DIY Winter Scents To Make Your Home Smell Amazing, Because Candles Are Expensive

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Remember as a kid how good it smelled during the holidays? Mom was always baking something, and the tree has that fresh pine scent. These days, candle makers have gotten clever and added fall and winter scents to their lineup to keep you coming back for more. But candles can be expensive – even if you buy them at outlet malls.

So here are my tips and DIY ideas to recreate your favorites, for a fraction of the cost.

Baked Apple Pie

Fill a small pot with sliced apples, cinnamon sticks, vanilla extract and butter. Bring to a slow boil then put on low heat on the stove and let the aroma waft wonderfully around you home. Get the full tutorial at Twice Remembered.

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Twice Remembered

Fresh Pine & Citrus

I mean, what could smell better than fresh pine needles with a hint of orange? Get the instructions from Chickens in the Road.

Cinnamon Scented Pine Cones

Super simple and super cheap. Gather pine cones around your home and spritz with Cinnamon scented oil. Get more tips from the experts at


Rosemary Mint Potpourri

If your hair salon has ever used rosemary mint shampoo on your hair, you know how good this smells, and how with a single whiff, you feel instantly relaxed. A perfect little way to stay calm before the crazy relatives arrive. Get the recipe over at (look for Purification Summering Potpourri)

Herbal tea. Rosemary and Mint tea