I’m all about stopping, smelling the roses and not hurrying through one thing to get to another…usually. This week it’s all about smelling the fresh scent of lemon, orange and rosemary air-freshener.
Bless Punxsutawney Phil for not seeing his shadow! Winter has been a brr of a season, and is fast on the way to overstaying its welcome.
I was inspired to try my hand at creating an all-natural air-freshener after seeing a post from Folk magazine on the Places In The Home Facebook page. Isn’t that what the blogosphere and social media is really all about? The fresh citrus aroma associated with spring is a lovely thing to enjoy in February.
Homemade fresh from the garden and cupboard ideally puts creative control in your hands, pans, and jars. The citrus of fresh lemons and oranges pairs well with the pungent scent of fresh rosemary.
Add 2 tablespoons lemon extract and spring is in the air. Simmering new or tried and true winning combinations of fresh fruits and herbs, spices, extracts, and essential oils is a natural, clean, and fresh way to eliminate odors and bring the scents of a favorite season indoors.
Lemon, Orange, and Rosemary Air-Freshener
2 quarts water
2 stems fresh rosemary
2 lemons, sliced
1 large orange, sliced
2 Tablespoons lemon extract
Bring all ingredients to a boil in a medium saucepan. Reduce heat and simmer uncovered, adding additional water as needed.