Thursday, December 15, 2011
The Scent of Christmas
During the holidays we are taken in by the scent of a fresh cut Christmas tree. There are many candles, room sprays, and oils that try to mimic the scent, but nothing replaces the real thing. Unfortunately, 'real' Christmas trees aren't always the best choice in some homes. Here's an excellent alternative: Evergreen boiling blocks.
Next time to pass your local Christmas tree lot, stop and ask for a few of the end cut pieces. With every tree purchase, the tree merchant will typically give the trunk of the tree a fresh cut. These end cut pieces are loaded with natural oils.
Place 1-3 cut pieces (depending on size) into a pan of simmering hot water. Within minutes, the room will begin to fill with the scent of a fresh cut tree.
You can also use these end cut pieces in other ways - drill a small hole at one end of the piece and loop a piece of twine through the hole. If you have forced air heat, you can secure the piece inside of your floor heat vent. As the warm air passes over the block of wood, the oils will be released.
This is a great 'green' way to fill your home with the scent of the holidays and best of all, it's free!