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Monday, November 2, 2020

23 DIYS to Make Your Home Smell Like Christmas With Essential Oils

Easy ways to make your house smell like Christmas with essential oils. These simple DIYs will make your home smell great this holiday season. Use them when you are entertaining to set the mood.

I like having a nice smelling house. Back in the day, I make wax melts and candles and used those to make my home smell good. With three people with allergies and asthma, I've had to switch to essential oils to make my house smell good.

I change the scents through the year. In the summer, I use a lot of fruity scents. Now that it's almost Christmas, I'm using winter scents like cinnamon, peppermint, other mints, and earthy essential oils.

How to make your house smell like Christmas. Use natural ingredients and essenital oils in these recipes. This includes several DIY recipes for candles, wax melts, simmering potpourri, air fresheners, sprays, and more ideas to make your home smell great for entertaining. Lift your spirit and make hour house smell good with cinnamon, fruits, spice, orange, clove, and even a pine tree and greenery. #essentialoils #christmas

Using a diffuser is probably the easiest way to use essential oils to make your house smell like Christmas, but that's not the only way. I found the best essential oil DIYs and recipes to make and use for a great smelling house.

I use my diffuser the most and also wax melts. I will make a simmer pot if I'm going to be home all day, but I usually have to run a kid here or there at least once during the day.

Easy Ways to Make Your House Smell Like Christmas With Essential Oils

What is the Smell of Christmas?

The smell of Christmas is probably different for each person. The smell of cookies baking and of a ham baking smell like Christmas to me, but I don't think I wanted a baked ham scented candle.

When I'm thinking of Christmas scents, this is what I have in mind:

  • Pine or evergreens
  • Chocolate
  • Gingerbread
  • Fireplace
  • Cinnamon
  • Cloves
  • Orange
  • Cranberries
  • Apples

Essential Oils

Before we start with all of the different ways to make your house smell like Christmas, let's talk about essential oils.

I use Crafty Bubbles/Right Note essential oils (they are rebranding, so you'll see both labels in photos here). I've been using them for over 10 years.

They just released several sets of essential oil and natural fragrance oil blends that I am in love with. Many artificial fragrance oils bother my asthma, but I've been diffusing these natural blends with no problems.

The Holiday Favorites has:

  • Pumpkin Pie
  • Candy Cane
  • Gingerbread
  • Mocha Mint
  • Apple Pie
  • Holiday Biscotti

They also have a Fall/Winter set with:

  • Christmas Splendor
  • Pumpkin Pie
  • Apple Pie
  • Eucalyptus Spearmint
  • Citrus Blast
  • Mint Blast

I also use Simply Earth essential oils.

They have several blends for Christmas:

If you're looking for more tips to make your home smell good, check out these posts:


Using a diffuser with essential oils is the easiest way to make your house smell like Christmas. This is how I use oils to make my house smell good most of the time.

I use a basic URPOWER essential oil diffuser. I like it because it lights up, so I don't forget to turn it off. I actually have two of them because I like it so much.

You can use one of the blends I mentioned above or create your own. Pink Fortitude has five great Christmas diffuser blends and Natural Living Ideas has 10 Christmas essential oil blends to try and A Home to Grow in has 25 must have Christmas essential oil blends.

If you're using a lot blends, I recommend cleaning your diffuser often so they don't smell off. Learn how to clean an essential oil diffuser without vinegar.

Room Sprays

Room sprays are another easy way to make your home smell like Christmas. Some essential oils can discolor fabrics, so I never recommend using them on a couch or chair.

I like to use 2 ounce spray bottles so I can make several a time and change scents with my mood.

There are so many ways to make a Christmas scented room spray. Here are several recipes to inspire you.

Stovetop Potpourri

Stovetop potpourri or simmering potpourri is a fun way to make your home smell good. It uses spices, herbs, and essential oils to create a blend that you simmer on the stove for hours at a time.

If you want to have this on hand to make quick or give as a cute handmade gift, you can use dried fruits and spices and store them in a jar. 

This makes a cute teacher gift so she can use it in her home over Christmas break. Learn how to make a Christmas simmer pot jar.


For a light scent, create a mix of potpourri and set it in a pretty bowl to scent the room. These also make great teacher gifts because she can get it before school is over for break. Add a few drops of essential oils and mix it up for a little extra scent.


Candles and Wax Melts

Wax melts and candles are an easy way to make your home smell like Christmas. Just put a few in your wax warmer and your home will smell great in no time.

Air Fresheners

If you want a light scent all the time, you can make a natural air freshener with essential oils. These are ones that I've made in the past. Switch the essential oils to your favorite Christmas blend.

Warm Drinks

Make your home smell amazing naturally (without essential oils!) by making a warm drink. If you're having a party, these drinks will make your home smell great, and you'll have a yummy drink for your guests.

I also switch to Christmas scented cleaners in the winter. I like the Mrs. Meyer's Christmas scents, so I use those for hand soap and for dish soap.

How do you make your house smell like Christmas?

Easy ways to make your home smell like Christmas was originally published at Everything Pretty.

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1 comment:

  1. Hi Cari - I love the scents of Christmas! PINNED! Love all of these great ideas and thank you for including mine. My heart is full of gratitude. Hugs, Holly