If you’re looking for ways to make your home smell like Christmas, you’ve come to the right place.
As soon as November 1st comes around, it’s out with the spooky and in with the merry for me. I don’t wait until after Thanksgiving to start my holiday decorating, because I just love Christmas and the holiday spirit.
While I tend to have Christmas decorations from the year before, it doesn’t hurt to trek to HomeGoods, Target, or any of the other decor stores to find new items to decorate my home for the holidays. However, the one thing that I never do without is my holiday candles, plug-ins, and sprays. Something about the smell of pine just screams Christmas to me, and I have to have it.
If you’re like me and enjoy having your home smell like Christmas, here are some tried-and-true ways you can do so.
One of the best ways to make your home smell like Christmas is with scented candles. Whether you prefer aromas such as pine, cinnamon, or peppermint, there is sure to be something that fits your preference and matches your holiday decor seamlessly. Ever since I found SAND+FOG (or SAND+PAWS, for dog owners) candles at Home Goods, they are usually my go-to, but places such as Bath and Body Works and Yankee Candle also have some amazing seasonal candle scents that are simply beautiful. However, since their price has increased, I tend to buy them now at their annual sales.
Keep a candle lit in the entryway, kitchen, and living room. For the kitchen, I recommend seasonal holiday baked goodies such as Christmas cookies, or even marshmallows, etc.
Buy a Real Christmas Tree
If you’re a fan of natural scents, buying a real Christmas tree is the best choice for you. Not only will your home smell like Christmas, but it will also look and feel more festive. But for many, trying to dispose of their Christmas tree after Christmas can be a chore. When I did real trees, I would usually buy my tree from my local nursery, but if that’s not an option for you, there are always other places to purchase from, such as Home Depot or Lowes. If you don’t want to spend too much money on a real tree, there are always artificial trees available at stores such as Walmart or Target.
Another great way to make your home smell like Christmas is with holiday sprays. You can find these at most stores, and they come in all kinds of scents, from fir and pine to gingerbread and sugar cookie. Febreze tends to always have seasonal scents as well, but you can also find them in your favorite Glade and Air Wick brands. Just be careful not to overdo it, as this can lead to an unpleasant smell if you spray too much. However, always keep a can in the bathroom to eliminate any stinky odors that may arise.
Plug-ins are a great way to scent the air for long periods of time. While I tend to prefer candles, plug-ins are easy and don’t require any maintenance, like blowing out the flame when you leave your home. Most stores also carry these during the holidays, and they come in all kinds of scents, from pine to pumpkin spice. I recommend plugging these into every room that has an outlet. For bigger rooms, use two instead of one.
If you’re looking for something a little more natural, essential oils are a wonderful choice when it comes to making your home smell like Christmas. Essential oils are made from plants and can have amazing therapeutic properties. With essential oil diffusers that can be plugged into an outlet or USB port, you can easily diffuse them throughout your home and pick up those holiday smells quickly and beautifully. My favorite Christmas scents include peppermint, cinnamon, and fir.
If you want something decorative that also smells good, potpourri is a great option that is relatively inexpensive. You can pick up jars and bags of it at any store during the holiday season, and it comes in all kinds of scents, from peppermint to cinnamon apple. You can even add some essential oils to it to make the scent stronger. It’s also easy to make your own with pine cones and dried spices like cloves, nutmeg, and ginger.
Holiday Scented HandSoaps
In the bathroom, consider changing out your hand soap for a holiday-scented one. This way, every time someone washes their hands, they’re greeted with a festive scent. I like to pick up the seasonal ones from Bath and Body Works or make my own hand soap using essential oils and liquid soap.
Finally, you can make your own simmer pot at home! All you need is some water and herbs like cinnamon sticks, cloves, nutmeg, cranberries, and orange peels. Put all of the ingredients into a slow cooker or stovetop pot, turn it on low heat, and let it simmer away – this will fill your home with an aroma that’s sure to get you in the Christmas spirit!
Unusual Places to Spray
Now that we’ve covered the usual places to spray and light your candles, let’s talk about some unusual places to spray your Christmas scents. A few of my favorites include closets, cabinets, under furniture, or even garbage cans. These spots may seem odd at first glance, but they still do a great job of spreading the holiday cheer throughout your home!
As you can see, there are plenty of ways to make your home smell like Christmas – whether it be with candles, plug-ins, sprays, simmer pots, or potpourri! With these tips, you will have an amazing-smelling home that is sure to get you in the holiday spirit. Have fun experimenting with different smells and methods until you find the perfect combination for your home. Happy holidays!