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Posted by Hillman Homes on 6/10/2019

Everyone likes to keep their home smelling fresh. At the very least, it assures us that when our guests come they have a pleasant aroma that welcomes them into the home. However, fragrances can be beneficial in other ways.

Some are calming, while others stimulating and invigorating. They can help you set the tone you’re aiming for, whether it’s a relaxing bath or sitting down to get some work done in your office.

At one time, you didn’t have many options when it came to giving your home a pleasant fragrance. You could burn candles, which can be dangerous if you have children or pets running around. Or you could use a plug-in air freshener, which are expensive and smell artificial.

Recently, however, a third option has been gaining popularity--essential oil diffusers.

Essential oils have a number of uses. They’re in the cologne and perfume we spray on our bodies, they’re in the room spray we use to freshen up our homes, and they’re an ingredient in a number of other cosmetic and therapeutic products.

Many are said to have medicinal value, such as a decongestant or a sleep aid. Others are used simply because they smell great.

In this article, we’re going to talk you through using an essential oil diffuser in your home and what oils you might want to start with.

Methods of oil diffusion

There are a number of ways you can spread the aroma of essential oils in your home. One of the quickest and easiest ways is to put a drop or two of essential oils on a tissue and simply wave it around in the room.

For a more far-reaching effect, you’ll need to find a longer lasting way of diffusing the oils. Many people choose steam. You can either purchase a steam oil diffuser or just put a few drops into boiling water.

Another option is to use a heat source. You can buy tea light to heat the oils or, if you want to avoid open flames, buy an electric heat diffuser.

Each method has its advantages and disadvantages, and if you’re new to essential oils, it might be a good idea to start small by simply buying a starter pack of oils, smelling them to see which you like, and putting a couple drops in a boiling pot of water or dabbing them on a tissue.

A note of caution: essential oils are strong. Getting them on your hands or clothing, especially if undiluted, can mean your hands or clothes smelling like that oil for several days. You should also avoid putting them near your eyes or mouth as many essential oils can be dangerous.

Which oils to use

Oils have a range of scents--floral, citrus, earthy, spicy, minty, and so on. Knowing which oil you want for a given scenario is a matter of preference and trial and error. However, there are several blends or “recipes” that people prefer.

Common pairings include:

  • Orange and peppermint

  • Lavender and lemon

  • Bergamot and patchouli

  • Basil and sage

  • Cypress and cedarwood

  • Lemongrass and eucalyptus




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Posted by Hillman Homes on 4/3/2019

 


Please welcome our newest agent, Tom! Tom is a family man and father of two with a business degree from Bentley University and a masters degree in Criminal Justice. He's worked several years in sales and most recently, the better part of the last two decades, in law enforcement. He takes great pride and satisfaction in helping people and is excited about the opportunity to help you with your real estate needs. Give him a call at 617-893-4393 or send him an email at TomFlemingRealEstate@gmail.com so he can help you with your next move!




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Posted by Hillman Homes on 3/15/2019


Looking for something to do this weekend? Everyone is Irish on St. Patrick's Day! Come check out some open houses with us first and then grab a drink and some Irish food with us at our neighbor's, Paddy's Pub for some St. Patrick's Day festivities.

Details:

Sunday, March 17th - 4pm - 7pm

Paddy's Public House

95 Elm Street, West Newton, MA





Posted by Hillman Homes on 3/1/2019

Please welcome our newest agent, Shannon! She enjoys helping her clients find their perfect home, whether a rental or purchase.  Moving is a big decision to be made and she believes it should be fun and exciting. She has four children, so she also understands the needs of her clients in finding the right homes to raise their children, along with all of the other questions about school districts etc.  Born and raised in Waltham, she learned quickly about customer service working and eventually running her family's limo business. She enjoys getting to know her clients and their "wants and needs" so the home search process can be a successful and fun time. She's always available to talk and meet to answer any questions, so reach out to her today for your real estate needs!

Phone: 781-983-5082 | Email: s.anderson@sha-realestate.com





Posted by Hillman Homes on 2/20/2019

Thinking of redesigning your home? Whether it's renovating a bathroom, putting in some new flooring or simply switching up the paint colors throughout your home, this virtual toolbox has you covered. If you're unsure of any changes you're looking to make, this article can help you play around with ideas using your smartphone and without breaking the bank on actual tools and paint samples. Check it out here:

https://homebuying.realtor/content/virtual-toolbox-cool-tools-maintaining-and-decorating-your-home?_cldee=cmFjaGVsQGhpbGxtYW5mb3kuY29t&recipientid=contact-f0eb1c8b4eeb447abdab09273afe9d3e-f59b3d243a6c43de8e2295f206314d3a&esid=05c47bd1-7330-e911-9c27-00155d080806

Give us a call once you've made a decision and we can set you up with some great handymen, contractors or painters that we work with daily!