Holiday Smells Galore
Who doesn’t love the smell of a fresh holiday scent. As you are leading a healthier life, you may want natural smells in your home. No more plug-ins, incense or toxic candles. You still want the aroma of vanilla, cinnamon or pine in your home, but you do not want to sacrifice your health to smell and feel good. Today Neat N Tidy is going to give you the complete guide on where and how to implement natural non-toxic fragrances in your home.
Essential oils are plant extracts. There are several methods to create essential oils. Some companies use steam distillation, cold press extraction or carbon dioxide extraction to name a few. You may have heard of the health benefits of essential oils.
Essential oils have been used to treat the following health problems:
Are Essential Oils Safe to Use?
Yes, essentials oils are 100% safe to use, however; they are not safe for consumption. As with any product, please read the instructions prior to use. A diffuser and essential oils are a great alternative to air fresheners or unnatural smells. Paired with health benefits, it truly is a win-win situation. There are an array of fragrance smells such to use during the holidays or routinely in your home. Need a clean smell? Try lemon or lavender. There are also other smells to remind us of Holidays such as pine, cinnamon or cedarwood.
How To Use Essential Oils
Put a few drops of your essential oil in a diffuser with water. You can find a diffuser in your local retail store or online via a site such as Amazon. Some diffusers do not need water, just the essential oil to work. Shortly after you should have an amazing aroma in your home.
Peppermint Spray DIY
If you would like a light mist that is full of fragrance and has an aromatic smell, you may try peppermint spray.
You will need the following ingredients:
- Peppermint essential oil
- Distilled Water
- Empty Spray Bottle
Fill the spray bottle half way with distilled water, and then add 10-20 drops of peppermint essential oil. Shake the solution, and then it can be used as a mist for your home. This peppermint spray almost makes a great alternative to air freshener. Peppermints smell like candy canes and instantly elevates the mood in your home.
It’s Beginning to Smell a lot like Christmas Every Room You Go
Another healthy option would be a natural candle. You can elect for a candle made from vegetable wax for your home. If you are crafty, you may consider a DIY candle project. If you opt in for a DIY project, this would be a perfect time to bond with family during the holiday season.
You can create candles in mason jars or create specialized designs. This is a time to have fun and enjoy time with your family.
If you are not big on crafts you may consider purchasing natural candles from a local business.
Below are a few local candles businesses in Marion and Hendricks County that sell natural candles.
Unforgettable Aromas for the Holidays
Turkey or delicious baked goods sure smell good around the Holidays. The fragrance lingers in the air. If you prefer homemade recipes, you can try some DIY fragrance recipes on the stove top. All you will need is basic ingredients. You can use fruit such as orange or lemons or you can use cinnamon sticks, vanilla, bay leaves or other ingredients around the house. You can also do simple DIY projects at home with essential oils and other household ingredients to give your home a personal touch.
Stovetop Pot Pourri
Another great Christmas scent is Pourri, which you can make on the stove top.
For Pourri you need these ingredients, which you can easily find at any local grocery store:
- Orange Slices
- Cinnamon Sticks
- Water (2-3 cups)
Combine these ingredients on the stovetop and let simmer. Your home will smell amazing and give you holiday vibes.
Bake Delicious Treats
The smell of food during the holidays creates cheerfulness in the air. Bake your favorite holiday treats to create aromatic smells in your home. Do you have a favorite holiday cookie or brownie recipe? Due to Covid-19 a lot of us have not been able to spend much time with our families. Baking can not only add smells to your home, but help you to bond with family members in your home.
Here are a few holiday recipe ideas to add to your recipe book:
Pine Cones for Your Home
To enhance the lovely smell of the Holidays, consider adding a bowl of fresh pine cones to your home. You can purchase cinnamon scented pinecones at any local retail store near you. These lovely additions to your home will surely create the perfect smell for the Christmas Holiday in your home.
If you would prefer to make the fresh pine cones yourself, you can do that as well with this simple recipe.
- Large plastic bag that seals
- Cinnamon, apple or orange essential oil
- Empty spray bottle
- Distilled water
- Pine cones
Fill the empty spray bottle halfway with distilled water. Drop 10-20 drops of cinnamon, apple or orange essential oil in the spray bottle and lightly shake. Lightly spritz the pinecones and seal in the plastic bag for a minimum of 24 hours. Remove from the bag and allow to air dry. Last, place the pine cones in a decorative dish or bowl and enjoy!
You may consider making your own soap, with a holiday-themed scent. There are plenty of DIY Christmas theme or holiday theme recipes. This will be a nice touch to the bathrooms or kitchen spaces.
Deep Clean Your Home
Prepare your home for the holidays by deep cleaning your home. A deep clean will help your home to look and smell fresh. There is nothing like the smell of a freshly clean home and what a way to prepare you and your family for the holidays. Tight on time? Consider hiring a local cleaning company to deep clean your home.
If you would like to hire a trusted and reliable cleaning service, consider hiring Neat N Tidy to the house cleaning for your home.
Contact us today and receive a hassle-free quote.