How to Make Your Home a Sanctuary

How to Make Your Home a Sanctuary

How to Make Your Home a Sanctuary

After a long day at work, all you want to do is relax. The commute there, the commute back, the day-to-day stress of a fast-paced environment... it can feel like there's no break. One day into another into another, into a too-short weekend and back to the grind. If you're going to stay sane in the modern world, it's necessary to slow down and put your feet up once in a while. Filling your home with the smells and tastes that help you relax is almost required to keep your life in order. 

Smells Like Home

Decades of scientific research have discovered that smell is the sense most closely tied to memory. Even though it's the least-used sense in our everyday life, and seems like the least important, the sense of smell is critical when it comes to finding time to relax. Every home has a distinct smell—it can become less apparent over time, but if you've ever come home from a two or three week vacation, you'll recognize it again. We spend so much of our time sitting in the aroma of our house, why not make sure it's optimal for relaxation? A single scented candle can transform your home, pulling you out of the day-to-day drudgery into a wonderful-smelling sanctuary. Creating a serene environment at home will make the rest of the places you go so much more tolerable. The Sicily Hill Candle Collection contains some of the most relaxing scents in the world: Cranberry Spice Sparkler, Champagne, Berry Spritzer, Mojito, Piña Colada. You don't have to drink to enjoy the smooth, aromatic scents of these flavors. 

Tastes Like Home

If you want to take your sensory relaxation experience to the next level, there's nothing like Sicily Hill Sweet Treats. In addition to the popular hand-prepared caramel, Sicily Hill proudly produces many chocolate treats. Relaxing and smelling the wonderful, safe aroma of a Champagne Candle is the perfect end to a stressful day or week—but digging your teeth into chocolate is even better. Let the stress of work and life fade away as you slowly bite into some delicious chocolate, picking a flavor and a scented candle that's right for you. You deserve to feel pampered and relaxed when you're at home, and all it takes is choosing the right smells and tastes.

Relaxation Tips

With how busy our daily lives are, it can almost seem like we've completely forgotten how to relax. Getting home late from work just means less sleep before tomorrow's day, and getting home early means a rare chance to catch up on sleep. Don't let your home become just another section of your commute. When you get home, it's time to live life. Put yourself first and kick your shoes off. Different scented candles are great for different days, but they're all wonderful. Kick back and enjoy the carefully crafted smell of Cranberry Spice filling your home as you dig into a delicious chocolate. 

Home is a Sanctuary

Regardless of what candles or chocolate you enjoy in your house, it's important to mentally separate it from your day-to-day workflow, especially if you're a busy professional. Setting clear limits on when and how you'll do work at home is important to mentally ensure that your home is a place of safe and calming atmosphere. Half-relaxing while you're preparing a stack of documents for an upcoming meeting is a great way to ensure that no actual relaxing gets done. Focus hard on getting work done when it's appropriate, but allow yourself to relax when you're at home. Set the appropriate boundaries and make your space your own, then dig in and relax with the taste and smells you deserve.