In the Laughlin, Nevada, area, winter’s warmer temperatures rob homeowners of some of the season’s natural scents, like fresh snowfall or burning bonfires. If you’re looking for a way to make your home smell nice for the holidays, try these tricks.
Mix it Up in the Slow Cooker
A small slow cooker is a great tool for scenting your home naturally. You can pile in all your favorite scented items, add a little water, and simmer on low throughout the day. Orange and apple peels, fresh cranberries, cinnamon sticks, whole cloves, and vanilla extract all offer delicious scents. Experiment with different combinations to find the aroma that you like best.
Scents linger longer in warm, humid air. If your air feels too cold and dry, adding a humidifier to your home can soothe your skin and enhance your home scents.
Use Naturally Scented Décor
Choose a real Christmas tree over an artificial one and you get instant access to that fresh pine scent. Another holiday classic is a fresh orange studded with cloves. Cinnamon holiday ornaments are a classic craft that children love. Hang them on the tree and enjoy the spicy scent for weeks.
Do you love the smell of fresh-baked bread or warm sugar cookies? Instead of purchasing an artificially scented candle, start baking! Turn your excess baked goods into gifts for family and friends. Make sure there’s nothing smelly fouling up your efforts by checking that your air filter is clean at least once a month.
Make a Dried Potpourri
Dry potpourri is as versatile as the crafters who make it. You can use any combination of spices, dried fruits, nuts, and essential oils to make a delicious potpourri. Pop your favorite ingredients in a bowl or open jar and take in the delicious smell. It’s easier to enjoy scents from potpourri and other sources when the air is already fresh and clean. If this is a struggle in your home, installing an air cleaner can help.
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