What a fun idea, right? We’d love to claim it but scented stationery is nothing new. Just ask your grandmother about it. Chances are she sprayed a bit of perfume on those early love letters to your grandfather. Unfortunately, sending scented stationery has faded along with the tradition of writing letters.
Let’s bring it back!
Adding fragrance to your wedding invitation envelopes is a whole new level of romantic we can’t help but gush about! Sure, you can use perfumes to do this but we recommend using essential oils. Essential oils are a more natural way of adding fragrance. Plus, it will last longer and it’s better for the environment. Not to mention, boho floral style is so popular right now that a few essential oils like rose oil and jasmine oil will add the perfect finishing touch to your boho wedding invitations.
WARNING: do not put the oils directly on your wedding invitations. It will stain the paper. If you’d like to add scent to the invitation itself, use your favorite perfume.
Choosing the oil is probably the hardest part of the whole process. We chose Rose Geranium oil. All you have to do is dab some oil on the outer most corners of the gummed strip on the envelope flap. Then be sure to use an envelope moistener to moisten the entire flap for sealing. When guests open the envelope, they’ll be greeted with the aroma of fresh flowers!
Essential oils are available at your nearest whole foods store but there are a few companies that specialize in selling essential oils for personal use. We suggest checking out companies like Young Living or doTERRA® to learn more.