10 Natural Ways to Make Your Home Smell Like Christmas
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.
Palo Santo Bundles
Into incense? You're in luck, and perhaps literally. When burned, these smudge sticks give off the scent of lemons and pine. According to legend, they are said to promote creativity, clear negative energy, and invite good luck.
This homemade candle is scented with essential oils of cinnamon-bark, clove-bud, and cardamom. When the soy wax is melted and poured into a glinting copper bowl, it becomes a beautiful gift.
Cinnamon Bird Ornaments
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 not edible, they certainly smell good enough to eat.
Fragrant Fire Starters
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.
The best decorations look beautiful and smell just as nice. In this project, craft a wreath using clippings of greenery: bay laurel goes best with rose hips while rosemary pairs well with eucalyptus seedpods. The beauty of these miniature wreaths is in their simplicity: easy to hang in a window for welcoming guests and providing fragrance upon leaving the room.
Did you know that pinecones foraged from a walk in the 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.