How to make your house smell AMAZING

Today will be a quick post because Elena is refusing a nap!

Lately on Pinterest I’ve continually come across this: Natural Home Scent from William-Sonoma. I don’t go very often but I’m sure it smells great, right?

Well friends, I decided I had to try it today. It is pretty simple: in a pot on the stove you simmer lemon, rosemary, vanilla and water. Easy enough.

But wait, of course I was out of lemons but decided I wouldn’t let that stop me. Out of my lack of ingredients came something WONDERFUL.

In my pot of amazingness (yes, a technical term here) I put:

  • 3 sprigs fresh rosemary
  • 1 lime (sliced)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons shredded coconut
For the visual learners out there.
For the visual learners out there.

For those of you who are following along. Yes, the coconut was my own touch. I started off without it but felt like the rosemary was too strong. Seriously, the coconut makes this recipe.

My inspiration for adding the coconut was a favorite Yankee Candle of my mother’s: Coconut Lime Verbena.

I just added all of the ingredients to a small saucepan and put it on low to simmer. Every hour or so I have added a little more water and my house has smelled liked HEAVEN all day.

Happy little pot of goodness.
Happy little pot of goodness.

I’m looking forward to coming up with some other combinations to last me through the fall and winter.

Enjoy!

Best,

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3 thoughts on “How to make your house smell AMAZING

  1. Thanks for the ideas! I love making homemade scents. My favorite is small pot w cinnamon sticks on the bottom of the pan then I slice a half an apple and a cup or so of cranberries. It smells amazing !

  2. Looks wonderful, thank you for the visual of ingredients to use, so nicely done. Really need this since I just cooked bacon :-)
    Also love your site.
    Thank you.

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