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Scent-illating Diwali ideas
October 30, 2016, 11:22 am

Diwali celebrates the victory of good, virtue of wisdom and anticipation of hope. Inspired by this illuminating and inspiring tradition, rituals have introduced which are designed to light up and 'purify body and mind with the mesmerizing fragrance of fresh scents. This festival of lights, fill your home with warmth and fragrance with these tips.

Place floral floats:  Decorate the corners of your house with floral floats. Fill a large ornamental pot with water and place colourful flowershaped wax candles on it. To further enhance the look, intersperse the display with small dainty flowers. Not only are floral floats visually stunning, they are also considered auspicious for festivals. 

Opt for the unusual: Instead of run-of-the-mill fragrances like vanilla, lavender, rose and chamomile, you can buy diverse aromas like kukui nut (Hawaiian aroma), geranium (uplifting floral scent), vetiver (earthy scent) or ylang ylang (sweet, romantic fragrance). Choose from an array of options like essential oils, incense sticks and candles.

Make your own fragrance: You can create interesting new aromas through the concept of synergy. In aromatherapy, synergy refers to the mixing of two or more complementary undiluted essential oils. This will enhance the effect of aromatherapy on the senses and the surroundings. For example, mix rosemary, sage and thyme essential oils for a stimulating new scent. Also, vanilla with rose will have a pleasant and calming effect on your guests. 

DIY light displays: Add an eco-chic touch to your Diwali decor with recycled votive holders made from old jam jars and coloured glass bottles. You just need to place a tea-light candle inside each bottle and it's ready for use. Hang a bunch of them in your balcony or porch.

Go electric: Conventional essential oil burners require you to replace the candle every few hours. Save yourself the task of constantly fretting over fast-melting candles by using smart electric diffusers available at aromatherapy stores. All you have to do is pour a few drops of your favorite scent into the diffuser and plug it in for non-stop fragrance.



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