Summer is coming to an end and the back-to-school specials are beginning. It’s time to start stocking up on your school supplies and textbooks. There are some dorm room essentials you may want to add to this year’s school shopping list after all, there has to be more to college life than books, pizza delivery and schoolwork, right?
Dorm rooms can get stuffy and the air can become stagnant - leaving a strange odor lingering in the air. No worries! There are ways to avoid these issues. Today we’re going to share with you some dorm room essentials that will have you breathing in clean, fresh air and pleasant scents that can calm the body, stimulate the mind, and eliminate the funk around the bunk.
Dorm Room Essentials For Fresh Scented Air
Aromatherapy Diffusers: Diffusers are a great addition to any room. They come in various shapes and sizes and are small enough to sit right on top of your desk, bookshelf or small side table. All you have to do is add some of your favorite scented oils and set the diffuser timer and enjoy. The diffuser warms the essential oil and fills the room with incredible scented fragrances. You can also use pure essential oils in scents that help calm your mind and body (lavender is a great one to try).
Candles: Candles have been around for thousands of years. At one time they were generally just for light until one day someone had the great idea to add fragrances to them. Candles put off a nice delicate light from the flame and send sweet fragrances into the air similar to a diffuser, but with a more subtle touch. Try the RevitaSpa Ultrasonic Aromatherapy Diffuser and Flameless Candle by Air Innovations®.
Flameless Candles: Flameless candles are a great option for those of you who would rather not have an open flame in their dorm room. They are electric or battery operated and they offer a similar effect as a regular candle minus the flame and melting wax. They’ve made all sorts of adjustment through the years that give flameless candles real wax, a look that appears as though the wax has melted, and LED lights to make it look like an actual flame. This great aromatherapy product has all of the benefits of a candle with less worry.
Fans: Fans don’t actually produce a fragrance however; they help circulate the air in your dorm room. This, in turn, will help eliminate stale and stagnant air while helping to carry the fresh, clean air around the room. Air circulation is important for many reasons but ultimately it will help your dorm room stay fresh.
Fragrance Oils: There are a variety of scented fragrance oils that are amazing! You can use them in diffusers, oil warmers, and sometimes you can add a few drops here and there around the room to help make it smell better. Here’s a quick tip: to freshen your room, the next time you go to clean your carpet, add a few drops of your favorite fragrance oil to a cotton ball. Drop the scented cotton ball into your vacuum cleaner bag or canister. While you’re busy cleaning, you’ll smell the subtle fragrance of the oil while you vacuum away.
Scented Sachets: Sachet bags are a small cloth bag filled scented herbs or other aromatic items. Place a few around your dorm for a subtle hint of fragrance. You can place them wherever you want (closets, sock drawers, bookcase) and if the scent begins to fade all you have to do is add a drop or two of your favorite fragrance oils. Lavender, pine, rosemary, rose, spiced pumpkin and cinnamon apple are just a few sachet scents you might want to try.
Add some fresh scents to your dorm room essentials list this year and you won’t be sorry. There are many ways to eliminate the funk that can creep through the dorm room. Even the cleanest of areas can become stuffy and stale. This year’s back-to-school shopping list should definitely include at least one of these aromatherapy accessories to help eliminate any unwanted odors wafting around the room. Happy Learning!!