Due to allergies and asthma related issues in our home, we don’t use any artificial air fresheners. Practically everything is unscented including our soaps, candles, detergents and more.
While incredibly helpful for sensitive noses, sometimes it feels (or smells) a little blah. I would appreciate a nice homey scent in the air; something to take out strong cooking smells or to just offer a cozy aroma. Yes, I think aromas can be cozy!
Enters in a natural solution — simmering some herbs and fruits in water.
I chose lemon and rosemary as a start due to my neighbor’s rosemary overflow in her summer garden. The scent is inviting, yet light…and very cozy indeed.
From what I’ve heard, this is the same mix Williams-Sonoma has simmering in their stores!
- 1 lemon, sliced
- sprigs of fresh rosemary
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 2 cups of water
- Simply mix all ingredients into a pot, simmer on low on the stovetop. As the water evaporates, feel free to add more.
- We used this over several days, adding more water as needed. Enjoy!
I’ll be trying a few other mixes of herbs and fruits. If they’re successful, I’ll share them with you!