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Friday, April 5, 2013

Foodie Friday - Simple Air Freshener

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.

Picture from http://placesinthehome.com

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.


  1. This sounds like a fantastic idea! I'm going to have to try this sometime (soon!).

    Thanks for sharing :)

    Young Mommy Memoirs

    1. It smelled so good in our house for a couple of days. Very worth the small amount of effort! : )