Winter holidays have certain scents associated with them, be it fresh baked Christmas cookies, crisp peppermint or mulled wine. Many of those winter scents have happy memories associated with them, so we have this handy guide to your favourite winter scents and how to fill your home with this holiday season. Click on any of the products below to check them out!
If you love the scent of a Winter Wonderland – evergreen trees covered in freshly fallen snow – look for products with a boreal notes. Method’s Frosted Fir Foaming Hand Soap is perfect for any bathroom in your home and has a cute forest pattern on it. You can also bring the scent of a winter forest into any room with the Juniper Ridge Cabin Spray in Sierra Granite or Paddywax Balsam Fir Room Spray.
If you’re a fan of candles, burn one of Paddywax’s Relish Jar Emerald Green Balsam versions. And you can even bring the aroma of the woods to your daily routine with The Northern Beard Company Boreal Blend Beard Oil.
Frankincense & Myrrh
These are scents as old as the tradition of Christmas itself. But although you may have heard of them as part of the naivety story, you may not be aware that these two original gifts are both actually derived from the sap of different trees! If you’re curious about why they’re prized as aromatics, you can pick up Frankincense and Myrrh essential oils and add a few drops to a diffuser. You can also burn an appropriately gold Vanilla and Myrrh Candle, or try a Frankincense and Myrrh hand cream from Crawford Street.
Winter fruit such as cranberry or clementine oranges are also aromas that are associated with the holidays. If you love the scent of cranberry, try Buck Naked’s Cranberry and Mint Soap or burn Paddywax’s Cranberry & Holly Leaves Tartan Tin Candle. If you fond memories of Christmas oranges, try a few drops of either Organic Orange Oil or Tangerine Oil in your diffuser. Or smell like oranges yourself with Hugo Naturals Vanilla & Sweet Orange Body Butter or Andalou Naturals Mandarin Vanilla Vitalizing Body Lotion.
Of course, the sweet peppermint scent of Candy Canes is a Christmas classic. Cute little candles like Paddywax Mistletoe & Mint version or Forest & Waves Peppermint & Rosemary Igloo fill your house with this crisp, clean scent. You can drop Peppermint Essential Oil into a diffuser, or for something even more fun, store Pou-Pourri Merry Spritzmas Spray in your bathroom.
There’s no shortage of peppermint scented bath and body products. Every part of you can smell like this favourite holiday treat with Mabrook & Co’s Vanilla & Mint Deodorant, Carina Organics Peppermint Hand Soap, Pretty Mint Bouquet Creamy Body Bar, and Andalou Naturals Aloe Mint Cooling Body Lotion!
Another tempting Christmas treat is Vanilla Shortbread, and this scent is great for attending or throwing holiday parties. For entertaining, try something different with Method’s Gel Hand Soap in Vanilla Chai. And if you’re going to a party, spritz Pacifica’s Spray Perfume in Island Vanilla, and pair it with the Island Vanilla Body Butter.
Even your hair can have the scent of a Christmas cookie with Cake’s Delectable Radiance Boosting Hair & Body Mist in Vanilla & Cream. And for lips, try either Pacifica’s Colour Quench Lip Tint in Vanilla Hibiscus or Bee by the Sea Buckthorn Lip Balm in Vanilla.
Other delicious holiday scent is that of fresh baked traditional Christmas Cookies such as gingerbread. Bring this scent into your home with candles such as Campy Smells Like: the Holidays, Paddywax Gold Tin Cinnamon Spice Candle, or Seracon Maple Syrup Tin Candle. You can also try Aura Cacia’s Cinnamon Leaf Essential Oil in a diffuser. You can even try Green Beaver’s Cinnamon Toothpaste and Lip Balm for Christmas cookie overload!
If you’re less into sweet scents and would rather create a festive atmosphere with warm woodsmoke, definitely check out products that smell like Chestnut Roasting. Candles like Paddywax Urban Concrete Pot in Amber & Smoke or Bergamot & Mahogany bring a warm smoke aroma to your home, while Paddywax’s Alpine Enamelware Pomegranate & Spruce Candle or reed diffuser are scented like firewood without the fire.
For the scent of a woodsy blaze, try Forest & Waves Cabin Candle in Campfire Scent or Illume’s Woodfire Large Radiant Metal Candle. If you’re looking for something for a diffuser, try NOW Essential Oils Wintergreen Oil. It has a minty scent that’s also warming and helps create a cozy atmosphere.
What’s your favourite winter scent? Do you love candles and other scented items for the holidays? You can tell us all about it in the comments below!