Traditional reed diffusers tend to remind me of my grandmother, for some reason. The same dusty sticks in an old, oil-filled jar that had probably been sitting for years! Event though, her house did always smell incredible. It could have been in large part to due to something always baking in the oven, but I’d like to think her diffusers had a nice addition to the home we loved to spend time in.
I have always been a fan of candles, but have been known to let them burn for hours on end. My mom has always been a proponent of diffusers for their subtle scent that is left throughout a room or home. She always said that the way your house smells is the first impression of your home when people arrive. Well she never let our home smell anything less than incredible. I like to think it is the best way to welcome people.
Picking a scent can be a difficult task as you don’t want to overwhelm a room with a floral or vanilla aroma that displeases your guests. I have always been partial to “fresh” scents that remind me of places or memories. Lafco New York has the most incredible Marine collection of oils for diffusers that reminds me of mornings on the beach in Hawaii. It is a fresh and clean smell that is perfect for the spring and summer. In my powder room I use the Marine diffuser and it is perfect for the small space, but not overwhelming. The Honeysuckle is in my living room and it is the perfect touch to welcome guest into my home. That is one of my favorite parts of diffusers in general, they aren’t overpowering. When you want more of their sent, you can simply turn over the sticks. I do this often in my office since we aren’t able to have candles.
Diffusers and candles are some of my favorite gifts to give and receive. Sometimes they go overlooked, but I think they are perfect for housewarming, birthday or even “thinking of you” gifts!
Are you partial to candles or diffusers? Thank you as always for reading!