I’m sure we all experience those days when we feel in an energetic funk and our personal space doesn’t quite feel right. I find, particularly as we head towards winter with shorter days and longer nights, there’s less sunshine to put a jaunty spring in my step, so I find it helpful to have some tools I can turn to day-to-day that support my energetic space. One of the tools I use to revitalise and cleanse my space is scent. I’m a big fan of incense, natural flower essence sprays/mists & oils, aromatic candles and blended dried herbs (jasmine, lavender, sage, rosemary, basil, cinnamon, cloves, aniseed, rue) and aromatic woods (cedar, palo santo). Here are some beautiful creative and handmade scent-related products which I think are utterly stunning: left to right: Page Thirty Three: Compact Oil Burner, Poarttery: Handmade Lotus Incense Holder, Jamie Gaunt: Oil burner made from reclaimed wood
One thing that makes me happy is to find clever uses for items that would otherwise end up in landfill. So, for the last six months I’ve been on the look out for old pallets whenever I’ve been out and about and have ended up rescuing quite a few from skips and hard rubbish.