How to use scent to transform your bathroom into a spa

How to use scent to transform your bathroom into a spa

One of the biggest interior design trends for 2024, spa-inspired bathrooms are the ultimate sanctuary for self-care

After a long weekend of pure relaxation and pampered indulgence, weve all wished that we could bottle the bliss that comes with being at a spa. With self-care increasingly becoming a priority, spa-inspired bathrooms are growing in popularity, a small pocket of the home turned into a rejuvenating space that enhances our wellbeing rituals. 

Think organic materials, minimalist décor and leafy plants – high-finish simplicity that lends a peaceful ambience and elevates your morning, evening and Sunday afternoon routine. A neutral or monochromatic colour palette is equally soothing to the senses, creating a calming environment that evokes the relaxing air of a spa. 

Perhaps the most important feature in creating a spa-like bathroom, however, is inspiring the senses. Texture and scent play an important role in establishing a meditative atmosphere – incorporating items such as rattan bath mats, soft towels and essential oils can enhance your mood and feelings of serenity and tranquility.

Designed with hand-blown black or white glass, our candles and diffusers offer elegant silhouettes while introducing reviving, natural fragrances into your space that will help to transport you to a peaceful state of mind. 

Each of our scents evokes a different quality. Our Dreams collection is blended with angelica and spikenard to help keep you centred and grounded. Hello, I Love You is designed to uplift your energy with its fresh, floral notes of jasmine and bergamot. Reminiscent of restorative forest walks, Into the Mystic brings clarity and elevates spirits. Walk on the Wild Side is warm and woody, perfect for unwinding from a fast-paced day.

'A votive candle is perfect for lighting in a bathroom. It only needs to be lit for about an hour to achieve the full wax pool'

Introducing natural elements into your bathroom is one of the easiest tricks to achieving a spa-inspired space. Nature’s ability to transform body and mind is the force behind our natural wax blend and essential oils. Each oil in our candle and diffuser collections has its own aromatic qualities to aid emotional balance.

‘A votive candle is perfect for lighting in a bathroom. It only needs to be lit for about an hour to achieve the full wax pool, about the same time as enjoying a warm bubble bath or self-care routine,’ says Aja Botanicals founder Tilly Wood.

As with fashion, fragrance is a personal experience and so the key to achieving a spa-like environment depends on choosing the right scent for you and your desired mind-set. Dedicating a particular scent to your bathroom, otherwise known as scent-scaping or fragrance zoning, sets the tone for how you use the space, allowing your body to recognise when it is time to enjoy a moment of spa-inspired self-care. 

Discover the Aja Botanicals natural home fragrance collections – available as scented candles and reed diffusers – here.

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