One way I use to make my home smell heavenly is by making my own simmering scents. It's simply looking in your kitchen and spice drawers, pulling out your favorites, and putting them in a pot of simmering water.
This time I used apples, vanilla, rosemary, cloves, and cinnamon.
Simmering scents are hard to mess up, though I do have a few pairing suggestions:
- Oranges, cloves, nutmeg, and vanilla.
- Cranberries, cinnamon, and allspice.
- Lemon, bay leaf, vanilla, and rosemary.
- Cedar and cinnamon.
Each batch can be used for several weeks. I store mine in the refrigerator between uses. When you are done with a batch you can put it through your garbage disposal to freshen your sink.