Joyous spirits, happy music, sparkly decorations, lovely gifts, the sound of ringing bells, and happiness all around—it is the most wonderful time of the year—Christmas. This special season is close to our hearts because of its generous and nostalgic vibe. Much of what makes Christmas an enjoyable holiday is the inviting and comforting scents in the ambiance.
Think about it, what is Christmas without the smell of newly baked gingerbread cookies wafting through the kitchen. Or would you feel warm and cozy if your home didn’t smell like cinnamon, clove, and fresh peppermint? Or what would your mood be merry and bright without the fresh smell of pine cones, balsam boughs, and citrus fruits?
Believe it or not, it is the delightful scents of household ingredients that make our home feel like Christmas. This year it is no different. Keep the holiday cheer alive by trying the following DIY recipes. Let’s get started!
5 Natural Ways to Freshen Your Home this Christmas
Chemical-Free Room Spray
Bring the uplifting scent of fresh lemons mixed with spicy and floral notes of basil leaves to your space with this amazing room spray recipe:
- Dried basil leaves
- Distilled water
- Lemon oil
- Spray bottle
How to Make it:
- Boil ¾ cups of water
- Add 4 tablespoons of dried basil leaves to the water
- Let it steep for a few minutes
- Filter the water with a strainer to remove the herbs
- Pour the water into the spray bottle when it cools off
- Mix 5 drops of lemon oil
- 1 tablespoon of vodka
- Shake and spritz
Use this air-deodorizer throughout your home. It will eliminate foul odors from the atmosphere, leaving your home smelling clean, hygienic, and refreshed.
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Promote clarity, positivity, and calmness in your abode with fragrance-filled wax melts. By adding your favorite essential oil combination, you can create an aroma of your choice.
- Slow cooker
- Slow cooker liner
- Silicone molds
- Soy wax pellets
- Lavender oil
- Cedarwood oil
- Frankincense oil
How to Make It:
- Add a plastic liner to the slow cooker
- Pour 2 cups of soy wax pellets
- Set the heat at the low level
- Let the mixture melts down, then add;
- 1 teaspoon of lavender oil
- ¾ teaspoons of cedarwood oil
- ½ teaspoon of frankincense oil
- Mix thoroughly and remove the liner
- Once cold, pour the mixture into silicone molds
- Use it when it takes a completely solid form
One cube of wax melts has a burn time of almost 8 hours. Place them on a wax warmer, turn on the light, and unwind your mind for a relaxing evening.
This homemade linen spray recipe with an infusion of orange, lemon, peppermint, and tea tree oil gets rid of foul odors and keeps your bed sheets, towels, laundry, and linen smelling fresh and pleasant.
How to Make it:
- Fill the spray bottle with 3-4 cups of distilled water
- Pour 1 teaspoon of vodka
- 10 drops of each essential oil
- Place the lid on the bottle
- Shake well before use
The best way to infuse your linen and bedsheets with the fragrance of spray is to use it while ironing the garment. Spritz it over the cloth and iron as usual.
Carpets are the most overworked items in your home. You walk on them, spill things, rub your shoes to remove dirt and whatnot. They catch all kinds of foul odors that are pretty difficult to eliminate. Worry not, we have an intensely purifying carpet deodorizer recipe for you:
- Baking soda
- Tea tree oil
- Mason jar with lid
How to Make it:
- Mix 1 cup of baking soda with ½ cup of cornstarch
- Add 5 drops of tea tree oil
- Transfer the mixture to a Mason jar
Sprinkle the mixture onto the carpet and let it sit for 30-40 minutes. Clean with vacuum afterward to eliminate bad odors from affected spots.
Essential Oil Diffuser Blend
Let's be real – all of us can use a boost of vitality and wellness in our otherwise mundane daily routines. For that, essential oil diffuser blends are the most effective source. Based on your mood, customize a fragrance to meet your aromatic needs. Feeling low, use a rejuvenating mixture of peppermint and lemon. Need to relax and reset, merge soothing lavender oil with frankincense oil. Or, if you want to deodorize the air, combine tea tree oil with orange oil.
A recipe for promoting the Christmas cheer in the atmosphere is:
- Electric diffuser
- Essential oils of your choice
How to Make it:
This spice and citrus mix essential oil blend will fill your space with a cheerful and happy feel. Diffuse it for 15-20 minutes twice a day and make the atmosphere of your vicinity fresher and cleaner.
The best part about these natural recipes is their chemical-free ingredients. Unlike store-bought air sprays, DIY essential oil fresheners keep your home smelling fresh and clean without causing you any harm. So this Christmas, enjoy the festivities and celebrations on a pure and simple note. Wishing you a merry holiday season!