Saturday, January 16, 2010

Natural Home Fragrance

Your home is a sacred place of dwelling.  Many of us are allergic and highly sensitive to home fragrances bought in a store or produced by large companies.  Most contain harmful chemicals, including formaldehyde and acetone.  Both known to have major side effects on the human body, both physically and neurologically.

Our home usually smells of some sort of freshly baked goods.  If I don't have a loaf or two of bread in the oven, I usually have other baked goods such a pizza, cookies, brownies, etc.  On days I don't have anything going I still like the smell of something nice.  Usually I will place several items in a pan and place them on stove.  Depending on the season or moon phase, I'll use different ingredients.  I then simmer them all day and allow the vapors to spread the aroma around the house. 

Below are some of my personal recipes I use for Natural Home Fragrance.


Apple Pie:
I sliced apple
2 cinnamon sticks or 1 tsp powder
10-12 whole cloves or 1/2 tsp powder
**place in two cups of water, bring to boil.  Once boiling reduce to simmer.  You may need to add water again later if the level gets to low.  You can use this for two days then toss in your compost.


Fall Delight:
Left over orange peels or 1/2 an orange
2 cinnamon sticks
**place in two cups of water, bring to boil.  Once boiling reduce to simmer.  You may need to add water again later if the level gets to low.  You can use this for two days then toss in your compost.


Autumn Nights:
1 can pumpkin puree or 1/2 a small pie pumpkin
12 whole cloves or 1/2 tsp powder
1/8 tsp ginger
*place in three cups of water, bring to boil.  Once boiling reduce to simmer.  You may need to add water again later if the level gets to low.  You can use this for two days then toss in your compost.

Summer Delight:
1 lemon quartered
left over orange peels or 1/2 an orange
*place in two cups of water, bring to boil.  Once boiling reduce to simmer.  You may need to add water again later if the level gets to low.  You can use this for two days then toss in your compost.

Spring Dreams:
2 bunches fresh Lilac flowers
*place in two cups of water, bring to boil.  Once boiling reduce to simmer.  You may need to add water again later if the level gets to low.  You can use this for two days then toss in your compost.
  ****Note:  Try straining the flowers the next day and place the water in a plastic spray bottle with a tsp of witch hazel.  You now have a wonderful and natural home spray!

Powerful Peonies:
4 Peony Flowers almost fully bloomed

*place in two cups of water, bring to boil.  Once boiling reduce to simmer.  You may need to add water again later if the level gets to low.  You can use this for two days then toss in your compost.
  ****Note:  Try straining the flowers the next day and place the water in a plastic spray bottle with a tsp of witch hazel.  You now have a wonderful and natural home spray!

Lovely Lavender:
1/2 cup fresh or dried lavender flowers
*place in two cups of water, bring to boil.  Once boiling reduce to simmer.  You may need to add water again later if the level gets to low.  You can use this for two days then toss in your compost.
  ****Note:  Try straining the flowers the next day and place the water in a plastic spray bottle with a tsp of witch hazel.  You now have a wonderful and natural home spray!

Breath Easy:
1/4 Cup fresh or dried Rosemary
1/8 tsp Black Pepper
Lemon or Orange peels
*place in two cups of water, bring to boil.  Once boiling reduce to simmer.  You may need to add water again later if the level gets to low.  You can use this for two days then toss in your compost.

5 comments:

Cassie said...

This was so fun to read :). Thanks, I love stuff like this. Sometimes I burn essential oils but need to be careful as our little furry ones can be sensitive to them. These are great ideas for natural fragrance.

Did you ever see my comment on Oct. 7th? I know your comment notifier wasn't working... Anyways, love and light to you!

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Rainbow Tree said...

Hi Cassie,

Thanks for leaving a comment! I'll have to search my archives. I'm still not getting any mail when I receive comments. It's been quite aggravating. I didn't even know I had this comment here till I came by and was browsing my own blog. I've changed all my settings and such so I have no clue as to why I am not getting any comments sent to my inbox. I do apologize in any missed comments or delays in responding becasue of this.

I'm glad you enjoyed the natural fragrances that are easy to use on your stove or in a mini-crockpot on your counter top. Today or tomorrow I hope to post some natural body fragrances that are similar.

Thanks again Cassie for viewing my blog and being an avid reader. I do appreciate it!

lydia said...

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Inay said...

great....the usual things i do...is light an incence in the corner of my house....

thanks for this share...

natural is basically good...