DIY of the Day: Homemade Holiday Fragrance

I love adding fragrance to my house… especially by baking but I don’t always have time to whip up an apple pie or a batch of cookies! This is a super easy way to make your home smell amazing for the Holiday season!

I have included some of my favorite combinations below. You can try these or experiment with what you have on hand.  Herbs, fruit and spices can make for an amazing fragrance in absence of fragranced products such as candles and sprays.

Ingredients

Citrus

    • 1 Orange, Sliced
    • 1 Lemon, Sliced

Apple Pie

    • 2 Apples, sliced
    • 2 cinnamon sticks
    • 1 lemon slice
    • dash of vanilla extract

Vanilla Spice

    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • 1 cinnamon stick
    • 4 cloves

Christmas Kiss

    • 2 cinnamon stick
    • 2 sprigs pine
    • 2 drops peppermint extract

Cinnamon & Spice

    • 2 Cinnamon Sticks
    • 1/2 tablespoon Whole Cloves
    • 1 Whole Nutmeg

Instructions

Stove Top

    1. Add 2-3 cups of water and desired ingredients to a small sauce pan.
    2. Bring to a boil and reduce heat to low. Do not let water evaporate (you can add more if needed).
    3. Enjoy the fragrance!
* Please note that you may also use a slow cooker. Place the same ingredients into your slow cooker and let it sit on low all day!
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