Crafting Kitchen Fragrances

Crafting Kitchen Fragrances

Crafting the perfect kitchen fragrance

Why do we use different fragrances for different rooms, events, and seasons? I don't want my bedroom to smell like the kitchen. I think it comes down to the strong ties our brains make with our sense of smell to our feelings.  We want to feel different things for different events and spaces.  In this series, we will explore the different rooms and how we can use scent in them.  First-up is the most important room, the kitchen.

Kitchens are the heart of the home, we have all heard that a million times.  In thinking of crafting kitchen fragrances I do put a decent amount of thought into it. Firstly, kitchen fragrances have to be something for everyone in the household.  While I may love the smell of Orange Blossoms, I wouldn't make something for the kitchen in it because I know my husband wouldn't like it.  In spaces where people gather I tend to choose more gender neutral fragrances.  Especially in the kitchen - I want the space to be inviting enough to get help with making dinner :) So when crafting a kitchen smell, it has to start with fragrances that appeal to everyone.  Then I want something "fresh" and "inviting".  The scents behind these words change with the seasons but the feelings stay the same.  Complicated - right? After helping 1000's off guests create kitchen fragrances I can say that we are all very similar.  Usually the only thing that divides us are the those that want a yummy food smelling fragrance and those that don't. 

As we help guests make their kitchen creations we hear similar words to describe what they are going after time & again.  

Top Words used to describe kitchen fragrances:

  • Good-Enough-to-Eat
  • Clean
  • Fresh
  • Invigorating

How do you make fragrances that invoke these words?  It is different for everyone!  I have compiled some of the store favorites as a jumping off point.

Good-Enough-To-Eat 

  1. Baked Bread, Butter, Tomato Leaf
  2. Graham Cracker, Cake Batter, Pumpkin Spice, Maple
  3. Lemon, Pineapple, Watermelon, Strawberry
  4. Sugar Cookie, Vanilla, Cinnamon

Clean

  1. Basil, Lemongrass
  2. Clean Freak, Bonsai, Verbena
  3. Cucumber, Eucalyptus
  4. Bamboo, Clothesline, Champagne

Fresh

  1. Revive, Whisper
  2. Just Breathe, Spa Day, Lavender Fields
  3. Champagne, Yuzu, Agave
  4. Pine, Orange Zest, Orange Blossom

 Invigorating

  1. Eucalyptus, Lemongrass, Bergamot
  2. Rosemary, Vetiver, Grapefruit
  3. Revive, Mint
  4. Wild Currant, Peppercorn, Clove

 Whether you are lighting a candle on the counter, adding oil to your diffuser, or using it as a hand soap.  I hope these blends find a place in your kitchen fragrance wardrobe.  

-Cheeers

jen

 

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