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5 New Ways To Make Your Home Smell Like Christmas

These will get you into the holiday spirit in no time!

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What completes beautiful décor? A sweet, unforgettable scent, of course! Fragrances do more than keep spaces smelling fresh—it's responsible for setting the mood of a room, too. Make sure all your dinner parties and family reunions are perfect this holiday season by adding a few of these natural air fresheners around your home: 

1. Make a fresh sage wreath.

If you like clean and crisp scents, a generous amount of fresh sage is all you need. Bend a sprig to form a wreath and tie it together with a thick grosgrain ribbon before hanging it on your front door. Handmade in the Heartland has a step-by-step guide you can follow. 

2. Make your own Christmas-inspired potpourri.

Potpourri not only makes your home smell incredible, it can also double as a lovely centerpiece on your Christmas buffet table. Start by gathering a few small pine cones, whole cinnamon sticks, star anise, and slices of dried orange. Simply place all the ingredients into a bowl and arrange however you like. 

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3. Start a simmer pot.

This trick is a classic for a reason! The best part? It's so simple to make. Put together your favorite aromatic spices, herbs, dried fruits, and essential oils, cover in two to three cups of water and boil in a pot for a few hours. Leave the pot open to help the scent spread around the house. 

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4. Whip up some room spray.

A bottle of room spray can come in handy in case of a burnt dish or a food spill. Combine orange peels, cinnamon, and fir oil with equal parts water in a spritzer bottle for an instant air freshener. This can even double as linen spray for an extra sweet slumber. 

5. Heat up fresh vanilla.

This is a great trick if you are in need of a festive scent but pressed for time! Put three tablespoons of vanilla extract into a coffee cup, place in the oven at 350 degrees for around an hour, and wait until your entire home smells like freshly baked cupcakes. 

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