Whether you are planning to entertain or just want your home to smell nice for your own family, there are several ways to utilize some natural ingredients and bring a sense of warmth and pleasant aroma to your space.
One of the absolute best ways you can eliminate food odors in the kitchen is to have a dish simmering on the stove with spices and fruit. About 20-30 minutes before guests arrive, put the ingredients in and set the heat to medium. Just before they arrive you should be able to turn the temperature down and let it simmer for a few hours. A simple recipe with minimal effort requires:
2 cinnamon sticks
1 tablespoon cloves
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
If Essential Oils and diffusers are more your speed, there are tons of great recipes for every season and occasion. We’ve compiled a few winter/holiday themed ones just in time for Christmas.
Combine equal amounts of these for a relaxing scent:
Another variation would be:
Last but not least, for an especially festive recipe combine:
Feel free to experiment and try your own concoctions for the holidays! There’s no right or wrong way to make your home smell great.