If you like your home to always smell good and you enjoy the aromas of nature, these recipes are ideal for you.
Bad odors often appear in our home. It may be because we cook a specific recipe, because of the garbage, or there are even times that they come from outside. In these cases, the solution is to apply air fresheners or artificial flavorings for the home.
However, these flavorings are full of chemicals, aromas, and often toxic products both for us and the environment. Many people are even allergic to these “odor cleaners.” That is why making our own home fragrances is the best thing we can do. Ready to get down to business?
Ingredients for Preparing Home Fragrances
These ingredients are very easy to find in a supermarket or in your garden. They are cheap and the best thing is that they are 100% natural.
Citrus fruits: They are ideal since the smell lasts longer and gives a feeling of freshness to the environment. Lemons and oranges are perfect for our preparations.
Extracts: They are perfect to mix with other ingredients and eliminate bad odors. Vanilla and almond extract are sweet, if you want something fresher, mint is the best option.
Herbs: They are a key element to combine and form relaxing scents, the most recommended are thyme and rosemary.
Tree twigs: We all enjoy the smell of pine during the holidays, so if you get some twigs, you can have this aroma all year round at home.
Spices: You can also use cloves or cinnamon to make your air freshener.
Step by Step
1- Orange, spices, and cinnamon flavoring
For this flavoring, you will need an orange, 2 teaspoons of cinnamon powder (or two branches), 1/2 tablespoon of cloves (it can be powdered or ground), 1/4 teaspoon of pepper and optionally star anise.
Place all the ingredients in a container with enough water, you can place it directly on the fire, or if you want the smell to be in several areas of your home, you just have to add boiling water to the container with the ingredients and place it in the corner of the rooms.
As the water evaporates, the aromas will be in the air. So if you want to keep them, just change the cold water for hot, you can do this as many times as you want.
2- Orange, almond, and ginger
Here we will need 1 orange, 1/2 teaspoon of almond extract, and 1/4 of sliced ginger.
We put a container with water, we take it to the stove and wait for it to boil. In a glass container, which supports heat, we place all our ingredients. Once the water is boiling, we are going to add it along with the orange, the almond extract, and the ginger.
We will take the container to any part of our home and let it cool. If we want to reactivate the odors, we just have to empty the cold water and fill the container again with hot water.
Adapted and translated by The Cop Cart Staff