A subtle way to bring the hot aroma of winter spices to the air (and your cup of Joe) is to sprinkle the grains before cooking the coffee with cinnamon, nutmeg, anise or ginger.
Photo: Ullstein BildBake the vanilla
Fill your home with the most welcoming fragrance of cookies by cooking two tablespoons of vanilla extract soup on a plate at 300 degrees for twenty minutes. You can skip the bowl and try cleaning the inside of the oven with a little vanilla extract.
More ideas of DIY perfumes in Krazy Coupon Lady »
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Recreate the aroma of baked apples just by boiling the fruit in water with cinnamon, anise, cloves and a bit of orange peel.
Get the recipe for the simmer on How Sweet Eats »
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Although 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 and water in a paste, then bake. Don't you dare to burn cinnamon? You can stop the project after the cooking stage, your house will already smell like cinnamon.
How to make cinnamon incense in Knoji »
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If you have a wax heater, you can create your own aromas by mixing coconut oil with cinnamon or spices for pumpkin pies. You just have to mix and put it in the heater.
Photo: Russ RohdeTry the cotton ball trick
A couple of tablespoons of vanilla extract (or essential oils) in a cotton ball acts a bit like a mini-diffuser in a potpourri bowl. Place the cotton balls behind the curtains or other hidden areas, you just have to keep them out of reach of children and pets. You can also place a few in the vacuum bag to aromatize your home while cleaning.
More ways to perfume your home in Clean My Space »
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Spread a little vanilla, almond, or maple extract in a bulb (cold), you just have to turn on the switch to spread the smell.
Photo: ML HarrisImprove your candles
Scented candles become scented candles with the help of alcohol-free extracts. Simply light the candle, let the wax melt a little, extinguish the flame, 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, the appearance of the candle will change when it dries.
See more tips in All Things Thrifty »
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You can buy them in bags or make them yourself, cinnamon pineapples can flavor the whole house as spiced cookies. If you have a fireplace, you can put some in the fire for a more powerful fragrance.
DIY in Kiki (Green) »
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Baking soda is the basis of this super customizable deodorant recipe. For a "fall kitchen" aroma, add the cinnamon in the mixture. Once you have the mixture, sprinkle on the carpet, let stand for a couple of hours, and then vacuum.
Get the recipe at My Frugal Adventures »
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