Ever notice how smells evoke memories and create moods? When it's time to chill out, calming lavender and clary sage are great ways to relax your mind and body. Or, when you're feeling frisky, spicy, musky scents can be powerfully seductive.

I tend to be drawn toward faint floral scents, or anything infused with a hefty dose of essential oils. What's your aroma of choice when it comes to beauty products?

To find out a few different ways you can incorporate essences into the room help make your at-home beauty treatments more enjoyable,


  • Douse your favorite essential oil on four cotton balls and place them in each corner of the room.
  • Fill up your sink with warm water and mix in a few drops of essential oils as you apply your makeup — inhale and enjoy!
  • Burn a scented candle to create a special and memorable meditative atmosphere.