You can use foraged items like pinecones, citrus fruits, whole cloves, and balsam boughs.
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Burn these muslin bags, which are filled with dried orange slices, sage, lavender, and eucalyptus, in your fireplace to fill your home with holiday spirit.
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You can create an easy fragrant wreath using bay laurel clippings adorned with rose hips. Prefer a rosemary wreath? Adorn it with eucalyptus seedpods. These easy-to-make wreaths are shaped in a holiday sing-song phrase for extra festive spirit. It'll look pretty on any door and provide fragrance upon leaving the room.
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Did you know: Pinecones foraged from a walk in the wintry outdoors can be treated with essential oils to offer a cozy, natural aroma? They're perfect for the holidays — use them in a festive garland, a wreath, or a bowl of potpourri.
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Adorn your Christmas tree with adorable gingerbread birds with fragrant notes of cinnamon and apple. You can decorate the ornament with glitter and beads. While they smell good enough to eat, these ornaments are not edible.
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Muslin bags stamped with an evergreen motif and filled with fragrant dried balsam make seasonally appropriate sachets. The tiny tags were made using a craft punch.
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Bring the woodsy smell of a winter forest into your home by slowly simmering pine needles, berries, whole cloves, and other spices in an stovetop pot.
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Not only do these look festive piled in bowls, they emit a holiday citrus-spiced scent. And they're so easy — all you need are three items: whole dried cloves, beading cord, and your choice of mixed oranges, grapefruits, and lemons.
This soy wax candle is scented with clementine and cinnamon oils. Melt the wax in the microwve in a heat-proof container and stirring every 30 seconds until it is completely melted. Add about 40 drops of clementine oil per cup to the melted wax and just a few drops of cinnamon oil. Prepare and secure the wick then pour in the candle mixture.
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Just picture it: waking up on Christmas morning and rushing down the stairs to be greeted with the heavenly scent of oranges. For this holiday garland, we used fresh bay leaves and real citrus fruits (but you could use dried slices as well).