Creating memories in your home with your décor each season by incorporating the 5 senses.
In 1999 my husband Jonathon and I purchased an abandoned 100 year old farm house in Cypress, Texas. With determination, love, hard work and the help of our family, together we restored what was once an abandoned-run down-farmhouse and transformed it into a beautiful home filled with love, laughter and a lot of wonderful memories.
My passion (and slight obsession) for scent began when I was a little girl. I grew up on 3 acres in the Texas hill country, just north of San Antonio. Mountain Laurel grew wild. Every spring the trees would bloom with beautiful and fragrant blossoms. Saturday mornings I would wake to the sound of my father mowing the lawn. When the weather permitted I would throw open my window. The scent of freshly cut grass combined with the scent of Mountain Laurel would fill my room; creating a feeling of comfort and unbenounced to me, a scent that years later, still triggers a memory of the comfort of home.
In 2019, in our farmhouse kitchen, I began developing a line of clean-eco-friendly-carcinogen free-non toxic, home fragrances. Once again, hard work, determination and love paid off and the Dahl Farmhouse Home Fragrance line was born. The line includes; candles, wax melts, linen & room sprays and reed diffusers. Every item is handcrafted and created with custom blended light, fresh and clean signature scents intended to evoke your fondest memories and guaranteed to create the perfect mood within your home.
Fragrance can be a powerful tool for creating beautiful environments. It can evoke emotions and curate the perfect mood. Here are a few simple ways to incorporate fragrance to create beautiful environments:
Choose the right fragrance for the occasion. Different fragrances evoke different emotions and set different moods. For example, a light, floral fragrance (The Dahl Farmhouse LOVE collection ) might be perfect for a romantic dinner, while a more invigorating citrus scent (SHINE & CLARITY collections) might be better for a morning workout.
Use fragrance diffusers or wax melts to spread the scent throughout the room. This will help to create a more consistent and even fragrance throughout the space.
Use complementary fragrances to create a more complex and interesting aroma. For example, you could combine a light floral fragrance with a more woody scent (combine LOVE & REFUGE) to create a warm and inviting atmosphere.
You can also use fragrance to create beautiful outdoor environments inside. The scent of SERENITY is the perfect blend of fresh cut grass and florals that will leave you feeling like you are walking in a field of fresh flowers while you relax on your sofa in the middle of the city.
Have fun with it! Fragrance is a great way to add a personal touch to your home or office. Experiment with different fragrances and combinations to create the perfect atmosphere for you. Take a deep breath and Enjoy!
Perfume is a powerful tool that can enhance your mood and confidence. Here are some tips to wear perfume to is fullest potential.
Choose the right scent for you. There are literally thousands of different perfumes on the market, so it’s important to find one that you love and that suits your personality. Consider your favorite flowers, fruits, or spices, and look for a perfume that contains those notes. https://dahlfarmhouse.com/collections/perfume
Apply perfume sparingly. A little goes a long way when it comes to perfume. Just a few spritzes on your pulse points (wrists, neck, behind the ears) will do the trick.
Don’t spray perfume on your clothes. Perfume can stain your clothes, so it’s best to apply it directly to your skin. If you do spray perfume on your clothes, make sure to let it dry completely before putting them on.
Consider the occasion. Not all perfumes are created equal. Some are better suited for daytime wear, while others are perfect for evening. Think about where you’re going and what you’ll be doing when choosing a perfume. For example, if you’re going to a job interview, you might want to choose a more subtle scent. If you’re going out on a date, you might want to choose something a little more daring.
A warm tea bath can improve your skin health, reduce stress, and boost your overall well-being.
Our sense of smell is closely linked to our emotions. The olfactory bulb, which is responsible for our sense of smell, is located directly next to the amygdala, which is the part of the brain that processes emotions. This means that smells can have a powerful impact on our emotions, both positive and negative.
Green tea is a popular choice for a bath soak because it is loaded with antioxidants and other beneficial compounds that can improve your skin health and reduce inflammation. The volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in green tea, such as L-theanine, have been shown to have a calming effect on the central nervous system. When the scent of green tea is inhaled it increases the alpha wave activity in the brain, which is associated with a relaxed state of mind.
How to prepare your green tea bath.
Fill your bathtub with warm water.
Add 1-3 green tea bags to the water.
Let the tea bags steep in the water for 5-10 minutes. This will allow the antioxidants and other beneficial compounds in the tea to be released into the water.
Once the tea bags have steeped, remove them from the water.
Relax in the bathtub for 20-30 minutes. This will give your skin time to absorb the antioxidants and other beneficial compounds in the tea. The refreshing and invigorating scent of the green tea will also help you feel calm and relaxed.
Enjoy your bath with the Dahl Farmhouse SHINE reed diffuser. While you soak the the scent of SHINE: green floral Bluebells with a hint of apple and bamboo combine with the crisp and clean scent of green tea fill the air enhancing the mood within your soul. https://dahlfarmhouse.com/products/shine-reed-diffuser
It is important to rinse the bathtub thoroughly after taking a bath with green tea. Wipe down with a cup of white vinegar. This will help to remove any excess tea leaves or residue that could cause staining.
My passion for scent began when I was a little girl. I grew up on 3 acres in the Texas hill country. In the spring Mountain Laurel would bloom with fragrant purple blossoms. Saturday mornings I would wake to the sound of my father mowing the lawn. I would open my window to breathe in the scent of the freshly cut grass combined with the scent of Mountain Laurel. Unbeknownst to me, a scent that years later, still triggers a memory of the comfort of home.
Founder and Owner: Tori Dahl
Smell and emotion are stored in our brains as one memory. This explains why fragrance has the power to influence our mood and well being.
Fragrance and scent have been an integral part of my life, from perfume to home fragrance. I’d grown to find comfort in the simple act of breathing in certain fragrances.
In 1998 my husband and I purchased and began restoring a 100 year old farmhouse in Cypress, Texas. In the spring of ‘99 I planted a Mountain Laurel. When I breathe in the scent of those fragrant purple blossoms I am filled with the comfort of home.
In 2019 I began developing a line of home fragrances and perfume. Our signature fragrances are what make our collection so special. Every fragrance is custom blended using only the finest ingredients. They are then carefully named to reflect the feeling evoked when you breathe in one of our signature fragrances.
Our signature fragrances: Love, Clarity, Solitude, Shine, Serenity, and Refuge are available in candles, wax melts, linen and room sprays and reed diffusers. Offering you the option to enjoy our fragrances in a variety of ways. With every breath you take, our hope is to evoke your fondest memories and to help create the perfect mood within your home. -Tori Dahl
We are committed to making people happy by creating beautiful environments with fragrance. To shop our entire fragrance collection I invite you to visit https://dahlfarmhouse.com/
Can you smell it? Take a deep breath…..LOVE is in the air. Most of us know what LOVE feels like…..an intense feeling of deep affection. But what exactly does LOVE smells like?
When you were in grade school did you ever borrow your boyfriend’s cologne to spray on your bedroom pillow? I admit it, I did. But why? Memories, emotions and feelings are often triggered by our sense of smell. Scent has the power to evoke memories which then can affect what we are feeling (emotionally and physically). In my teens, LOVE smelled like Cool Water cologne.
Now years later, happily married with 2 boys. LOVE smells a little different. Sometimes LOVE smells like the scent of my children when they were little, after playing outside, warm and sweet with a tiny hint of musk. My husband the woodworker; woodsy with a hint of spice. Sweet flowers picked fresh from our garden. And home…..cozy and warm.
In today’s fast-paced world, it’s easy to get overwhelmed by the constant noise and stimulation. Quiet and solitude can provide a much-needed break from the hustle and bustle, allowing us to relax and recharge.
Seeking SOLITUDE can help us:
To reflect and think. When we’re alone, we have the time and space to think about our lives, our goals, and our relationships. This can be a valuable opportunity to gain clarity and perspective.
To be creative. Some people find that they’re more creative when they’re alone. This is because they’re not distracted by others and they can focus on their work without interruption.
To simply be. Sometimes, the best thing we can do is simply to be alone with our thoughts and feelings. This can be a time for us to simply exist and to appreciate the present moment.
Whatever the reason, quiet and solitude can be a powerful tool for our well-being. If you’re feeling stressed, overwhelmed, or simply need a break, try spending some time in quiet and solitude. You may be surprised at how good it feels.