DIY Cabin in the Woods: The Get Away You Need…Without the Hassle

I don’t know about y’all, but I could use a retreat to a cabin in the mountains right about now. After adjusting to the “new normal” of daily life and getting antsy hanging around at home, I just want to hole up in an idyllic cabin somewhere and disappear for a few weeks. But since Read More

Peppermint Essential Oil: Oh, How I Love Thee, Let Me Count the Ways…

Mentha x Piperita in Latin. We call it “peppermint,” a natural cross between water mint and spearmint.  When the flowery parts of this hybrid plant are pressed and compounded, the emerging oils become the wonderfulness of peppermint essential oil (EO) used in the making of candy canes that pop up everywhere this time of year.   Read More

Make Your Home the Scent of a Hallmark Christmas Movie

Is anyone else already watching Hallmark Christmas Movies? No? Just Me? 🙂 OK, maybe a better question is, how many of you WANT to be watching Hallmark Christmas Movies right now? That’s right, all of you! I’ve never been on set for a Hallmark Christmas Movie myself, but I don’t have to be there to Read More

A Gift of Scent is a Gift of Love.

Is it better to give or receive?   Over the ages, gift-giving has been a sign of friendship, love, admiration, or deep regard for the recipient. Three kings of middle eastern descent walked a long way with their gathered emulsions of gold, frankincense, and myrrh —tirelessly harvested distillations of precious metals, tree resins, plants, and Read More

Mix and Match No-Mess Fragrance Tarts™ For Your Favorite Holiday Fragrances

The Holidays are coming up, and I’m already looking forward to all the baked goods, the fresh-cut trees, and the crisp air that puts me in the Christmas spirit. I have my gift list all set and I’m on the lookout for the perfect holiday recipes. What is your favorite part about the holidays? Mine Read More

Use Scented Ornaments to Add Festive Holiday Cheer

View more There’s nothing like setting up and decorating your Christmas tree with holiday carols humming in the background, evoking childhood memories, and preparing us to make some more good ones this 2020. But what if I told you that there’s a way to make your tree even more festive and meaningful?  The Gift of Read More

Are Wax Melts Warmers Replacing Wax and Wicked Candles?

View more View more It’s no secret that wax melts and wax warmers are booming in popularity with even the oldest candle brands expanding to the flameless option. The wax warmer is the latest 2020 home trend, even soy candles are last year’s news. Continue reading to find out why you should and why it’s Read More

Improve Your Drive Time with Aromatherapy and Automobile Air Fresheners

Can we talk? This stay-at-home thing is, well, getting us down. We’ve turned a corner, but still hitting some major bumps. I’m looking for any form of relief and diversion I can find, so when the need came up recently to take a long-distance drive, I jumped at it. Got my books on tape. Next Read More

Aromatherapy from a USB Diffuser…Definitely Caught my Nose!  

View more The Gift of Scent has just added a new shiny bright object to its collection of fragrance diffusion gotta-haves for well-being and attitude. It’s an aromatherapy diffuser that looks like a USB and fits into USB ports. Wherever you find them, which these days is almost everywhere. Called FlashScent® USB Aromatherapy Diffuser, it’s Read More

Trigger the Memory of Being There. Fragrance Warmers Bring the Vibe Home.

Some smell experiences are just so memorable that you want them all the time. It’s where you were. What you were doing. Who you were with. The feelings. The landscape. The smells. In the hot and busy French Quarter of New Orleans, street cleaner trucks defuse the spoils of the day by spraying the entire Read More