Saturday, August 23, 2014

DIY Lemon Rosemary Room Scent

We had a bit of a kitchen catastrophe the other morning – we were heating up vegetable oil to make crispy breakfast potatoes, and the oil caught fire.  We put it out immediately and aired the kitchen out, but the entire house has had a terrible burnt oil smell since then. 

To fix this, I’ve been simmering a DIY room scent on the stove since I got home from work earlier tonight.  It’s super simple and the smell is incredible.  The recipe is apparently the one that Williams Sonoma uses to make their stores smell so homey. 

DIY Lemon Rosemary Room Scent

·        1 lemon
·        2 sprigs rosemary
·        2 T vanilla (mine was homemade in a mason jar with fresh vanilla beans & vodka...which is why it looks lighter than normal vanilla extract in the photos)
·        water

1. Slice the lemon.  Add all ingredients to a saucepan half-full of water. 

2. Simmer on low for as long as you’d like, adding water as needed.  That’s it! 

You can create your own combinations of scents by mixing up the ingredients. Here are a few other ideas:

·        Citrus spice – oranges, cinnamon, cloves, allspice, anise
·        Christmas scent – twigs from your Christmas tree (pine, cedar, etc), bay leaves, cranberries, nutmeg
·        Summer scent – lime, thyme, mint, and vanilla extract

And it’s all natural ingredients, so feel free to breathe deeply and know you don’t have gross chemicals like you would in normal air fresheners!  Yay!

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