Is it the scent of pine needles on the Christmas tree? Cookies baking in the oven? A Roaring open fire?  Here are some ways you can make your home smell festive.

What does Christmas smell like to you? Do certain smells bring back lovely childhood memories? Is it the scent of pine needles on the Christmas tree? Cookies baking in the oven? A Roaring open fire?  Here are some ways you can make your home smell festive.

My personal favourite Christmas scent (and I’ll admit it’s a bit of a weird one!) is the smell of tinsel. It has this smell that makes me think of putting up decorations when I was younger an I just really like it. Very strange, I know!

Here A Several Ways To Make Your House Smell Like Christmas

1. Choose A Real Christmas Tree

Choosing a real tree is one way to give your home a wonderful pine scent at Christmas. Remember to keep watering often to keep the smell fresh.

If you don’t have room for a real tree ( I get that they can be pretty large!) then you can always incorporate pine fronds into wreathes in garlands.

Did you know real Christmas trees are also more eco friendly than plastic trees? It takes over twenty years of use to offset the Carbon footprint of an artificial tree. While cutting down Christmas trees each year may seem counterproductive, it’s still better for the environment overall.

2. Place Some Cinnamon Sticks In The Oven (at a very low temperature!)

Have you heard of doing this before? It’s one of those tricks people sometimes use when they’re trying to sell their house. Popping a couple of cinnamon sticks in the oven on a very low setting creates a lovely festive aroma.

Or you could pop some in the very bottom of the oven if you’re planning on having it on for other dishes anyway. You can buy cinnamon sticks in bulk from Amazon and they are also perfect for using on other Christmas crafts such as making wreaths.

3. Scented Ceramic Tree Decorations

Ceramic decorations like these come with a scented spray and the porous claylike texture absorbs the smell and in turn, keeps your home smelling wonderfully festive.

You’ll need to top up the scent every few days but this is a safer option than candles or having your oven switched on all the time. I also think these make lovely Christmas gifts and are something I bought for my Mum a few years ago.

Is it the scent of pine needles on the Christmas tree? Cookies baking in the oven? A Roaring open fire?  Here are some ways you can make your home smell festive.

4. Festive Reed Defusers

Reed Diffusers are another option and are widely available in a range of scents. There’s not a particular brand I love but they do vary quite a bit in size and price.

Don’t forget to switch the reeds once a week to refresh the scent!

5. Burn Festive Candles

I love candles, especially at Christmas when they add to the lovely atmosphere as well as smelling very festive too.

I’m a big fan of Yankee Candles, although they are expensive they burn very evenly and have strong scents. My favourite Christmas scents include Peppermint Candy Cane and Cinnamon Apple Cider.

If you don’t want to go for Yankee candles there are loads of other brands you can buy. Just remember to blow all candles out before going to bed or leaving the house!

6. Pot Popuri

Popuri is another way to make your home smell festive. You can buy Pot Popuri or you can make your own. It also looks pretty displayed in a nice Christmas bowl or glass vase.

7. Christmas Pomander

I spotted these recently while out shopping. These are a cross between a Christmas decoration and  Pot Popuri which can be hung on your Christmas tree and the scent topped up with a spray. Take a look at a Christmas Pomander here.

Do you use any of these methods in your home? Or do you have any other suggestions? I’d love to hear about all the ways you make your home smell festive!

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