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The holiday season is filled with all types of Christmas scents that bring the warmth of the holiday season to our homes.
From warm cinnamon to crisp pine, there are so many options when it comes to Christmas smells.
And it’s even more exciting that most of these lovely smells are natural!
Scent is one of the strongest senses tied to memory so it’s no surprise that we enjoy when our house smells like Christmas.
The smell of cookies baking or a live Christmas tree can transport you back to holidays of childhood.
So, this Christmas make your house smell like Christmas with these natural Christmas scents.
You may find that it adds a special touch to an already special season!
Here are 6 ways to bring Christmas smells to your home this year.
During the cold winter months, you’re likely burning a fire in your home’s fireplace on a regular basis.
Make your hearth do double duty this holiday season by burning a fragrant fire starter in your fireplace.
To create your own holiday sachets, fill a muslin bag with all the delicious smells of the season, including pine branches, dried orange peel, cloves, cinnamon, anise or pinecones.
Then, place the bag inside the fireplace, along with your logs, and light it to release the lovely scents throughout your home.
Want more ideas? Check out this step by step fire starter DIY!
Simmering Christmas Potpourri
Potpourri is a home scent staple, but this holiday season you can avoid the chemicals by creating your own scents with stove top potpourri!
Fill a simmer pot with some sprigs of balsam, orange slices, cinnamon sticks, and rosemary and top with water.
Bring the pan to a simmer any time your home needs a scent refresh. You’ll instantly fill your house with the smells of Christmas.
Want a step by step? Check out this recipe for stove top potpourri!
Create a beautiful holiday garland from dried cinnamon dough and fruit for decoration and a delicious scent.
To make a fragrant holiday garland, start by making cinnamon ornaments by mixing cinnamon, glue, and applesauce into a dough and allow to air dry.
Then, string your ornaments along with pieces of dried oranges and apples.
Hang on your mantle for a pretty decoration that also makes your living room smell wonderful.
And, because these are so simple to make, your kids might love to help out by making their own!
Crafts not really your thing?
Grab a fresh garland for the lovely scent of fir and pine.
A wreath is a Christmas decorating staple, but did you know it can also make your home smell amazing?
A beautiful holiday wreath made from fresh smelling Douglas fir instantly adds a fresh Christmas scent to any room.
The beautiful green leaves will blend with any holiday décor.
The wonderful scent will last throughout the season with just some daily misting.
There’s nothing quite like a live Christmas tree to bring the smell of Christmas to your home.
They do take a little more work than an artificial tree, but you just can’t duplicate that lovely smell and atmosphere that a living tree gives to Christmas!
If you’re worried about disposal, get a tree that you can plant after Christmas is over and you’ll have a lovely addition to your yard that you can enjoy throughout the year.
Need some more ideas of how to reuse that Christmas tree? Check out these Herbal Ways to Reuse Your Christmas Tree!
Decorate your home for Christmas with natural decorations and add wonderful scents throughout your home by including scented pinecones in your holiday décor.
Search for pinecones during an outdoor stroll, then add a view drops of seasonal essential oil to the pinecone for an instant air freshener.
Add a bunch to a bowl on your coffee table, decorate a holiday wreath, or string your pinecones on your tree as ornaments to add wonderful Christmas smells to the holiday décor throughout your house.
I hope these gave you some great ideas for how to make Christmas scents a natural part of your holiday this year. Maybe Christmas is the scent of oranges and cinnamon, or freshly baked cookies just out of the oven.
Once you decide what smell is Christmas to you, you can recreate it year after year.
And, whatever it is, I wish you a holiday of meaningful scents this year!