I have a thing for oranges lately. Usually I don't really care for citrus but lately those navel oranges have been calling out to me. Yesterday, I enjoyed a particularly tasty and juicy one. They're such a great snack. But what to do with the peel that's left over? Then I remembered that you can boil it, with some rosemary, and create a subtle and simple air freshener for your home. So that's what I did. The funny thing was that I didn't notice how good it smelled until I returned home from meeting the kids at the bus stop. What a wonderful way to be welcomed home.
There really aren't any hard and fast rules to make this. You simply add orange peel, and lemon if you like, to a pot of water and add some rosemary. Bring that to a boil and then simmer, adding extra water as needed.
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I, of course, didn't take a picture so I had to find one on the internet. This one looks pretty yummy since they used whole oranges...but I'd rather eat the inside instead. Do you have a simple and sweet smelling way to freshen up your house smell? I'd love to hear it in the comment section below.