Now that Fall is here, I love to fill my home with seasonal scents – pumpkin spice, apple pie & cider are some of my favorites. I go through a lot of candles, but I also like to use a simmering pot on the stove to scent my home.
I fill a pot with water and throw in a little bit of whatever I have on hand: vanilla, cinnamon, apple cores, orange slices. (I keep a baggie in my freezer for apple cores – just toss them in the bag instead of the trash. You could do the same thing with orange peels.)
A bonus is the humidity added in your home – great for dry winter air. **Be sure to keep the temp low & check the water level occasionally.
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I never thought of putting apple cores in. I will have to try that!
Wow! what a great idea. The only time I’ve done anything like that is when I cook fish. Someone told me once that if you leave cinnamon “cooking” in a pot of water on your stove while you cook the fish it keeps the fish smell away. It’s worked for me. I’m gonna have to try apple, orange and vanilla!
That is a wonderful idea. I love the smell of apple spice.
Shellie-the character! says
Fall is my favorite too!! I love to decorate!
I have often used cinnamon but never thought of adding apple cores, thanks for a great tip!
Wow! I love the apple core idea- that is great! I will definitely be doing that now 🙂