August 30, 2014

I used to be a plugins kinda girl

We had a lot of Glade and Airwick plugin things around the house. When you have three pets, one of whom is a dog who spends his days frolicking with horses and goats, you gotta have something to mask the smell of manure and dog sweat. I got tired of how quickly they run out, failed attempts at home refills, and what seems like a chemically stink of the ones from dollar stores. I love the look of reed diffusers, but I didn't know if they really add scent to the room so until recently, I never thought to buy one.

When I helped my sister move into her first apartment, I got her a nice diffuser for her bathroom and was wowed by not only the pretty look, but the great, noticeable scent. So next trip to Target, I took my husband through the smelly stuff aisles and we picked diffusers for our bathrooms. 


We have a larger one in the master bath, but chose this cute mini one for the guest bath. My husband selected Bonfire Nights from Nature's Wick as a scent he was comfortable with and I set it next to some old potpourri and waited for magic to happen.

It took a full day before the scent was really noticeable but it did happen and weeks later, it's still going strong. The scent is perfect for a bathroom, like sandalwood, kind of earthy. It's not overpowering, which is good since the room isn't huge, and the look is cute, yet subtle enough that it's not the focus of the room. That means, people notice the scent but not the scent-maker. The plug-in I used to keep there is long gone.

We still have plug-ins in the cat box room (aka laundry room), dining room, and by the front door, but I'm going to wean off those soon and put a diffuser on my dresser and the laundry room. With our crazy cats, I can't try it in the dining room or living room unless I can find something that won't spill if tipped over, but for now we'll see how things go with one room at a time. I don't want to overpower people with scent. I just want to mask the smell we get in the summer from our musky hound dog.

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