This time of year many of us, (yes we are included due to Allergies to molds that are present on live trees) love to have our artificial tree smell like a REAL TREE!
The Essential Oil that most folks enjoy is the smell of Douglas Fir Needle. We do have those that prefer Siberian Fir Needle as it is a little less intense. Yet for others their trees should smell like a Pine or Spruce.
A combination of any or all of these is wonderful too.
To have your tree smell like a real tree, simply add several drops to cotton balls and place in your tree.
We prefer to use terra Cotta Diffusers. We have several little terra cotta discs or Terra Cotta Pendants. You can place them in your tree or near the tree. If you can place it next to a heat source – like a sunny window or near a heat vent, the Essential Oil will penetrate the air more quickly.
You can also place several small decorative Pine cones that you have dropped several drops of oil onto your tree too.
As you are scenting for the tree smell, you might want to think about a corner that has other holiday scents.
I like to put a drop or two on the tree of Peppermint. Especially since we hang candy canes on our tree.
So, enjoy your artificial tree. If you get the scenting right, when your holiday guests arrive they will comment, (just as my nephews have,) at how wonderful our tree makes the house smell!! Of course, they might get close to the tree and discover it is fake, but you can keep the scenting a secret if you wish!!
One added note – As you spend a lot of time in your home and around the tree, realize you will become accustomed to the smell of the Essential Oils in the air. You may not smell the tree scent all the time. You will have to test the amount of Essential Oils you add to your Diffusers or Pine cones. You’ll figure it out so you can enjoy your natural tree scent on your artificial tree!!