How do I love thee? Let me count those ways! First off, let me preface by saying that I receive a small commission when you click on my link and use my code but the opinions are all my own!
I was talking to my mentor who has become one of my dearest friends and she was talking about how she saw somewhere that Pura was one of top 3 things that influencers promoted that wasn’t worth the hype. I was like “shut up, no its not! I seriously love them!” Seriously, I’ve had mine over a year and I’m in love! BUT, it was a learning curve to get the perfect recipe down pat and I’m giving you all of my tips below!
First off, if you want your entire home covered in scent, you need to figure out placement. My home is 3,600 ish square feet and I have 4 units. Two downstairs on opposite sides of my home and two upstairs. One on the boys side and one in our open toy room area. The suggestion is 1 per 1000 sq feet but honestly if you wanted to put one in every room, you could. You would just set your fragrances at a lower strength!
Secondly, when selecting your scents, you want to pick two different scent profiles! This was one mistake that I made when first starting out. I love fresh and clean scents, so I will plan for my monthly subscription to include a fresh floral such as Bridgewater Sweet Grace and Nest Grapefruit. Or, Nest Bamboo with Capri Blue Volcano. You can always swap fragrances before your subscription processes, so the selections are endless. Plus if you don’t like a fragrance, you can return it for another!
Next up, we are going to talk about the app and why you don’t want two of the same scents in the device! The app is pretty user friendly! The app will take you through the set up step by step. My 11 & 12 yo know how to take my phone and switch out fragrances. I won’t go into detail about all of that… What I will go into detail on is the calendar/timer feature and scent intensity. I feel like this is the deal breaker on loving or hating this device!
Let’s talk about the calendar & timer! That olfactory system of yours tends to get used to scent. Ever have someone come into your home and compliment how good your home smells, but you don’t know what they are talking about? Yeah, when you smell something for a long time, you are so used to it that you don’t register the smell anymore! This is why you must tap on your fragrance and take advantage of that little calendar tab at the bottom right! I set my first fragrance to run from 7am to 4pm and my second to run from 6pm to 12am. Remember how I mentioned about my selecting a floral and a citrus? Well, we can smell the difference when the system switches over and we notice the fresh florals when its their turn! Before when we would just let a scent run, we had a hard time smelling it after a few hours. However our friends could smell what we could not!
Lastly, we are going to discuss scent intensity! I really believe that this and the calendar/timer holds the secret to your scent lasting all month long. If you just plug in your scent with no adjustment, it will not last you (and your nose will get used to the scent even faster). Like maybe a week if you are lucky! When I first plug in a scent, I set the intensity between a 3-4. The oils are at their strongest and a little goes a long way. As the scent wears on, I will open the app and toggle over the intensity strength as the month goes on and I notice that it is not as strong as it once was.
I sure do hope these tips are helpful! We love our Pura system and have for over a year! I love that my home smells like my favorite candles and scents without burning a candle. My home always smells fresh despite it being filled with 4 smelly boys (5 if you count my husband) and 2 dogs.
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