Before I start this post, I have to give credit where credit is due. I found this on Pinterest. Here’s the link to the original genius: One More Moore
I live in an apartment (as seen on my post about my living room makeover) which was unfortunately inhabited by smokers just before I moved in. Consequently, my home smells like cigars every time I walk through the front door (on top of the tiny, old apartment smell they all have). I have tried everything to cover the smell, including air fresheners, scented plugins, and shampooing the carpet. Nothing helped damper it enough to last. The plugins worked for a while but they make me sneeze and I hear they’re full of all kinds of horrible chemicals we shouldn’t be breathing. I wanted something that smelled natural, like cooking or baking. So I found this on Pinterest, added my own twist to it, and immediately tried it the next morning.
You simply put a pot of water on the stove (about halfway to 2/3 of the way full) and add what you think smells good. The original post I found said to use rosemary, lemon, and vanilla. Unfortunately, I’m out of rosemary so I opted for something a little simpler. I sliced a whole lemon and sprinkled a good amount of cinnamon in the pot, brought it to a boil, and then set to simmer. It smells so good in here! It smells kind of like someone is baking ginger snap cookies! You can do whatever combination of scents you enjoy. I think I’m going to try orange & mint, something with lavender, orange & cinnamon, and definitely the one she suggested.
Hope this helps cheer up your day!