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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 | 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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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