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Our Back to School Rituals Guide

September 02, 2022

Back to School

I’m just back from vacation. I read a few books, soaked up some sun, and enjoyed a break from the daily routine. But returning to the realities of fall has been a bit of a shock! If you’re anything like me, the fall change of season feels full of anticipation and ambition. It’s a holdover from childhood, when every September meant a fresh start and new challenges. As I get my kids ready to go back to school, my thoughts are turning to how to have a productive and enjoyable fall. My own back-to-school ritual, if you will.

Home Sweet Home

As much as I loved being away, I always enjoy the feeling of returning home. And we’re coming up on the months when we will spend the most time indoors. I like to swap out my Maison Berger home fragrances as the seasons change. To make our home extra warm and welcoming, I love to burn Home Sweet Home Lamp Fragrance. The warm, woody aroma is perfect for creating a cozy cocoon for quiet time at home.




My thoughts are also turning to fall cooking. We won’t be relying on outdoor grilling so much as the weather cools off. I love the stews and soups that come with colder weather. Unfortunately, when all the cooking is done inside, that’s where odors get trapped! In the kitchen, Green Apple is probably my favorite home fragrance for fall. It’s a wonderful way to enjoy the crisp, fruity aromas of the season while eliminating unwanted odors. The Essential Round Lamp is the perfect understated Lampe Berger for my kitchen. The Ocean Breeze fragrance included in the gift set was ideal for summer (and will conjure warmer days in the winter!), but I’ll be burning Green Apple this month to get into the fall spirit.

Aroma Focus Lamp Fragrance

It’s always a challenge to refocus on work after an extended break. I find I work best when I have a ritual to help me buckle down. I’m glad I have products from Maison Berger’s Aroma Focus Collection for added focus! Not only do they have a delightful fresh, spicy scent, they are enhanced with peppermint and basil essential oils to boost concentration and creativity. Available in a lamp home fragrance, a reed diffuser, and a candle, this collection offers so many options to help me do my best work. And I can use all the help I can get these days!

Car Diffuser

If there’s one thing in my regular routine that I’m dreading, it’s commuting! Between work and home, errands, not to mention kids’ activities… It never ends! If you’re like me, you’re always looking for a way to break up stressful, monotonous drives. The good news is that Maison Berger has an extensive line of car diffusers with a ton of fragrance options to try. And their latest line of technical car diffusers gives you total control over the intensity of the fragrance. To ease back into the routine and keep the spirit of vacation alive, I’ve been loving the fruity, summery Coconut Monoi fragrance in my Flash Technical Diffuser. I will treat myself to the elegant, woody Under the Olive Tree fragrance once I’ve fully accepted that summer’s over.

This time of year is exciting, but it can be stressful too. Luckily Maison Berger has a wide variety of products to help get back into the daily routine—even making it more enjoyable! Do you have a back-to-school ritual?


- Martha 


Martha Slocombe is a translator and copy writer who lives in Montréal, Canada with her husband, two sons, two cats and dog. She started writing for Maison Berger in 2020 and quickly became a huge fan. Martha’s favorite fragrances include Winter Joy, Lavender Fields and Ocean Breeze. When not running after her family, Martha can be found reading, gardening and baking. Her favorite fragrances in her garden include rose, lavender and lilac.



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