A pine cone, dry orange slices, red berries, a green little fir twig, a brown twig on a dark background.

The scent of a holiday!
Enhance the feel in an all natural way

Ahhh – holiday scents!😍

I believe it’s safe to say that most major holidays – no matter where you live, what you’re celebrating, or what time of the year it is – have their own set of smells.

And when you think about it, most of it is related to food or nature.

So, how can you use this to your favor to get that extra special holiday feel?

Well, read on and you’ll get some simple tips to enhance the joy – all in a natural way.

Scented holiday happiness

You know I always say that feng shui is all about to create spaces that feel good – and a surefire way to do that is to attract your senses.

This is true anytime and anywhere, but it’s so very, very, very  true when it comes to holidays and to create that special atmosphere that’s related to that festivity.

Because no matter how lovely any kind of the ordinary decoration might be – there’s something to those things that have sort of a speed dial to our senses and that’ll put you in the right mood in a millisecond.

And scent is a BIG one.

Just think about when you step into a bakery or a coffee shop, or, when it comes to holidays; when you open the door to your home or a friends place and all the lovely smells just rush to meet you.

You’re swept away to wonderland right away!

And even though scented candles and fragrance sticks, for example, are a great way to add scents to a space – there’s nothing like the real deal, right. And you can still use the candles and those other scented things to boost the atmosphere even more.

But the wonderful thing about using the real stuff is that you not only get the smell but also the visual and the texture and tactile feel – and they all sort of enhance each other. Not bad, huh?!

Here’s how to add the natural scents for a holiday

🎄 Nature – bring in things from nature that are typical for the season and that you relate to the holiday. It could be really small things, twigs, leaves, pine or fir cones for example. Make a wreath if you’re a DIY:er, or just place them on the table, or on a tray or in a vase.

🎄 Food – what kind of dishes, cookies, and even candies are typical for this event? If possible, make them at home and your space will be filled with the most lovely smell (your neighbors will love you!). And if it doesn’t need to be kept cool, keep it on display in a glass jar or bowl and let them serve as eye candy – literally.

🎄 Spices and herbs – have fresh, whole ones on display. Some of them are real beauties and deserve a place in the spotlight – not hidden in the back of the pantry. You can also grind some and keep in a little bowl to have the smell spread even more. Even certain spicy teas will add some scented seduction, just by being kept on the shelf.

🎄 Fruits and veggies – again; have them on display. What kinds are typical for the season and this holiday? Think about the pumpkin for Thanksgiving how you arrange and show them off – can you do something similar for other holidays with other fruits or greens?

🎄 Flowers and plants – if you celebrate Christmas, the tree is probably the biggest one. But there might be other, smaller ones, too, and you can also add just branches of the tree or use other flowers that have a smell related to the holiday and the season of the year.

As you can tell, you’ll get the smell from these things, but also the looks that really help to create that special holiday feel. So go ahead, be creative and let me know how it goes.

Wishing you a lovely, lovely scented holiday space!☺️

Over to you!

  • What’s your biggest “aha” after reading this?
  • Do you have any great tips on how to add scents for a holiday?
  • What’s a specialty from where you live for a certain holiday? I’d love to hear about it!

Share in the comments below, I’d be so happy to hear from you!

And if you have any questions – ask away below too. Your question might help somebody else, and I’m happy to answer! And, of course, there is no such thing as a stupid question – but you know that already, right?☺️

I look forward to hearing from you!

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