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Part of experiencing the Christmas season is having that wonderful smell of pine trees, cinnamon and hot chocolate in your home. Whether you have a faux or live Christmas tree, you can add additional Christmas scents to your home for a fragrance-filled season. Here are a few ideas.
DIY Room Freshener
Make your own room freshener with a glass spray bottle and several simple ingredients. Inside the bottle, mix a quarter cup of carrier oil, such as almond or safflower, with 2 tablespoons of vodka and 15 drops of essential oil. Then simply shake and spray.
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Vintage Christmas Fair
(Christmas scents: cinnamon and mulled wine)
Use 5 drops of the following essential oils: cinnamon, cloves and allspice
Evergreen Sleigh Ride
(Christmas scents: pine and wintergreen)
Use 5 drops of the following essential oils: pine, wintergreen and frankincense
Cozy at the Farmhouse
(Christmas scents: gingerbread and orange)
Use 5 drops of the following essential oils: ginger, nutmeg and orange
Boiled Christmas Scents
For a quick fix that will make the house smell like a Christmas tree, combine water and pine branches in a pot, along with a few bay leaves and a pinch of nutmeg. Simmer the mixture on the stove top to release the scent into the air. You can prep and store batches of room scents ahead of time by combining them in a large Mason jar to dump into a pot and boil before a party or on Christmas Eve.
Pinecones are a simple and natural holiday decoration that won’t look out of place in your Christmas home. Gather pinecones into a basket or bowl, and then sprinkle 15–20 drops of pine essential oil onto the pinecones. They’ll smell like a Christmas tree when you enter the room.
Candles With Christmas Scents
Candles are a great way to add a scent to your home, especially if you burn the candle for several hours. Here are a couple of great Christmas candles to add to the spaces in your home!
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Victoria is the editorial director of American Farmhouse Style. She shapes the editorial direction of the brand, both through the physical magazine and digitally on the brand’s website and social media platforms. As a home décor enthusiast and DIYer herself, she knows what a little paint and patience can do for a room! Victoria is also a wife and mom to three little ones: two on earth and one in heaven. With any (not so spare) time, she devours book and dabbles in fiction writing. You can follow her on Instagram @victoriavanvlear