The smell of a crackling fire, a fresh pine and cedar, and gingerbread cookies baking in the oven . . . it’s time to do some festive fragrancing in the home! Because our sense of smell is a trigger point for emotional memories, fragrances play an undeniably role in our celebration of the holidays. And so, surrounding ourselves with holiday scents is one of the best ways to get into the festive spirit.
Here are a few ideas to fill your holiday home with fragrance!
Forest Floor Seasonal Simmer
One of the simplest ways to festively fragrance your home is on the stove top. Grab a saucepan and add a few cups of water along with your favourite holiday ingredients. We love to boil sprigs of fresh cedar or pine branches, rosemary, and eucalyptus. Mix and match to create your own personalized simmer pot and let the hot steam fill your home! This is also a great way to add humidity to your home, which will make your houseplants happy.
Cinnamon Spice Simmer Pot
You’ll love this stovetop recipe – not only does it smell incredible, but you also get to drink it! Our Mulling Spices have been a staff and customer favorite for decades! Simply fill the pot with either apple juice or red wine, add the mulling spices and let it simmer. The longer you let it simmer, the more intense the spice becomes. Want to enhance it even more? Get creative! Add some star anise, cardamom pods, citrus slices, cranberries or cinnamon sticks to the pot. It will all serve to enhance the flavor and your entire home will smell warm and delightfully spicy.
Our favorite holiday fragrance of all time is Frasier Fir by The Thymes. This lineup of candles, room sprays, diffusers, scented sachets, and potpourri delivers an unrivaled fragrance of crisp, natural fir that literally screams ‘Christmas is here!’. Frasier Fir has achieved a cult following by our customers over the years, and with good reason – it delivers an aromatic snap of Siberian fir, cedarwood and earthy sandalwood that evokes warmth and comfort. If you’ve yet to discover this collection, rest assured it’s a staple in our Christmas store!
Have fun and get creative while you enjoy some festive fragrancing this holiday season!