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Refreshing Natural Holiday Scents

The holidays are upon us and it is definitely the season to fill the home with spicy, sweet, and soothing holiday scents that represent this time of the year. This is all well and good, but a number of people are equally allergic to synthetic holiday scents while some wish to avoid the toxic chemical smells or unnatural odors. Fortunately, health conscious people are embracing natural ways to scent the home. The essential oils, herbs, barks, flowers of plants provide purely natural scents. Avoid synthetic perfume scents at all cost. They spew toxic ingredients right into the air in your home.

What are the special aromas that remind you that the holidays are quickly approaching? Holiday favorites might include cinnamon spice, ginger, ginger spice, vanilla, pumpkin spice, spruce, pine, clove, mulberry, rum spice, apple spice, maple, blueberry. Get creative and mix and match the scents. Add or mix your unique blend and invite the scent into your surroundings. Here are a few scented air freshener recipes to get you started.

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Cinnamon Spice Natural Air Freshener Recipe
This natural air freshener fills the home with a festive holiday scent and soothes tense emotions.


Saucepan of water
Several cinnamon Sticks
Dried orange or lemon peel
Dried cloves

Heat the saucepan filled with water until it boils. Add the cinnamon sticks, orange peels, lemon peels, and dried cloves. Turn the heat low and let the ingredients simmer. Let the saucepan continue simmering and fill the home with its lovely scent. Replace the water when needed.

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Musty Odor Eliminator Recipe
This natural formula gets rid of musty household smells.


1 cup of vinegar
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1 bowl

Add the ingredients to the bowl and set the bowl in a secluded place in the musty room. The mixture should cleanse the air. Change when it starts to lose its strength.

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Natural Holiday Scented Spray Recipe
Add freshness to the home with natural scented spray that you create.

Several drops favorite essential oils (cinnamon, vanilla, cloves)
16 oz bottle of water with spray attachment

Fill the bottle with water and add several drops of pure essential oil to the water. Shake well. Place the sprayer cap on the bottle. Spritz the room.

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