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

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badtasteflump Sun 18-Nov-12 16:48:13

please smile

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?

NoKnownAllergies Sun 18-Nov-12 16:52:59

These are lovely.

www.google.co.uk/search?q=cinnamon+stick+wreath&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&hl=en&client=safari#biv=i|0;d|VjNcsTUxltioaM:

badtasteflump Sun 18-Nov-12 16:55:23

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

AmazingBouncingFerret Sun 18-Nov-12 16:58:03

Bung a turkey in the oven every morning. wink

Oranges!

Bake gingerbread.

NoKnownAllergies Sun 18-Nov-12 16:59:07

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

NorksAreMessy Sun 18-Nov-12 16:59:34

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

CiderwithBuda Sun 18-Nov-12 17:01:04

I bought www.coxandcox.co.uk/scented-pine-cones. Hoping they are nice. I bought them in the sale though at half price.

NorksAreMessy Sun 18-Nov-12 17:03:20

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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