Natural Home Scent Recipes
- The famous recipe that people claim comes from Williams-Sonoma consists of: 4 sprigs of fresh rosemary, a teaspoon of vanilla extract and one sliced lemon
- Fall Wonderland: 1 sliced orange, 5 cinnamon sticks, 2 tablespoons of whole cloves
- Orange Amaretto: 1 sliced orange, 1 tablespoon almond extract
- Sweet Mint: 2 sliced limes, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, 1 teaspoon peppermint extract
- Gingerbread: 5 1/4 inch slices of ginger, 1 tablespoon almond extract, 3 cinnamon sticks
- Orange Creamsicle: 1 tablespoon vanilla, 1 sliced orange
- Cordon Bleu: 1 lemon, 1 tablespoon of peppermint extract, 4 sprigs of rosemary
- Italian Backyard: 1 lemon, 1 tsp black peppercorns, handful of basil
- Forest: Cedar twigs, by themselves. I love cedar
- Regal Cream: Bergamot tea (Earl Grey), 1 tsp vanilla extract
- Blueberry Tea: Bergamot tea, 1 sliced orange, 1 tsp almond extract
- Coconut Bay: 1 tablespoon coconut extract, 1 sliced lime
How to Make Natural Home Deodorizers
Cut any fruits and place in water, add spices, extracts and herbs.
Fill your pot with water (I use a small saucepan) 3/4 the way full, and boil.
As soon as it reaches the boiling point, reduce to low heat and simmer
Now, gorgeously scented vapour will travel throughout your home, changing the scent signature and overpowering other smells in your home.
Often times, realtors will tell you to bake cookies or boil cinnamon sticks or vanilla on your stove top to create a scent in your home, and this is an elaborate extension of that idea.
You can let the pot simmer (attended) for hours on end, continually adding liquid to prevent the ingredients from burning.
When you have had enough, you can jar the liquid and ingredients up, refrigerate once cooled and use a few more times (keeping in mind some fruits and herbs hold up better than others for prolonged periods of time). This can keep for about a week.
If you are headed somewhere for dinner, you can jar up your favorite recipe and give it to your host in lieu of wine or flowers. It looks quite pretty when placed in a mason jar (and you can get extra fancy and use twine or ribbon to tie it up).
Ideas from cleanmyspace.com, found here