Smells of Christmas

Christmas is my favorite holiday and I just love the smells of  Christmas!  I especially love that smell of cinnamon, cloves and citrus.  And I always want the smells of Christmas to waft through my house, permeating every nook and cranny.

Candles or plug-ins could do the trick.  But my husband can sniff out those chemically prepared concoctions as soon as he walks through the door.   He is, shall I say, sensitive to them.   But this?  It’s the perfect antidote for both of us!  Plus, it’s all natural, no chemicals involved.  Happy Smells!Smells of Christmas

Smells of Christmas
  • Peelings of any citrus fruit (grapefruit, lemon, orange, or all three)
  • 2 Cinnamon Sticks (or a tablespoon or two of ground cinnamon)
  • 2 Tablespoons Cloves
  • 1 tsp allspice
  • 4 Cups water
  1. Place all ingredients in a saucepan. Bring to a boil, then lower the heat and simmer. Add water as needed.


What are your favorite smells of Christmas?



About Alli

Southern, Morning Person, Jesus Girl, Frugal Party Planner, Writer/Blogger, Mom, Nana, Wife, Beach Bum Wannabe - Let's Have a Party!


  1. I do have all these ingredients and am about to put this on! This along with a nice Christmas CD will keep me in the spirit today as I decorate the house! I pinned it too!

  2. I love to have my house smelling great during the winter when it’s always closed up. I’ll have to try your recipe to make it smell great.

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