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Fragrance Your Home Naturally for the Holidays

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

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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 (44)
Sunday December 8, 2013, 11:16 am
Good tips..I use essential oils a lot for room sprays.

Jerry B (128)
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 (160)
Sunday December 8, 2013, 1:23 pm

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 (371)
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 Z (47)
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

Winn A (179)
Sunday December 8, 2013, 4:57 pm

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 (32)
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 (490)
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.

Past Member (0)
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 (65)
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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