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How to Make Your Home Smell Like the Holidays!

Updated: Nov 14, 2022

Have you ever walked into someone's home and it smells like a holiday dream? While many people use candles, diffusers or room sprays there's another little old trick we want to share with you today. It may seem a little old school, but it works like the magic of the holiday season!

By now you're probably asking, "what is it?" well it's stove top potpourri! This little trick adds warmth and fresh smells throughout your home. It's also very simple and if you have a lot of kids running around during the holidays it can be a little safer than candles and more potent than diffusing. So, here's what you do.

Start by simmering water in a small sauce pan. Add fresh herbs, spices and even citrus to create your home's signature scent! Set a timer as a reminder to check the water level every 30 minutes to see if you need to add more. Now, here are a few ingredients we love, combine them as you see fit!

  1. Sliced Apples

  2. Orange Peel

  3. Lemon Slices

  4. Grapefruit

  5. Cinnamon Sticks

  6. Vanilla

  7. Lavender

  8. Mint

  9. Clove

  10. Fresh Rosemary

  11. Cranberries

  12. Nutmeg

  13. Pin Cones

  14. Pumpkin (from a can or the spice for pie)

Now for one final tip. If you plan on cooking and don't have room on the stove you can also use a crock pot! Ta-da! Now your home has a welcoming scent for all your guests this holiday season. Enjoy!

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