I don't think I've shared a "recipe" here that wasn't to be eaten so this is a first but today I'm going to show you a quick little recipe that will make your house smell marvelous.

What you'll need:
one lemon sliced
1 or 2 teaspoons of vanilla
3 or 4 sprigs of fresh rosemary
water



What you'll do:
Put all the ingredients into a small sauce pan and bring to a boil.
Turn the heat down and allow mixture to simmer and flood your home with a crisp citrus scent.
Add more water periodically.

There you have it! A nice crisp and clean aroma that's simple and natural.


21 Comments

  1. OMGoodness...I can practically smell that! I love citrus scents so much.

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  2. Thanks! This sounds like an easy way to fill the house with a clean, springtime scent :)

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    1. That's exactly what it smells like...clean and spring :-)

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  3. Very nice and lemon is a calming scent. You could make some lemonbalm tea to go with it and really ease some stress.
    Rachelle H.

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    1. That sounds yummy on a chilly day like today, doesn't it?

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  4. Love this idea! I really like using homemade scents in my home!

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  5. I'll have to try this. I've simmered orange peels with a cinnamon stick and that was pretty good too!

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    1. That's a favorite of mine for the autumn months...smells so good!

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  6. I love the smell of lemons and of rosemary, so this sounds like a great combination and good way to add some fragrance without a candle. Thanks for the idea.

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  7. Thank you so much for sharing this. We entertain a lot and sometimes I make the mistake of cooking with garlic (and on rare occasions burning food) before friends come over, this will help make my home smell fresh and inviting.

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    1. Mmmm, I do love the smell of garlic but it isn't exactly a welcoming scent is it?

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  8. This is great, can't wait to try it! Thanks for sharing at Titus 2 Tuesday! Pinned it!

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  9. I love doing this with oranges, cinnamon and cloves. I can't wait to try this one! -Tabitha

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    1. That is one of my favorite autumn recipes to use!

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  10. In this house full of boys to men - smells like this help keep me sane - thanks for the recipe!!!

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    1. That cracked me up but it is so true :-)

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