How to make your home smell like the holidays? There’s nothing more inviting than opening the door and being greeted by the smells of the holiday season. Here are five easy, natural ways to make your home smell like the season.
- Scented Ornaments
You can bake (non-edible) gingerbread ornaments. Hang them on your tree or at strategic points around your house.
Sure, fake Christmas trees and wreaths have their benefits — no needles or sticky sap to deal with — but they can’t offer the same sensorial experience as the real thing. If an entire tree seems overwhelming, consider starting with a wreath or garland to go across your fireplace mantel.
- Stovetop Potpourri
This is a great option if you don’t have an essential oil diffuser but want to fill the entire house with the smells of the holiday season. Fill a large pot with water, adding rosemary, whole cloves, star anise, cranberries, apple, orange, and cinnamon sticks. Allow the mixture to simmer and enjoy!
This one seems obvious, but there’s no better way to make your home smell like the holidays than a little holiday baking! Whether it’s sugar cookies, gingerbread, spiced breads, or your family’s favorite pie, your home is sure to smell warm and inviting.
- Pomander Balls
You’ve probably seen these all over Pinterest — and for good reason! Poke whole cloves into oranges before tucking them into your tree or arranging them in a decorative bowl. Soon your home will be filled with spicy, citrusy goodness.