March 8, 2024

Best Fragrance & Scents For The Bedroom

best fragrance for sleepWe work hard to make sure our bedrooms are soothing environments. Washing the bedding, picking up clutter, designing the aesthetic of the room. All to set the mood for sleep and relaxation. One of the best ways to set the tone for your bedroom is with fragrance. A scent can create a feeling or dictate the environment as soon as you enter a space.

Using scent to make your bedroom the perfect place for sleep is easy to do. And there are so many different ways to do so. Follow along for the best bedroom fragrance that will induce sleep, calm nerves & add romance.

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Scented Candles in The Bedroom – Yes or No?

Most of us love candles, but does that mean we should have them in our bedroom? Below are a few reasons why we say absolutely. As well as a few reasons it may be best to leave them out of your bedroom.

Pros to Scented Candles:

pros of candles in the bedroomThere is a reason why so many people adore using scented candles in their home. Candles are romantic and relaxing. Their soft flickering light and beautiful scents create instant ambiance. And a scented candle does a great job at setting a soothing mood in a home.

You can also find just about any scent you can imagine too. They also serve a great addition to the changing of the seasons. Making them a simple way to instantly alter the feel. We certainly love the ease and options that candles offer, which is why we certainly have a tendency to add them to our bedrooms.

  • Relaxing lighting
  • Beautiful scents
  • Sets the mood
  • Easy to change
  • Seasonal options

Cons to Scented Candles:

While candles can create a relaxing setting, it can be especially dangerous to set the mood for sleep in your bedroom. An open flame, if left unattended, can also start fires in your home. Even when used properly and safely, they also release smoke into the air.

cons to candles in the bedroom

Not only that, but some candles contain different kinds of wax and chemicals that are potentially toxic. Which makes it important to do your research to determine if the scented candles you are using are safe.

Ultimately our biggest concern is using them in the bedroom and falling asleep while your candle is still burning. Creating is a very seriously fire hazard. Though it ultimately is up to you, these are just a few things to keep in mind when it comes to using candles for bedroom fragrance.

  • Flames are dangerous
  • Potentially toxic ingredients
  • CO2 & smoke in the home
  • Could be messy

Safe Ways to Keep Your Bedroom Smelling Great:

Candles certainly aren’t the only way to provide a nice fragrance to your bedroom. Below are several other ways to ensure you have a clean and safe scent billowing through your bedroom. There are actually a lot of other great alternatives that give you lots of fragrance options. As well as can have a more lasting smell and are safer too.

Clean Linens:

fresh smell of clean laundryIf you want your bedroom to smell amazing, then you simply have to keep your bedding fresh and clean. Dirty sheets just do not smell good. Scented detergents can be a great way to add a fresh and relaxing scent into your bedroom.

If you really want to give your bedroom a relaxing vibe, choose a soothing lavender scented detergent that you only use on your bedding. This gives your bedroom a unique scent that you will begin to associate with sleep. We also love these lavender scented wool dryer balls. They give the best natural scent of lavender and can be used again and again.

Follow our guide on how to easily keep your bedding fresh and clean in our post: A Guide To Changing and Washing Your Sheets

Linen Spray:

use a linen spray in between washesNeed a little refresh between washes? A linen spray is a great way to do just that. Simply spritz your linens after making your bed in the morning or a few hours before bed for a fresh and wonderful smelling bedroom.

We suggest spraying in the morning to give your bed more than enough time to dry out from the linen spray. This way you don’t climb into a slightly damp bed, which is less than comfortable. However, if you think of it about an hour before bed it should be plenty dry.

Some linen sprays can even have antimicrobial properties to keep your bed extra clean and fresh smelling. As well as a variety of scents to make your bedroom smell exactly the way you prefer.

We enjoy this ultra fresh linen spray by Noodle & Boo. And if you like a more luxurious linen spray we love the high-end scent of the Hotel Collection.

Wall Plug Ins:

use a scent plug inWhile scented wall plugins have been around for a long time, within the past couple years a lot of new brands have really taken them to the next level.

Brands like Pura have partnered with luxury scent brands like Nest, capriBLUE, and other boutique candle companies to create some beautiful scents that don’t smell like your average wall plugin.

Allowing you to bring high-end luxury fragrances into your bedroom without a flame. Pura has taken it even further and can even be turned on and off via Bluetooth on your smartphone. Adding built-in aromatherapy to your list of smart home capabilities.

Click HERE to shop PURA scent wall plug ins now!

Wax Warmers & Candle Warmers:

wax warmers are also a great way to distribute great smellsWax warmers have all of the romantic lighting and gorgeous fragrance of scented candles without the dangerous flame. Another huge benefit is that many candle companies make their own melts with your favorite candle scents. Allowing you to get your favorite smells that cost way less than a full candle too.

And here’s a handy hack. Already have a bunch of scented candles that you no longer want to burn? No problem! Get yourself a candle warmer. All you have to do is take the wax from your old candles and add them to you wax warming pot.

These nifty little devices warm and melt the wax in your candle without any of the burning. Allowing you to have all the scent without any negative aspects of the candle.

Love the glow of this particular wax melter? Find this exact model HERE. They also offer a few other similar models in different colors too. And also get our personal favorite wax melt for sleep, English Lavender while you are at at!

Essential Oil Diffuser:

essential oil diffusers in the homeWhether you prefer to use essential oils, or other scented oils, an oil diffuser can be a clean way to diffuse scent throughout your home.

There are several different methods to diffusing scented oils. The first is simply by warming the oil. Some use small tea candles to do this while others use lightbulbs like the wax warmers.

The second is through a misting diffuser, similar to a humidifier. This version is most often used for essential oil diffusion. It is quite beautiful to watch, which can be an added benefit. This beautiful oil diffuser is a great looking option for your bedroom.

Fresh Cut Flowers:

fresh flowers smell greatEver walk into a flower shop and get hit by the fresh lightly floral scent of all the flowers and greenery? What a perfect scent to add into your bedroom. Some flowers are much more scented than others, talk to your local florist if you are wanting a little extra scent in your home.

Flowers also release more scent once they reach warm air, adding extra fresh floral scent in the evenings or when the sun comes in through your window. Added bonus: You get to see beautiful flowers in your bedroom. Although, some flowers will trigger allergies. Be mindful of this if you are freshening up a guest bedroom.

Bedroom Cleaners:

clean your bedroom regularlyA clean room simply smells better than a dirty room. Added benefit is that many cleaners now come in great scents as well. Simply adding to the fresh clean scent. Whether it is carpet cleaner, hardwood cleaner, disinfecting wipes, laundry detergents, and so on.

With all of these great smelling cleaning products you won’t need to add extra scent to your clean bedroom. Your room will simply smell fresh and clean.

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Scented Pillows:

Did you even know there was such a thing?! It is true! These pillows by Malouf foam pillows are made with different scents.

These pillows are oh so comfortable and add a layer of aromatherapy into your bed that is a great way to have a scented sleep experience. These scented pillows by Malouf come pre-scented and with a scent refreshing spray for refreshing purposes.

This is a great option if you love to have scents to fall asleep to, but your partner is not a huge fan of having a scents in the bedroom. This allows you to enjoy the scent without adding it to the entire room.

Click HERE to view our review over the Lavender Malouf Scented Pillows.

Room Spray:

room sprays can be great additions for scenting your homeAir fresheners have given room sprays a bad reputation. However, there are many room sprays meant to lightly scent your room instead of attempting to cover up stink. Which is why we always recommend keeping your room clean and simply adding scent to your clean bedroom. This way you never run into this issue.

While there are a number of luxury brands that sell room sprays, there are loads of cost-effective options that create beautiful scents for your home as well. You are sure to find something you love in your price range. If you want your bedroom to smell like a high end hotel, these room sprays will surely delight your senses.

Best Scents for the Bedroom

Some scents are better than others to use in a bedroom setting. Although, everyone has their own taste in how they prefer their home to smell. Which is why we have a short list of popular scents that are fall in the categories of: refreshing, relaxing or romantic. All so you can set the perfect mood in your room.

Refreshing Bedroom Scents:

citrus scents for the bedroomWhile refreshing scents are often thought as invigorating and better to use when waking up, they are clean and fresh. We do suggest using these scents more lightly in the evenings so they are not too stimulating as you head off to sleep.

  • Citrus
  • Mint
  • Eucalyptus
  • Clean Linens

Relaxing Bedroom Scents:

lavender best scent for sleepSoothing scents are the most popular option for the bedroom. Aromatherapy is commonly used to encourage relaxation. And it makes it easy when there are so many relaxing fragrances out there. The following are a few of our all time favorite calming scents perfect for deep sleep.

  • Lavender
  • Chamomile
  • Vanilla
  • Bergamot

Romantic Bedroom Scents:

romantic scents used for the bedroom

The bedroom isn’t only used for sleep. It is also a great place for romance. Making romantic scents a popular choice. Romantic scents can also be very relaxing to many people, although they tend to be a bit heavier and with a bit more musk and spice. The following are a few of our top favorite notes in romantic scents.

  • Jasmine
  • Amber
  • Sandalwood
  • Cedarwood

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Best Bedroom Fragrance: Induce Sleep, Calm Nerves & Add Romance:

There are countless ways you can add scent to your bedroom in a safe and effective way. While scented candles can be a great way to do this, we do advice being mindful of fire safety procedures. Be sure to turn off any and all candles before you climb into bed. Even if you think you will be awake for quite some time.

Keeping your bedroom and linens clean is the best way to ensure your bedroom always smells fresh and clean. Then you can add scent through any medium you prefer. We hope some of these bedroom safe scent options make it easier to add some aromatherapy into your bedroom safely.

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