Create Holiday Scents in Your Home
The holidays are a celebration for the eyes – Christmas lights and beautiful wreaths – and for your taste buds, like cookies, pies, and cakes. But, if you forget about your nose, you’re skipping a seriously festive part of the season. Try these homemade ways to surround yourself in cozy, friendly scents of the season.
Build a Festive Simmer Pot
If you’re hosting a holiday party (and have a burner free on your stove), fill a saucepan with a bit of water and inviting aromatics like cinnamon sticks and apple slices. As the mixture heats, it will fill your home with happy, nostalgic scents.
For a less sweet take on the simmering pot, try one with pine branches as the main ingredient and create the smell of a real Christmas tree.
Mix Your Own Potpourri
To make a holiday blend that’s exactly to your liking, experiment with your own recipe of dried fruit and spices, bringing custom scents into your home unlike any other.
Make Minty Candles
Peppermint tops the list for DIY holiday creations. Customize the layers with your favorite essential oils and create blended scents that are truly magical.
Hang a Sweet-Smelling Garland
Cinnamon-applesauce pomanders look lovely paired with bright dried orange slices, and (you guessed it) they smell amazing, too.
Boost Pine Cones
Sneak a favorite seasonal fragrance into your Christmas decor by spritzing pine cones with a cinnamon-scented oil.