We’re making our way toward the holiday season and Plant Therapy is here with all the tips and new natural products to help you prepare your home for the holidays. Whether you’re doing an intimate family dinner or hosting the whole family plus friends, we have everything you need to make your house burst with holiday aromas and festive sparkles. Plus, all our suggestions are naturally based, so you can share your beautiful, natural holiday style.
Preparing the Kitchen
The kitchen is basically the heart of the home when it comes to the holiday season. People are cooking, grabbing drinks, and stealing bites of cookies all day long. To help prepare your kitchen for the high-traffic, you might need a little extra plant power to help keep your surfaces sparkly. To cut through grease, clean surfaces, and leave behind a lovely natural holiday scent, try our new Holly Berries or Christmas Tree Multisurface Cleaners.
Once the whole kitchen is in order and sparkly, try placing something festive on your counter to make the whole room feel happy and bright. Poinsettias, nutcrackers, or even a fun Christmas cookie jar would all bring a splash of holiday spirit to the room.
Bonus DIY! If your sink is smelling a little less-than-fresh after the holiday festivities, try this holiday DIY Gingerbread Kitchen Sink Drain Smell Remover.
Preparing the Bathroom
If you’re serving delicious food and boozy cocktails all night, your bathroom is going to get a lot of traffic! It’s the perfect spot to stash some lovely scented hand soap and lotion. We might be biased, but we think our new natural holiday hand soaps are perfect for showing off the holiday spirit. Put out Sugar Plum, Gingerbread, or Candy Cane Liquid Hand Soap.
Follow up with a fancy lotion or hand cream and your guest will feel like they’re visiting a five-star hotel. We also have new Age-Defying Hand Creams that coordinate with our holiday hand soaps. Mix or match your aromas with either Candy Cane, Gingerbread, or Sugar Plum Age-Defying Hand Creams. They’re the perfect size for placing on the bathroom counter next to other toiletries. Guests can take a quick swipe of smooth lotion and rejoin the party with a lovely holiday scent.
And finally, to make sure your bathroom doesn’t smell like it’s getting a lot of traffic, add some potpourri somewhere in the room. Try a Potpourri Spray DIY or this pre-potty Bathroom Odor Eliminator for an easy and natural product.
Preparing the Living Room
You’ve set up your decorations, put out your most beloved ornaments and trinkets, and now you’re ready to share your cozy cottage with guests. Make room for your friends and family to lounge, catch up, sip cocoa, and enjoy a warm and cozy atmosphere with our new Candy Cane Naturally Scented Candles.
If you prefer potpourri to candles, you could try these DIY Scented Pinecones instead and place them on your coffee table or side tables! All you need is a little ribbon to give it Christmas vibes.
If you’re doing a small gathering and everyone attending is comfortable with you using essential oils, you can also diffuse one of our lovely holiday blends for added ambiance. Christmas Tree is fantastic for making your fake tree smell like the real thing. Or you could use a blend of evergreen essential oils to make your home smell like fresh winter woods. For more tips on making your faux Christmas tree smell real, check out this blog post.
Last but Not Least, Prepare Yourself
The holidays are stressful. Cooking, cleaning, shopping, hosting house guests, it’s a lot! Make sure in all the chaos to set aside some moments just for you. Draw yourself a hot bath and throw in one of our new luxurious bath bombs from our Holiday Bath Bomb Assortment Pack. Each oversized bath bomb is made with nourishing and moisturizing ingredients that will whisk you away to a holiday-themed spa.
If baths aren’t your forte, why not try this Candy Cane Latte Sugar Scrub for festive exfoliation? In addition to being great for your skin, this scrub recipe makes an excellent DIY gift option. Make a little for a loved one and a little for yourself (or a lot for yourself)!
Finish your pampering with some moisturizing and luxurious holiday bliss with our new Age-Defying Body Crème and Body Butter scents. Cover your body in holiday festivity with Candy Cane, Gingerbread, or Sugar Plum Age-Defying Body Crème. What could be better than falling asleep with the light aroma of holiday cheer surrounding you?
DIY Gifts for a Natural Holiday
If you’re looking for ways to gift natural holiday products, try some of these DIYs from past blog posts!
- DIY Gelatin Air Freshener
- DIY Scented Wrapping Paper
- Roman Chamomile Holiday Wax Melts DIY
- Elemi Rejuvenating Bath Salts
- Coffee Body Scrub DIY
What other natural tips do you have for holiday preparations? Tell us in the comments below!