Who doesn’t love the fresh pine scent of a lush green Christmas tree or the smell of gingerbread cookies fresh out of the oven?! They’re the smells we associate with the holidays, but we can’t be baking cookies EVERY day, here are other ways to scent our homes without candles.
1. Simmer Pots
Simmer pots are a great way to quickly and easily fill your home with holiday scents… use a selection of dry ingredients, fresh, and foraged from the grocery store, bulk barn, or your backyard, and add to a pot on the stove or crockpot to simmer for hours/ days.
You can construct various simmer pot scent combinations (ie. cinnamon sticks + anise + orange slices + cedar + frozen cranberries). This can also be bottled in mason jars and make great hostess and holiday gifts!
2. Scented Ornaments
Ceramic ornament stones are great because you can add a few drops of essential oil to them and then hang them in the closet, linen cupboard or on the tree! You can also construct a DIY aroma ball with a large clear plastic ornament filled with dry ingredients and a few drops of essential oil. These DIY aroma balls make a great gift on their own or embellishment on a wrapped gift.
3. Fresh Wreaths
Fresh wreaths are a great way to have that fresh tree scent in your home. I like to buy a store-bought fresh wreath and embellish it with seasonal dried fruits and scents such as cinnamon sticks, dried orange slices, and fresh herbs.
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