5 Fabulously Fragrant DIY Christmas Scents for the Holidays

Wet & Forget
by Wet & Forget
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30 Minutes

Enticing Christmas scents are an integral part of the holiday season. Can you imagine Thanksgiving without the captivating smell of roast turkey or pumpkin pie? Below is a proven selection of DIY Christmas scents perfect for crafting in your kitchen.

Holiday Potpourri

This deliciously scented holiday potpourri looks as good as it smells! Keep this festive blend on a slow simmer from morning ’til night to impart a lovely Christmas fragrance throughout your home. The ingredients include everything you’d wish for in a holiday potpourri- cranberries, cinnamon sticks, tangerines, fresh ginger and cloves. Furthermore, one surprising addition is a small clipping of fresh pine. Get the detailed holiday potpourri instructions  here.

Holiday Essential Oil Blends

Whether your favorite holiday scent is gingerbread, orange, or peppermint the below DIY essential oil blends will add a lovely scented accent to your Christmas celebration. These yummy DIY Christmas scents include:

Gingerbread Cookie Blend: consists of the timeless baking scents of cinnamon, ginger, clove, and nutmeg.

Christmas Day Blend: a spirited mix of sweet orange, peppermint, and frankincense.

Festive Cider Blend: reminiscent of hot orange cider. Contains sweet orange, ginger and a touch of cinnamon scent.

Host’s Survival Blend: a perfect, calming blend of lavender, peppermint, and frankincense.

Fireside Blend: a classic holiday mix of sweet orange, cinnamon, nutmeg, and clove. Your guests will ask if a treat is baking in the oven!

Spiced Delight Blend: a simple yet spicy blend of cinnamon, nutmeg, and clove. It’s also reminiscent of a warm cup of chai tea.

Cinnamon Owl Ornaments

Adorn your Christmas tree with this charming DIY cinnamon scented owl ornament. To start off, take the cinnamon dough and a rolling pin and roll out the dough. Continuing, fold and press your way to create these delicio scented tree ornaments. Lastly, press a metal ornament hanger in the back, let dry, and display on your tree. Your kids will get a ‘hoot’ out of these fun ornaments. Also, all the supplies you need are available at the dollar store.

Liquid Hand Soap

Washing up can be a pleasant holiday experience when you craft your own liquid hand soap. It’s simple with a few ingredients plus essential oils. Captivating scents of rosemary, wild orange, and more create a winter-scented experience. Enjoy whipping up these five winter scented soaps below. Furthermore, once you have the supplies assembled, it takes only a minute to create hand soap in DIY Christmas scents.

Winter Warmth: a scented blend of frankincense, cedarwood, wild orange, and rosemary.

Alpine Cheer: an exotic scent created with cypress, bergamot, ylang-ylang plus more.

Energizing Sparkling Icicles: includes citrusy scents of lime, lemon, wild orange and white fir.

Balanced Bliss: a relaxing scent that includes lavender, frankincense, and wild orange.

Eucalyptus Mint: crafted from bright scented spearmint and eucalyptus.

Vanilla Cinnamon Scents

This delicious smelling DIY bakery scent will make you think of just baked Christmas cookies! Additionally, you can craft it in three versions: stovetop, spray, and diffuser. You can find these essential oils at your local health food stores and online.

  • The stovetop scent includes cinnamon, vanilla, and cloves.
  • The  spray scent is made from cinnamon and vanilla essential oils.
  • The diffuser scent is a blend of vodka (or witch hazel) and also essential oils.

Learn how to make your own DIY scents  here.

Peppermint Scented Mason Jar Candles

Peppermint highlights these lovely handmade soy candles nestled in mason jars. A final accent of wrapped twine and greenery highlights these welcoming, holiday scented lights. Furthermore, these jar candles are simple to make. Just melt the candle wax, stir in peppermint oil, and pour into clear mason jars. Find the detailed DIY peppermint mason jar candle tutorial here.

A lovely holiday fragrance will add warmth and a welcoming touch to family celebrations. Add DIY Christmas scents to your holiday home to greet family and friends.

Photos Courtesy of: Slgckgc, Crystal of A Pumpkin and a Princess.

Suggested materials:
  • Cinnamon sticks
  • Tangerines
  • Fresh ginger and cloves
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  • Sjt29229935 Sjt29229935 on Sep 15, 2021

    Maybe I'm blind or didn't read carefully x 3, but couldn't find directions for making liquid hand soap or cinnamon owl ornament. If anyone found them would you please enlighten me? Would love to give them a try if I had the directions. They both sound fun and interesting. Thanks a million. Happy Holiday crafting scents of the seasons.

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