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Clean for the Senses

Adding just the right touch of scent to your home can really set the mood and give a true sense of clean. Oils, soaps and lotions offer subtle ways to give a room a more welcoming feel to your guests and you. Try these six aromatic wonders and breathe easy.

Lemon verbena

When you love citrus but don’t want anything too fruity, lemon verbena makes for a great all-around kitchen scent. Mrs. Meyer’s line of soaps and lotions are mild yet refreshing and uplifting.

Eucalyptus

This aromatic herb smells lovely and adds a nice aesthetic touch with its silvery leaves. Tie a eucalyptus branch to your shower head for a fresh clean or put a sprig in your kitchen flower arrangement.

Shea butter with rose

If you hate wearing gloves when you clean but can’t stand the resulting dryness, refresh your skin with a natural shea butter with rose heart hand cream by L’Occitane. From the kernel of the fruit of the shea tree in west Africa, shea butter has been used for centuries to nourish and protect skin and hair.

Try adding essential oils into your dishwasher or diffuser for a relaxing clean. Lavender oil is a staple among yogis for its relaxing and healing properties. Just a faint whiff and you’ll find a sigh of relief.

Fresh coffee

Set your coffee to brew ten minutes before your alarm so you wake up to a productive day. There’s nothing like the scent of warm roasted coffee beans to get the senses abuzz.

A classic choice

We love the nostalgic scent of orange oil for wood cleaning, making things sparkle and smell bright. Autumn is the perfect time to spruce up floors and furniture that can be damaged by cold weather and drying indoor heat.