Sure, Christmas means decorating, being with family, giving and receiving gifts, or gathering around the table. But more than anything, it’s deeply connected with our sense of smell. Whether it’s the scent of fir tree on Christmas Eve, the warming aroma of seasonal spices, or the calming scent of the fireplace, we tend to associate certain smells with the holidays. So much so, that it doesn’t feel like Christmas if our homes don’t smell like cinnamon and vanilla!
Whether you’re baking or not, this season can smell like your childhood with the help of essential oils and a few other natural supplies. Scroll down for 10 natural ways to make your home smell like Christmas:
1. Aromatic Firestarters
Made with natural, dried spices such as cinnamon bark, cloves, star anise and cardamon, these wax firestarters serve their function, but they also look pretty, are very giftable, and smell amazing. If you don’t want to use wax, you can easily make aromatic firestarters with coffee filters.
2. Scented Candles
These are not just any scented candles – each wonderfully colored layer has a different scent, meaning you actually get three different holiday moods in one. Or keep things simple with these soy wax candles.
3. Palo Alto Spray
Enjoy not just the smell of palo alto, but also its purifying benefits as you spray this all over your home after Christmas cleaning.
4. Wax-Dipped Pinecones
Pinecones themselves tend to remind us of Christmas, but do yourself a favor and dip them in aromatic wax for an even better smell. Use them as firestarters or keep them in a basket like you would potpourri.
5. Wax Sachets
Almost like candles, except wickless and fireless, wax sachets can be hung by the window or even in the Christmas tree for some extra aromatherapy in your home.
6. Cinnamon Dough Ornaments
This classic craft is an easy way to lift up everyone’s mood. Kids can take part in the DIY process, and everyone can enjoy the scent of wintery cinnamon.
7. Pot Simmer
We love that you can make a pot simmer with whatever you have around! We use rosemary and citrus for an uplifting scent, which also keep indoor air properly humid.
In a similar way, potpourri can be customized to fit the season. Use dried citrus and spices for a Christmas scent, or mix things up with dried flowers.
9. Room Spray
Just mix vodka with essential oils and you’ve got the recipe for your dream holiday room spray. If you add a pretty bottle to the mix, you’re minutes away from a great hostess gift!
10. Aromatherapy Diffuser
You can always go the diffuser way when it comes to making your home smell like Christmas! These 6 Christmas diffuser blends will most likely do the trick.1
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