Safe Holiday Scents for the Whole Family
Around Christmas time, your home may be full of holiday scents – cinnamon, ginger, peppermint, rosemary, pine cones, Christmas tree, and the like. It may be tempting to buy every scent that encompasses the holiday season, however, it’s important to be wary about which products you purchase. Many store-bought air fresheners, cleaners, and candles contain harmful pollutants that can affect your indoor air quality.
There are other ways to obtain the “Christmas smell” without having to worry about possible side effects. If you are unable to purchase a live tree, whether it be due to a family member’s allergies or because of their high price, we’ve got the perfect natural solution for you!
Millions of people across the country put up fake Christmas trees every year. While many prefer a fake tree due to it being hassle-free, one could also argue that the best part about a real tree is the smell. Now, those who use a fake tree can enjoy the smell of fresh pine!
There are numerous ways to go about scenting an ornament. You can simply put a couple drops of scented oil on a pinecone or sliced tree trunk ornament! You could also make a salt dough ornament, however, that would require a little more time as baking is involved.
Christmas on the Stovetop
If you don’t particularly care for the smell of Christmas trees, simmering potpourri might do the trick! Half Baked Harvest’s stovetop potpourri recipe is sure to get you in the holiday spirit. The cranberries, cinnamon, and cloves alone will have your house smelling like a winter dream in no time.
What’s great about simmering potpourri is that you can use it for more than just one day. Simply reheat it on the stove.
This could also make a wonderful Christmas present for friends and family. Simmering potpurri is easy to both assemble and package! Here are a few of our other favorites:
For information or assistance with HVAC efficiency, give Interstate Heating & Air Conditioning a call at 405-794-8900.
Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+ to learn more about maintaining a safe and energy-efficient home. Don’t forget to schedule your fall furnace tune-up for the upcoming cold season. Schedule service online or give us a call.