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I don’t know about you, but I love when my house smells good (obviously) but not just good, I love when it smells like the the seasons, if that makes sense!
If it’s summer, I want my house smelling like pineapples!
If it’s fall, I want my house smelling like pumpkins!
Christmas comes once a year, so instead of buying a candle that you definitely won’t be able to burn and will have to be stored away in a cupboard for the rest of the year, make your own scents! Here are some festive ways you can create that “Christmas smell” at home, for as long or as short as you want!


1. Scented Pine Cones

The smell of pine cones alone can give that winter smell, but lets spice it up a bit!
Collect pine cones from outside, heat them at 250°F for 20 minutes to thoroughly clean them.
Once they’ve dried, put some of your favorite festive essential oils on them!
For example scents like pine, cinnamon,  spearmint, or nutmeg would be great scents to make these cones smell even more cozy for the holidays!
Once the oils are on the cones, leave in a bag for about a week to seal in the scent.
Next, take them out and place them in a bowl in the open for all the smell!
It’s a super inexpensive way of creating an inviting smell into your home.
If you don’t have essential oils, or want more then click here and there’s even a pre-made blend called the Cinnamon Spice Reed Diffuser if your looking for amazing smelling essential oils like the amazing smells mentioned today!

2. Winter Potpourri

Collect some cinnamon sticks, oranges, and apples, place them into a jar of choice.
These smells together will create a warm scent that will fill up your whole home.

3. Simmering Potpourri

Much like the last idea, your going to place a bunch of items together to create an amazing scent. Only this time, your going to be simmering this on a pot.
Mix different scents like cinnamon, cloves, ginger, cranberries, and clippings of pine into a bowl filled with water.
Bring to boil and let the pot filled with scents simmer throughout the day.
This will make your home smell like Christmas in no time, it’s perfect for when your hosting
Some other scent combination ideas are:
• Lemon, rosemary and vanilla simmer
• Pumpkin pie spice, nutmeg and 3 cinnamon sticks
• Coffee beans, 3 cinnamon sticks and 1 teaspoon allspice berries
• Pure Frankincense is another holiday scent that’s also super unique, view it here

4. Pomanders

You’ll need a handful of oranges and a can of cloves (in photo below).

 

Cloves are naturally pointy, so your going to want to poke holes into the oranges, using the cloves!
These not only will combine the two scents to create a Christmas scent but they also look great as decoration as well!

 

5. Hang Sage

Picture from Handmade in the Heartland

All you need is fresh sage and ribbon!
Tie sage together and hang the sage in different areas of the home, not only does it smell amazing but it looks pretty too!
Can’t find sage? You can find them here
If you want to take it a step further and make it even more Christmas-like, learn how to make Sage Wreaths here.

 

Bonus

• Baking cinnamon or other Christmas cookies is a quick and…yummy way to make your home smell like the holidays!

• Using scented or edible tree ornaments mixed with the pine smell of your tree is another easy way to keep your home smelling fresh and festive!

• Spraying the room with a pre-made spray like this Christmas Sugar Spice Room Air Freshener Spray & Deodoriser  combines a blend of freshly ground Cinnamon, Nutmeg, Clove Buds and a hint of fresh Ginger. It works great and saves you tons of time!
This amazing spray is natural and cruelty free, of course.

There are so many ways to make your home smell amazing, I picked the ideas that seemed the easiest because let’s face it, Christmas time can get bbbuuusyyy.

 

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