You recognize it immediately when you go to a spa. That lovely smell wafting through the air. So delicious and refreshing, you just wanna bottle it up and take it home with you.
I’m a bit of a spa junkie. I LOVE going to spas and make a point to visit one on almost every vacation we go on, especially if we’re going somewhere as a couple.
Just thinking about going to a spa makes me feel more relaxed. The massage. yessssss. The scents. yesssss. The robes. YESSSS!!!
I’ve always wanted to make my home smell like a spa
I just didn’t know where to begin.
Then a few years ago, I accompanied my husband on a work trip to Salt Lake City. It was a special treat because the kids were very little at the time, but we worked it out to go together.
I had the pleasure of visiting the luxurious spa at the Grand America hotel, and it was GLORIOUS. No kids, no schedule, nothing to do other than relax and get ready for dinner. Now that’s the life! 🙂
The minute I walked into the hotel spa, I was surrounded by this luxurious smell. I couldn’t put my finger on what it was exactly, but I knew I had to figure it out. I wanted it all for myself….
How I Made My House Smell Like a SPA!
You can imagine my excitement when I was escorted to the dressing room and left to get ready for my massage….and the cause of this amazing smell was sitting right there on a side table.
It was a bottle of this amazing scent: Archipelago Home Fragrance Diffuser
It’s a blend of lavender & thyme essential oils that is just H.E.A.V.E.N.L.Y!!
When I bent down to smell it, I could tell that it was the smell surrounding me. It was everywhere, like they were pumping it through the air vents. I took a picture of the bottle so I wouldn’t forget to buy one when I got home.
I looked online and found the exact scent for sale on Amazon. Now, let me warn you – this stuff is not cheap.
I’ve never paid so much for a reed diffuser before, but I splurged and got one. I placed it in my kitchen and immediately everyone who visited our home and stood nearby commented on how lovely our house smelled.
It was working! But I knew one wasn’t enough. I had to have more. So I got another one. And then the scent started going through the downstairs level of our house. I can smell it when I’m walking around, and it reminds me of the Grand America hotel spa every time.
We are moving soon and I am planning on getting several more for the new house. I think one ever few rooms should do the trick. It’s not cheap, but it’s oh so worth it. I can’t wait!
BTW – I tried to recreate this blend myself using essential oils and it was a huge fail. I don’t know what they do to the lavender and thyme to get it to smell like this, but it’s hard to do. Just something I thought you should know in case you had the same idea. lol
As soon as I figure out the perfect essential oils “spa blend” of lavender and thyme, you’ll be the first to know!
How Else Do You Get Your Home to Smell Like a Spa?
There are several more scents in this fragrance line. I love the one I have so much that I haven’t bothered trying any others, but I bet they’re just as lovely! Ok, not really, there’s no more perfect scent than the Lavande Archipelago blend. But I’m sure they’re decent. 🙂
If you can find room in your budget for a splurge item like this, I know you’ll be able to bring home the spa smell to your home as well! Be prepared for LOTS of compliments!
If you end up getting one (or more) for your house, let me know! If you’re a lavender lover like I am, you’ll love this particular one.
How to Make Your House Smell Good – 4 Other Ways
Doing other things like making sure your trash doesn’t pile up and dirty dishes aren’t cluttering your kitchen go a long way to making your house smell good as well.
I found some neat tips in case you need more ideas!
- How to Make Your House Smell Good Instantly by Good Housekeeping
- Best Way to Naturally Scent Your Home by Bren Did
- How to Get Every Room of Your Home to Smell Good by Reader’s Digest