What scents come to mind during the holidays? Hot apple cider, pine trees, and pumpkin pie are just a few examples. Cinnamon, vanilla, and peppermint are also popular. These wonderful smells evoke holiday memories, sweet nostalgia, and cozy goodness. So, how do you safely fill your boat with these delicious, festive scents? Here are six tips. 

1. Use fresh greenery.
Arrangements filled with winter foliage are perfect as holiday decor. Real greenery sprinkled with sage, rosemary, or pine will pack a real punch in the saloon.

2. Light a candle.
The easiest way to set a holiday mood is to light a scented candle. However, be extra cautious about where you place the candle, and make sure you blow it out before you close up your boat.

3. Bring some baked goods on board.
There’s nothing better than the aroma of freshly baked cookies, banana bread, or apple pie. This is a perfect way to make your boat smell delightful. Bonus, you’ll have a delicious dessert to indulge in!

4. Use essential oils.
Essential oils can be spread around your boat with a battery-operated diffuser to create subtle aromas. You can also add essential oils to a bowl of pine cones for a consistent aroma throughout the holiday season.

5. Create scented cloth sachets.
Instead of putting together a bowl of potpourri, create cloth sachets and place them discreetly around the boat. Include cinnamon, allspice berries, and cloves. They’ll keep up to six months at room temperature. 

6. Use holiday scented soap.
It’s likely that you’ll have guests and visitors onboard at some point during the holidays. Keep your boat smelling fresh with holiday soaps! Evergreen, peppermint, and orange cloves are perfect for this purpose.