How to Make Crock Pot Room Scent/Deodorizer

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.



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.



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