The most wonderful time of the year is here! The holiday season is the perfect occasion to change things up in your home, from winter decor to home fragrances for your scent diffuser. Choosing the right combination of smells can help make your home holiday-ready by creating a calming and inviting environment for your family and guests.
Choosing Signature Holiday Scents
When it comes to adding a beautiful fragrance to your entire home, the options are virtually limitless. However, when you’re trying to pick a smell that invokes the holiday spirit, search for alternatives with these classic ingredients.
The warm and spicy notes of cinnamon are a perfect match for the holidays, especially since it’s also a key ingredient in numerous popular dishes that are savored this time of year. Similar spices, such as cardamom, nutmeg, cloves, and allspice, are other great choices for your scent diffuser during the holiday season. Our Spiced Cider fragrance has the perfect combination of these types of smells for those who are looking for a spicy scent profile.
While orange and lemon are sometimes associated with summer and spring, they’re actually a perfect winter fragrance as well. These fruity smells blend beautifully with other holiday scents, from warm spices to cool, crisp forest greens. Snowed Inn and Simply Citrus are excellent fragrance oil options for people who enjoy bright fruit notes while scenting their homes.
From pine and cedar to hints of balsam, the evergreen family’s aroma is an excellent scenting option during the winter months. These choices help your home smell fresh while appealing to a wide variety of preferences. Our Under the Tree and Sleigh Ride fragrances feature ingredients that are reminiscent of walking through a snow-covered forest in the fresh chill of winter.
Fill your scent diffuser with the smells of holiday baking when you choose fragrance oils featuring sweet notes of vanilla. This is another popular choice that’s also a great option for those with a more sensitive nose. This season, try our Lavender Vanilla or Spiced Cider oils to highlight this particular scent category.
Fresh mint smells cool and comforting since it conjures images of festive red and white candy canes for all to enjoy. If you’re drawn to clean, minty fragrances, give our Seaworthy fragrance oil a try. It also features fresh notes of eucalyptus for a soothing winter blend.
Making Time for a Sweet-Smelling Holiday
In addition to using a combination of signature holiday fragrances in your scent diffuser, you can also help keep your home smelling cheery, warm, and inviting with these simple tips. Most of these naturally occurring smells partner well with scented oils without overpowering or clashing.
Buy a Real Tree
If your family decorates with a Christmas tree, purchase a real one to enjoy the fresh, natural evergreen fragrance in your home. Be sure to follow instructions for proper care and maintenance to get the most life out of your tree. You can also buy natural versions of numerous greenery options for a festive winter look with a clean scent. Craft garlands, wreaths, and centerpieces from plants such as:
The combination of shapes and scents can add beauty to any holiday decor.
Bake Some Tasty Seasonal Sweets
Cooking fills your home with delicious aromas, so embrace it and bake some of your favorite holiday recipes this season. From savory dishes to sweet treats, each profile is complex and unique and can create an inviting atmosphere in your home. Homemade gingerbread, sugar cookies, spiced nuts, and sage stuffing are classic and tasty choices.
Stock Up on Holiday-Scented Soaps and Cleaners
This time of year, you can find a plethora of seasonally scented hand soaps for your kitchen and bathroom. Since it’s also the middle of cold and flu season, it’s a good idea to encourage more frequent hand washing in whatever ways you can. Besides keeping your hands spotless, you can also choose cleaning products for your home that feature those classic holiday scents. Lemon, orange, and pine are all great options, and many are featured in all-natural products. Keep your home clean for guests and smelling great at the same time.
Keep the Hot Cider Simmering
Warming up with a hot beverage is a great way to relax and unwind on a chilly winter night. Instead of making it one cup at a time, brew a large batch of apple cider and let it simmer for the afternoon in a slow cooker or on the stove. This can fill your home with a sweet and spicy fragrance. Peppermint hot chocolate is another great option, and both beverages can be stored in the fridge for a few days to enjoy over time. You can even brew a pot of seasonal coffee for an instant burst of alluring aromas.
Enjoy a Cozy Fire
The crackle and smell of a toasty winter fire can make everyone feel like the holidays are here. If you have a wood-burning fireplace, take full advantage, and use it often to heat your home. It’s energy-efficient, beautiful, and inviting, all while adding another layer of seasonal fragrance to your home.
Focus on Nostalgia
Your sense of smell is very closely connected to long-term memory. Everyone has a favorite scent that brings back fond memories of a past holiday. Embrace those nostalgic moments and bring those fragrances into your home. Whether or not they fall into the category of traditional holiday scents, they can help make the season extra special for you and your loved ones.
Turn to Whole Home Scenting for Your Holiday Fragrance Needs
No matter your aroma preferences, Whole Home Scenting has the products you need to fill every room of your home (via your HVAC) with a gorgeous and inviting fragrance that lasts. Shop our entire line of unique fragrance blends to find the perfect choice for your home this holiday season. To learn more about our whole home diffuser system and products, contact us today.