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Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Great Summer Scents

With summer here, people will be opening their windows to let in some fresh air and the lovely scents of summer.  There will be the sweet aroma of freshly bloomed flowers, the smell of fresh cut grass, the clean fresh air and the tasty aroma of people grilling.

Not only will you get these great scents, you will also get exhaust fumes, insecticides, fertilizer and a variety of other scents that are very well liked.

How do you keep these aromas out and the fresh floral scents of summer?  It's easy.  Please a few great scented candles around the house.  This will help with any unpleasant odor or freshen up the house.

If you like floral scents, honeysuckle, rose, lilac and lavender are just a few of the summery floral scents.  You will get the same great aromas from these beautiful candles as the flowers from outside.  With any of these scents, you will be able to bring the outdoor scents indoor without the bugs.

Don't want any floral scents?  There are food scents such as fresh coffee, red velvet cake, pumpkin pie and chocolate, just to name a few of the yummier flavors.  Each of these scents will fill your house and people will thing you just made a fresh brewed pot of coffee, a freshly baked red velvet cake, a spicy pumpkin pie or had some chocolate.

There are also some great fruity scents associated with summer as well.  There's the clean, fresh aroma of lemon, the citrusy scent of a fresh picked orange, the sweet juicy scent of a peach and the tropical aroma of kiwi.

You also cannot forget the scents for outdoor living.  Probably the most famous or well known is citronella, which is known to help keep mosquitoes away.  Other little known bug repellants are eucalyptus and lemon.  If you like spending time outdoors, these fragrances will help in reducing the amount of bugs that bug you.

Any of these scents can be combined with any scent.  You can either have a candle that has multiple layers, each with a different scent or a candle that has a combination of scents together.  Now is the time to get creative with the scents you want in your house.  Find what you like and keep some handy.  Not only will they give your house the freshness of summer, but they will also add to your decor.


  1. Interesting about eucalyptus and lemon scent keeping bugs away outdoors. I detest the scent of citronella, it gives me a headache, so having other options is nice! Thank you, Vicki, for sharing this post

  2. Thanks for sharing. Your post made me realize how lucky I am to be living away from traffic - both noise and smell! I love having my windows open wide! But as we don't have the typical garden flowers, I'd probably enjoy a floral scent candle now and then. or vanilla!

  3. Candles do indeed make our surroundings more pleasant. Lovely sentiments and practical advice you offered here, Vicki.

  4. I just hate mosquitoes and eucalyptus really helps. I wonder if lemon will do, I shall give it a try. It's nice to have a different scent as an alternative. Thank you for sharing.

  5. We don't often think of how our sense of smell contributes to our overall well being. Our personal preferences certainly play a part in what we consider a pleasant aroma. Thankfully, there is a scent for everyone!

  6. Oh, and you mentioned making layered candles with different scents? I'm curious as to how that works.

    1. They will burn individually of each other. There will be some overlap of the scents when one scent burns down and is close to the next layer. You can get very creative with the different layer of scents. If you would like more information, please contact me.

  7. I am enjoying a day of fresh mowed grass, but the wildfires in Oregon, Washington and Canada have certainly laid a pall over the valley, so open windows may not last long here today. Should have a fresh coffee candle for those mornings when I cannot wake up!

  8. Floral scents sound really good to me!