Holiday Scents For Your Summer Bathroom Sanctuary
There are a number of sights, smells and traditions Christmas has adopted over the years that weren't always associated with the holiday season. Many scents that had nothing to do with Christmas are now closely linked to it, getting mixed up in the culture surrounding the season, reinforced by the natural repetition of tradition. While some of those scents are strong enough to distract us with Christmas dreams, there are many fragrances adopted by the holidays that work great in summer. Accent your bathroom sanctuary with a few of these holiday scents.
The smell of fresh pine isn't just associated with Christmas. Real or artificial, it's one of the freshest scents and is available in a wide variety of candles, plug-in fragrance warmers and sprays. The best part about the pine scent is it tends to trigger the Christmas season only when the festivities are underway. The fresh scent blends well with all kinds of bathroom decor, easily masks odors and can be used in the warmer months because it's also associated with chilly winter memories.
Sweet And Spicy Cinnamon
Cinnamon is one of the most popular spices around Christmas time, used in all kinds of delicious baked treats and desserts. The scent is also an essential ingredient in complex Christmas fragrances. It's not usually a scent that people think about using in the summer, but the sweet, almost spicy fragrance is commonly used for aromatherapy. It has been linked to relieving drowsiness and irritability, and has also been known to help ease muscle and joint discomfort.
Frankincense & Myrrh
Every Christmas we're reminded of the Three Wise Men and the gifts they brought to baby Jesus. Perhaps most commonly associated with church services around the Christmas season, the piney, citrusy smell of frankincense and the basic, earthy tones of myrrh have a way of kicking us back into our holiday memories. However, for those interested in scents to help improve their health, frankincense and myrrh have been known to help relieve everyday respiratory issues.
One example of a popular Christmas staple that's used all year is vanilla. The reason why it's featured so prominently in candles and other bathroom fragrances is because of its relaxing aromatherapy properties. On top of being a great scent for the bathroom, it also works wonders as a bedroom candle because of its calming effect. Whether you're in need of a scent to refresh your bathroom in summer or a general fragrance for the rest of the house, vanilla is a can't-miss.
Christmas All Year Round
There's nothing wrong with wanting a little taste of Christmas halfway through the year. Using a scent that brings back fond holiday memories is perfect for a few days in the summer when you need to make some early Christmas preparations. Plus, limiting a Christmas smell to a bathroom is a great way to get a little taste of one of your favorite holiday scents without overpowering the entire house. Plus, guests will probably be pleasantly surprised by your choice in bathroom scent.
Refreshing your bathroom with a traditional holiday scent is a great reminder that Christmas will be here soon. It's not too early to start thinking about the holidays. Light some Christmas-scented candles and get a head start on holiday plans with gift wrap and more at The Lakeside Collection.