Thursday, December 30, 2010

Warm Fragrances

My husband loves it when he walks in the door and is greeted with smells that delight his senses and make him feel relaxed and cozy. Most of the time, the smell of dinner greets his arrival, but in the winter I have another thing that pleases his (and our) senses. :-) I put these things in a little pot on the stove, add water until full, and simmer all day long:
  • cinnamon sticks
  • nutmeg slivers
  • whole cloves
  • orange, lemon, or lime peels that were going to be composted
  • a few drops of orange oil
  • a sprinkling of ground cinnamon
  • water

As this simmers on the stove, it makes the house smell warm and delicious. An extra bonus in the dry winter months is the moisture that is added to the air. You can get creative and really add anything that you think would smell good. I love making our home clean and smelling wonderful. Enjoy making your home a delight! :-)