I love to have a nicely fragranced home and I like to make natural air fresheners from time to time. Here are some of my favourite recipes to make your home warm and inviting.
Fill a medium saucepan 1/2 to 3/4 full with water. Add the ingredients and heat to a gentle boil. Then turn down the heat and simmer as long as you need. Remember to refill the water occasionally throughout the day. Adjust the spice/fruit ratio to your personal preference. You can also make the air freshener in your crockpot and let it simmer all day.
1 sliced lemon
1 tbsp vanilla extract or 1 vanilla pod
5 - 10 allspice berries
1 sliced orange
3 whole cloves
1 - 2 cinnamon sticks
5 slices ginger
1 - 2 whole cloves
2 - 3 cinnamon sticks
1 sliced apple
1 cinnamon stick
To save money, use the rinds from fruit that you peel or juiced lemons and oranges. Place them in a ziploc bag in the freezer and save them until you need them.
Use expired fruit juices in place of water in the recipes. Expired spices are also good to use in these recipes.
Once you are done simmering the mixture, cool, pour into a mason jar and store in the fridge until you need the air freshener again. I would recommend using the mixture only two to three times this way.