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Fragrance Your Home Naturally for the Holidays


Green Lifestyle  (tags: environment, eco-friendly, home, holidays, natural fragrance )

Cher Away
- 256 days ago - greenlivingonline.com
Keep your home non-toxic and non-allergenic during the holiday season by using natural fragrances in your home rather than the commercial, synthetic versions that can cause nausea, headaches and asthma attacks. It's a simple, affordable way for your home



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Connie O. (42)
Sunday December 8, 2013, 11:16 am
Good tips..I use essential oils a lot for room sprays.
 

Jerry B. (120)
Sunday December 8, 2013, 11:51 am
Noted great idea..thanks Cher!
 

Lynda Paradis (0)
Sunday December 8, 2013, 11:55 am
I am fortunate to be surrounded by cedar hedges; a pain to keep in check ,but great to bring in branches for decorating. Many friends have holly bushes, so we make an exchange. . Cuts the decorating budget dramatically and everything smells wonderful for the holidays !
 

Birgit W. (144)
Sunday December 8, 2013, 1:23 pm
Thanks.
 

Nola g. (5)
Sunday December 8, 2013, 1:39 pm
Thank you for the article. Good tips, my whole family is very sensitive to odours and we have to be careful.
Some perfumes make me so sick that I have to lay down. I get dizzy.
 

Sharon Davidson (345)
Sunday December 8, 2013, 1:52 pm
I use spices in water on the stove and it makes the house smell wonderful
 

Past Member (0)
Sunday December 8, 2013, 2:03 pm
If you have a wood stove, put your orange peels on the stove.
 

Edgar Zuim (48)
Sunday December 8, 2013, 2:08 pm
Great ideas. I use a lot essential oil of rosemary and lavender.
 

lori c. (29)
Sunday December 8, 2013, 2:16 pm
Tried alot of these ideas before, they're nice
 

Lynne Buckley (0)
Sunday December 8, 2013, 2:55 pm
Good ideas
 

Jonathan Harper (0)
Sunday December 8, 2013, 3:00 pm
Nice
 

Winn Adams (191)
Sunday December 8, 2013, 4:57 pm
noted
 

Bridget Robertson (106)
Monday December 9, 2013, 2:01 am
Noted and pinned this story. I love finding ways to keep the holiday beautiful without the assault of so many chemicals,.
 

Julie W. (21)
Monday December 9, 2013, 2:30 am
The article didn't mention oil burners, which are very simple to use, especially if you buy a 9 hour tealight candle. I have a selection of oils: lemon grass, lemon eucalyptus, rose geranium and lavender. Some are suited to use in warm weather, others for cooler weather.
 

Dianne D. (456)
Monday December 9, 2013, 6:46 am
I have some essential oils, but don't really know how to use them. I will try the sprays.
 

Barbara D. (96)
Monday December 9, 2013, 8:25 am
I have decorative cast iron steamers on my fireplace and wood stove. Usually use pine or spruce scented oils, but sometimes orange peels or cinnamon sticks.
I also make wreaths from fallen evergreen branches which last right through the holiday season ~ I add pine cones and bayberries and a simple ribbon bow.
 

Elizabeth M. (66)
Tuesday December 10, 2013, 7:30 pm
Oranges with cloves and a ribbon at the top are great on the tree, or forget the ribbon and sit on a coaster. I also like to simmer cinnamon sticks, slices of oranges/ peels and spices on the stove - delicious smell.
Thanks for the ideas Cher.
 
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