In the fall and winter months, dream kitchens should be filled with the heavenly scent of baked goods and pine trees. But there’s no need to resort to expensive store-bought candles or artificial air fresheners to get in the spirit of the season in a pinch. Here are a few of our favorite DIY ways to make your home smell like the holiday season — naturally!
Sweetly Scented Wax Melts
With a safe and natural coconut oil and beeswax base, these wax melts from from A Cultivated Nest are scented with sweet vanilla and citrus essential oils, as well as ground cinnamon and whole cloves from your wood spice tray. Or experiment with other fall and winter scents like pumpkin pie spice, ginger, rosemary, and bay leaves. For the complete DIY Fall Scented Wax Melts recipe and easy to follow directions from A Cultivated Nest, click here. Then, place a wax warmer on your kitchen island countertop, and enjoy the autumn aroma!
Simmering Stovetop Potpourri
Simmering a blend of spices and seasonal fruit on the stovetop is a classic way to fill your home with a fresh scent. This easy Stovetop Christmas Potpourri recipe from Thirty Handmade Days is the perfect Christmas combination of rosemary, orange and cranberry. You will also need some vanilla, cinnamon sticks, and cloves from your door mounted spice rack. Simmer the ingredients on low with 2-3 cups of water and bask in the festive fragrance. For the complete recipe and instructions from Thirty Handmade Days, click here.
Homemade Holiday Reed Diffusers
Reed diffusers are a natural way to add a hint of holiday fragrance in the home, but they can be pricey. This DIY home project from Apartment Therapy will save you a pretty penny, and you can customize your seasonal scents just like your ready to assemble cabinets and kitchen island! After all, at The RTA Store, we’re all for saving money with a good do-it-yourself project. For detailed instructions on how to make homemade reed diffusers, click here. Make a few bottles for the different rooms in your home, and consider gifting a few bottles in the spirit of holiday giving.
In addition to these DIY natural ways to make your home smell like the holiday season, consider concealing stinky and unsightly trash behind closed cabinet doors with a single or double pull-out trash container. Because dream kitchens should naturally look and smell like a dream!
At The RTA Store, we help make your dream home a reality with RTA (ready to assemble) and pre-assembled cabinets and accessories. Whether it’s your kitchen, bathroom, laundry room, home office, home bar, or TV room, we offer the same (if not better) quality you would find at any retail store, but for a fraction of the price. Stop by our website or give us a call, and let us make your dreams come true with the help of our free room design service.