Nothing like the smell of freshly baked cookies (especially when you haven’t had to make them), right? Write down these easy tricks with spices, pineapples, and other secret “helpers.” Depending on the time of day you can achieve different sensitive experiences without leaving home. Create scents with products that we usually have in the pantry and discover how smells also help create moods.
1- SPICED COFFEE
Cup of coffee and coffee beans
A subtle way to enjoy the delicious aroma of coffee to start your day. Cook a handful of coffee beans with cinnamon, nutmeg, anise or ginger in a small saucepan.
2- FRUITS AND SPICES SIMMERED
Home scents saucepan with boiled apples and cinnamon
Recreate the aroma of roasted apples just by boiling the fruit in water with cinnamon, anise, cloves and a little orange peel.
– 5 cups water
– 2 navel oranges, peeled
– 1 apple, halved
– 3 cinnamon sticks
– star anise
– 1 teaspoon fresh ginger
– 1 teaspoon cardamom pods
– 1 teaspoon whole cloves
– 1/4 teaspoon dried orange peel
Put everything to simmer for as long as you want, you can fill with water as it evaporates.
3- BAKE THE VANILLA
Scents for home baking tray with vanilla
Fill your home with the coziest fragrance of baked cookies. You just have to bake a couple of tablespoons of vanilla extract on a baking sheet for twenty minutes. You can also save the tray and clean the inside of the oven directly with a little vanilla extract.
4- DIY CINNAMON INCENSE
Cinnamon stick and ground
Although the incense reminds you of your boyfriend’s roommate in college, this DIY version is more comforting. To do this, you just have to mix the cinnamon powder with water and create a paste that is then baked to make the incense sticks. And if you don’t want to light the stick afterwards, don’t worry after baking the pasta you have made, your house will already smell like cinnamon. Delicious, right?
5- MELTED WAX
If you have a candle or essential oil warmer, you can create your own scents by mixing a tablespoon of coconut oil with cinnamon or vanilla. You just have to mix and let it melt in the warmer. You will have hours of placidity.
6- TRY THE COTTON BALL TRICK
Cotton with aromatic oils
A couple of tablespoons of vanilla extract (or essential oils) on a cotton ball in a bowl acts as a mini-diffuser. Place the cotton balls behind curtains or other hidden areas, but be careful, keep them out of the reach of children and pets. You can also put a couple of these balls in the vacuum bag when you go to vacuum the floors and you will get the scent to spread throughout the house while you clean.
7- PERFUME THE BULBS
Side table with table lamp and cup of tea
Smear some vanilla, almond, or maple extract on a light bulb (unlit), then just turn on the lamp to diffuse the scent.
8- UPGRADE YOUR SAILS
Arabic style candle holder
Turn unscented candles into scented candles with the help of alcohol-free extracts. How? Light a candle, let the wax melt a little, extinguish it, and carefully add a few drops of extract to the melted wax and light it again. You should keep in mind that because the extract is liquid, it will change the appearance of the candle when it dries.
9- PINEAPPLES WITH CINNAMON
Cinnamon pineapples can flavor your entire house like freshly baked cookies. If you have a fireplace, you can throw some of these flavored pinecones on the fire for a more powerful fragrance.
You only need some pineapples, homemade glue with which to paint the pineapples and sprinkle the cinnamon powder so that it sticks to the pineapples.
10- CARPET DEODORANT
Bottle with carpet deodorant
Baking soda is the base for this recipe to create a super customizable deodorant. If you like the aroma of “autumn cooking”, incorporate the cinnamon into the mixture. Once you have the mixture, sprinkle it on the carpet, let it sit for a couple of hours, and then vacuum.