How To Make Your Home Smell Like Christmas

pot of mulled wine with orange slices and star anise

Why would you want to make your home smell like Christmas? The scent of Christmas evokes nostalgia. In moments the fragrance takes us back to those happy memories of childhood. Christmas smells are those of the senses that can spark memories in an instant. That’s why we think that the holidays are the perfect time to attach happy, joyful, and fun memories with delicious and invocable scents.

mug of hot chocolate with mini candy canes

What does Christmas smells like? – Christmas scents list

Christmas scents and Christmas smells that are popular at this time of year include:

  • Cinnamon
  • Clove
  • Cardamom
  • Ginger
  • Nutmeg
  • Allspice
  • Anise
  • Orange
  • Clementines
  • Honey
  • Mulled wine
  • Sugar
  • Vanilla
  • Peppermint
  • Fir tree
  • Pine
  • Wood
  • Firewood
  • Cedarwood
  • Rosemary
  • Bay
  • Sage
  • Juniper
  • Fig
  • Brandy
  • Eggnog
  • Port
  • Plus so many more, what would you add to the list?

jug of cinnamon sticks

We have created a list of ideas to help you make your home smell like Christmas. We have divided them into three sections – make, bake, and decorate – to help you pick some ideas for your home this festive season.

The make section includes some craft ideas to add scent and fragrance to all rooms in your home.

The bake section is full of ideas for food and drink you can make in the kitchen that will also fill your home with Christmas fragrance.

And the decorate section is a list with ideas on scenting your home with decor ideas.

How to make your home smell like Christmas

MAKE – 9 ideas of things you can make that will give your home a Christmas scent

  1. Make winter scented sachets 
  2. Make a sage wreath
  3. Make dried orange garland
  4. Make scented pine cones
  5. Make scented pomanders
  6. Make scented Christmas tree ornaments
  7. Make fragrant wax melts
  8. Make Christmas pot pourri
  9. Make aromatic firestarters – like firelighters but with fresh herbs/scents

    BAKE – 6 ideas on food and drink you make that will fill your house with Christmas smells

  10. Make fresh mulled wine
  11. Brew winter tea/ chai
  12. Bake gingerbread
  13. Make a simmering Christmas scent pot on the stove
  14. Christmas baking
  15. Bake cookies

    DECORATE – 10 ideas on how to bring in Christmas scent with decorative features

  16. Light the fire
  17. Decorate with wood, fir, leaves
  18. Create flower arrangements with fragrant plants such as fir, eucalyptus, rosemary, sage, juniper,
  19. Buy a real Christmas tree
  20. Buy Christmas tree diffusers to give tree scent
  21. Drops of essential oil to wreaths and garlands
  22. Fill the house with fragrant candles
  23. Use diffuser sprays
  24. Hang scented pouches in the shower
  25. Use Christmas scented hand soap

We have loads of ideas on how to make your house smell like Christmas, including creating tutorials on some of the ideas above. So keep checking back, and bookmark this page, for more ideas.

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