Can you believe the holidays are here again? Not that I’m not excited (oh, I am!) but it feels like we just put away Christmas decorations and thawed out from last winter, no?
Although time has flown a little too quickly, there are some things I’m excited about: sugar cookies, twinkle lights, cozy fires, and holiday parties. And let’s not forget all those warm, festive smells. Pine cones, peppermint lattes, hot cocoa, and campfires make the holidays feel like the holidays.
While I usually burn candles to diffuse my scents of choice, lately I have been playing around with holiday room sprays. They’re all natural and made with essential oils rather than paraffin wax and toxic perfumes. Not to mention, they smell just like the real thing, so you can spray them all over the house and not even think twice about it!
Holiday Room Spray Trio
These holiday room sprays make amazing gifts for teachers, girlfriends, moms, and neighbors. They’re cute, functional, and best of all, nontoxic. Plus, with the right blend of oils, they even have aromatherapy benefits.
While you’re free to choose any oils you like, some of my favorites are:
Nothing screams Christmas quite like the smell of balsam fir. But aside from the fun, festive scent, it’s often used to promote respiratory health and soothe tired and achy muscles.
Cinnamon essential oil blends well with other spicy scents like nutmeg, ginger and clove to make the ultimate warming winter scent.
Bergamot is a warm and woodsy scent that also has antibacterial and antiviral properties.
Much like bergamot, cedarwood is another woodsy scent with medicinal properties. I love combining it with something lighter and punchier such as Sweet Orange or Lemonbalm to give it some much-needed balance.
Light and crisp, peppermint is synonymous with the holidays. When diffused in the air it has antibacterial, antiviral and anti-inflammatory properties. It also soothes the digestive tract and brightens the mood.
Last but not least, frankincense reduces feelings of anxiety and stimulates the immune system (which may be very helpful this time of year).
Whip up this room spray trio and give it as a gift to your besties or simply stash them around the house and spray whenever you need a quick holiday pick-me-up.
Here’s a quick video showing you exactly how to make them.
And in case you missed it, here’s the ingredients in my favorite blends.
Oh Christmas Tree
This one smells just like a freshly cut Christmas tree. Spray it around your entryway to give guests a warm welcome as soon as they walk in.
To All a Good Night
Thanks to soothing chamomile oil, this room spray makes a great nighttime blend. When combined with sweet orange and cedarwood oils you’re left with a warm and inviting scent.
Merry and Bright
This is a fresh scent perfect for spraying in the morning, or whenever you need a pick-me-up.