Summer is here, bringing with it the occasional beautiful warm day, blue skies, and the intoxicating scents of blooming flowers and herbs. English summers are particularly special, with a balance of sunshine and rain creating a burst of colourful blooms and fresh greenery. You can make the most of these delightful scents by incorporating them into your daily life.
There's nothing quite like a vase of fresh flowers to scent your home with the glorious smells of Summer. Head to your local florist or farmers market to seize the chance to bring the outdoors inside. Whether you opt for peonies, roses, or dahlias, English flowers are full of fragrance and can last up to a week with the proper care. To maximise the scent, opt for flowers with fragrant properties, such as sweet peas, lavender, and roses.
Candles and Candle Making
Scented candles are a popular and easy way to create a relaxing and fragrant atmosphere in your home. During summer, you can use seasonal scents like lavender, jasmine, and rose to create a calming and fresh environment. We also stock candle making kits which are great for families or friends who want to create something together. The whole experience of candle making is entirely therapeutic.
Essential oils extracted from plants can be used in aromatherapy, which has been proven to offer many benefits. Incorporating oils such as Ylang-ylang, peppermint, or eucalyptus into your daily routine can provide a calming and healing sensation to your mind, body, and spirit. You can add drops of essential oils to your bath, mix them with carrier oils for a relaxing massage, or even purchase a diffuser to scent your entire home.
Summer is the perfect time to switch up your skincare routine with a range of fragranced products. You may use a body wash with a fresh scent such as grapefruit, lime, or mandarin. You may also try a hydrating body cream or oil that combines natural oils such as almond, jojoba, and chamomile that can help rejuvenate and soothe your skin. As an added bonus, these skincare fragrances are great for layering with your favourite summer perfume.
Herbal teas made from English plants are packed with flavour and nutritional benefits. Try lavender tea for a relaxing afternoon or peppermint tea if you need help with digestion. Chamomile tea will help you wind down after a long day, while lemongrass tea contains antioxidants and can also aid digestion. These teas are readily available in most supermarkets and are a lovely way to enjoy the scents and flavours of English plants.
Summer scents have been synonymous with happiness and relaxation for thousands of years. By incorporating them into our daily lives, we can create a calming and refreshing atmosphere in our homes and benefit from their healing properties. Whether we choose to light candles, add floral fragrances to our skincare routine, or simply enjoy herbal teas with friends, the scents of summer are sure to enhance our lives. So, grab a vase of fresh flowers, light a floral-scented candle, or brew a cup of your favourite herbal tea, and enjoy the wonderful scents of summer!