The Holidays are here! That wondrous time of year for reflecting on the memories of the year while celebrating with family and friends. At I Care Cleaning, we want to share some ideas to make your holiday time even cozier to make your home smell like the holidays. Adding holiday fragrances along with your decorations can immerse you in the holiday spirit.
I Care Cleaning has created 10 easy and creative ways to make your home smell like the holidays. There are many ways to make your home smell like the holidays.
10 ways of adding holiday fragrances to any space for your home
- Break Out Those Holiday-Scented Candles
- Change Out Your Wax Melter with Holiday Scents
- Make Your Own Simmer Pot
- Diffuse Your Favorite Holiday Essential Oils
- Apply Essential Oils to Your Furnace Filter
- Add Fragrances to Your Holiday Decorations
- Add Scented Fragrances to Your Fireplace
- Cooking Your Favorite Holiday Delight
- Make Your Own Holiday-Scented Pinecones
- Include Holiday Scented Cleaning Products
Any of these options can drastically change the atmosphere of your home to match the season.
Break Out Those Holiday-Scented Candles
Holiday-scented candles are a traditional time-honored way of changing the scent of any area. The variety of scents available in candles makes them an easy option for changing the scent of an area to match your favorite smells. Candles are widely used in most households throughout the year. Keeping a few holiday-scented candles handy is a great idea.
Candles bring in the holiday spirit by more than changing the scent of your home. The faint glow of a flickering wick can add to the ambiance of your home. These flickering flames can add to the atmosphere of your decorations.
Change Out Your Wax Melter with Holiday Scents
Candles may not be the safest option for families with small children or pets. Wax melters offer the same scents and a variety of candles without the risk of an open flame. You will be missing the ambiance included with a candle, but still can enjoy the scents of your favorite candles in a safe way. Simply change out the wax in your melter with your favorite holiday scent.
Make Your Own Simmer Pot
Simmer pots are a cheap and easy way to disperse the smell of the Holidays throughout your home. A simmer pot is as easy as making a pot of tea. A simmer pot is made by boiling a pot of water while adding in aromatics. You can utilize a slow cooker or pot on the stove. You just take the time to include:
- Cranberry Juice
- Star Anise
- Citrus Fruit
- Orange Peel
Any scented items that can be safely boiled are on the table. Mix and match till you find your ideal holiday scent.
Diffuse Your Favorite Holiday Essential Oils
Essential oils are another great way to spread the holiday scents throughout your home. These heat-free scents are great for any family. Essential oils are a classic way to spread scents. Leave your favorite oils open in the area you want to change or mix a couple of your favorites to create a custom scent.
Apply Essential Oils to Your Furnace Filter
Essential oils are great for small areas but can be lacking in areas too large or open. Adding small amounts of essential oils to your furnace filter is a creative way to overcome this and spread the holiday scents throughout your home. Adding a small amount of oil to your filter allows incoming air to pick up those scents and let your air system do the work for you. You must be careful when applying oils to your filter to avoid damage. Only apply drops evenly across the filter to prevent saturation.
Add Fragrances to Your Holiday Decorations
Holiday decorations come in all shapes and sizes. Decorations tastes are unique to every home and taste. There are several ways to add holiday spirit fragrances to these items. Like the furnace filter, you can apply essential oils to garlands, wreaths, or your Christmas tree. You can also include fragrant decorations such as:
- Peppermint Candy Canes
- Dried Fruits
- Cinnamon Sticks
- Vanilla Extract
- Pine Needles
- Fresh Cranberries
You are only limited by your creativity and preferences. Simply pick your favorite seasonal scent and mix it in with your decorations.
Add Scented Fragrances to Your Fireplace
Cuddling up by the warm glow of the fireplace is a favorite pastime for many people during the holidays. Adding comforted winter scents to your fireplace can be done in many ways. You can add fragrances to your fireplace by:
- Add scented items that are safe to burn such as dried fruits, cinnamon sticks, or holiday herbs.
- Include scented logs or pine cones.
- Use a scented fire starter.
Taking the time to prepare your fire while including the scents of the holidays can make your regular activity change the scent of your entire home.
Cooking Your Favorite Holiday Delight
Gingerbread cookies, apple cider, and sugar cookies, any of these could be a favorite holiday treat. Simply taking the time to make your food in your home can bring the scents of the holidays. Mouth-watering smells can instantly make your home welcoming for any guests or family.
Make Your Own Holiday-Scented Pinecones
Crafts are a part of many holiday traditions. Adding homemade holiday-scented pinecones to your holiday plans can be a great way to start a new tradition that anyone in the family can enjoy.
Making a holiday-scented pinecone is a very easy process.
- Gather some pinecones from your area or buy some at your local market.
- Wash and dry the pinecones then apply your favorite holiday-scented essential oils.
- Place the pinecones into a sealed plastic bag and allow them to rest for a day to make sure the oil soaks in.
After your pinecones have had time to rest, mix them in with the rest of your decorations and enjoy the smells you have created.
Include Holiday Scented Cleaning Products
Holiday scents can be included in anything and cleaning products are not exempt. Simply buying and using scented cleaning products can make your home smell fresh and festive. Choose your favorites and enjoy changing the scent of your home while cleaning throughout the season.
I Care Cleaning wants to wish everyone Happy Holidays. We hope these tips can help you enjoy the holiday season just a bit more than before.
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