Our brains are wired to associate smells with memory. We remember the wonderful aroma of turkey filling the entire house when we think of Thanksgiving. And when we think of Christmas, we remember that our home smells of cinnamon, pine, peppermints, vanilla, and cloves. Holiday smells always bring back memories of the fantastic times we shared with loved ones.
It's a few days to Christmas. And with just the right scents, you can make your home smell more special these holidays.
Here are tips to fill your home with holiday smells.
A mixture of essential oils such as myrrh, cypress, cinnamon, and wild oranges is essential. You can put this mixture into a diffuser or a bowl of pine cones. A few drops of the oil mixture can be added to water in a spray bottle and sprayed around the house. You can apply a few drops to your carpets during your holiday cleaning or even add them to the bottom of garbage bags to keep bad smells away. You can also add a few drops of the essential oil mixture to your laundry so that your sheets can smell like the holidays, especially as you lay down on them to relax.
You can get scented candles in your favorite holiday scents and keep them in various parts of your house. It is essential not to go crazy by getting every scent you lay your eyes on because too many different smells might get overwhelming. Get two scents you love and place them around your home. Don’t forget to put some in your bathrooms as well.
Get a real pine tree instead of an artificial one to fill your house with the nostalgic smell of pine. Make your wreaths and garlands with actual greenery, and remember to get some cinnamon and cloves in there for that beautiful holiday smell.
Swap your regular soap for soaps with pine or cypress scents. Do the same for your hand and even body soaps. This makes you and your guests smell just like the holidays. You can buy some online or learn how to make them.
For a beautiful burst of the holiday smells you know and love, put some cinnamon, nutmeg, cardamom, cloves, orange, and apple peels in water and simmer on low heat. Ensure to leave the pot open, and never leave the stove unattended.
This tip is key to getting the holiday smells into every part of your home. Gingerbread houses, sugar cookies, s’mores, black forest cakes, brownies, and all your other Christmas desserts will do the trick wonderfully.
Get oranges, and puncture them in several places with a toothpick. Add cloves into the holes. You can put these into a bowl to use as a centerpiece or hang them around your house.
Prepping for the holidays can be very hectic as there are many things to tick off your to-do list. You need to go holiday shopping, get presents, and wrap them. You also need to do your holiday cooking, baking, decorating, and holiday cleaning. This can make your holidays less fun as you are in a constant race against time.
However, Clean Tu Casa is here to ensure that does not happen. We will take the holiday cleaning and organizing off your to-do list, leaving you to enjoy the holiday experience with your family and friends fully. If you need help taking on the deep cleaning or any other forms of house cleaning and organization during the coming holidays, then you have ready help from us. You can trust us to deliver customized and timely service before and after the holiday celebrations.
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