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Having been stuck at home recently, 3 essential oils to make our home like a million dollars!

Updated: Oct 23, 2021

The ultimate purpose is to make our home feel more comfortable and give my children a sense of belonging.


To elevate our mood, I tried a new cocktail of essential oils in our diffuser, merely adding three drops each of Bergamot, Patchouli and Grapefruit! They made our place smell heavenly and like a million dollars!!

The smell of Bergamot brings me back to Calabria’s romantic shores with the sound of crashing waves. Giovanni Maria Farina, the Italian who created the original Eau de Cologne in the early 18th century, said his fragrance reminded him of “an Italian spring morning, of mountain daffodils and orange blossoms after the rain.” The ultimate in natural romance!

Bergamot has the finest citrus notes with a fresh, rich and rounded scent and is a prime component in any cologne.


Patchouli has a sweet, smoky and cedar-y scent, which swirls exotically alongside the Bergamot and Grapefruit.


Grapefruit has a fresh, sweet and invigorating aroma which is uplifting and energising.


Do you know how much -

3 drops of Bergamot +

3 drops of Patchouli +

3 drops of Grapefruit essential oils

- would cost you to diffuse your whole home for 10 hours for a family of four?

HK$8 / UKP80p

 

Patchouli

Do you know ? Patchouli is a fantastic insect repellent, effective against flies and other bugs. Paisley shawls were traditionally layered with patchouli leaves in transit.


Frenchwomen in the 19th Century swathed themselves in these patchouli-scented shawls against the cold – a fashion started by the Empress Eugenie – and patchouli became desirable as a fragrance and skin care ingredient.


Patchouli (meaning green leaf) makes its way into many chypre and powdery fragrances. Used alongside rose, it extends and ‘fixes’ rose’s sweetness. Patchouli originated in India, Malaysia and Indonesia and made its way to the Middle East via the exotic Silk Road route.


 

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