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boiling spices for a fragrant home

a~...Mamacitaa~...'s Avatar a~...Mamacitaa~... (TS)
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does anyone else boild spices in water to make your home smell wonderful?

my fav is vanilla and cinnamon, it makes my home smell like I was baking all day.

anyones else care to share thier good smell'n ideas
purslaine's Avatar purslaine
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cinnamon and orange or grapefruit simmered in water. Yum!
allnaturalmom's Avatar allnaturalmom
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I simmer the cinnamon and it smells so good! Makes me wonder why people buy those room fresheners... there's no comparison, imo!
tinuviel_k's Avatar tinuviel_k
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I take it a step further and keep apple cider, cinnamon, cloves, other spices, and orange and lemon slices steaming together lightly on the stove. I add a cup or two of water if it simmers down too much in the afternoon. It smells great AND you can drink it.
kirstenb's Avatar kirstenb
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I LOVE cinnamon sticks and cloves, especially around the holidays. It makes the whole house smell like Christmas.
ABrez's Avatar ABrez
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I like to ask DH to make apple pie! Makes the house smell delicious.
Drummer's Wife's Avatar Drummer's Wife
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I do cinnamon and water/vinegar. Will have to try adding vanilla, mmm
tracyhos's Avatar tracyhos
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Mostly cinnamon, sometimes I'll add cloves. I'll have to try adding vanilla.
a~...Mamacitaa~...'s Avatar a~...Mamacitaa~... (TS)
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ohh the Vanilla and cinnamon makes the whole house smell like warm apple pie Almode(sp?).. humm
Satori's Avatar Satori
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I tend to simmer cloves
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