Mood Enhancing Scents To Use At Home + Q&A With Neom Founder

Welcome to Part 3 of our Wellbeing Takeover! If you haven’t been following us or are new to Topology, let us tell you that this month, the 19th – 23rd to be precise is World Wellness Week. So, we’re celebrating with a blog takeover where all posts are centred around improving your wellbeing through making small changes in your home. Today we’re talking about mood enhancing scents to aid a happy home. We’re feeling really smug as well because we’ve even pinned down Neom Founder and Creative Director Nicola Elliott who’s got a wealth of information to impart on us about what scents that can enhance and positively impact us at home. Neom are even supplying a treat in our wellbeing giveaway – details can be found at the bottom of this post. Time to inhale deeply and relax….

FACTOur sense of smell is our strongest sense and the best to enable brain acitivity

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Scents for you to try personally:


If you need a boost in your productivity try…. 

Lemon, Rosemary, Cinnamon, 

If you want to de-stress try….

Lavender, Ylang Ylang, Patchouli, Camomile 

If you want to uplift your mood try…

Jasmine, Neroli, Peppermint, Mimosa 

If you want to a scent that combats fatigue try… 

Eucalyptus, Rosemary


Cost effective ways to make a home smell great

Tip 1
: Burn All The Way To The Edges

When you light a scented candle for the first time, burn it all the way to the edges. Usually this is about 2 hours for a standard sized candle. This prevents the candle from ‘tunnelling’ where the candle just burns in a small hole down the centre. By doing this you’re burning it effectly and getting the maximum burning time.


Tip 2: Avoid Radiators & Windows 

Avoid placing a diffuser near a radiator or window as this speeds up the rate at which the scent is used. Additionally, don’t flip the reed diffuser sticks willy nilly as this will use up more of the liquid. You also shouldn’t feel obliged to use all the wooden sticks they give you – you’ll still get an effective amount of scent from using less and you’ll use less of the precious liquid!


Tip 3: Cotton Ball Tactic

If you’ve got an essential oil you want to burn, why not try a different and safer method toget the scent release. Get a small bowl and fill with cotton wool buds. Add a few drops of the essential oil to these and notice how quickly the scent is diffused – easiest diffuser method ever and great if you’ve not got burning apparatus. 

Advice from Neom founder & creative director :
Nicola Elliott


What do you believe is the key to being happy at home?

“I think home fragrance is so important for creating an atmosphere and emotion in the home. You should try something calming and relaxing in the bedroom and the bathroom, or maybe in your cosy living room. But for the kitchen and hallway areas you need something a bit more uplifting like the Happiness or Energy Burst fragrance. At Neom we always say “small steps big difference” so if you’re new to home fragrance, I’d suggest starting out with one candle or diffuser in the bedroom and see the difference in your mood after a great night’s sleep! 

I love nothing more than coming home from a busy day and lighting our Real Luxury (De-stress) candle – it almost instantly creates calm in the home. Burning a candle also creates a lovely cosy atmosphere, but of course they also deliver therapeutic benefits also!”


Which of your scents would you suggest for someone wanting to either de-stress or energise?

To aid relaxation in the home I would recommend using Jasmine, it is known for its soothing properties and restoring calm and balance. The Neom Scent to De-stress™ fragrance is a complex blend of 24 of the purest possible essential oils, including lavender, jasmine and Brazilian rosewood, all chosen with the precise aim of instilling calm and banishing stress.

I would recommend using a citrus fragrance to increase energy levels especially grapefruit or lemon. The Neom Scent to Boost Your Energy™ fragrance is a potent combination of the purest possible essential oils, including grapefruit, sparkling lemon & rosemary, to help refresh and energise.”


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