As the scorching heat of summer sets in, finding ways to keep our homes cool and refreshing becomes a top priority. While air conditioning may provide instant relief, there are other natural and aromatic alternatives that can help create a cool and inviting atmosphere. In this blog, we'll explore the delightful world of wax melts and reed diffusers made with essential oils, allowing you to infuse your living space with the soothing scents of summer while keeping the temperature down.

1. Understanding Wax Melts:

Wax melts are an easy and effective way to add fragrance to your home and it might be a better alternative on very hot days than candles as the wick of the tealight which you place in the wax burner is smaller and does not release that much heat. Made from a combination of waxes, such as soy or beeswax, they are infused with essential oils to create delightful scents that can transport you to a cool oasis. Here's how to make the most of them:

  • Choose Refreshing Scents: Opt for scents that evoke a sense of coolness and relaxation, such as citrus (e.g., lime, lemon, grapefruit), mint (e.g., peppermint, spearmint) or floral and herbal (e.g.,lavender, jasmine). These scents have a revigorating, refreshing and uplifting effect on your space. Our soy wax melts are doing just that
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  • Place Strategically: Position your wax melt burner or warmer in areas where you want to create a cooling effect, such as the  kitchen, living room, bedroom, or home office. Ensure the warmer is placed on a stable, heat-resistant surface, away from flammable objects.
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    2. Harnessing the Power of Reed Diffusers:

    Reed diffusers are another fantastic option to disperse soothing scents throughout your home. These decorative bottles contain a blend of essential oils and a vegan carrier diffuser base that is absorbed by  the rattan reeds, releasing the fragrance gradually. See our selection of natural reed diffusers here:


    • Choose Summer-inspired Scents: Look for essential oil blends that evoke the essence of summer. Consider scents like grapefruit, lemon, lavender, bergamot or geranium, which have cooling properties and promote relaxation. Floral and herbal combinations can bring a refreshing touch to your space. 
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    • Placement Matters: Place reed diffusers in areas with good airflow, such as near open windows, air vents, or ceiling fans. The circulating air will help distribute the fragrance effectively, creating a breezy and inviting atmosphere.
    • Flip and Rotate the Reeds: To intensify the scent, flip and rotate the reeds every week. This will allow the essential oil-infused liquid to saturate the reeds again, revitalizing the fragrance in your space. 
      Almasea reed diffuser

    3. Additional Tips for a Cool Home:

    In addition to wax melts and reed diffusers, consider these supplementary tips to enhance the cooling effect in your home during the summer:

    • Optimal Ventilation: Open windows and doors during cooler times of the day to allow fresh air to circulate. Consider using window fans or cross-ventilation techniques to maximize the airflow.
    • Light and Airy Decor: Swap out heavy fabrics and dark colors for lighter, breathable materials and lighter shades. This can help create a visually cooler ambiance.
    • Stay Hydrated: Keep yourself and your living space hydrated by placing bowls of water in strategic locations. As the water evaporates, it cools the surrounding air.
    • Embrace Indoor Plants: Certain plants, like aloe vera and snake plants, naturally cool the air through transpiration. They also contribute to the aesthetics and overall well-being of your home.


    Beat the heat this summer by incorporating the power of wax melts and reed diffusers infused with essential oils into your home. The cooling scents will create an oasis of relaxation and comfort, making your space an inviting haven during the hottest days. Combine these aromatic delights with proper ventilation, light decor, and hydration techniques to enjoy a refreshingly cool atmosphere throughout the season.