Natural DIY Holiday Scents

Natural DIY Holiday Scents

Creating your natural DIY holiday scents is a wonderful way to infuse your home with festive aromas. Here are a few simple recipes using common ingredients:

Cinnamon Orange Simmer Pot:

  • 1 orange (sliced)
  • 3 cinnamon sticks
  • 1 tablespoon whole cloves
  • 1 teaspoon nutmeg (optional)
  • Water

Instructions: Combine all ingredients in a pot, cover with water, and simmer on low heat. Refill water as needed.

2. Pine and Citrus Blend:

  • Handful of pine needles or a few pine branches
  • Peel of one lemon or lime
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 tablespoon whole cloves

Instructions: Simmer the ingredients in water on the stove. Enjoy the fresh, crisp scent of pine with a hint of citrus.

3. Vanilla and Spice Delight:

  • 2 vanilla bean pods (or 2 tablespoons vanilla extract)
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 1 tablespoon whole allspice
  • 1 tablespoon whole cloves

Instructions: Combine all ingredients in a pot, cover with water, and simmer. The sweet aroma of vanilla combined with spices is comforting.

4. Gingerbread Cookie Aroma:

  • 2 tablespoons ground ginger
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract

Instructions: Mix the dry ingredients in a bowl. Add vanilla extract to create a thick paste. Place the mixture in a jar and leave it open for a gingerbread cookie scent.

5. Evergreen and Eucalyptus Potpourri:

  • Handful of evergreen branches (pine, spruce, or cedar)
  • 1/2 cup dried eucalyptus leaves
  • 1 tablespoon whole cloves

Instructions: Combine the ingredients in a bowl and display as potpourri, or simmer in water for a refreshing and invigorating scent.

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