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5 Ways to Infuse your Home with Seasonal Scents

Scents play an important role in memory and triggering emotion. A pleasant smell can improve your mood and sense of well-being. Infuse your home with the smells of the season!

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1.Cinnamon Broom

There are many Health Benefits to Cinnamon. Research indicates that the scent of cinnamon increases cognitive function, alertness and memory. It also has natural Anti-Viral, and Anti-Bacterial properties. Cinnamon brooms are a cute way to add fall decor and fill your home with the scent. They are not difficult to find, your local Publix likely sells them and they can also be ordered online. Tip: the smell can be pungent, try a mini cinnamon broom or a cinnamon whisk for smaller rooms.

2. Candelberry Co. Candles

This candle fills up a room with strong aromas and the scent lingers, hours after the candle is out.  Candleberry candles burn for what seems like forever and can conveniently be ordered online. Check out their Holiday Scents, top picks for Fall include: Hot Maple Toddy, Braided Pumpkin & Spiced Pumpkin Pie. They also make great gifts!

3. Winter Potpourri

Make your own potpourri using old apples, acorns, orange peels, bark, acorns, leaves, spices and scented oils. Apples and orange peels should be dry, bake them in thin slices. Mix all your ingredients in a bowl or paper bag, including cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves and scented oil. Tip: leave the ingredients in a lidded container for a few days (up to two weeks) and the smell will last longer.

4.Vanilla

The smell of vanilla promotes a warm atmosphere and is a soothing and calming scent. For a  quick way to fill your home with this smell, put a few drops of vanilla into a coffee mug filled with water. Put the coffe mug in the oven at 300 degrees, your home will fill with this delightful smell.

5. Orange & Cloves

Simple Method:  Take an orange, poke whole cloves into it. Stove Top Method: place a pot filled with water on the stove, add lemon, orange peels, bay leaves and a few spoons of cloves. Bring to a boil and them let it simmer. This stove top method can also be used for other ingredients, including apples, vanilla and cinnamon sticks.

Try some of these ideas!  What are some of your favorite fall scents? Tell us what you do to keep your home smelling good, especially during the holidays.

– Suzanna