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7 home fragrances perfect for Lunar New Year

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Home fragrances are a dime a dozen, but do you know which ones are best suited for you? Rather than rushing down to take a whiff of every single one, perhaps you could make your choice according to the properties of the aromas.

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Give your home a frangrant new boost this Chinese New Year with one of these scents:

  1. Bergamot
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    Aroma: Sweet, fruity, fresh citrus
    Bergamot helps create a relaxing, happy and uplifting atmosphere. It can also be used to ease respiratory problems such as coughs, colds and the flu.
  2. Geranium
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    Aroma: Floral, sweet
    Geranium helps to reduce tension and stress, its light scent helping to create an uplifting atmosphere.
  3. Grapefruit
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    Aroma: Citrusy
    The citrusy smell helps refresh and energise. It also helps to ease stress and anxiety.
  4. Jasmine
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    Aroma: Sweet, floral, warm
    Jasmine soothes, creating a relaxing atmosphere and is said to also help boost confidence.
  5. Lemon
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    Aroma: Strong, citrus scent
    The “bright” smell of lemon helps revitalize moods and brings more energy to small spaces.
  6. Orange
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    Aroma: Fresh, sweet, citrus
    The fresh scent of orange essential oils create happiness and warmth, perfect for Chinese New Year!
  7. Ylang Ylang
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    Aroma: Sweet, floral, warm
    Ylang ylang helps ease tension and soothes bouts of anxiety.

Tips on scenting up the home:
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- Home scents should be used in small areas like the bedroom and bathroom.
- Ensure your scents stay strong and fresh in larger spaces by using diffusers, neublizers or a water mist.
- Help scents linger by spritzing fabrics in the space.
- On top of helping diffuse scents, candles can also create ambience with its soft glow.

Information provided by Mt Sapola.