The Best Way to Make Your Dorm Room Smell Great
Let’s face it... college dorm rooms are not ncessarily known for their cleanliness or pleasant aroma. Who knows what went on in that room last semester. All you know is that you want your (or your kid’s) room to be a welcoming environment for rest and studying
One way that college students can improve their dorm experience is to make their room smell great. Whether they want their room to remind them of mom’s fresh baked desserts or if they want their room to be a place that encourages rest and rejuvenation there are great ways to make that happen with an electric candle warmer or tart burner.
Since candles with open flames are banned from most college dorms electric candle warmers are the perfect option for creating a great scent in the room. These cost effective and safe electric lights allow the scent of a candle without the dangers of an open flame.
Wax melts come in a variety of flavors ranging from Hot Buttered Rum to Oatmeal Raisin Cookie and Juicy Apple to Praline Caramel Sticky Buns. There is a scent to match every taste and every purpose. Besides the joy of having a great smelling room there are other benefits to using scented wax melts in a dorm room.
According to researchers certain scents can have the following impacts:
Lavender can help a person fall asleep and stay asleep. Researchers found that lavender scents effectively eased sleep problems and depression in college women.
Cinnamon can boost brain power according to a study from Wheeling Jesuit University. The scent can improve memory and improve attention span.
Pine isn’t just for Christmas anymore. In a Japanese study people who smelled pine reported lower depression and stress levels.
Citrus scents like lemon and orange can help boost energy and alertness.
Vanilla was found to elevate feelings of joy and relaxation.
Caution! Pumpkin scents have been discovered to serve as an aphrodisiac.
Peppermint scents can be linked to greater cognitive stamina, motivation and performance and has been used as a way to improve students’ test taking skills.
There is also something known as the Proust effect which talks about how memories can be tied to different scents. So there may be something to the idea of using certain scents when studying to increase memory and associating certain facts to specific scents. It might be worth a try.
To get started creating a great scent for your dorm room check out the Dorm Room Starter Kit that includes a candle warmer and two bags of wax to use. Let us know how it works!