Tis the season for holiday cheer! Get in the mood with the aromas of cinnamon, clove, vanilla, pine, and fir. Four easy aromatic recipes are listed below to add a festive scent to your home. Make holiday candles, festive room spray, a potpourri blend, or an aroma mix for your cool mist diffuser!
PS: These also make great holiday gifts!
Who doesn’t like candles. Essential oil candles can be difficult to make because the aroma can be masked by the candle wax. The trick is picking strongly aromatic essential oils with a high molecular weight and a high flashpoint. These include: cinnamon, clove, patchouli, cedarwood, clary sage, vanilla, and vetiver.
Here is the recipe: How to Make Essential Oil Candles
Do you have guests about to come over and want to freshen up the aroma of the house? Try this easy room spray to add an uplifting and spicy scent to the room.
Here is the recipe: Warm Spice Room Spray
This doesn’t just smell good, it looks fabulous. Place this potpourri in a decorative bowl and enjoy the aroma for weeks.
Here is the recipe: Holiday Potpourri
Here’s a quick and easy recipe if you don’t feel like spending time in the kitchen, but want your house to smell like you did. In a small amber bottle, combine the following essential oils:
30 drops of orange essential oil
20 drops of cinnamon essential oil
30 drops of pine or fir essential oil
Shake well. Then add about 5 drops to a five ounce cool mist diffuser. Diffuse for half hour increments, and avoid around pets, very small children, and those with medical conditions. Click here to read about using a diffuser safely: Do Essential Oil Diffusers Really Work?
The holiest of holidays are those kept by ourselves in silence and apart; The secret anniversaries of the heart.
– Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Posted by: Kathy Sadowski, MS in Aromatherapy, RA (ARC), Professional NAHA and AIA Member, LMT