I don’t know about you, but I am all about spice when the leaves start to change and the cold sets in. There is something so comforting about the smell of cinnamon and other fellow spices as they mingle through the air. Want that apple pie scent, but don’t want to have to bake a pie to get it? Here’s a very easy way to get the smell of fall throughout your whole house. You may even have all the ingredients on hand!
I can smell the strong aroma of cinnamon and cloves as I sit to write this… mixed with apples and a touch of vanilla… oohhh, happiness! Want to know the best part? This is a chemical-free way to make your home smell divine! No pouring synthetic fragrances and chemicals into each room of your house. This is just all natural, right from your pantry ingredients that you can pronounce and know are safe!
All you need is:
1 small apple
2 cinnamon sticks
1 tsp. whole cloves
1 tsp. pure vanilla
1/3 to 1/2 cup water
Slice up your apple, keeping the skin and core. This is where you could use an apple with bruises or dents, something beyond eating. It would be perfect for this, but a good apple is great too. Add the rest of your ingredients, and turn your burner on to low. The goal is to get this heated and steaming, but not boiling. You can let this go for as long as you wish, but you want to watch the water level. If your water gets really low, your ingredients could burn, and that would not smell so good.
Sit back and enjoy the comforting smell of apple spice! This would be perfect for prepping your house for guests, or while you throw a fall or winter party. I will share more blends here as time goes on.
Until then, enjoy!
The Happy Homemaker