February 6, 2012

Air Fresheners - the natural way...

My cousin Becky always has a tasty smelling house. It may be because she's a great cook or she has a simmer pot going! Think modern day potpourri. Or maybe I'm just showing my age here and it is potpourri! Regardless, these natural air fresheners are a fantastic way to spread some scrumptious smells through your house. They are very affordable and a great natural alternative to those strange scented air fresheners that look like they have cigarette buts on top of them...yea, gross... 

Here is a  recipe that I'm currently using:
  • Peel of one orange
  • two cinnamon sticks
  • handful of whole cloves
Fill the pot about half way with water and add ingredients. Bring to a boil and then reduce to simmer. Refill with water as needed. The last batch I reused for about a week and a half. You'll know when it's time to change it out when it starts having a slight fermenting smell to it.




These really are great and I love that there a naturally great smelling. They also last a long time and can be stronger than candles!

I threw together a few kits on my Etsy if you're interested in trying out one of my homemade kits. Click here to go to my Etsy page.

Enjoy!




1 comment:

  1. I can imagine that smells good and it makes a nice gift.

    BTW: If you heat that in a bit of water, the aroma is amped!

    The bad thing about candle aroma is that unless the candle is pure beeswax, the paraffin in most candles is toxic to breath and the residue from it sticks to surfaces in your home.

    Your option, as well as a reed diffuser, is much cleaner and healthier.

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