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Deodorizing the Air – NATURALLY

About this Tip:

Scent Jars: This is a quick easy way to freshen the air in your home or office naturally

Scent Jars: This is a quick easy way to freshen the air in your home naturally

How to:

  1. General Procedure:
  2. Collect your choice of ingredients in a 2 cup jar with a lid - See suggestions below or create your own
  3. Cover with 2 cups water, store in the refrigerator and heat to use
  4. Suggested Fragrances: Place ingredients in your jar and cover with water.
  5. Oranges, Cinnamon and Cloves: This scent carries throughout the house. It is uplifting.
  6. Lemon, Vanilla, Rosemary: This one mimics the scented water often simmering in Williams-Sonoma stores. It has a lovely freshness
  7. Lime, Bay Leaf or Mint & Almond or Vanilla Extract. This is a subtle scent
  8. Orange, Ginger (fresh or powdered) and Almond Extract. This is a sweet, delicious scent
  9. Pine or Cedar Twigs, Bay Leaves, and Nutmeg. Great scent for the holidays
  10. Store in the refrigerator or you can freeze them. You can also put the ingredients together and use immediately.Save fruit you have used for other purposes to use for this.
  11. Heat the mixture to release the fragrance
  12. TO USE:
  13. You can heat on the stove top - Bring to a boil and then turn to a very low simmer. Be sure you don't let it boil dry. It's a good idea to set a timer.
  14. Uncovered Slow Cooker. Turn to low and leave it uncovered. I use a mini slow cooker that is for dips and sauces.
  15. Strain off the liquid, mix with the same amount of water in a spray bottle and use as an all-purpose spray
  16. You can reheat the scent jars several times and when you are done with them put the ingredients down the disposal for a quick clean and to deodorize

Linda Says:

These are wonderful if you are expecting guests, house showings when selling a home, and they don't smell like you doused the air with chemical smells to cover something up.