Concept of a wellness bubble: woman sitting in her armchair enjoying the coolness of a fan

How to create your own wellness bubble?

A wellness bubble is a cocoon in which you want to escape to spend a moment of relaxation and happiness. Very often, this cocoon is a little parenthesis of happiness allowing you to start again on the right foot.

Whether it's hot summer days, cold winter weather or just to recharge your batteries after a hard day's work: let our advice guide you and embark on nesting, the new trend for focusing on yourself and improving your home.

How do you cool down when it's hot?

With the hot weather, you may want to cool down and escape the scorching temperatures. To keep your home cool, you may be tempted to close the shutters and wait until nightfall to air out your home. However, there are much more practical and affordable ways of making your home feel better these days.

Whether it's a simple fan or devices that diffuse a light, pleasant mist, there are plenty of solutions. That's why, in order to help you cope with the hot summer weather, we've created a special section for you, we have compiled a list of highly refreshing equipment for you which will not fail to surprise you.

Fogging fan cooling customers at a souvenir shop in Japan

The best misting fans

The misting fan is particularly recommended during the summer months for homes that do not have good ventilation.

White air freshener installed behind a sofa covered with a brown blanket

The best air fresheners

If you want to keep cool and escape the hot weather, one of the most suitable solutions is an air cooler.

Couple on a sofa cooling off in front of a standing fan

The best fans

More ecological than the air conditioner, the fan is the ideal companion to face the hot days and enjoy the peaceful nights especially in summer.

Mobile air conditioner installed on the floor of a modern design living room

The best mobile air conditioners

Mobile air conditioners are an excellent cooling system for dealing with stifling heat waves, especially for bedrooms and other rooms with limited access to central air conditioning.

Couple on a yellow sofa enjoying the coolness of a split air conditioner

The best split air conditioners

It's here: summer is just around the corner and as always, you expect your home to suffocate under the accumulation of rising summer temperatures, but have you thought about the split air conditioner?

How to feel warm in winter?

If you want to keep warm in winter, you may be tempted to turn up the heat on your radiators to compensate for heat loss in your home. Although this is a practical option, it is not necessarily the best way to save energy. Moreover, it does not guarantee an even temperature in all your rooms or increased well-being for those who are more sensitive to cold.

There are many devices for keeping warm in winter and some can be very useful for keeping you snug and warm in your armchair. You can of course opt for a heated blanket, but the comfort it provides cannot be shared with your loved ones. Alternatively, you can turn to a supplementary heater. When the temperature gets cold, this device can accompany you from room to room without drastically increasing your energy bill.

However, for the more romantic, we also recommend the use of a wood-burning stove. Although the heater is not mobile, it is still very affordable. What's more, it has a much more powerful effect on your inner well-being. Imagine the waves of warmth and pleasure you and your family will feel, curled up in the warmth of your living room!

Wood burning stove in a modern living room next to its log cabin

The best wood burning stoves

Efficient, affordable and aesthetically pleasing, the wood-burning stove has many advantages over other heat-generating systems. It is particularly interesting for households looking for user-friendly and energy-efficient thermal comfort.

Woman warming her feet on an electric space heater

The best space heaters

Space heaters are economical, mobile and competitive. They are indispensable in the home, especially if you only want to heat one room.

How to reduce heat leakage?

Reducing heat loss is a major challenge, both for the environment and for the wallet. Buildings are a major source of energy consumption, so it is crucial to find ways to make them more energy efficient.

The most effective way to identify thermal bridges in a house is to use a thermal camera. This device can detect heat leaks, whether in walls, windows or roofs. It is therefore particularly useful for locating heat leaks and consequently for better insulating them.

Thermal bridges of an old house seen with a thermal camera

The best thermal imaging cameras

Essential oils: a good idea to recharge your batteries?

Mainly used in aromatherapy, essential oils are well known for soothing ailments and providing well-being and relaxation to their users. First natural allies for your indoor comfortHowever, they can be toxic to your health if too much of them are released into your home air.

In order to help you make the most of their benefits, there are a number of recommendations to follow: whether it is to relax or to relieve your health problems. The number of drops not to be exceeded, duration of exposure, ventilation of the room or essential oil diffuser: we would have liked to go through them all so that you can benefit from the virtues offered by essential oils in complete serenity, but time is short and the subject is vast. We will therefore only have these few suggestions to give you:

  • Use essential oils sparingly Don't be too heavy-handed with the number of drops.
  • Limit your exposure time 20 minutes is enough to feel the benefits.
  • Ventilate after use A healthy atmosphere is fresh air that is free of odorous particles and other volatile organic compounds.
  • Get advice from an aromatherapist It will help you avoid products that are harmful to your health.

How to feel good at home?

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To enjoy a soothing interior where you feel good at home, there are a few simple tricks to put in place to find a pleasant space, conducive to cocooning and well-being:

  • Bringing nature indoors : being surrounded by plants improves our physical and mental well-being. Indeed, the effect of plants on our health is well known. In addition to their capacity to maintain the ambient humidity level, they reduce the irritation cough caused by dust and contribute to reducing fatigue. True allies of our happiness, we do not pay enough attention to plants, yet we spend more than 80 % of our time confined indoors.
  • A pleasant atmosphere : physical and mental well-being includes the air we breathe. With more than 22,000 inhalations and exhalations per day, the air we breathe is vital to our bodies. It is hardly surprising that we feel unwell or even suffer from poor health if the air is unhealthy. That's why we recommend that you clean the air in your home to make the most of it. By ridding it of impurities (cov, dust, mites, bad smells, pollen, etc.), you will find a fresh and healthy atmosphere conducive to well-being and relaxation.
  • Good light Too much light can cause headaches, and too little light can damage your eyes. Adapting the light to the time of day is essential because good lighting helps to maintain your circadian rhythm. Blue light from screens is therefore not recommended. Instead, choose bright sunlight during the day and subdued lighting in the evening to avoid any imbalance in the production of melatonin (the sleep hormone) by your body. This way, you can enjoy your home while having a peaceful sleep at night.
  • Pleasant music As Aristotle famously said 2,000 years ago, music is known to soften the blow. Its benefits are well known: music soothes the soul through rhythm and harmony and sometimes transports us to a world that can make us forget our everyday worries. Listening to calm music is the ideal solution if you want to decompress after a hard day's work.