What better way to create a welcoming, cozy atmosphere in your home than to replicate the scent of a bubbling cherry pie, or a fresh cinnamon doughnut by lighting a simple candle? These days, there are many options when you want to fragrance your home without all the sticky mess and hard work of baking! In fact, there is an enormous inventory of sweet-smelling, bakery-inspired products among many candle companies. Maybe a vanilla cupcake suits your mood? Or crisp apple strudel? Cubes or ‘tarts’ of wax that sit snugly (and safely) in a ceramic warming device, are another popular way to diffuse bakery scents throughout the home. Realistic ‘cookie melts’ in delicious scents like oatmeal and gingersnap make a wonderful treats for the home. If the appearance of your scented products matters to you, there are so many sweet-smelling products from which to choose. I love the banana nut bread candles with sweet bananas and sweet bread notes, and it’s only normal that I have to keep myself from licking my fingers when I’m making them!
Not Just Candles!
Candles aren’t the only place you’ll find delicious home-baked
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Even hair products and laundry detergents are turning up with bakery-scented fragrances. Bed Head has hair products that smell like candy, while The Tyler Candle Store will give your laundry the smell of warm sugar cookies. Fragrances are readily available in craft stores for creating your own soaps (affiliate link) and scented novelties, making synthetic fragrances a widely available choice for just about anybody
Do they smell like the real thing?
How authentic are these bakery fragrances? The truth is that they vary – and the more complex the promised scent, the more room there is for interpretation. One gal’s lemon meringue pie might smell more like dishwashing liquid to someone else. Here are a couple of things to note. Chemically engineered fragrance oils, are in abundance and cheaper than essential oils, and can often give a stronger, and longer lasting fragrance. However, synthetic fragrances can also emit an unnatural, or unpleasantly chemical or medicinal fragrance when not properly used and tested by the crafter or manufacturer. Not properly blending fragrances and testing
A small word of warning; some people are very sensitive to fragrances and can even have serious allergic reactions, not only to products that come into contact with skin, but also to scents in the air as well. In 2011, the Canadian Medical Association found little in the way of hard science to support claims of extreme fragrance sensitivity, but they do acknowledge that there may be an emotional or
While realtors have always advised home sellers to fragrance their houses with fresh baking on the day prospective buyers are coming, now other industries are following the lead, and using a variety of scent ‘systems’ to infuse their businesses with