10 Ways to make your home smell like Christmas

I've put together a roundup of some delicious ways to make your home smell like Christmas this festive season These ideas are the absolute best! Well worth pinning ;) #Christmas #ChristmasDecor

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This post rounds up 10 great ways to make your home smell like Christmas this festive season. I’ve included both homemade and shop bought ideas to cater for everyone. 

10 Ways to make your home smell like Christmas

Infusing your home with the smell of Christmas is a great way to get everyone into a festive mood.

There are few scents that rival the smell of Christmas.

It’s the heart-warming aroma of orange and spices and mulled wine all wrapped into one that does it for me.

So I’ve put together a roundup of lovely ways to make your family home smell like Christmas this year.

I’ve included ideas for things you can buy and also things you can make yourself to create that magical Christmas aroma in your home.

Take a peak and see which one you will use to get yourself and your family into a Christmas state of mind.

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10 Ways to make your home smell like Christmas

1. Christmas scented candle

Now this is a super simple way to get a gentle Christmas aroma in your home.

Just make sure to go for a natural candle, like this soy wax candle from The Pure Candle Company.

Why?

Because some candles add many toxins to the air when you burn them.

Which is why I always go candles made from natural wax.

My Christmas candle of choice is Winter Spice from The Pure Candle Company.

I LOVE its scent.

It’s a mix of warming clove, spicy cinnamon and sweet orange.

Plus there’s orange, lemon, cinnamon and clove all wrapped in there too.

It is literally the scent of Christmas candle form.

Our signature Christmas candle, with warming clove, spicy cinnamon and sweet orange. An aromatic spicy accord opening with citrus orange and lemon, followed by rich warm cinnamon and clove, with hints of jasmine, resting on a base of woods and musk.

Winter Spice candle | The Pure Candle Company 

2. Dried Christmas potpourri

Now there’s two ways to work this.

You either buy some dried Christmas scented potpourri or you make your own.

For those of you up against it with time, this Reindeer potpourri could be the one for you.

Reindeer Potpourri Etsy, home smell of Christmas

Reindeer potpourri | Nature’s Lot on Etsy

3. Homemade dried Christmas potpourri

You can make your own dried potpourri if you have the time and the inclination.

Follow this simple tutorial from Homemade Gifts Made Easy to make some.

How to make dried Christmas potpourri

Dried Christmas potpourri tutorial | Homemade Gifts Made Easy 

4. Stove top Christmas potpourri

Stove top potpourri is brilliant because it will humidify your home alongside fragrancing it.

Again, there are two ways to handle stove top Christmas potpourri.

You make some.

Or you buy some.

Here’s a great buying option from Root Lore Goods. Take a look at it over on Etsy.

This simmering Yuletide blend is filled with the scents of clove, cinnamon, ginger, star anise and orange.

Just simmer it in water on your stove.

It will last up to 8 hours.

Stove Top Christmas Potpourri

Yuletide Spice stove top potpourri | Root Lore Goods on Etsy

5. Homemade stove top Christmas potpourri

This homemade stove top Christmas potpourri by Pip and Debbie looks good enough to eat.

But instead, use it to fragrance your kitchen and home over the festive season.

I love this particular tutorial, because it includes a how-to video, which is great for those of us that need a little extra guidance.Homemade stove top Christmas potpourri (1)

Homemade stove top Christmas potpourri | Pip and Debbie 

6. Christmas tree natural room spray

The scent of a Christmas tree is just wonderful.

But what if you don’t have a real Christmas tree?

Well, you can at least recreate the lovely Christmassy pine scent using a natural room spray.

As with the candle above, I always go for room sprays that use natural ingredients, to avoid spraying toxins into the air in my home.

So I suggest you try this Yuletide natural room mist by Momoko Theraputics. Take a look at it over on EtsyMomoko Christmas tree scented room spray

Yuletide natural room mist | Momoko Theraputics on Etsy

7. Homemade scented ornaments

You can make these simple scented Christmas ornaments from clay.

Then use essential oils to scent them and make them smell like Christmas.

They look wonderful hung from a Christmas tree.

Or they look lovely scattered across a Christmas table or hanging from the banisters.

Wherever you choose to place them, these scented Christmas ornaments from One Project Closer will gently scent the air with notes of Christmas.

Homemade scented ornament

Homemade scented Christmas ornament | One Project Closer 

8. Homemade scented Christmas pinecones

Pinecones are synonymous with Christmas.

They have a lovely gentle aroma, but sometimes it’s good to give them a little boost.

You can do this buying spritzing them with a little homemade oil and water spritz.

There’s a great tutorial over on Kleinworth & Co. 

The tutorial suggests using cinnamon fragrance, but I also think it would be lovely to use a pine fragrance.DIY-Scented-Pinecones1

DIY scented pinecones tutorial | Kleinworth & Co.  

9. Scented pinecone fire starters

Now this has to be my absolute favourite idea for making your home smell like Christmas.

Pinecone scented fire starters.

Dried pinecones make excellent fire starters.

If you’re in the U.S click over to Etsy to buy these gorgeous fire starters from Southern Escentuals.

Scented pinecone firestarters

Scented pinecone fire starters | Southern Escentuals on Etsy

If you’re UK based you should take a look at these gorgeous scented pinecone fire starters by Hunter Gatherer over on Not On The High Street.

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Scented pinecone firestarters | Hunter Gatherer on Not On The High Street

10. DIY scented pinecone fire starters

Live in an area that’s festooned with pinecones?

Fancy making your own pinecone fire starters?

Here’s a super simple to follow tutorial by Something Turquoise that uses soy wax flakes to make homemade fire starters.DIY-Pinecone-Fire-Starter-Favors_0003

DIY scented pinecone fire starters | Something Turquoise 

I hope this roundup helps you find your perfect way to make your home smell like Christmas this year.

Of course the other great way to do it is by making a fabulous Christmas dinner!!! But I’ll leave that up to you!

I’ve put together a whole Christmas section to help you have the perfect Christmas this year. I’ve also got a special Homemade Christmas section full of ideas for DIY and homemade Christmas gift and decorations.

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Hello, I'm Luci, Editor of Mums Make Lists. MML is full of creative tips I’ve put together to bring calm and balance to the lives of busy mums and their families.