frugal “air freshener”

November 10, 2011

the other day, i wanted to create a sweet smell in our home and i decided to try something using what i had on hand.

in a medium-sized pot on our stove, i boiled water and added chopped up apples and a generous amount of cinnamon. i brought the mixture to a boil and then simmered for the rest of the day (replenishing water as needed).

i loved it! it did create the smell of something delicious baking in the oven and the best part: it was free!

i love when there are free, simple things that we can do to improve our home environment.

{i know there are so many creative ideas for air freshening mixtures, and would love to hear yours!}

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4 Responses to “frugal “air freshener””


  1. Yum! I’ll have to give that a try sometime!

    Also, I saw somewhere online that microwaving like 4 cups of water to a dash of vanilla for 5 mins helps loosen the “gunk” in the microwave…but it makes the house smell good too!

  2. jani Says:

    I can almost smell it! Mmmm. 🙂

    However, you used:
    an apple
    cinnamon
    electricity/gas
    Not “free”. 🙂

    • home2learn Says:

      jani, you are right! 😉 i guess they seemed “free” because i had them all on hand, as opposed to buying something (so tempted to buy some of those yummy fall candles!) and oh yes, i forget about the cost of electricity. darn! hee hee


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