Fragrant Flowers Guide & How to Include Them in Your Home | The African Exponent.
The fragrance of your home can play an important part in your daily life. A fresh smell can help set the mood of a room and give it warmth. What are the best fragrant flowers and how can you include them in your home?
Adding the scent of flowers will help your home smell beautiful. They can be used around your home to give it a fresh clean smell. They can be set out fresh, or made into incense, potpourri, or into satchels to spread around your bedroom, living room, or bathroom.
Below we will take a closer look at these flowers, and different techniques to give your home more fragrance.
Most Fragrant Flowers
When making a list of the most fragrant flowers the rose should be at the top of the list. The scent of these flowers can help you become relaxed and can clear your mind. Different colored roses can have different scents so you can find the one you prefer. Darker-colored roses tend to have a stronger scent, while lighter roses tend to have a softer fruity aroma. Make sure to schedule flower delivery to have fresh roses brought to your doorsteps.
Lavender is not a flower but a herb. Its distinct smell has soothing and relaxing qualities. For this reason, it is commonly used in perfume, soap, oils, and cleaning products. When used as fresh flowers or made into a potpourri, lavender will help give your home a fresh and clean scent.
Hyacinth flowers bloom in a variety of colors from pink, lavender, white, and pink making them a popular choice for fresh flower arrangements in your home. Their scent is highly fragrant and continues to become more prevalent as it blooms.
Sweet Peas flowers bloom in white, purple, and pink and can be found in many lotions and bath products. They do not have an overpowering scent and can be used as a complimentary addition to other aromas that you may use around your home.
The Freesia flowers have a scent that can be compared to the strawberry. They are becoming one of the world’s most popular flowers. They are finding more uses in shampoos, lotions, perfumes, and soaps. They can be used in conjunction with stronger-scented flowers such as roses.
A beautiful flower that comes in white, pink, and yellow in addition to many other colors, the Peony is known for its sweet aroma. Their scent can vary in strength depending on the color of the flowers. The lighter colors have the most scent to them. They can also vary in smell from a sweet scent to more of a citrus aroma in some varieties.
Known as one of the strongest scented flowers around, the Lily can come in a range of colors. The variety of the Lily will dictate the strength of its scent with the Starfighter Lily being the most powerful. Lilies make a perfect addition to improve the scent of any household.
Adding Flower Fragrance to Your Home
The easiest and best way to add flower fragrance to your home is by displaying freshly cut flowers. When matched with a complimentary ceramic or glass vase, they add beauty and eloquence as well as a fragrance.
Alternative Flower Scents
If you wish to add the scent of flowers without having fresh-cut flowers there are a few alternatives you can use.
You can make incense out of flowers and herbs to add a fresh scent to your home. Gather the flowers and herbs you wish to use and tie them together tightly with a string. Hang them up to dry out for a week or longer. When they have completely dried out, you will be able to burn them to release the aromas into your home.
If you do not want to wait a week for the flowers to dry, you can make potpourri out of your fresh flowers. Spread parchment paper on a baking tray, and lay flower pedals as well as spices, citrus fruits, or essential oils to create the scent you desire. Bake it in your oven at 200⁰ F for about 2 hours.
Afterward, place it in a bowl or dish in your home to release the scent.
You can follow similar steps for the potpourri to make sachets to leave in your closet and around your home to give it the aroma of fresh flowers. There are small mesh bags available for purchase or you can make your own. After baking the flower petals and other ingredients, place them in the mesh bags. They can be placed in areas that are impractical for fresh flowers or incense.
Adding Flower Scents to Different Rooms
Adding flower scents to your kitchen will not only help add flavor to your meals but can be used to neutralize scents after you have finished cooking. Fresh flowers, potpourri, and even satchels can be placed around your kitchen to help spread the scent of fresh flowers in the space.
This is where most families spend the majority of their time and should be the main focus when adding flower scents to your home. Fresh flowers, potpourri, and homemade incense in your living room will help give it a fresh and clean feeling for your entire family to enjoy.
While fresh flowers in the bedroom can help spread the flower scent, using potpourri, homemade incense, and satchels are other alternatives to give your bedroom a fresh flowery scent. Satchels can be placed on dressers, in closets, or under beds to help distribute the scent around the entire room evenly.
The bathroom may be the room in your home that needs the most assistance in the aroma department. Potpourri, satchels, and homemade incense or the best and most practical ways to keep it smelling fresh and clean.
Adding the scent of flowers to your home will help improve the scent of your home as well as give it a warm and fresh feeling.