Wednesday, April 25, 2012

DIY Simmer Scent: Lemon, Rosemary, & Vanilla

Spring is in full bloom here in Houston (seriously, I should take some pictures of the gardenias and lantana in our front yard!). Spring always makes me want to spruce up the house... spring cleaning and all that, but also new houseplants and just little things that make the house seem "fresh."

When it comes to making the house seem fresh and springtimey, this stove simmer scent recipe is perfect! I found it on Pinterest, and when I read that it's the secret behind the smell of Williams Sonoma stores, I had to try it! You can find the original post about it here, but basically this is what you do:

1. Put 1 sliced lemon, 1 tbsp vanilla, and a few sprigs of fresh rosemary into a saucepan.
2. Fill the saucepan with water and let it simmer over low heat on your stove all day long.
3. Refill with water as needed, and enjoy the fresh scent of springtime!

You could also just stick everything in a slow cooker and leave that on low all day. It makes the house smell so lovely! Rosemary is such a lovely scent, and that combined with the lemons... just delightful!


Stick it all in a saucepan...


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