Make Your Home Smell Like The Holidays

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Let’s face it. You’re home looks so good this time of year! Why not make it smell just as good? Here are some easy ways to do it!

Light a candle. The simplest way to get your home smelling like the holidays is to light a candle in a Christmas scent. Whether you choose sugar cookie, evergreen or candy cane, it will fill your home with its nostalgic scent.

Simmer a pot. Start with a base of cider of just plain water and add aromatics like cinnamon stick, pine, orange peel or cloves to fill your home with scent. If you can boil water, you can make your home smell like the holidays! Just remember to keep an eye on the water level and add more as it evaporates. You don’t want to ruin that great mulled scent with burnt pot!

Use fresh greenery. A Christmas tree is not the only thing to give off the heavenly scent of pine. Kick it up a notch by hanging wreaths, garlands or sprays and add to your table arrangements. The scent of pine will fill your house.

Use essential oils. Drop a blend of calming essential oils into your humidifier in the evening for an infusion of holiday scent. Consider oils like frankincense, orange, pine or cinnamon.

Bake cookies. Is there anything better? Added bonus – you get a tasty treat while making your home smell sweet.

Switch out your hand soap. Refill your soap pump with your favorite holiday scent, whether it’s pine, gingerbread or cinnamon. It doesn’t have to be fancy – Dial will do!

Change out the potpourri.  Potpourri not only looks pretty, but it smells great too! Swap out your bowl of decorative potpourri to feature your favorite holiday scents.

DIY your own peppermint room spray. Add 20 drops of peppermint scented oil to 8 ounces of distilled water and pour into a spray bottle. Spritz the air, furniture and draperies for that candy-cane fresh scent.

Scented pinecones. Bring the woodsy scent of the outdoors in with pinecones infused with oils to offer a natural, cozy aroma. Use them in garland, a wreath or as a bowl of potpourri.

Now your home not only looks good but smells good too. These tips & tricks can be used for any holiday season – simply swap out the scents – pumpkin pie for Halloween, cranberry or cinnamon roll for Thanksgiving, white chocolate for Easter, you get the idea. Hope these tips help put you and your home in the holiday spirit!

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