How to Make Your Home Instantly Smell Like Christmas

How to Make Your Home Instantly Smell Like Christmas

Time is flying by, and Christmas is already less than a week away! If the holidays have you stressed and you're looking for a way to relax, or if you want to fill your home with the rich aromas of winter, we have you covered! This quick recipe makes a warm batch of festive aromatherapy to fill your home - perfect for holiday parties or snuggling on the couch with a classic Christmas movie.   





  • 1 large pot
  • 1 cup fresh cranberries
  • 1 large orange, sliced
  • 4 sprigs fresh rosemary
  • 4 sticks of cinnamon, broken in half
  • 5 whole cloves
  • 1/2 tablespoon allspice berries
  • 1 teaspoon grated nutmeg
  • A stove or burner
  • Water to fill the pot
Watch this video for the full scoop on how we made this stove top potpourri!


Combine all of the ingredients, except for the water, into a large pot. Fill the pot with water until it is three-quarters of the way full.


Heat the mixture on the stove until it simmers. Stir, and enjoy the aroma of the holidays! Keep the mixture simmering to continue enjoying the potpourri.

This concoction smells like all the best parts of holiday baking - the freshness of citrus, the earthiness of cinnamon, and the spiciness of cloves. 

Make your house smell like Christmas with this stovetop potpourri recipe.
Photo: M.E. Russell



Fresh cranberries, cinnamon, allspice and more combine to make the coziest aromatherapy for the holidays.
Photo: Bruno Bornsztein


Make your home smell as festive as it looks by cooking up some of your own aromatherapy.
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The aroma lasts a surprisingly long time too, well after you take it off the burner. NOTE: Don't eat this recipe! Even though it smells good enough to taste, it is for your nose only!



Looking for more scent-inspiration? Click here for bonus holiday aromatic recipes! Or check out our ultimate guide to making your home smell great.

Make your home smell like Christmas!


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