DIY Christmas scents

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.

Via: Design Improvised
If you’re hosting a holiday party (and have a burner free on your stove), fill a saucepan with a bit of water and inviting aromatics like cinnamon sticks and apple slices. As the mixture heats, it will fill your home with happy, nostalgic scents — and your guests may never want to leave.

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Or, try pine.

Via: Make+Haus

For a less sweet take on the simmer pot, try one with pine branches as the main ingredient.

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Mix your own potpourri.

Via: Coordinately Yours

To make a holiday blend that’s exactly to your liking, experiment with your own recipe of dried fruit and spices.

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Make minty candles.

Via:  Hello Nautral

Peppermint tops off these DIY votives, but you can customize the layers with your favorite essential oils.

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Hang a sweet-smelling garland.

Via:  5 Orange Potatoes

Cinnamon-applesauce pomanders look lovely paired with bright dried orange slices, and they smell amazing, too.

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Boost pine cones.

Via:  Kleinworth & Co.

Sneak a favorite seasonal fragrance into your Christmas decor by spritzing cones with a cinnamon-scented oil.

Get the tutorial at Kleinworth & Co. »

[Via: goodhousekeeping.com]

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