Friday, December 5, 2014

The Scents of the Holidays

I just love the smells of Christmas. I used to love buying scented candles, filling my home with the scents of Christmas. Then I married someone sensitive to scents, and realized that my sinus issues were also somewhat scent related. So, no more scented candles or fancy scent burners.


There are lots of options out there for the filling your house with the scents of Christmas. This year I am going the natural route. Simple. Budget friendly. Great smelling.

I simply filled a pot of water, added cinnamon sticks, orange peel, and a few sprigs of cedar (evergreen would work too, but not for us-allergies). I didn't have any whole cloves, but those are a great addition. I brought the pot to a boil and then lowered the heat down to a simmer. It simmers all day and I just add water when it gets too low.

It smells so great in here right now. So festive.
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