What is your favorite smell ever, your comfort scent that sends you back to a fond memory, can you say off the top of your head what that is? I remember as a kid the scent of freshly washed towels right out of the dryer, the ones that smelled like warm buttered toast. If I could recreate that smell I would in a heartbeat.The smell of homemade pancakes also sends me straight back to the childhood cocoon of safety and anticipation of my father’s amazing breakfasts, way back in the days when my biggest concern was whether to use blueberry or raspberry syrup on those pancakes. Same with certain flower scents. Fast forward to present day, many experiences and favorite smells later. You do know that the sense of smell is the strongest link to emotions and memory, right? It is all about the area of the brain that processes information for the sense of smell. I wrote about this in an earlier post.
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I have a new favorite smell. It is relaxing, it is soothing, it is a comfort smell, found in my all time favorite candle and now my new favorite soap. The scent is Chamomile Lavender by LAFCO, and the comfort this candle induces is intoxicating.
It is the go to candle on my desk for when I really need to focus or be creative, because it puts me right into that zone. Friends who smell the candle when they come over agree. There is just something flat-out amazing about it! I feel quite certain that the other Lafco scents are as good, but I can’t bring myself to step away from this one. I should own stock in this company because I am responsible for a lot of sales… just sayin.Above is the Dallas Lafco Store, a great place to shop for gifts. My Lafco Chamomile Lavender obsession started with the gift of a candle and has since branched out to include the soap bars….
Which brings me back to the point of this post:
Did you happen to read Lynne Knowlton’s post on DIY laundry detergent? I was so intrigued by this, especially because you can create your own custom scent by grating a bar of soap into the mix ….hello…. How purely heavenly!! Laundry just got a lot less annoying. So here goes. You’ll never guess which soap I will use. Ha.
I highly recommend trying this. Get Lynne’s recipe and order some Lafco soap STAT! You will be forever spoiled after sleeping in dreamy scented sheets, I promise. Make your home as unique as you are; it is all in the details. A quick, easy and luxurious way to surround yourself with your favorite soap fragrance! Because… in the case of a great scent, more is better. Thank you Lafco, and thank you Lynne for the inspiration.