Health & Wellness

How to Make Your Home Smell Like a Hotel Spa

Experience the same calming effect you get from walking into a hotel spa and breathing that lovely scented air, at home. Massage and sauna not included.


enviroscent diffuser and spray product stills

Worried about what you’re breathing in with all of the artificial air fresheners on the market? Enviroscent does things differently, with a focus on making its scents cleaner, healthier, and safer. All of its products use pure fragrance oils in concentrated form (with no additives) and are packaged using renewable and recyclable minimal-waste materials. Scent your space via the stix + stand diffuser, a car vent clip, a plug hub warmer that plugs into your outlet, or a spray. There’s even a mini version of the diffuser for travel. No matter which method you choose, it’s all flameless and liquidless to eliminate danger and mess. There are many delectable scents to choose from, including the smoked caramel and cinnamon, which smells incredibly cozy and delicious.

Hillhouse Naturals Candle and Diffuser

Hillhouse Naturals Candle and Diffuser

For a fragrance that will fill your house and last a long time, look to Hillhouse Naturals. This company was founded by a mother/daughter duo who make the products (with the help of a team of women) on their family farm. They use local ingredients, most of which come straight from the farm. Hillhouse Naturals’ diffusers last for an average of three to four months, which is significantly longer than most other diffusers on the market. The soy candles also burn longer than regular wax candles and don’t have the dangerous chemicals that can be found in mass-market candles. You’ll find plenty of unique scents here, including seasonal varieties like the mouthwatering Harvest Collection, which smells like hot cider, cinnamon, and apple.

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Scentfill product still

Scentfill offers a healthier alternative to traditional plug-ins. The company makes refills that are designed to fit into Air Wick oil warmers but are made with 100 percent plant-based and natural oils, rather than chemicals. The fragrances are much more complex and luxurious than what you’d find from a drugstore plug-in—choose the Relax Blend with lemon, lavender, and eucalyptus to make your home smell like a spa. Most scents will last between 30 and 60 days if the warmer is set to low.

Asakuki’s 5-in-1 Aromatherapy Device

Asakuki’s 5-in-1 Aromatherapy Device

Enjoy the benefits of aromatherapy and a humidifier with Asakuki’s 5-in-1 Aromatherapy Device. This ultrasonic essential oil diffuser has a large 500-milliliter water tank that allows the diffuser to run for 10 to 15 hours at a time. An auto-off safety will switch off the diffuser when the water runs out, so you don’t have to worry about monitoring it.

Ankuoo Essential Oil Diffuser

Ankuoo Essential Oil Diffuser

Don’t want to deal with water or wires? Ankuoo’s essential oil diffuser is both wireless and waterless, so you can safely take it anywhere. The device is small but powerful and can scent a room of up to 645 square feet. Charge it as needed using the included mini-USB cord.


Equsupro diffuser in living room

If you love the smell of candles but worry about having an open flame in your house, try a wax warmer like this one by Equsupro. This stylish device uses a small lightbulb to melt wax safely, allowing it to give off a long-lasting fragrance that can fill an entire room.

Lavender Linen Room Spray

Lavender Linen Room Spray

Lavender is one of the most calming and relaxing scents and will help give your home that hotel spa smell. Spritz this lavender linen room spray on your pillows, and it may just help you improve your sleep as well.

Skandinavisk Candles

Skandinavisk Candles

For the ultimate hygge experience, light a candle from Skandinavisk. This company takes inspiration from Scandinavia to create unique fragrances like Hav (sea), Lykke (happiness), and Koto (home). Each candle is beautifully designed around a theme, like the Nordlys candle (Norwegian for northern lights), which comes in a painted glass holder that looks like the sky. The candles will scent a mid-sized room for up to 45 hours, and the glass can be reused.

Urban Apothecary Reed Diffuser

Urban Apothecary Reed Diffuser

Urban Apothecary aims to give you a scent unlike anything else, offering fragrances such as Green Lavender (with lemon balm, spearmint, clay sage, orris, and white musk) and Coconut Grove (with bergamot, lime, mandarin, coriander, mint, coconut, palm leaf, jasmine, and ylang-ylang tones). Grab one of the travel-sized candles to take your fragrance with you, or use one of the diffusers to scent your whole home.

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