Saturday, January 26, 2013

Room Scents

Seems like we're reverting back to natural ways to scent and deodorize our homes. So many people are finding that they have allergies to the chemicals in manufactured sprays and candles.
The following "recipes" are by no means earth  They are simple and smell yummy. Enjoy

Once I had enjoyed this for a few hours I let it cool and then poured it into a glass jar to save till next time. Put a pretty ribbon on it and share with a friend :)

Put 4 cups of water in a medium saucepan
add in 1 lemon, sliced into rounds (about 6)
2 sticks of fresh rosemary broken up (about 6 inches total)
and 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract

Bring to a boil and then simmer gently for as long as you wish. Once the water starts to evaporate you must top it up with hot tap water. Remember to cool before transferring to another container to store.

Today I'm simmering orange slices and cinnamon sticks.
3 mandarin oranges, sliced
2 cinnamon stick broken in half
4 cups of water