That's why I was so excited when I saw this post on The Yummy Life blog. Monica writes about how to scent your home naturally, with ingredients you can find in and around your house. Five minutes after reading, I had one of her recipes simmering on my stove. She didn't specify measurements for each ingredient so I just winged it, and the results are HEAVENLY!
She listed five different scent recipes, but I chose to start with this one for several reasons. The most important of these reasons is that it combines three of my absolute favorite scents:
|Rosemary. Honestly, I love this stuff. I grow it in the garden every year, and don't actually cook with it all that often. I just like to run my fingers over the leaves to release the scent as I walk by.|
|...and vanilla. Monica wrote that this combination is close to the scent found simmering|
in most Williams-Sonoma stores.
|When my husband came home from work today, he said, "Wow... what smells so good?" He's never made that comment about a candle or a new bathroom spray, so I think this just might be the better option. : )|
UPDATE: I tried a new combination today, and it's just lovely. I used fresh lavender, vanilla, and a few orange slices (not an entire orange). It's simmering on the stove now, and our house smells amazing!