DIY HOMEMADE SCENTS

5068111ed9127e30f00003be._w.540_h.415_s.fit_We’re obsessed with candles, especially during the holiday season because it makes the home feel so much more cozy.  Many scented candles are made of petroleum-based paraffin with dubious artificial scents.  This is such a lovely alternative to make your home smell absolutely amazing without putting any chemicals in the air!

Instructions: Fill a small saucepan with water and bring to a boil. Add the ingredients from your favorite recipe, continue to boil for a few minutes, then turn the heat down to simmer. Add water as needed, usually every 30 minutes or so.

Recipe #1

  • Cinnamon sticks
  • Apple peels
  • Orange rinds
  • Whole cloves

Recipe #2

  • Peel from 1 lemon
  • Peel from 1 orange
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 3 cinnamon sticks
  • 2 Tablespoons whole cloves

Recipe #3

  • A few drops vanilla
  • Orange peels

Recipe #4

  • 1 cup dried lavender
  • 1 tsp anise
  • 1 Tablespoon nutmeg
  • 1 Tablespoon whole cloves
  • 1 Cinnamon stick

Recipe #5

  • 5 bay leaves
  • 1 Tablespoon whole cloves
  • 2 sticks cinnamon

 

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