In the ancient Chinese system of feng shui, it has long been thought that scent has a direct effect on the flow of energy, also referred to as chi that permeates your home or office space. Related articles The hidden dangers of gel manicures Feng shui is defined as the system of laws that governs spatial arrangement and orientation in relation to the flow of energy. This ancient belief regarded scent as imperative to creating the desired environment, with practitioners incorporating various aroma-based remedies to achieve different energetic results. READ The Green Edit: Natural beauty trends worth trying in 2014 With scents of lavender, jasmine and ylang-ylang known to evoke a sense of love and sensuality when incorporated into the practice of feng shui these essential oils can make an ideal bedroom accompaniment, whilst essential oils such as rosemary, peppermint and lemongrass are known for their focus and anti-fatigue inducing qualities making them the perfect addition to office environments. Home scenting doesnt have to be complicated. You can easily make your own yoga mat spray or home essential oil diffuser. Try the recipes below to balance, purify and elevate the chi of your environment or use essential oils to alter the energy of your yoga session to assist you in winding down, clocking out and getting the most out of your practice. 1. Glass or ceramic jar with small opening on top 2. 4-6 bamboo skewers or reed sticks 3. cup carrier oil (almond oil or safflower oil work well) 4. Essential oils of your choice right now were loving blood orange and lemongrass 5. Dash of vodka Method: Add cup carrier oil and a splash of vodka to a jar or bottle (a vintage apothecary bottle is just the ticket) and mix it thoroughly to combine.