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Make Your Home Smell Like Christmas

By Julie Fink
Posted On Dec 22, 2016
Make Your Home Smell Like Christmas

As the magical day of Christmas soon approaches, we are all glamming up our living spaces with festive décor in preparation for this glorious holiday season. To some of us, this means going the extra mile by freshening up our homes with those toasty, warm scents that we all love. The ones that remind us of Christmas.

Christmas home

This will not only amaze your family during the holiday season, but Santa will be super pleased!

Here are a few suggestions to ramp up the holiday aroma in your home:

Holiday Forest Room Spray – Pier 1
Holiday Forest Room Spray – Pier 1

Pine

Who doesn’t love the smell of a Christmas tree? A fresh tree will do the trick (obvi), however if someone isn’t a fan of vacuuming up the pine needles, you may have to settle with the fake kind. Losing the fresh pine scent is one of the hardest things to get past with fake trees. But don’t fret, you can buy the fresh pine smell spray and voilà!

Peppermint

Aside from your striped Christmas tree in candy canes, there is another way to add that fresh minty smell in your home. Peppermint essential oil is perfect for spreading the fresh holiday scent at home and also comes with health benefits.

Peppermint Essential Oil - Young Living
Peppermint Essential Oil – Young Living

The oil itself, gives a cooling sensation and has a calming effect on the body, which can relieve sore muscles and headaches. It also has antimicrobial properties so it can help sanitize the air as well as freshen it (this is why mint or peppermint is used in toothpaste, it freshens your breath).

Try dabbing a few, two or three, drops of peppermint essential oil on a cotton ball and leave them in your closet, pantry or den.

Gingerbread Cookie Candle Jar by Lang on Wayfair.com
Gingerbread Cookie Candle Jar by Lang

Gingerbread 

If you don’t have the time to actually construct a gingerbread house, here’s an idea to fill the kitchen with warm gingerbread goodness. Try gingerbread cookie in a jar on Wayfair.com!

 

Cinnamon

Glam up your home with some fresh cinnamon sticks to add a dose of your favorite holiday spice. They add a lovely scent and it looks amazing. Check out this DIY Vanilla candle wrapped in fresh cinnamon sticks:

Vanilla Candle and Cinnamon sticks

Oh also, Scientists told us that regular consumption of cinnamon could potentially lower blood sugar, help digestion, ease arthritis, lower cholesterol and even ward off Alzheimer’s, so…

You can buy fresh cinnamon sticks from Cinnamon Vogue (lol, awesome title!)
*I would suggest the Cassia sticks instead of the Ceylon sticks. Cassia is more potent smelling while Ceylon is subtle.

Bath & Body Foaming Hand Soup - Winter
Bath & Body Foaming Hand Soup – Winter

Winter

Bath & Body Works actually has a candle that smells like winter. Incase you didn’t know, that is: Pine needles, icy mandarin and winter woods capture the magic of glittering icicles and sparkling snow. Son of a nut cracker! I want it.

If you are not a candle person, they also have the foam hand wash – which make great stocking stuffers!

Bath and Body Works Winter Candle
Bath and Body Works Winter Candle

 

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