It is impossible to smell like a "spring bouquet" all day. It becomes challenging to do as the day ends with a lot of activity. So most people resort to perfume or cologne with fresher fragrance oil in the scent. But using too much can worsen it.
Choosing the right scents and digging deeper into the cause of the smell is a perfect combo as a starter. This might go last of your priority. But how you smell impacts your life in all aspects as you proceed with your daily activity, from confidence to relationships and work. Here are tips that can help you how to smell good all day.
Top 20 Ways to Smell Good All Day
Smelling good is not just about using perfume or cologne. It’s about using the right products to make you smell good all day. The following are some of the top ways to smell good all day.
1. Monitor What You Eat
The smells of the food we eat can have a profound effect on our scent. For example, eating a spicy meal can boost your body's sweat, resulting in body odor. Likewise, onion and garlic’s aromas also affect the smell of your sweat.
If you are a huge fan of coffee, this might give you a few withdrawal jitters. Caffeine and alcohol may also cause you to sweat more.
Sweating more can attract more bacteria as they thrive in a moist area. So sweating a lot can be solved by reducing intake of this food.
2. Drink More Water
There is nothing that water cannot dilute. If you love the food mentioned above, it’s hard for you to eliminate any of them. So you might as well dilute them with a lot of water.
Drinking a lot of water makes us urinate more, lessening the sweat from our day-to-day activities. Approximately three to four liters of water is daily uptake for women and men, respectively.
3. Add Odor Eliminator to Your Closet
Try an odor eliminator if you still resort to the conventional car freshener to make your closet smell pleasant. An odor eliminator is a perfume-like bottle with a wooden cap. Any fragrance oil can be dropped and diffused on a cork. The great thing about an odor eliminator is you can refill it with different fragrances.
4. Dry Your Clothes Completely
Aside from making your clothes smell good with great scented fabric conditioner. Drying makes your clothes lesser plaguing area for bacteria.
Bacteria love moist areas, and slightly wet clothes not only harbor them. It also spreads an unpleasant smell to your other clothes.
5. Store a Scented Sachet in Your Closet
Aside from odor eliminator, scented sachets are also easy to use. It is thinner and can be squeezed into any area of your closet. They can also be placed in luggage without worrying about spillage.
Choose a fresh or powdery scent for a scented sachet. For example, use lemon or lavender essential oil scents as they can be layered easily.
6. Brush With Perfume Sprayed Hairbrush
A stinky smell remains on your hair. Perfume and fragrance oil work similarly. Hair is a protein that is both porous and permeable. This makes them absorb scents more quickly than other parts of our bodies.
Spritz two times with your favorite fragrance oil and brush them before you proceed with your everyday activity. Then, if you are still looking for a perfect fragrance oil to spray, Bargz Lick Me All Over can work like magic.
7. Spritzing on Pulse Points
When applying perfume, apply it to your pulse points to intensify the scent. The fragrance you use stayed longer when it reacted to an area with a higher temperature.
Spritz your perfume on your neck, nape, wrists, behind your knees, and on the side of your ankle. These points are near your pulse and can alter the chemical composition of fragrances.
8. Experimenting With Your Skincare
You probably heard of unscented skincare. The advantage of having one is you control how many chemicals and scents you are exposing your skin.
Skincare is a routine, and exposing your skin over and over to an unknown concentration of the chemical can be alarming. You can dilute the fragrance that you put in your skincare.
Eucalyptus essential oil is one of the soothing ingredients added for some of skin care products. If you are still interested on the wonder of Eucalyptus essential oil, check out our blog about How to Use Eucalyptus oils in Treating Burns.
9. Applying Light Scented Deodorant
A heavily scented deodorant indicates more chemicals in the product. Not only can it overpower the layering of perfume that you apply. It can also darken your skin and stain your white clothes.
If the staining is the least of your problem and you are trying to solve too much sweating, try products with aluminum chloride. This chemical is a proven antiperspirant.
10. Using Shoe Malodor eliminator
Keeping your happy feet dancing while spreading malodor will make you and everyone frown. Technology has been catching up on solving this type of problem. Using antiperspirant deodorant and malodor eliminator on your feet is tiring. Anti-odor socks are being sold that can solve your problem without introducing chemicals to your feet.
Check How Tea Tree Oil can Deodorize Shoes in our blog!
11. Use Mild Soap
The market for baby soaps and products is increasing. More adults are becoming aware of the chemicals in their products. A soap with moisturizer and natural scents can help optimize the smell on your skin.
12. Pack a small bottle of perfume OTG
A spontaneous day needs a spontaneity-ready perfume. Perfumes usually come in huge bottles, and the next time you bring one, your bags are stuffed with different scents you need.
A lot of companies offer a smaller version of your favorite perfume. But if you want to carry different scents for your other spontaneous occasions, try the Fragrance Oil Sampler of your favorite scents. It may come in easy to carry box or a smaller size that you won’t even notice in your pouch.
13. Knowing Where to Spray
If you are already familiar with layering, you may want to skip this one. There are three layering to discuss as an overview.
- Layering scents according to notes
- Layering scents according to skincare
- Layering scents according to clothes
14. Keeping Your Teeth Healthy
Talking about holistic good smelling practice. Good-smelling clothes won’t do any good with bad breath. A trip to your dentist every six months is not a heavy burden per se. However, a dental issue can make your visit as often as three to four months.
15. Using sugar-free mints
Start lessening your sugar intake, as sugar interacts well with the bacteria in your mouth. A mouth freshener and sugar-free mints can be your temporary solution. But if you are searching for a permanent one, you should start caring about your oral health.
16. Deodorizing With Fabric Shield
Strong perfume cannot mask stinky clothes. Spraying more will just make it worst. Use a fabric shield or fabric deodorizer to reduce the foul smell of bacteria. Most fabric shields have a fabric softener function too.
Baking soda is a DIY solution to eliminating your washer's smell. Easy to find and won’t cause you a dime.
17. Adding Body Oil
A moisturized skin absorbs scents pretty well. That is why aside from layering with scents before you add lotion, it makes the scents last longer. Also, adding an ample amount of oil before leaving optimizes the fragrance that you spritz. There is also some oil-based perfumes that you can buy, and you will notice how long-lasting they are compared to the diluted one.
If you are doing DIY oil-based perfume, choose a lightweight carrier oil, so it won’t be very sticky and can make you uncomfortable all day.
18. Over spraying Mistake
Wanting to smell nice is not a crime, over spraying is. You might be worrying that your perfume is not enough. There is a scientific explanation for this, and the solution is easy.
The first one is smell adaptation. After smelling 3 to 4 perfumes, the remaining scents will smell the same as none. Habitual exposure (too strong chemicals) to the same scent may cause olfactory fatigue causing your sense of smell to malfunction. So the next time you can’t smell your perfume, stop over-spraying and shift to other scents to randomize your nerves.
19. Drying fragrance before leaving
Friction and continuous rubbing of perfume-sprayed skin may remove the fragrance. The best practice is to wait 2 to 3 minutes for the scent to settle in your skin before leaving.
20. Scented candle on your sleep
A scented candle can be an avenue to complete your relaxing Friday night. But scented candles and diffuser scents can stick to your hair, skin, and clothes. Relax while making your day more pleasant with an excellent essential oil aroma.
You need to start with a clean base to smell good all day. Hygiene plays an important role in achieving these checklists. Which among these practices have you proven effective? Let us know which works for you.
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