A Citrus-Scented Christmas: Eco-Friendly and Aromatic Decorations for the Festive Season

Deck the halls with boughs of holly and… citrus? Absolutely! This year, Dracula Citrus is reimagining Christmas with a twist of nature’s finest. Our eco-friendly, fragrant approach to holiday decor will not only dazzle your senses but also do wonders for our planet.


Embracing a Green Christmas

The holiday season is synonymous with joy and celebration, but it often comes with a hefty environmental cost. This year, we’re changing the narrative by introducing eco-friendly decor that’s both beautiful and beneficial.

Ditching traditional plastic ornaments for something more organic is something that is already trending so we’re going all-in with dried citrus decorations. These natural wonders bring rustic elegance and a host of benefits to your festive setting.

Why choose dried citrus for your Christmas decor?

Well, for starters:

  • They smell amazing – There’s nothing quite like a real Christmas tree. The smell is intoxicating and so very… Christmassy! Same goes for citrus. The delightful citrus scent from these decorations creates a warm, inviting atmosphere in your home, perfect for those cosy Christmas gatherings.
  • No plastic – Christmas can definitely turn into a plastic filled event. Biodegradable, naturally derived decorations, like dried citrus or freshly cut eucalyptus, will give your Christmas decor a woodland and whimsical feel that is 100% plastic (and guilt) free!
  • Natural Pest Repellent – Citrus is a natural deterrent for many household pests. So, while your home looks festive and smells heavenly, you’ll also keep those pesky insects at bay. A pretty handy thing to know, especially for an Aussie Christmas where there’s usually more flies and mosquitos than guests.

Think about stepping into a room filled with these beautiful, sweet-smelling decorations. The homey feel of the dried citrus, mixed with its great scent, makes for a really special holiday memory. And the best part? You’re helping the planet by choosing sustainable decor. It’s a double bonus!

Crafting Your Citrus Decorations

Now, let’s get to the fun part – making your own dried citrus Christmas decorations! It’s easier than you think and a great activity to do with family and friends.

Materials Needed:

  • A variety of citrus fruits (oranges, lemons, limes, blood oranges, grapefruits etc)
  • A sharp knife
  • Baking trays
  • Baking (or parchment) paper
  • Oven
  • String or twine
  • Optional: Eucalyptus leaves, gum nuts, Cinnamon sticks, cloves, star anise for extra fragrance

Step-by-Step Guide:

  1. Prep and Slice: Start by thoroughly washing your citrus fruits. Slice them into thin rounds – about 5mm or ¼ inch thick. Remember, the thinner the slices, the quicker they will dry.
  2. Preheat your oven to the lowest setting (around 200°F or 95°C). Line your baking tray/s with baking paper and arrange the citrus slices in a single layer.
  3. Bake the slices for about 3-4 hours. Flip them every hour to ensure they dry evenly. You’re aiming for a dehydrated look without burning them.

Cool and Craft:

  1. Once the slices are dry and cool, it’s time to turn them into decorations. Use a small hole punch or thick gauge needle to make a hole near the top of each slice, then thread string or twine through for hanging.
  2. Embellish your tree, wreaths, or table settings with your citrus ornaments. Feel free to add extra elements like cinnamon sticks, cloves, or star anise for a more festive touch (and smell!).

Share the Magic

We’d love to see your creations! Share your citrus decor on social media with the hashtag #DraculaCitrus.
Let’s spread the joy and inspire more people to embrace an eco-friendly, fragrant holiday season.


Wrapping Up Our Citrusy Christmas Celebration

And there you have it – your very own citrus-themed Christmas! As you gather with family and friends, surrounded by the charming sights and scents of your citrus decorations, remember to soak in all the joy and laughter of the season. Our citrus-infused holiday is all about making fun memories and enjoying the little things that make Christmas special.

From our Dracula Citrus family to yours, we wish you a merry, fun-filled and Wickedly Healthy Christmas!

Where can I buy Dracula Citrus?

Find your nearest store to buy Dracula Citrus or contact us to become a part of our growing international network of Dracula Citrus distributors.

For sales, contact Daniel Newport:
+61 488 023 679



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