Sure, the holidays are a feast for the eyes and your taste buds, but if you forget about your nose, you’re skipping a seriously festive part of the season. Try these homemade ways to surround yourself in cozy, friendly scents in this year.
Build a festive simmer pot.
Get the tutorial at Design Improvised »
Or, try pine.
For a less sweet take on the simmer pot, try one with pine branches as the main ingredient.
Get the tutorial at Make+Haus »
Mix your own potpourri.
To make a holiday blend that’s exactly to your liking, experiment with your own recipe of dried fruit and spices.
Get the tutorial at Coordinately Yours »
Make minty candles.
Peppermint tops off these DIY votives, but you can customize the layers with your favorite essential oils.
Get the tutorial at Hello Natural »
Hang a sweet-smelling garland.
Cinnamon-applesauce pomanders look lovely paired with bright dried orange slices, and they smell amazing, too.
Get the tutorial at 5 Orange Potatoes »
Boost pine cones.
Sneak a favorite seasonal fragrance into your Christmas decor by spritzing cones with a cinnamon-scented oil.
Get the tutorial at Kleinworth & Co. »