Recommend a non candle-related way of making the house smell Christmassy

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Candles are no good as we have small DC around most of the time and even if they're up high I am paranoid about leaving them burning..

I bought some silver fir essential oil last year and put it on the lightbulbs. It smelt lovely, like new Christmas trees, but made me & DH sneeze constantly for some reason. So I want to try something else - any suggestions please?

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Ooh I love that idea! Thank you! Am going to have a go at making one, if I can think of somewhere I can buy cinnamon sticks in bulk....

MmeLindor Sun 18-Nov-12 16:56:11

Bake a cake and warm some Mulled Wine (but perhaps not practical for every day) smile

A real tree makes the house smell very Christmassy.

Fruit tea with cinnamon/xmas flavour

Go for real scents rather than artificial and they won't make you sneeze, or give you a headache

Bung a turkey in the oven every morning. wink


Bake gingerbread.

The Asian cook shop sells bulk online. Get some cloves at the same time as they smell wonderfully Christmassy. smile

Make this epomanders with oranges that you stick cloves into. As they dry out on the radiators they make the house smell lovely.

I have made some of those garlands with my after school clubs, and buy cinnamon sticks in bulk from ebay

I bought Hoping they are nice. I bought them in the sale though at half price.

Oooh, and you can buy Christmas smelling essential oils for putting drops onto the radiator or onto little sachets

ChippyMinton Sun 18-Nov-12 17:13:49

One of the diffuser things - twigs sticking out of a jar of fragrance.

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