DIY Natural Air Freshener

DIY Natural Air Freshner

Yesterday was pretty much fail central for me.

I thought I had an appointment at 1030.  I woke Ezekiel from his nap and rushed out the door, drove 30 minutes only to find out that my appointment wasn’t until 3 pm.  I actually wasn’t even mad, although I did feel quite foolish when I looked in my phone calendar and saw that, YEP I had marked it as 3 pm.  Why was I so confident that it was at 1030? No.Idea.

So, I drove the 30 minutes home. Not without a stop at Bulk Barn to pick up some pick-me-up snacks of course.

When I got home I had a great idea to make a soup that I had purchased from the Farmers Market last month.  It’s made up of dry ingredients packed in layers and then you cook it all in water.  Well this particular soup, you take the top two layers and boil them in 11 cups of water and then add the rest of the ingredients after 45-60 minutes.  So I brought 11 cups of water to a boil, dropped in the first two layers and covered the pot.  I left the burner on high because the instructions said to “hard boil.”  I fed Ezekiel lunch and after 40 minutes I smell something funky.  I rushed to the stove and saw that the entire 11 cups of water had evaporated leaving a very big burnt mess on the bottom of my pot.

Le.Sigh.

Such is life I suppose. I had big plans to bake some really great Banana Bread and post the recipe, but after such epic failures I thought it would be better to hold off on that. Instead I made this DIY Natural Air Freshener to take away the burnt smell in my house.

A couple weeks ago I bought some oranges that were really not good (can you sense a theme to this failure post? Ha!).  Instead of throwing them away, I decided to cut them up and freeze them to have on hand for air freshener over the fall and winter.

DIY Natural Air Freshner

Today was a perfect day to grab a few slices, and add them to a pot of water with 1 tsp of vanilla extract and a cinnamon stick.

DIY Natural Air Freshner

My house smells divine right now.  You definitely need to try this, you could dream up your own concoctions.  Who needs that $25 three wick candle when you can grab a few ingredients, throw them on a pot on the stove and let it simmer for the day.

Simple and cheap.  Just the way I like it.

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