When I was growing up, my mom always had air fresheners in the house and they came in those aerosol spray bottles that we all know to be pretty awful now. We had scented candles and sprays and all sorts of other home fragrances that I’m sure were terrible for us. These days, I prefer to rock the DIY route when it comes to making my house smell amazing!

Today I’m sharing some fun DIY natural home fragrance sprays, pot simmers, and more that you can make in just a matter of moments. Whether you want to bring the small of the holidays to life, cover up the fact that you accidentally burned the dinner rolls, or you just want to create a beautiful atmosphere for your family and guests, you’re going to love these.

Natural Home Fragrances You Can Make In Minutes

Did you know you can make delicious-smelling home fragrances right from citrus rinds? I love how these look and I can just imagine how good they would smell. Definitely trying these out this holiday season. (via Free People)

This awesome pot simmers are easy to make and you can make them in big batches to keep your home smelling amazing all season long. Store some in the fridge for when company’s coming or you just want your home to smell amazing, or you can even FREEZE them for later. So clever. (via The Yummy Life)

Delicious, plump cranberries and savory spices take the stage in this stovetop simmer recipe, along with yummy pears. Pop this on the stove before your guests arrive and enjoy! (via The Casual Craftlete)

There are so many ways to customize this home fragrance recipe AND they would make for great gifts. Make up a big batch and hand them out to your dinner guests as they head home. (via Thistlewood Farms)

Natural Home Fragrances You Can Make In Minutes

Cranberries and tangerines are two of my favorite holiday scents. I can just imagine how delicious my house will smell when I try this recipe. No matter what time of year it is, when I smell tangerines or clementines or any orangey sort of citrus, I’m transported to the holidays. Yum! (via Half Baked Harvest)

Mmm, the smell of lilac makes me so happy. Lilacs are my favorite flower and I’m always counting down the days until they are back in season. You can bring the smell of lilacs back into your home any time of the year with this recipe. (via At The Picket Fence)

If you have a wood-burning fireplace, you’re going to love this DIY. These aromatic wax fire starters will make your whole house smell just like Christmas. This is a great way to get that fabulous Christmas tree scent in your home, even if you’re rocking a faux tree this year. (via Hello Glow)

I love this combination of lemon, rosemary, and vanilla. I never would have thought to try this trio before, but now I’m totally hooked. The vanilla adds something seriously special that fills your home with holiday warmth. (via Pinned By Dani)

Wishing you a wonderful holiday season!