Those of you who know me, know I’m obsessed with Pinterest. From DIY crafts to decorating ideas, to humorous quotes, you can usually count on finding me perusing the numerous links on Pinterest on my iPhone. (Don’t you just love technology nowadays?)
Anyway, one of the “pins” that struck me the most was a link from Morgan’s blog. In my old home, I had tons of those plug-in air fresheners with the oil attachments to make my house smell good. In the back of my mind, I always wondered what exactly I was inhaling (and suffering my dear husband and poor puppy to inhale as well). Imagine my delight when I came across Morgan’s blog! Morgan once worked at William Sonoma and took this AMAZING recipe with her. I (mostly) followed her recipe.
It made my house smell D-I-V-I-N-E! I thought I’d pass along my findings onto you as well. Here goes:
First you’ll need one lemon and a few sprigs of rosemary. Slice the lemon as shown. I actually used one and a half sprigs of rosemary. I love the smell of rosemary, but too much can be a little too much. I’m more of a citrus person :)
Now this is the part that was tricky to photograph. I placed the lemon slices (rind included!) and the rosemary sprigs into boiling water. Morgan instructed to put the ingredients into the water before it boiled. I chose to apply heat (and bring the water to a boiling point) so that the yumminess would start sooner! The steam kept fogging up my camera :( Although the lemon slices look blanched, trust me they were still bright yellow.)
At this point I had to turn off the burner (for the sake of an unfogged photo). I actually went ahead and added 2 1/2 tsp of pure vanilla extract (we weren’t drinking it, so why the heck not?). This really pulled together the delightful aroma of the concoction. Even my husband commented on how good it smelled!
This definitely turned out to smell very sophisticated and not at all overwhelming. Next time I do this I am going to use oranges, as I LOVE orange scents in the cleaning products I use! I once was stopped dead in my tracks walking through the mall by the mesmerizing orange essence fragrance teasing through The Body Shop’s door!
What are your thoughts? Would you use lime? How about mint instead of rosemary? It won’t be “William Sonoma,” but that won’t matter. What will matter is that you’ll have a natural, non-toxic home fragrance in your home instead of a chemical VOC-laden toxic that may aggravate allergies within your family.