How To Make Your Home Smell Like Fall—No Candles Required!
Bring peppermint, rosemary and pinecone scents into your home without ever lighting a candle.
We all want our homes to smell nice, especially during the holiday season, but before you light that candle, you might want to think twice. Candles, air fresheners and other fragrance-producing products are often filled with unhealthy ingredients and synthetic chemicals that can affect your health.
Luckily, there are still ways to make your house smell nice without bringing anything toxic into your home. Here are six natural scents to help make your home smell as welcoming and fall-like as possible.
1. Cinnamon Pinecones
You can make your own cinnamon-scented pine cones at home using pine cones and cinnamon essential oil. Leave these in a bowl by your front door or around the house for aromatic autumn decor. Add some cute fairy lights for additional atmosphere!
2. Baked Apples
If you’ve ever made homemade apple pie, you know how comforting the scent of apples baking in the oven can be. Baking apples not only gives you a delicious treat to eat, but it also happens to make your home smell amazing.
3. Boiled Herbs
Your home doesn’t have to smell sweet, which makes fresh herbs a great choice of a savory seasonal scent for your home. You can make a number of natural room scents by boiling your herbs of choice. Some great options include rosemary, thyme, oregano and more.
4. Citrus Pot
A simmer pot is a great way to create a beautiful fragrance in your house naturally, and citrus works well in these types of homemade potpourri. There are a number of different citrus pots you can make using lemon, orange, grapefruit and herbs.
5. Rosemary Wreath
If you’re going to decorate with a wreath, you might as well make it smell good too. Fortunately, it’s easy to make your own using rosemary, which is not only an attractive piece for the wall or mantel, but one that will smell refreshing and festive as well.
6. Peppermint Essential Oil Diffuser
Using an essential oil diffuser is a great way to spread scents naturally throughout your home. Essential oils have strong scents, and peppermint is not only perfectly seasonal but soothing as well.
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