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Bring Christ­mas aro­mas into your home with cit­rus fruit, spices, fresh pine or cedar­wood can­dles. If you have a favourite scent, try mak­ing your own fra­grance. For a spiced

cin­na­mon room in­fuser, fill a pan with wa­ter and add five cin­na­mon sticks and thin slices of ap­ple. As the mix­ture heats, the aroma will fill your home. Keep on a low heat and don’t let it burn dry.

To make pot pourri, cut thin slices of or­ange and lemon, blot the ex­cess juice with kitchen pa­per and dry in a warm oven. Mix the slices with fresh pine cones, cin­na­mon sticks and a few star anise. Or add a few drops of es­sen­tial pine oil (from Hol­land & Bar­rett) to the branches of your Christ­mas tree. Above: Fir Tree botan­i­cal can­dle, £26, The White Com­pany. Below: Stone­glow cin­na­mon and or­ange can­dles, from £14.99 each, Dob­bies

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