I can’t use commercial products to make my house smell good; I had to find an alternative. I found many recipes on-line and adjusted to suite my sense of smell.
I purchased a small inexpensive crock pot familiar to the one at the bottom of the page.
WHAT YOU WILL NEED AND INSTRUCTIONS:
I filled the crock pot approx. 2/3 fill of water and added the following:
1/3 to 1/2 cup of whole all spice
1/3 to 1/2 cup of whole nutmeg
1/3 to 1/2 cup of star of anise (This is a very nice smell; like licorice)
six to eight cinnamon sticks
When I have them on hand, I peel an orange and/or lemon, cut in half and add to the pot. Use the peeling in your orange cleaner. If you do not make the cleaner, leave peeling on the orange and/or lemon.
I start the pot on high and after the liquid is hot, I turn the temperature down to low or warm. I usually remove the orange and/or lemon when they begin to look mushy and bad. Your rooms will smell wonderful.
I buy all my spices from a reputable spice/essential oil website known to provide quality products; cheap is not always better. There are many on-line, research and find one that appeals to you.
Try different spices until you find the smell you like. Experiment and have fun with it. I have used powered nutmeg, cinnamon, cardamom, all spice, pumpkin pie spice and several others. I have used a combination of whole and powered spices. As well as, a combination of different spices to create a unique smell. Stir well if you are using powdered spices.
You may add essential oils if you like, keeping in mind, heat degrades the oil. I DO NOT suggest using fragrant oils in any of my recipes. They may contain harmful chemicals and they have an overpowering smell. Anything with chemicals will make me very sick.
I will soon post a spray mist made with essential oils and vodka; it smells marvelous.
I purchased a 1.5 quart crock pot available almost everywhere.
Have fun and let me know how your recipe turned out. I would love to hear from you!
LEGAL STUFF: As with all recipes/suggestions/ideas on my site, this recipe has not been approved, tested, or reviewed by any government agency, FDA, scientific organization or expert. Make and use at your own risk.