Bedsheets Express
28
Apr
2021

HOW TO MAKE THE MOST OUT OF YOUR REED DIFFUSERS

Reed diffusers are a great way to add scent to your space constantly.

One major advantage that reed diffusers have over other fragrance dispensing tools is that they don’t require too much attention when they have been put in place. They don’t require electricity like a humidifier and are not likely to cause a fire if unattended to, unlike a candle.

When placed in a room, reed diffusers can generally perform their functions with little to no actions required from you. However, as a means to make the most out of them, there are simple tips and tricks you can adopt. These tips can help you maximize their scents and improve their lifespan.

We have highlighted a couple of tips that can help;

PICK THE RIGHT LOCATION

You can place your reed diffuser in a high traffic area of the room, this would boost air circulation and help to ensure that the fragrance is dispersed around the space effectively. You can also consider placing your reed diffuser close to an entrance so you, as well as your guests, are greeted by the scent upon arrival.

SELECT THE RIGHT BOTTLE SIZE FOR THE RIGHT SPACE

To make the most out of your reed diffuser, you want to make sure you pick a bottle size that is equivalent to the space size of the room you want to place it in. Going for a smaller bottle in a big space would mean that enough fragrance won’t get diffused into the air. If you don’t want to opt for a bigger bottle, you can choose to go for multiple bottles instead and place them in different parts of the room.

YOU DON’T HAVE TO USE ALL YOUR REEDS AT ONCE

Upon purchase, you can choose to divide your reeds and use them one set at a time. This would help you have spare reeds available to make a change of reeds when you deem fit. You should however note that this can affect the intensity of the fragrance being diffused into the room. Basically, the more the reeds, the stronger the scent.

However, for diffusers with mild scents, dividing or using less than the number of reeds that came along with it might not be advisable. In this instance, we will suggest you stick to using the total number of reeds that come in the pack.

FLIP YOUR REEDS

Flipping the reeds of your diffuser is the most effective way to make the most out of your reed diffuser. Flipping the reeds will help to boost the diffusion of the fragrance into the air. Depending on the flipping instructions that come with your package, you can flip your reeds once every week or every other week. It is important to note that the more you flip your reeds, the more fragrance is diffused and the quicker your diffuser is exhausted.

KEEP YOUR REED DIFFUSER AWAY FROM DIRECT SUNLIGHT

When exposed to direct sunlight or high heat, fragrances evaporate faster and lose their potency. So placing your reed diffusers in an area where they can be exposed to sunlight is not so ideal.

CHANGE THE OIL AND REEDS

When you purchase a reed diffuser, it is ideal to purchase a refill of the same fragrance especially if you like the scent. This means that when your diffuser gets exhausted, you can make a replacement with the refill instead of buying a new one. To get the most out of your diffuser, make sure you clean the bottle before filling it with the refill; this is more ideal than topping up old oil. Also, with a change of oil, ensure that you also change the reeds. Reeds tend to trap dirt and get clogged after constant use and this can cause more harm than good to you and your environment. Getting extra sets of reeds with your refill can be the best option.

CONCLUSION

With proper usage habits, reed diffusers can last for as long as 2 months and more, and this makes them an ideal option for when you want to have a constant supply of fragrance in your space. They can be a hassle-free and safe option for fragrances in your space. We have a diverse collection of diffusers you can browse here.

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23
Apr
2021

SEVEN WAYS TO BRING THE HOTEL EXPERIENCE TO YOUR HOME

You don’t have to walk into a hotel before you can enjoy the experience that comes with lodging into your favorite hotel. With a tweak here and there, you can recreate a hotel experience that you wouldn’t need to break the bank for.

Indulging in creating a hotel-like experience in your home can be a way to relax and create a serene environment for yourself. Below are some ways to experience the suite life at home:

DECLUTTER

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One of the most inviting features of most hotels is the decluttered rooms. It can be visually appealing to be in a room that doesn’t have unnecessary items lying around and taking up space. Apart from that, it can also have a calming effect on the mind. You can work on decluttering your room so as to give yourself that suite-like feeling. It is also an idea that makes space conservation easier.

INVEST IN FRESH SHEETS

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Honestly, not a lot of things feel as good as fresh, soft, and fluffy sheets on a bed and that is one thing hotels are good at in abundance –fresh sheets. Investing in new sheets will not only help you enjoy the suite-like experience you are looking for but will also help your health. Dirty and worn sheets can have adverse effects on your sleep and health.

INVEST IN PILLOWS

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Another great thing about hotel rooms is the fluffy pillows they tend to stock up on. With fluffy, soft pillows and an arrangement that makes the bed as inviting as a hot beverage on a rainy day, your trip to la-la land can be a pretty smooth ride. You can choose to inculcate the pillow habits of your favourite hotel and bring in the much-needed suite life to your home.

INTRODUCE APPEALING SCENTS

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When you create experiences that appeal to your senses, don’t forget how helpful your sense of smell can be. The power of smell is so strong that it can transport you anywhere without you leaving your room. With appealing and alluring scents, you can create a whole vacation vibe that you can enjoy in the comfort of your home without having to leave your room or spend a dime.

SPICE UP YOUR BATHROOM

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Why don’t you make your bathroom into your own spa and create a pampering environment to let go of pent-up stress? Invest in bathing essentials that you typically wouldn’t buy and since we are going for a suite-like experience, why don’t you recreate the scene using bathing essentials from a hotel you’ve once visited. A clean bathroom, collection of bathing essentials including bath salts, bubble bombs, and mosturisers, warm lighting, and music can create a harmony of hotel vibes. Want to take it up a notch? Why don’t you introduce a glass of your favourite champagne/wine to the scene?

GET COMFORT CLOTHING ITEMS

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Ever gotten comfy in a bathrobe and fluffy bath slippers? Doesn’t the feeling just give you hotel vibes? Introducing bathrobes and bath slippers to your comfort routine is one way to create a hotel-like experience for yourself at home.

CREATE YOUR OWN MINI-BAR

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You can create a private mini-bar by stocking up on munchies like chocolates, nuts, cookies, and even mini-sized fizzy drinks or spirits. Imagine eating all the munchies you want without having to worry about your hotel bill racking up the cost.

Bringing hotel-like experiences to your home doesn’t have to be a one-time routine. You can choose to make it a ritual that helps you spice up your environment, thereby helping your state of mind. You can choose to make minor changes around your home that are similar to the ones gotten from your favourite hotel suite. Get inspiration from hotel catalogues and gradually inculcate them into your home.

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16
Apr
2021

RAMADAN GIFT IDEAS FOR YOUR MUSLIM FRIENDS

The message behind Ramadan is centered on paying attention to the needs of those around us and making them happy. Fasting for a long period can be pretty tiring and finding ways to encourage your Muslim friends throughout this month is one way to show how much you care.

Giving gifts can be a way to show how thoughtful you are about the person who is receiving the gift. With gifts, you can let your Muslim friends know that you understand the significance of this month and that you care about them.

You can consider the following gift ideas if you are thinking about getting a gift to put a smile on someone’s face in this holy month:

BASKET OF FRUITS/FOOD ITEMS

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Muslims usually eat Sahur and Iftar meals as a means to commemorate the beginning and end of fasting respectively, each day during the month of Ramadan. Getting gift baskets filled with food items or fruits is a way to not only show that you care but also to encourage healthy eating in your friends. This gift idea is also one that can help to reduce the burden of spending a lot on food.

ISLAMIC ESSENTIALS

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The routine of Ramadan is starting and ending the day with prayers. It is a period where total devotion and supplication to the Almighty is observed. During this holy period, gifts like the Quran, supplication books, prayer books, Abayas, Tasbir, prayer rugs and so on, are gifts that would be deeply appreciated.

LAMPS/FAIRY LIGHTS

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The period of Ramadan is a period that adds lights to the lives of Muslims and those around them. Deciding to gift your Muslim friends a lamp or strings of fairy lights is a way to not just literally add light to their homes and inner selves, but to also show that you care. They can be a perfect gift idea for both kids and adults.

SCENTED CANDLES AND DIFFUSERS

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Scented candles and diffusers are generally an incredible gift idea for any occasion. You can gift them to your Muslim friends so they can set them up in their homes and add to the vibrant Ramadan vibes in their homes. As an added advantage, you can go for aromatherapy candles or diffusers that not only have nice fragrances but are beneficial to the health too.

To be on the safe side, go for essential oil-based diffusers as Muslims tend to avoid anything alcoholic during the Ramadan month. If that doesn’t show how thoughtful you are, we don’t know what can.

CUSTOMIZED BATHROBES

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Not a lot of things spell comfort and luxury as greatly as bathrobes can. Gift your friends customised bathrobes that can have their names, logos or special Islamic inscriptions written on them. It would be your way of reminding them to take time to relax during Ramadan.

THROW PILLOWS

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Throw pillows can perform decorative functions. They can also be used to have a comfortable lounge in the home. Gifting your friends throw pillows during this period can help them spice up the home and add to the cheer of the holy month. You can also choose to have them customised to add a more personal feel.

Gifts can be a means to show your appreciation of people and their ways of living and gift ideas can be limitless. You can choose to go for gift ideas that would attend to the specific needs and wants of your friends. Irrespective of what you decide on, remember that it is important to gift them from your heart and with genuine love.

 

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09
Apr
2021

GETTING THE MOST OUT OF YOUR BATH ROUTINE.

Having a bath is not just about going into the bathroom, washing down, and then stepping out again. It can be a pretty fun and relaxing ritual if you choose to make it so. Good baths can help get you relaxed not just for the day but also at night.

a. Clean up your bathroom

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It might seem like a chore but cleaning up your bathroom/bathtub before taking a bath can make a difference between a relaxing bath and a not so relaxing bath. You want to have a clutter-free and clean bathroom/bathtub as that can be appealing and help to enhance your sense of calmness.

b. Organize your bath essentials

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What kind of bath are you aiming for? Are you thinking of a refreshing and calm bath? What do you think can enhance the effect of the bath you are about to take? You should think of all these and have the essentials ready so you wouldn’t need to constantly leave your bathing space after you’ve started the bath.

Bath salts, bubble baths, essential oils, a glass of wine, scented candles, facial masks, towels, bathrobes, and so on are essentials that you can organize and have on standby before you start your bath.

c. Put up some music

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Music generally can have a very soothing effect on the human mind. Imagine playing relaxing music while you take a bath, the result can feel like bliss. A combination of good music with a refreshing bath can help you relieve a lot of pent-up stress, as well as, clear your mind for the night.

d. Do a scrub/exfoliate

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After a long and soothing bath, using a scrub or exfoliating will give your skin a supple feeling that would further enhance your mood and state of mind. Ensure you go for products that won’t irritate your skin, you are trying to relax, not get a trip to the hospital.

e. Mosturise, mosturise, mosturise

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Honestly, emphasizing the importance of mosturising after a bath is pretty important. When you take a bath, especially hot ones, the essential oils in your skin tend to wash off and this can leave your skin feeling dry and shriveled up. Mosturising immediately after your bath is one way to regain the lost oils. To get the most out of mosturising, don’t scrub the water off your body completely, so you can maintain a bit of moisture on your skin before lathering up a moisturizing product. The moisture from the water will help your mosturiser properly saturate into your skin.

f. Hydrate

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Taking a warm bath can be dehydrating for not just your skin, but for you in general. Surprised? Well, yes it does. Also, taking alcohol can leave you feeling dried, so you will need to replenish whatever liquid you lose from bathing. You should get a glass of cold water after you are done taking a bath. It will hydrate you and also help your skin. Adding a squeeze of lemon to your water can further boost hydration and also detoxify your body.

g. Get cosy in bed

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You’ve taken a bath, cleared your head, relieved stress, detoxified, hydrated, and mosturised your whole being. What more is left if not taking advantage and enjoying the benefits of all that process? Grab a fluffy bathrobe and lounge in your bed while you wait for your body to soak up all the goodies you just gave it. That can make sleeping easy peasy.

Making bath times more than just a necessity can have a lot of benefits. It can be a relaxing ritual that clears your mind, relieve stress, tension, and help you sleep better. If done properly, baths can have a healing effect on your body too.

 

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02
Apr
2021

7 BEDROOM HYGIENE BLUNDERS TO RECTIFY THIS EASTER

We know you would rather laze around all day during the Easter break; you would want to catch up on all the rest you can get. However, we are advocating for you to instead take the time to work on some bedroom blunders you might have been committing.

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WASHING YOUR BEDDING AT THE WRONG TEMPERATURE

It is not enough to have quality bedding. It is important to maintain your bedding correctly, and proper maintenance includes washing your bedding at the right temperature. Because we often spend a lot of time in bed, our bedding can get dirty from an accumulation of sweat, dead skin cells, and dust. Your bedding should be washed at a pretty high temperature, preferably at 60 degrees, to properly kill any germs and/or bugs that might be stuck to them.

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EATING IN BED

Easter break will be a period you will be extremely tempted to have all meals in bed. However, you should note that having a meal or snack in bed would mean having crumbs left on the bed after you are done eating. These crumbs could accumulate and begin breeding bacteria on your bedding. If it’s a daily habit, you should try to quit that habit and also educate your kids on why it is wrong to eat in bed.

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NOT WASHING YOUR BEDDING REGULARLY

It is recommended that you wash your bedding every week. This is so that you can get rid of whatever dust mites might have accumulated on your beddings throughout the week. Washing your bedding regularly will help you prevent allergies and skin conditions.

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FORGETTING THAT YOUR MATTRESS NEEDS CARE TOO

A lot of people often forget that the mattress also needs to be taken care of. You should have your mattress dusted as often as possible, aired regularly, and washed occasionally. This would help to get rid of germs that might accumulate and cause allergies.

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LAYING YOUR BED BEFORE DUSTING YOUR ROOM

A lot of people make the mistake of arranging their beds before cleaning their rooms because it seems like a logical sequence of arrangements.  However, stripping your bed after you have dusted your room would help you dust out any dust that could be raised and spread onto the bed while you were dusting the room.

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CUDDLING WITH YOUR PET IN BED

Pets can be pretty cute and resisting cuddling them can be a chore but we strongly advise that you don’t do any cuddling on your bed. Pets shed and tend to attract bugs and cuddling them in your bed can mean getting the shedding and/or bugs on your bed.  This is a recipe for a build-up of bacteria that are harmful to you.

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IMPROPER VENTILATION

It is important to maintain proper ventilation in your bedroom. It not only does good for your respiration, but it also helps to avoid a build-up of mould and unpleasant odours in your room. Even with an air conditioning unit installed in your bedroom, you should make sure that you sometimes open up the windows to let in the fresh air.

These blunders have effects on your health and your quality of sleep so working on rectifying them is important. You can take advantage of the Easter break to work on them and develop new bedroom habits.

 

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