If you’re like me growing up, cleaning came with a smell. In addition to the sound of Anita Baker singing and the vacuum, cleaning was often accompanied by the smell of oranges and cinnamon stemming from the kitchen. No my mother wasn’t baking, but she was boiling. Boiling orange slices along with cinnamon gave the house a fresh seasonal scent and to me symbolized a clean home. If you’re looking to freshen up your home with a fresh scent keep reading for this DIY recipe.
Heres what you’ll need:
- 1 Orange – peels, orange whole
- 2 Cinnamon sticks or 3 tsp of cinnamon
- 1 tsp Vanilla extract
- Enough water to feel your pot
Bring the water to a boil, add your ingredients and then let simmer. The scent will begin to fill your house with a warm, citrusy fragrance.
Will you be trying this DIY recipe?