In the hustle and bustle of college life, your dorm room or apartment is one of the few places that can be yours. It’s a home for relaxation and comfort but also a place of study and focus. Your dorm can support you through a range of emotions through the school year as long as you keep a few things in mind before the move.
Home away from home
Make your room feel warm and inviting by bringing the essentials, like your favorite bedding, pillows and decorations. Making yourself comfortable will make the experience feel more natural and provide a space for you to relax. Feeling at home can improve your studies, keep your social battery energized and help you relax after a long day.
Consider experimenting with familiar scents to add comfort to your new environment. While candles might not be allowed in a dorm room, none of Scentsy’s products use an open flame. And if the possibility of melted wax on the carpet is a concern, there are plenty of Scentsy products available that provide incredible fragrance without the potential mess, like Fragrance Flowers, Scent Paks or products that use Scentsy Pods. To enhance that feeling of nostalgia, try one of our bakery fragrances like Vanilla Bean Buttercream or Baked Apple Pie. For a smaller space like a dorm room, Scentsy Mini Fan Diffusers are a great way to get instant fragrance wherever you need it.
Place of Zen
College is a place of learning, and that means late nights and early mornings are common. Study sessions and stressful test days can lead many to feel overwhelmed with all they have to do. While your dorm or apartment will be a hub for study, try to make it a place of relaxation, too.
Relaxation means something different for everyone. For some, donning their comfiest pajamas and turning on their favorite show is the best way to decompress. Others might need a more intentional approach to their relaxation. Try creating a space in your room dedicated to a relaxing activity. If yoga or stretching is your preferred method, make space for a yoga mat in your room. For the crafting or art fans, set up a table dedicated to your hobby with everything you need within reach. Enhance that feeling of Zen by including a fragrance that will bring you peace. Fresh fragrances like Aloe Water & Cucumber or Just Breathe are great places to start.
College isn’t all about class, homework and studying. There are plenty of opportunities to meet new people and make friends. So much of what you learn about yourself happens outside of the classroom, so don’t be afraid to attend college-sanctioned events. Show your school spirit by joining the student section at a football game, meeting your fellow dormmates at a mixer or joining a club to connect over a shared activity.
There are tons of things to do and people to meet, which means plenty of friends to have over. Stream your favorite show/movie on Netflix and order pizza or invite your new friends to a tournament playing your favorite games. There are lots of reasons your dorm room could be a social hub! When you invite friends to hang out, try one of our floral or woods fragrances to set a subtle tone across the event. Luna or Sandalwood Tangerine are great places to start!
In the end, what you make of your college life is all up to you. It’s a stressful yet beautiful time where you will learn so much about the world and, of course, yourself.