Scent By Mickey subscription boxes

Scent By Mickey subscription boxes

Our Scent By Mickey subscription boxes bring magical fragrances from the happiest places into your home each month. Each box contains one candle, two fragrance products and a special, magical gift!

 

Love our fragrance products? For only $5, you can upsize your box with full size fragrance products. Like the travel tin and trial sizes? Stick with the Minnie version!

Here's what our customers are saying about these boxes:

Our family looks forward to receiving our subscription boxes - they are so fun to receive and are full of quality items. The fragrances are fantastic!
I can absolutely see the time and love you put into these boxes. It’s like Christmas every delivery! They are beautiful and the Etsy gifts are always spot on for the theme. Thanks for spreading the joy ❤️

 

Boxes ship by the 25th of the month. Get yours here today!

 

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Top 5 Scents for Spring

Top 5 Scents for Spring

What a wonderful time to throw open the windows and finally breathe the fresh air of spring! Watch as I discuss why these are the best scents and what makes them so special: 

 

 We have five beautiful fragrances for you this spring, plus one newly created just for your magical memories:

and new this year...Minnie Flowers (Alyssum)!. Learn more about why these are the best scents for any spring home. Now through March 15, 2021, all spring scents are 15% off. 

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5 Ways to Freshen Your Home Office

5 Ways to Freshen Your Home Office

As we spend more time these days working in the home office, it’s more important than ever to create clear lines of distinction between our home and professional worlds. If you’re already able to focus on your output while working at home, great! If not, here are few tips how to help scent your home office for your professional work:

  • Empty your trash. This may sound obvious, but if you’re accustomed to working in an office building, you probably aren’t responsible for removing your trash or emptying the recycle bins. Working at home, you also probably aren’t clearing your trash as frequently as the overnight cleaning company does. Besides, do you really need a daily reminder than you cleaned the bag of potato chips from the pantry?
  • Clean your space. Ok, dust bunnies happen in a cubicle as well, and we probably don’t notice them until we clean our desk for something to do when the computers go down. Spritz a DIY cleaner, adding your own essential or fragrance oils, to make sure odors don’t get trapped in those tiny places we tend to overlook.
  • Open the window. Even opening the window just a crack will aid in ventilation, bringing the good aid in and circulating the bad air out. If you’re in the ‘burbs, this is especially beneficial on lawn mowing day!
  • Bring the outdoors in. If you have flowers in your garden, snip one and add it to a bud vase nearly. In addition to a soft floral scent, you’ll feel endorphins from knowing something you cultivated can bring beauty into your life. Don’t have a garden? Add a houseplant to your desk. Houseplants are natural deodorizers, cleaning the air of CO2 and other toxins. Think of how much they’ll grow when you need to debrief after a Zoom meeting!
  • Add scent to your space. Move your favorite fragrance product from the living or bedroom into your office and take a deep breath. Scent is one of our most primal senses and can help bring balance to our world when it’s needed most.

For more information, check out our blog post 5 Ways to Use Fragrance in Your Home Office.

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5 Ways to Use Fragrance in Your Home Office

5 Ways to Use Fragrance in Your Home Office

We love candles. That’s what initially drove us into business so many years ago. But candles aren’t always the best method for scenting our home office.

When we’re working, we want as little distraction as possible, especially when working from home. We may already have the distraction of home schooling, the dog or kitty cat, or delivery service. So try to find scenting alternatives which require little thought and oversight.

  • Use a reed diffuser. Reed diffusers are great for small spaces. They can provide a simple aesthetic to the home office which gradually releasing fragrance. Be sure to turn your reeds at least once a week for to enable the fragrance to pull through the reed. Try positioning them near a vent so the air flow can help distribute the scent through the room. (More tips available here.) 
  • Use a mist diffuser. Popular and widely available, most mist diffusers are marketed for use with essential oils. The chemical composition of fragrance oils is not dramatically different from essential oils, making them safe to use in these small appliances. Mist diffusers have the added benefit of automatic shut off, enabling their safety in the home.
  • Use a fragrance warmer. This is a personal choice of ours. Often used for wax melts warmers distribute fragrances more true to their chemical structure and without being distilled by water. Placed near a vent, they can provide the most natural scent of your oil, similar to the reed diffusers. But warmers have the benefit of breaking down the oils and releasing more fragrance, making them a stronger option.
  • Find other uses for fragrance oil. One of our favorite methods is to put a few drops of fragrance oil on the air filter in the furnace. But if you’re scenting your office differently from your home (see our post on 5 Ways to Freshen Your Home Office), try putting a few drops on a paper towel which you’ll then place in a vent. Can your paper towel with the same frequency as your air filter. (More tips on using home fragrance oils here.) 
  • Use a fragrance spray. If you’re like me, your new desk is your living room table. Spritzing a few sprays onto the skirt of the tablecloth and your fragrance will waft as you move throughout the day.

For information on the best fragrances to use, check out our post 5 Great Scents to Use in Your Home Office.

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5 Great Scents for Your Home Office

5 Great Scents for Your Home Office

Scenting your home office is a bit different than scenting your home. Typically, we want our home to convey a feeling – fresh and clean, comfy and cozy, or reminiscent of a happy place. But in a work environment, what we don’t want is to layer additional distractions, especially when working from in the home office. Too much fresh and clean can feel antiseptic. Too much comfy and cozy can make us hungry or go looking for a place to cuddle and nap. Too much of a happy place changes our focus to photographs and memories.

When scenting your home, consider fragrances which are not just clean, but more understated than you would usually consider. You’re looking for a “sense” of neutrality and subtlety. Here are some of our favorites:

  • Lavender – A perennial favorite, lavender is known for providing a calming influence to its environment. Look for scents which contain clean notes rather than floral, and consider a blend with one of the other scents below. Try our favorite, Almost Heaven (Lavender and Pine). 
  • Peppermint – Mint provides a sense of freshness for mental acuity, which can be helpful when that 2:30 nap comes calling. For your home office, mint is best when blended with a light floral or citrus. A popular favorite is our custom blended Refresh (Lavender and Mint). 
  • Rosemary – Rosemary is one of our favorite blenders. It’s undeniably clean, yet brings woody notes which can provide a sense of home to help keep you grounded when Zoom meetings get a little rough. A favorite of ours is Day at the Spa (Rosemary and Mint). 
  • Grapefruit – Often overlooked, grapefruit is strong citrus which knows a clean like no other. While it can be a bit strong, consider adding a blend. Our favorite is bergamot, which provides a sense of warmth and cozy and works in unisex environments. We love this custom blend of Grapefruit and Bergamot
  • Orange – Often a bully of a fragrance, orange is simply citrus sunshine. For a neutral scent, consider adding a hint of patchouli for a more masculine option. Try our Hippy Mickey

The effects of fragrance are beneficial, regardless of whether you choose to use essential or fragrance oils. For options on how to use these scents, see our blog post How to Use Fragrance in Your Home Office.

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Introducing the Americana Collection

Introducing the Americana Collection

One of the things we love most about fragrance is the ability to reconnect with a favorite time, place, or event. And we also love to travel. We've brought these two interests together with our Americana Collection - celebrating and scenting the American Spirit!

Born in Ohio and raised in Indiana, I'm a Midwestern girl at heart. Give me an OH and an IO, and I'll give you some Buckeyes to take you back home. And if you're from Indiana, you know we love our "pinies" (Peonies) in the spring! Now living in Maryland, you can take me On the Chesapeake any day!

 And we love the Eastern Shore!  The fresh scent of Beachwood Vetiver gets us every time we walk over the dune. Our travels take us into Connecticut, where we just have to play Into the Mystic when we enter the city, or western West Virginia, where the spas and forests inspired our Almost Heaven fragrances. 

Other scents in our Americana Collection include:

Gift or give the fragrance of your favorite memory. More scents coming soon, but let us know if there is something you need now! 

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Using your home fragrance oils

Now, with so many options on the market, home fragrance has never been so popular. No longer do we only have the option of candles or potpourri (remember that?), but we have a plethora of alternatives in the forms of sprays, waxes and oils.

Boosted by the current interest in essential oils, home fragrance oils are gaining popularity. 

We're frequently asked, "What's the difference between your home fragrance oils and your reed diffuser oils?" Simply put, the reed diffuser oils are lighter and more viscuous, which allows the fragrance to travel up the length of the reed before being released into the environment. 

Home fragrance oils are a bit heavier and should not be used with reeds. However, home fragrance oils are extremely versatile in their ability to scent your home or personal space. We recently asked our customers in a Facebook post how they most liked to use these products:

"I use it on wool dryer balls to make clothes smell great. I have also used it on wood clothespins and then placed them around the house-makes the house smell fresh." - Stephanie

Home fragrance oils can be used with warmers traditionally used for melts. We've found these to work better in smaller rooms for lighter scents. 

"I use the Walt's Wonderful World on my light bulb ring on my desk! I am in the most magical place even while I'm sending work emails!" - Hillary

Quite often we're asked if our fragrance oils are compatible with essential oil mist diffusers. And the answer is yes! Actually, this is the method we use to scent our home (when we're not testing new candle scents).

Our recommendation is to use up to ten drops of oil with every full vat of water. You may need to test the strength of the scent to see what works best for you. It's also best to use distilled water which should not leave behind any residue or sediment. We recommend cleaning your diffuser in between scents, or about once a week. Try using witch hazel in place of water for one cycle and gently wipe with a Q-tip. 

You can also take your favorite fragrance in the car. We're partial to the GreenAir diffuser shown in white because it functions similarly to the essential oil mist diffusers. Admittedly, they can be a little messy, and it's best to pour your water and oil before you start your trip! We also use these diffusers when we travel - they're a great way to make your hotel room feel like home, if you're not staying somewhere with a signature scent.

Alternately, the smaller diffusers plug into your charging port and do not require water to carry the scent. However, they do have pads which may require replacement after a few uses. 

Other uses include drizziling oil over the filter in your furnace to allow air flow to circulate through your ventilation system. Or, refresh that potpourri. 




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Using your reed diffuser fragrance oils

Using your reed fragrance oils

One of the questions we are often asked is, "What is the difference between your home fragrance oils and your reed diffuser oils?" Great question! Simply put, our both oils can be used in most home fragrance applications, but the reed diffuser oils are specially blended for use with reeds, or "sticks" as they are more commonly known.

With reed diffusers, the "sticks" are pourous pieces of reeds which carry fragrance throughout the length of the reed. The oil is more viscous, allowing the oil to carry to the top of the stick and evaporate into the air. To get the most use out of your reed diffusers, we recommend turning the reeds at least once a week. In practice, I turn my reeds daily. The fresh oil which was recently soaked is now on top, so not only the fragrance which has pulled through the reed but also the fragrance oil on the reed is now available to evaporate into the air.

It's also a good practice to make sure your reeds are spread as far apart as possible. This allows for better air circulation around the scented reeds, which can then carry throughout your room. Evaporation of the oil may also depend upon the humidity of your environment. 

Having a decorative, small vase can bring a pretty element into your room, but I also use the reeds straight in the bottle at my desk. 

Reed diffusers are best used in smaller spaces, like a bathroom, small bedroom, office, or cubicle. As with any fragrance, scents with heavier bottom notes will carry more than lighter, ozone and top notes. 

I'm also often asked why we don't sell our reed diffuser oils in larger sizes. I've found that with my personal use of turning the reeds daily, my oils last approximately three months. Also, the reeds become clogged with oil and become less effective over time. Selling oils in larger sizes would yield you product you would end up not using.





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Introducing Bath and Body Gift Sets!

Send the gift of indulgence (or indulge yourself) with our new bath and body gift set. Each set contains one candle, one 4 oz bubble bath, one 4 oz soap, and one 4 oz body spray in the scent of your choice. The set arrives in a handsome gift box with matching bow. Sending a gift? Consider adding a gift card and add your message in the order notes. 

Here's what Brand Ambassador Stacy says about hers:

"This new body gift set would be a perfect Mother’s Day gift. I chose Sea Spray to remind me of my favorite Disney bath products. "

The new jars in our Reflections Series make perfect gifts! Beautifully painted in metallic silver, these jars are not labelled and hide any imperfections which occur time to time with artisan products. 

And Brand Ambassador Kaley says,

"I am in LOVE with these products! Inspired by the Polynesian Resort at Walt Disney World, this fragrance has made my dorm smell like I’m home!" 🌺 

Soaps are new to our product line and can extend your favorite fragrance into the powder or bath room. 

Here's what Brand Ambassador Keri loves our new soap:

"I received a bar of soap in my quarterly box and I didn't think I would like it as much as I did! It smells SO good, I have the Grapefruit Glow and it is so light...just delightful. Doesn't leave a residue at all, washes away and leaves such soft skin. Love the goats milk in it!"

Bath and Body gift sets are available in all your favorite fragrances. Pamper yourself or send a gift today! 

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Savoring Spring Scents

Savoring Spring Scents

Spring time is when I start moving from the scents of winter and welcome the freshness of a new season. When I was a little girl we used to go mushroom hunting. Any true mushroom lover knows that once the lilacs start to bloom that it’s time to start hunting. Anyway, lilac has become a memory scent for me. My mom used to have a lilac bush right outside of our front room window and those flowers had a calming effect on me. So now that I’m older I look for scents that soothe me in our busy stress filled lives of go go go.    

I’ve looked forever for a true fresh lilac fragrance that wasn’t fake or over powering. So when I became an ambassador for The Columbia Fragrance Co., I couldn’t wait to try the Lilac body spray. I not only wanted that scent in candles and room sprays but I wanted to take that scent on the go with me. How better way to stay calm than with a soothing lilac body spray to say hello to spring with. Now I can have my home smell of spring and my body.

Next I tried Riverside Rendezvous! As I write this, it’s raining outside and dreary. So, I decided I wanted something clean and refreshing to spruce up my home. So I sprayed my Cotton Blossom room spray and it took me to a fresh spring day in my living room. It’s funny how a scent can take you on a trip to your happy spot. This scent drew my attention because I’ve always been curious about Port Orleans Resort. A place that’s on my bucket list to visit. I would proudly give this scent as a gift it’s light refreshing and not overpowering. 

I’m thinking a Mother’s Day gift!I’d love to send my mother or mother in law on a trip To days gone by with the new Riverside Rendezvous - the fragrance of fresh and floral cotton blossom. Riverside Rendezvous is lovely. Plus the man of the house even loves it. 

My last treat was Sweet Pea, which is a scent which truly surprises me - unquestionably floral with light herbal and musky bottom notes. Very clean, romantic and sensual all wrapped together. When I opened the candle it was such a light scent I was afraid it wouldn’t be strong enough. But once lit the magic of this scent wrapped around my heart. Very springy and I am in love with it. Now I want to order this in their body line. Wow. Being an ambassador has such great perks.  🌸   

Shop our Spring Scents

Bring the scents of spring into your home today and enjoy 20% off with coupon code SPRINGSCENTS. Limit one per customer. Coupon expires May 30th. 

- Authored by Guest Contributor and Brand Ambassador Raquel, who loves her family, Jesus, art, daydreaming, and biking, and has made it her life mission to smell every candle available.

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Introducting The Monthly Melt!

Monthly Melt Subscription Boxes

Based upon our fragrance of the month, each box contains one 8 oz Reflections Series candle, one 2 oz diffuser oil refill, one 4 oz fragrance spray, and two artisan gifts. Additional options include our Mini Melt with one candle and boxes with fragrance oils instead of candles. 

It's more than a candle of the month club.

Monthly Melt boxes make are an easy way to try a new fragrance every month and to take fragrance throughout your home. With artisan surprises included, they also make great gifts! 

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Thirty Days of Thanksgiving

All November, we are sending one free gift with every order! We can't share what gift you will receive, because the special is only while supplies last. Every day will feature a different free gift!

This is just one way we get to say "THANK YOU!" Your continued support means more than you'll every know.

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