparkling orange blossom transport your senses to sunny Tahiti.
Let your mind wander to the white sandy beaches under a clear blue sky. Add instant luxury to your home and feel your stress melt away.
Now that you have found a spot in your house for relaxing, allow yourself the time to simply be. It doesn't have to be for hours, even 20 minutes can rejuvenate the soul.
Tip #4 Bring nature into your home
Bringing plants into the home is a great way to add to your sense of wellbeing by connecting you back to Mother Earth.
If, like me, you struggle to keep indoor plants alive, go for forgiving plants. Choose an aloe vera plant if you only have a small space. Go for a dramatic banana plant if your space is bigger.
Another option is to recycle your jars! Turn any unused jars into an indoor herb garden.
Image credit: Balcony Garden Web
Tip #5 Create Bliss in the Bathroom
Ah, alone time! Create a little retreat that cleanses the mind and body while you carve out some time for self care.
Made in Australia using natural ingredients
Essential oils add calming scents to your day
Sulfate-free, gently cleanses your hands without drying your skin
For more tips on self-care with ASPAR, see here.
Nourishing natural body wash made in Victoria
Made with local cold-pressed extra virgin olive oil
Rich in antioxidants and vitamin E
Cleanse skin without stripping its oils. Skin feels soft.
Lightweight mask that boosts hydration while you sleep
Wake up with smoother and plumper skin
Your skin renews and repairs overnight
Evens skin tone for a brighter complexion
To stimulate positive energy - Choose this boost mood essential oil
To put a spring in your step - Choose this sweet orange essential oil
To calm the senses before bed - Choose the Natio Lavender Oil
To restore balance to your emotions - Choose the calm down essential oil
Need some help creating a ritual to unwind at home? Feel free to Ask our Experts for a skin care routine to nourish your skin and senses. For more self care information or how to create a sanctuary at home, see: