Uitwaaien and hygge for your well-being. Walk into the wind, then cozy up.

If you live anywhere north of U.S. Interstate 80, which runs across the country, you know it hasn’t stopped snowing for months. Nor has it melted. And with snow and the cold it brings, irregular weather patterns bring wind. A lot of it. If you live in the Midwest, the windiest states in the U.S., Read More

Spring Cleaning with Essential Oils

This year, I can’t WAIT for Spring to arrive. It has been a long, cold winter. After the holiday cheer and the new year refreshing and the cozy-by-the-fire feelings wore off, my home felt heavy with cold, negative energy. I enjoy snow and the chill in the air for a few weeks—or even a few Read More

Small Space, Big Fragrance: Home Fragrance for Apartment Dwellers

When you’re living in a small, downtown apartment (like I am), you might assume you don’t need much in the way of home fragrance products to keep your small space smelling fresh. But what I’ve discovered after years of living in an apartment is that the smaller the space, the more need there is for Read More

Smell. The final sensory frontier? Aromachology might get us there.

Even though I grew up with a very kind-hearted and loving father, he smoked cigars. There’s no way I found anything he did off-putting, but I disliked the smell of his cigar smoke. There’s nothing pleasing for me about it today either, though I do think of my Dad the moment my nose detects it. Read More

Ultrasonic Diffuser Blends to Try This Valentine’s Day

I don’t know about you, but I have an extreme aversion to bad smells…dirty socks, smelly sink drains, anything in the bathroom (lol): can’t stand them! And on Valentine’s Day, nothing kills the romantic mood like a foul stench in the air… I’ve used almost every fragrance product out there to get rid of any Read More

Treat Your Favorite Gals to Fragrance Products this Galentine’s Day

Any other Parks & Recreation fans here? Parks & Recreation is one of my go-to, watch on repeat TV shows. When they took it off Netflix in 2020, I purchased the full series on DVD. It’s kind of an obsession. I often think about how much I’d love to have a best friend like Leslie Read More

Pamper Your Valentine to “Make Her Feel (Your) Love”

If you haven’t noticed, I’m in a “love songs” mood as I’m writing this series of blog posts for the Valentine’s Season. Today’s post is an ode to Adele’s “Make You Feel My Love.” Music is one of my favorite things, and as excited as I get for Christmas Music each year, I may get Read More

We “Can’t Help Falling in Love” with These Aromas

Are you “Crazy in Love”? Do you love “Just the Way (She) Look(s) Tonight”? Do you have a “Funny Valentine”? Do you hope you and your loved one will say “Let’s Stay Together”? Are you ready to say, “Signed, Sealed, Delivered: I’m Yours” to your Valentine? Are you and your Valentine an “Eternal Flame”? You Read More

All You Need is Love…And These Fragrances

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, and I’m seeing advertisements telling me I should buy my loved one expensive jewelry, high-end flower arrangements, decadent chocolate covered strawberries with gold leaf, and, the ever random, new car. (TBH, I don’t understand how anyone would be cool with their partner buying a new car for any Read More

Aromatherapy Essentials: New Organic & Pure Belle Aroma Essential Oils

What do you know about essential oils and aromatherapy? Before I started using essential oils, I heard tons of random information about them, and it was, honestly, overwhelming. There is so much information about what essential oils can do to support our physical, mental, and emotional health, and there is a lot of competing information Read More