The smell of a home-cooked meal, fresh flowers, a wood fire burning, freshly cut grass, the ocean…

Our sense of smell is powerful and different smells can make us feel many different things. Scientifically, this is due to a component of our limbic systems which recognises smell. This part of our brains is also connected to our emotions, memory and feelings. Aromatherapy embraces this and uses fragrances to promote a range of emotional and psychological benefits.

But how can you use this practice, based on scientific reasoning, in your home to inspire these benefits?

Best Ways to Fragrance Your Home

To add fragrance to their home, many people would burn a scented candle, either as a preferred method or not knowing the range of options you have.

The smell of a home-cooked meal, fresh flowers, a wood fire burning, freshly cut grass, the ocean…

Scented Candles

A scented candle can emit beautiful fragrances to welcome guests to your home, or for you to enjoy yourself. The warm glow can add to the ambience a candle creates for a space. With long burn times for larger candles (our soy candles have a clean burn time of approximately 45 hours!), they can provide a long-lasting way of adding your desired fragrance to a room.

If you like your candle to burn for a while and prefer stronger scents, a candle would be best placed in your home in larger, open spaces where you spend more of your time, such as your living room or kitchen. Candles also require a longer initial burn time to melt the candle all the way to the edge of the candle's container - 'setting the memory'. This ensures maximum use of your candle and that it won't burn hollow, leaving it unused on the edge. Subsequent burns of the candle will only melt the wax to the edge of this initial wax pool from the first burn. Also make sure that you trim the candle wick - this will maintain a steady flame and prevent smoking.

Tilley's scented soy candles are carefully hand-poured and crafted and are made from premium blended soy wax and a lead-free cotton wick. With a clean burn time of up to 45 hours, these high-quality candles will add the desired ambiance to any space.

Reed Diffusers

For those who don't want a flame burning, reed diffusers are a great option to add a fragrance to a space. These don't require an electrical outlet and are perfect for smaller or less frequented rooms in your home, including your bathroom, laundry and entryway.

Make sure diffusers are carefully placed so they won't be knocked - diffuser oil can stain fabrics and carpet, and space out when you turn over dried out sticks - if you turn them all over at the same time, the scent may be too strong.

Add elegance to any space with a Tilley reed diffuser. With a wide range to choose from, these quality diffusers are made with the finest quality ingredients and will last up to three months.

Wax Melts

A cheaper alternative to adding fragrance to your home. In small quantities (we recommend using no more than two of our soy wax melts at a time), simply place the wax melt/s in an oil burner dish and a beautiful smell will be quickly emitted throughout a room. Unlike other methods, these require post-use work - you need to clean out the burner dish before you can replace the fragrance.

Tilley's wide range of soy wax melts are a great way to enjoy a sensational selection of fragrances.

Room Sprays

Room sprays are an instant solution for adding fragrance to a room in your home. Unlike the other methods, sprays are more helpful for temporary fragrance and are great for instantly masking odours in rooms like your bathroom, kitchen and closets.