From sweaty odors to dirty diapers, homes easily collect stink. Adding fragrances into your home gives your space a fresher, more welcoming, and stimulating atmosphere. However, certain scents cause irritations and create toxic VOCs that do more harm than good, despite smelling divine. When it comes to giving your home a pleasant aroma, it’s important to choose the right scents and diffusers, especially in a space housing little ones. Here’s how to create a healthy and fragrant home.
Opt for Sensitive-Free Fragrances
Scents play a crucial role in one of your major basic senses. They help you better understand your surroundings, connect to specific memories, and stimulate various reactions. For many people with sensitivities, numerous fragrances stimulate negative reactions. Some smells include harsh and toxic chemical ingredients that cause irritations, respiratory issues, and toxic atmospheres.
Most scents create a minimal dosage of toxic off-gas. For those with sensitivities and young children still developing their bodies, the small toxic component is enough to cause a negative effect. Opting for fragrances with minimal chemicals or harsh ingredient compositions decreases the toxicity and creates a healthier atmosphere.
Ensure You Create Airflow
Stagnant air makes any scent more pertinent, whether a fragrance smells like fresh flowers or moldy cheese. Without airflow, strong smells easily become overwhelming, especially for those with sensitive noses. Ensuring you ventilate your space moves the air in your space and diffuses any of the scent’s harshness.
It also ensures you get your healthy dose of fresh air in between smelling the roses. Maximizing your airflow allows you to enjoy the sensational experiences scents create while also staying healthy and ensuring you don’t overwhelm your and your little one’s senses.
Use Natural Products
Scents come from numerous stimulants, from diffusers and fruit to building materials and furniture. Whether you intend to make them emit a scent, most things will still release some form of fragrant off-gas. Many daily-use items emit fragrances due to their chemical makeup. However, numerous household scents can be harmful to dogs and people with sensitive noses, like young children. Using natural products when you can, like natural cleaning solutions, eliminates the large production of toxic off-gases and overwhelming scents.
Similarly, when it comes to choosing items that emit scents, like diffusers, room sprays, and candles, the more natural ingredients they feature, the better. The healthiest ways to add fragrance to your home with minimal added off-gases include fresh flowers and reed diffusers.
Various smells create positive stimulants. Lavender helps soothe and calm down nerves. Zesty scents energize you. And bergamot makes you and your space feel fresh. However, too much fragrance, certain chemical compositions, and various means of achieving scents cause irritations and overwhelm little children. Discovering different ways to create a healthy and fragrant home allows you to still reap the joys of a lovely scented home without affecting those with sensitivities.