Are you looking to add the spirit of Christmas to your home this festive season? Apart from decorating your house and workplace with wreaths and ornaments, you can also make the air smell fresh and Christmas-like with some simple DIY Christmas air fresheners. Fill your senses with beautiful, festive smells that you can make with simple and non-expensive items, available at your home.
Most people will clog their home with chemical filled plug-ins or other toxic air fresheners. There are much simpler and harmless ways to add a beautiful aroma to your home with wonderfully scented products like Christmas sprays, candles, and much more.
Holidays are a perfect time to start experimenting and create a perfect festive environment for your family get-together. Here are some of the best tips you can follow to create the best homemade holiday air fresheners, which will make your surroundings more Christmas-spirited:
1. Use aromatic wax fire starters
You can use wax bombs and toss them into the fire, to get a cinnamon and rosemary scent in the air. The dried leaves and pinecones will also keep the fire burning and will keep your mood more Christmas-like.
2. Burn olive oil candles
Olive oil is a common household product that is easily available in every kitchen. Simply, take the olive oil, add few drops of essential oil, and add the mixture to a mason jar. Add wick string and this candle will generate light scent that will keep your environment filled with beautiful fragrance for a long time.
3. Aromatic spices and herbs scent
Take some herbs, fruits, and spices of your choice and heat it up in a saucepan with water. Simmer the contents on low heat and let the air fill with the sweet and spicy aroma of the mixture; later, you can use them in your cooking.
4. Make your own scented candles
This is a really creative project, which you will love to do with your family and friends. Make your own scented candles by adding coffee beans, vanilla, and other naturally aromatic ingredients and enjoy your favorite scent all day long.
5. Room spray
Whether you love orange or cinnamon, now you can enjoy the sweet and tangy fragrance of your favorite fruit and herbs as a room spray. Add orange slices and cinnamon in a saucepan and boil it with water for 15 minutes. Strain the contents and store the water after adding oils in a spray bottle, and enjoy the fragrance, anytime, anywhere.
6. Make your own reed diffuser
Reed diffusers are known to disperse fragrance into the atmosphere gently, and they can also be expensive. When you make your own reed diffusers with natural ingredients, you will not only save money, but you can also add your favorite scents to the mix. Take a reed diffuser bottle, add essential oils, vodka, water, and bamboo skewers, and keep it in the area you want to smell the best.
7. Christmas Potpourri
The potpourri will not only make your house smell incredible, but it will also become a centerpiece for your festive events. Take few small pine cones, cinnamon sticks, Star Anise, and dried orange, and add them to a bowl. Wrap it up with cello-frame and enjoy the beautiful scent all week long.
8. Spray your Christmas tree
What is the best part of Christmas? The beautiful and magnificent green tree with incredible branches, displaying its Christmas glory. You can spray the tree with your homemade spray, and mesmerize anyone who gets close enough to inspire the beauty of your Christmas tree.
9. Christmas logs in the fire
A crackling fire is one of the milestones of Christmas and now you can get an aromatic scent from the burning wood with ease. Add few drop of essential oil per log and give the wood a perfumed boost.
10. Make orange and cloves centerpiece
To entertain and mesmerize your guests with your centerpiece on this Christmas, you can pick make your orange and cloves showpiece and add aroma to your surroundings with ease. Carve the skin of the orange according to your preferred design and stuff cloves on the edges, to give it a stunning design and fragrance.
These tips will help you make your environment filled with Christmas-like fragrances, without burning a hole in your pocket. Enjoy your festive season and Merry Christmas!
Guest Author Bio: Beverly Jenkins is proud of her staff at The Tidy Maids house cleaning service in Raleigh, NC. She has 24 years of experience in house cleaning, customer service, and business operations. She knows all the tips and tricks and do-it-yourself hacks when it comes to cleaning and her clients’ homes are the best proof for that.