The holiday season is fast approaching. Many folks love to fill their homes with “holiday scents”–cinnamon, pine, vanilla and citrus are popular aromas that evoke cozy feelings associated with Thanksgiving and Christmas.
By now you’re no doubt aware that artificial fragrance is downright dangerous, having been linked to cancer, migraines, fertility issues and the like. For this reason, we like to steer clear of commercial room sprays, candles, plug-in scents and such. For more on this topic, check out How and Why to Ditch Artificial Fragrances.
But don’t worry, it’s super-easy (and fun!) to create your own non-toxic (healthy, even!) room sprays and holiday scents for diffusing.
Kathleen Henderson is the Yankee behind the Homestead, where she keeps up with Mr. Native Texan, three busy boys, a large dog, an assortment of chickens and an organic garden on three beautiful acres in Northern Virginia. Yankee Homestead is where she organizes her tips, tricks and resources for a healthy life. Favorite topics include real food recipes, gluten-free living, essential oils and home remedies, all things natural and nontoxic, plus mommy musings and homeschooling resources. Find out more on the About page