8/10/2015

HOW TO MAKE AN ALL-NATURAL HOMEMADE AIR FRESHENER...

How To Make An All-Natural Homemade Air Freshener | Savor Home
So I had company over last week and the first thing they said when they entered my house was, "I wish my house smelled like yours!" The truth was that it can. And the other truth was that just hours before my company arrived, my house had the lingering smell of the dinner I made the night before. Don't you hate when the smell of what you cook just hangs out in your house?? Plug-ins and some candles give me a headache, so I don't like to use them. So what I like to do is raid my fridge and pantry to see what I fragrance I can "cook up" to freshen the air in the house. My favorite little potion is this simple mix of oranges, lemons, and cinnamon. It creates a really fresh, clean scent with a hint of warmth from the cinnamon. The smell stays in the house for a few days (assuming you don't replace it with another smell). It smells so good! Sometimes I use apples, strawberries or blueberries that are about to go bad, star anise, nutmeg, vanilla, rosemary - just any fruit, spice, or herb that gives off a beautiful smell when it's heated up. The technique (see below) is super simple and works on a variety of different fruits and spices, so feel free to experiment with whatever you have on hand! 

How To Make An All-Natural Homemade Air Freshener | Savor Home
How To Make An All-Natural Homemade Air Freshener | Savor Home

How To Make An All-Natural Homemade Air Freshener | Savor Home

Here is what you need to do (see ingredients in the photo above):

Squeeze the juice of the lemons and the oranges into a pot. Add the squeezed oranges and lemons to the pot as well. Add the cinnamon sticks. Sometimes I break them in half so they release their fragrance a bit faster. Cover the mixture with water. Bring the mixture up to a boil, then reduce it to a simmer. Simmer it on low for about an hour. Your home should smell lovely! The liquid reduces as it simmers, so keep an eye out for it!

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11 comments:

  1. This is such a good idea! Great way to use up citrus that might not be as fresh. Your blog is lovely!

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  2. I love doing this in the fall with an apple and cinnamon mixture. It smells amazing. I'm trying this one too.

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  3. Great idea - it looks like it would smell wonderful! Have a great week!

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  4. I love cinnamon sticks. They smell amazing. This scent remembers me to my mom when she baked pastry with cinnamon. Thank you for sharing this method for air freshener. I am going to try it. Best regards!

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  5. Great recipe indeed. I read about this type of deodorant that it can be changed and switched however you like, as long the ingredients are fresh. Let me share something with you guys, on the topic. Get a small soup bowl and fill it with vinegar, at least half. Leave it overnight and this will deodorise the entire room its in. I don't know the chemistry behind it. The room won't smell like vinegar, but it will nullify all odours that are circling around.

    PS: Hey, I wrote a similar post on this blog here How to Create a Natural Homemade Air Freshener

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  7. Hello Tiffany,
    This is an innovative post. Thank you for your nice article. Orange can used in many ways but this is the first time I have ever seen to do this.

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