Winter is coming, so naturally we all want our homes to reflect the changing seasons. These all-natural house scents will make your home smell like winter!
Hello, everyone! I am loving sharing these natural home scents with you guys. I hope you like them as well! Since fall is wrapping up, I thought it was time to go over another season of scents for you all to try in your homes to bring about holiday cheer! This is going to be a fun and interesting one for me, because one of the main scents of winter is pine, and I’m allergic to pine oil. But, I can still tell you guys all about some wonderful, natural ways to make your place smell heavenly, without having to smell them myself! If you are not into pine yourself, don’t worry! There are lots of yummy natural room scents for winter that aren’t pine! So for today, let’s go over some delicious house scents for you to make and use during the winter holidays!
Scents of Winter: When I think of winter, I think of the holidays, which in turn makes me think of Christmas cookies! There are, of course, many scents other than cookies that remind people of winter. A lot of these scents overlap with fall scents, but there are a few extra! Let’s go over some of them, and maybe you can think of some combinations you want to test out before finishing this post. I don’t mention all of these ingredients within the post, but they’ll give you some home fragrance ideas you can mix up yourself!
- Cedar wood
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Winter Holiday Simmer Pot: This looks like it is going to smell heavenly. Although, I myself can’t be around it (hello there, Mr. Pine Sprig) but hey, that doesn’t mean you can’t. I would probably make this without the pine and use rosemary instead. That would be great! Simmer pots are one of my favorite house scents to make because they’re easy. You toss your ingredients in, fill the pot with water, and put it over a low heat. That’s it! Just make sure the water level doesn’t get too low, or you could burn the fruit and spices you used, and it won’t smell as good. I bet you could make this simmer pot smell like wassail if you also added apples, and maybe a few other spices. That would make some yummy house scents! But if you’re into pine, this one here is fine as is!
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Citrus Eucalyptus Simmer Pot: Eucalyptus is probably one of my all-time favorite scents. I use it all the time. I find it so cooling and relaxing, which makes it a perfect scent for the holidays! Add in some citrus peels like lemons and oranges, and you have a refreshing, soothing, holiday smell! Food for thought: eucalyptus is said to be uplifting, cleansing, and even helps purify your air. So, if you can get a plant, or fresh sprigs, that would be awesome to add to your natural home fragrance. If not, essential oil will still do a pretty good job. You don’t need much of it though, as eucalyptus essential oil can be very strong.
Essential Oil Ornaments: I had never thought about putting oils and spices into ornaments before. But now that I have seen it, I love the idea of fragrance diffuser ornaments! I think they would make wonderful gifts as well. You can make these smell however you want. Cinnamon cloves with anise, citrus pine, eucalyptus, peppermint, the list goes on! I would suggest making one at first, and if you want the smell to be stronger, make a second. I would use the same scent combo in each ornament that you hang in your home. Though, if you want to have fun, maybe pick coordinating scented oils and spices to put in the ornaments, or one spice per ornament. Then the smells would waft from the ornaments and combine to create a wonderful, cohesive room fragrance!
Sage Wreath: I think sage is one of the coolest herbs. It’s so earthy and dark, yet fresh. I just love it. Especially on white pizzas with a bit of garlic. Yum. But, I digress. This wreath would be wonderful to fill your home with a wintery scent. I think it would also be fun to add in some other items like fresh rosemary, dried citrus, cinnamon sticks, fresh eucalyptus or pine, or even tuck in some anise pods. Play around with different scent combos until you find the best room fragrance for you. The cool thing about this wreath is that if you put it in a place with lots of air circulation, you’ll dry the leaves and be able to use them in your cooking! How awesome would that be?
Diffuser Blends: I love diffuser blends. I love the convenience of adding a couple drops of essential oils to a diffuser with some water, and letting it just diffuse all day. I have an ultrasonic one, so it doesn’t use heat either. Makes it very safe to leave on! If you don’t have a diffuser, or don’t want to buy one, you can always add the oils into a reed diffuser, or mix with coconut oil. Then, you can use a Scentsy warmer, or place the oils in a heat proof jar and set on a candle warmer. You could even put these into a spray bottle, fill with water, and create your own room spray. Whatever scent diffuser type works for you! Here are some great winter holiday scents for home to try out.
Christmas Spirit Mix:
- 2 drops rosemary
- 3 drops cinnamon
- 3 drops orange
- 3 drops frankincense
By the Fire:
- 2 drops cinnamon
- 6 drops orange
- 4 drops clove
- 5 drops fir
- 5 drops cedar wood
- 2 drops frankincense
- 2 drops cedar wood
- 2 drops orange
- 2 drops rosemary
Well there you have it, folks! Some wonderful natural scents to turn your home into the winter wonderland that it deserves! Which was your favorite? Personally, I think I’m going to try the sage wreath this winter! Share your favorite in the comments below, or if you have some other ideas for winter scents share those too! Don’t forget to pass this post along to your family and friends, and as always, stay creative, my friends!