Get That Hotel Smell at Home: How to Make Your Home Smell Like a 5-Star Hotel
Everybody wants to live in a space that smells clean and fresh, with a hint of sophisticated scent in the air. And nobody does this better than a 5-star hotel.
Think about it. Every luxurious hotel you’ve ever stayed in has smelled amazing, and we’re going to share why.
The answer is simple. Essential oils.
Essential oils are an excellent way to make your home smell just as inviting as your favorite luxury accommodation. They’re subtle yet distinctive and can leave a lasting impression on everyone who visits.
Ready to explore how you can make your home smell like a luxury hotel naturally, without using harsh chemical fragrances that could affect your family’s health? This guide will tell you everything you need to know to get that hotel smell at home.
- Create a safe scented home for your family
- Luxurious hotel-inspired scents
- Citrus scents
- Floral scents
- Spicy scents
- Woody scents
- Using essential oil blends for a signature home scent
- Seaside bliss
- That spa feeling
- Sunsets on holiday
- Using a hotel collection scent diffuser
- How do hotel scent diffusers work?
- Choose diffusers to match your decor
- How hotels use essential oils
- Using essential oils to shift your mood
- To promote relaxation
- To give your energy levels a boost
- Encourage mindfulness
- Create a romantic ambience
- Essential oils by room
- Oils for your bathroom
- Oils for your bedroom
- Oils for your living room
- Fragrance your home with Volant
Create a safe scented home for your family
The best way to fragrance your home is to use 100% pure, organic, sustainably sourced essential oils made from the highest quality plant sources. But it’s also important to choose the right scents and the best way to disperse them to ensure that the scent lasts.
While many chemical fragrance blends contain phthalates and other potentially harmful chemicals that can cause allergies and irritation, Volant’s essential oils are completely natural, allowing you to benefit from their elegant scents without putting your health at risk. They are also organic and sustainably sourced. This ensures that you can use them confidently without worrying about impacting sensitive ecosystems.
With Volant’s diffusers and essential oils, your home can safely smell scent-sational!
Luxurious hotel-inspired scents
There are dozens upon dozens of different scents to choose from for fragrancing your home. However, if you want that luxurious hotel smell at home, there are certain scents that you should choose from to create a similar effect. These scents include:
Citrus essential oils offer a light, fresh and energizing scent that smells refined and uplifting. This type of fragrance is used in 5 star hotels regularly and often boasts a combination of orange, grapefruit, bergamot, lemon and lime. These scents brighten up rooms and leave them feeling fresh and welcoming. Citrus scents are also ideal for bathrooms and spa settings due to their refreshing nature.
You can use the same combinations of essential oils to achieve that hotel smell at home - all while avoiding the use of scented candles and sprays, which can contain air-polluting ingredients. Volant’s Citrus Boost Set includes sweet orange, lemon and grapefruit essential oils and our Energy blend to help you create the perfect citrus fragrance for your home.
The more flowery scents are also a popular choice for many hotels due to their widespread popularity and feminine, summery feel. There are plenty of different floral essential oils to choose from too, ranging from classics like lavender and rose to more unique options like ylang ylang and geranium.
You can combine your favorite floral essential oils or use them separately to create a signature scent for your home. Try our Organic Geranium Essential Oil and Organic Ylang Ylang Essential Oil to leave your living space smelling like a flower garden in the summer.
Spicy essential oils like frankincense add a deep, rich and nuanced scent note to essential oil blends to make them more intriguing and memorable. Of course, they can also be used alone to create a stand-out signature smell.
Many hotels use spicy scents to fragrance their rooms in a way that appeals to men and women without seeming overwhelming. Volant’s Organic Frankincense Essential Oil will give your home an earthy, warming scent that is 100% natural and free from harmful chemicals.
Perfect for winter, woody scents bring warmth and depth to the scents used by hotels, helping to create a cozy atmosphere. Cedarwood is one of the most popular choices in this category. It creates a clean and invigorating scent and can be paired with other notes, like citrus, to create gorgeous essential oil combinations for every room in your home.
Volant’s Organic Cedarwood Essential Oil has a robust woody scent that will freshen up your home in no time.
Using essential oil blends for a signature home scent
If you’d like to create your own unique home scent, you may wish to consider using a blend of different essential oils instead of a single oil alone. Volant offers a range of premium, 100% pure essential oil blends that can be used to achieve a specific ambience at home, or to serve a purpose like promoting relaxation, focus or better sleep.
Our essential oil blends make it easy to tailor the scent of your home to your individual preferences and style.
Use the following ideas for inspiration to create a signature scent that suits your home:
That spa feeling
If you’re longing for a luxurious spa day, create a spa sanctuary at home with our Spa blend, which refreshes and revives with the scents of cleansing and uplifting eucalyptus, bergamot and geranium oils.
Using a hotel collection scent diffuser
When fragrance is used in 5 star hotels, it can be dispersed in many ways. Some establishments choose scented candles, diffuser reed sets or room sprays to keep their rooms and linens smelling great. But others use a hotel scent diffuser to ensure that the fragrance is dispersed as widespread as possible.
Using a hotel collection scent diffuser is an ideal way to achieve a hotel smell at home. High quality diffusers are designed to scent your indoor space with pure essential oils and blends to help invigorate, energize and calm you at the press of a button. They allow you to enjoy the benefits of essential oils in a simplified way, all while giving you the choice to use any essential oil or blend that suits your mood.
How do hotel scent diffusers work?
Volant has a range of handmade, Scandinavian-designed hotel scent diffusers that are minimalist, elegant and highly effective. Our aroma diffusers contain electrically powered vibrating plates at their bases and use ultrasonic sound waves to atomize essential oils and water into a fine scented vapor before dispersing it into your home.
Not only are these diffusers stylish enough to enhance any modern home, but they are also an effective, ecological and healthy way to enjoy the benefits of aromatherapy at home while leaving every corner of your living space smelling delicious.
Choose diffusers to match your decor
Our diffusers also come in a range of beautiful styles that allow you to choose the right colors to enhance your home. For a hotel-inspired look, we recommend opting for our Black Diffuser or White Diffuser, depending on your current decor style. You can also keep your home’s look modern and sophisticated with our Gray Diffuser, or opt for our Clay Diffuser to highlight earthy tones in your interior decoration and create a Spanish villa-inspired appearance.
Each one of our hotel scent diffuser options will fit effortlessly into your home decor with its stylish matte finish and soft, tapered design. Their porcelain finishes are durable and sustainable, and each and every diffuser is unique thanks to its meticulously hand-painted exterior.
How hotels use essential oils
Luxury hotels have a few tricks of the trade to keep their patrons coming back time and time again. Fluffy white towels, clean linens, chocolates on the pillows and impeccable interior decor are all part of the equation. But many hotel chains also use fragrances to entice their customers to visit them as often as possible.
According to the Global Director of Rooms at Langham Hospitality Group, Mina Vardar, it’s important for a hotel to have a signature scent, as it helps them to create a strong brand identity that guests will resonate with. As smell is linked with emotion, memory and enjoyment, hotels use essential oils to build stronger connections between guests and their rooms, as well as to create a lasting, positive impression and an inviting atmosphere.
Langham Hotels is known for using a blend of rose, jasmine, lily of the valley and green grass essential oils to create its iconic Ginger Flower room fragrance. And, many other hotel brands use different blends of oils to create positive associations in their guests’ minds. They also use essential oils in their spas to create relaxing environments that encourage spa-goers to explore all of the treatments and services they have to offer.
Using essential oils to shift your mood
Relaxed guests are happy guests. Some exclusive hotel chains also use essential oil blends to uplift their guests’ moods and help them to relax and unwind. Adding specific oil blends to your hotel scent diffuser may create a similar effect in your own home.
Volant offers a range of 100% pure, organic essential oil blends that help to promote better mental and emotional well-being.
While fragrance is used in 5 star hotels to create an emotional connection, you can use it for a myriad of different purposes in your home, including:
Essential oils by room
Another trick that many 5-star hotels use to keep their guests coming back is to use different blends of essential oils for different rooms. The oils are chosen according to the needs and ambience of each room to keep it feeling fresh, inviting or clean, according to guests’ expectations.
Oils for your bathroom
Bathrooms tend to feel cleaner and fresher when they are fragranced with a clean and uplifting essential oil or blend.
Lemon, lemongrass, spruce and eucalyptus essential oils are all great choices for bathrooms, as these strongly-scented oils have powerful antimicrobial effects while leaving them smelling great for longer.
While perhaps not the primary scent you want in your bathroom, tea tree oil is also a useful oil to use in bathrooms as an undertone in a blend, as it has antimicrobial properties that will help to keep them hygienic.
Oils for your bedroom
Bedrooms are generally cost, comfortable and inviting places, especially at hotels. The essential oils used for scenting bedrooms should thus promote feelings of restfulness, tranquility and warmth for best effects.
Roman chamomile essential oil, frankincense oil, and lavender oil are all fantastic options to create a tranquil, relaxing environment in any main or guest bedroom as they have properties that promote a restorative sleep.
Oils for your living room
Living rooms are communal spaces, so it’s important to choose a light and refreshing essential oil scent that will appeal to everyone in your home.
Blends like our Clean Air blend will refresh your home and leave it ready for guests with a sumptuous combination of lemon, myrrh and tangerine notes. Not only are they delicious smelling, but these essential oils also help to purify the air while brightening your mood. You could also add some of our Unwind Blend to your Volant diffuser in the evenings and on weekends to help everyone unwind and kick back in luxury, too.
Fragrance your home with Volant
Volant offers everything you need to recreate a hotel smell at home. Our hotel collection scent diffuser range and selection of essential oils provide you with a safe, convenient and effective way to diffuse quality oils into any environment and freshen up your living space.
We offer only the finest quality, pure essential oils that are free from chemicals and contaminants to ensure that you can make the most of each oil’s benefits and practice aromatherapy safely at home. Our sleek Scandinavian-designed diffusers are designed to fit the decor of any room. This makes it easy for you to freshen up bedrooms, bathrooms, living rooms and guest rooms with the same classic scent profiles that hotels use to delight their visitors.
Browse our range of diffusers and essential oils to find the perfect blends for every room, and transform the way you work, relax and unwind. Use them to boost your wellness, spark your creativity, promote better sleep and more energy, or simply enjoy a hotel-inspired day at home!