When all the senses mix it’s officially Christmas time. To boost your sense of smell we have the most amazing and easy ideas. Let’s celebrate Christmas with all our of senses.
Cinnamon Vanilla Candles
We start with the easiest one. All you need are vanilla candles, cinnamon sticks, rubber band, twin and ribbon or bells depends on your taste. Place a rubber band around the candle, slide cinnamon sticks behind the rubber band. To finish use the twine, ribbon and/or bells. As the vanilla candles warm up your place will be filled with vanilla and cinnamon scent.
Vanilla Coffee Candles
We can’t make the coffee smell stay forever in your house but we can give you a tip to make it last longer. Simply put glue on vanilla candles and roll in coffee beans. When candles warm up they will heat the coffee beans. Sniff sniff..
Mulled Apple Cider
This recipe will warm you up and bring a festive smell into your house. Once you prepare it you can cool it down, bottle and refrigerate until you need it. For this recipe you need 1 orange, 1 lemon, 10 apples, 1 tbp ground cinnamon, 1 small piece ginger (peeled and sliced), 1 tsp all spice, 12 cloves, 1 tsp vanilla extract, 3/4 cup brown sugar. Peel the zest off the orange and lemon. Cut the white pith off. We are not going to use it as it is very bitter. Cut the apples into quarters. Place all the ingredients plus orange and lemon peels into a slow-cooker pot. Pour in cold water to cover everything. Turn the slow cooker high, place the lid on and cook for 3 hours. After 3 hours use a potato masher to mash the fruit and cook for another 30-60 minutes. Strain the liquid and you are ready!
Christmas In A Jar
We saved the best to the end. Once you prepared the ingredients it won’t just bring the holiday smell into your house but also it will make a great presents for your loved ones. There are many recipes out there but we want to share few that we like. The rest is on you.
- The one with dried ingredients
If you are going to prepare this as a gift ingredients for each package are 5 cinnamon sticks, 1 dried lemon slice, 1 dried orange slice, 1/2 cup whole cloves, 1 tbs nutmeg, 1/4 cup whole allspice, 1 tbs bay leaf pieces, 3 dried apple slices. If you think this as a present you can print stickers for the package or the jar. Don’t forget to write the instructions: Add water to simmer on stove top.
- The one with fresh cranberries
If this is going to be a present you should put these ingredients for each package; 1 orange, 1 cup fresh cranberries, 1 tsp whole cloves, 1-3 sprigs of rosemary, 3 cinnamon sticks. Put them all together into a bag and tie it with a cute ribbon. Tie a tag for ingredients and instructions. If it’s just for you, slice the orange, place the ingredients into a pot and add 2 cups of water. Heat over low heat. You can add water if necessary.
- The one with star anise
For this potpourri you need; of course star anise, dried lemon peel, whole cloves, dried cranberries, nutmeg, allspice, cinnamon sticks, dried orange peel, mulling spices. Star anise will make the difference here. Mix all the ingredients and put in jars. So you can grab one whenever you wish to smell holiday or again, it will make a pretty present for someone you love. When you want to make your house smell like Christmas add few teaspoons of potpourri to a small pot of water. Simmer on low heat.