Ready to make your home smell like Christmas?!
I hope so because I’ve got some top tips for you. This little lot will give you a festive scent-sory experience to die for before you can say ho ho ho!
First off we’re going to dive right into the best products to buy if you want a quick and easy way to make your home smell like Christmas.
Trust me when I say that these picks are something extra-special when it comes to festive scents!
Then, I’m going to let you in on a couple of my own favorite ways to get a special homemade Christmas scent for your home.
And finally we’re going to finish up with a little round up of some of the best festive aroma ideas from some great bloggers.
There are some awesome ideas around to get your home smelling truly amazing this festive season!
So without further a do, let’s get to it and get your home smelling amazing for Christmas!
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Best Buys to make your home smell like Christmas
All festive scents were not created equal!
To get your home smelling great for Christmas you need to stay away from cheap synthetic scents and instead go for full-bodied warm smells.
Here are some of the best options you can choose to get your home smelling AMAZING!
Get a real tree (or cheat!)
So you probably don’t need me to tell you that real Christmas trees smell great right?
But did you know that you can bumph up that amazing Christmas tree scent, or even make your faux tree smell awesome?
All you need to do is get your hands on some Scentsicles scented tree ornaments.
These clever little scented sticks are designed to subtly blend into your tree (or wreath) and give off the most amazing festive aromas!
You can choose from traditional Christmas tree scent, mulled wine, berry wreath, spiced pine cone or white winter fir.
At around $7, what’s not to love?
You can get them here.
Gorgeous Christmas Tree scented candle
And if you still can’t get enough of that freshly-cut Christmas tree scent, get yourself a scented candle that actually smells like real Christmas trees!
This Fraiser Fir Pine Needle candle by Thymes will make your home smell like Christmas in no time.
It’s a little pricier than some Christmas scented candles, but it’s sooo worth it for the amazing smell. Plus, it burns for 50+ hours, which is a lot more than most cheaper candles.
And if you find you can’t get enough of this delicious scent, they do a matching reed diffuser too.
Don’t panic, it’s nothing like it sounds!
These adorable bear shaped wax melts are fragranced with cinnamon, clove and black tea, which makes for a perfect Christmas fragrance blend.
Wax melts are the perfect way to make your home smell like Christmas, because wax burners are such a cozy warm way to create gorgeous smells!
These ones are 100% soy infused with essential oils, so they’re completely natural and give off a gorgeous authentic scent.
They also do a ‘holiday mix‘ (Christmas trees, cider stars and snowman s’mores!) which is pretty damn irresistible!
If you need a wax warmer too, this one gets great reviews on Amazon.
Retro Festive PotPourri
PotPourri’s not just for grannies you know!
This gorgeous cinnamon scented pot pourri by Urban Legacy is handmade in Lancaster County and sold by volume.
The cinnamon sticks, curve pods and rose hips make this mix a perfect way to make your home smell like Christmas!
Wintery vanilla diffuser
If you want a gorgeous smelling reed diffuser to see you through the whole Christmas season, choose this sultry smoked vanilla bean diffuser by Lovspa.
The warm cozy scent is perfect for Christmas, but still a classic that’s suitable for the rest of winter too.
Delicious Christmas room sprays
Finally, what could be simpler than spritzing an amazing Christmas scent around your home?
You can’t go wrong with this selection of three Christmas room sprays by Yankee Candle.
They come in balsam & cedar, Christmas cookie and sparkling cinnamon – spray them all in different areas of your home for a festive scentsory adventure!
Homemade solutions to make your home smell like Christmas!
Festive stove simmer
Possibly the most satisfying way to make your home smell like Christmas is to whip up an amazing Christmas stove simmer!
A stove simmer is just a big pot of water with a load of delicious smelling ingredients in it, which you leave simmering on your stove.
These things make your home smell amazing!!
All you have to do is throw in whatever Christmas scented lovelies take your fancy, and keep an eye on it so you can top up the water every so often.
Great ingredients for a fantastic Christmas stove simmer include cloves, cinnamon sticks, oranges, fresh cranberries, nutmeg and vanilla.
Try a simple combination of half an orange (sliced), 3 cinnamon sticks, a teaspoon of cloves and a handful of fresh cranberries to get started.
This is one trick that is certain to make your home smell like Christmas really fast!
Don’t forget to keep a close eye on your pot, and never leave it unattended or around children!
Diffuse a Christmas scent
My other favorite way to get my home smelling festive is to use my trusty electronic aromatherapy diffuser.
As you’ll know if you’ve read any of my other posts (like this one on how to make your home smell like coffee– yum), I love these things!
You can also experiment with other Christmasy essential oils like pine, frankincense, clove, sweet orange and nutmeg.
Remember to check out the safety guidelines for the oils you’re thinking of using – for example some essential oils aren’t recommended during pregnancy or for children or pets.
A festive round-up of some of the best ideas to make your home smell like Christmas!
And finally, if all of those ideas weren’t enough for you, I’ve also tracked down some of the best ideas from other bloggers!
If you have some time to get creative, here are some interesting and fun ways to make your home smell like Christmas…
Happy Christmas everyone!!
Old Fashioned Holiday Garland
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DIY Scented Pine Cones
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DIY Fresh Sage Wreath
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DIY Essential Oil Ornament
I love this pretty homemade Christmas ornament, which will emit a subtle scent of festive essential oils. You basically just add your chosen oils and some cloves and cinnamon to a glass bauble. Simple but effective!Continue Reading
DIY Christmas Candles with Essential Oils
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The Gift of a Christmas Scent (Homemade Holiday Potpourri).
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