Thursday, November 6, 2008

Move Over Glade

'Tis Satsuma season! Don't you just love those easy-to-peel little oranges? We fly through them in our house. Instead of ditching the peels in the compost why don't you used them to make a natural air freshener? Here's what you need:
Put the peels from a few of the little guys into a small pan, sprinkle some cinnamon over them or add a few cinnamon sticks, cover them in a decent amount of water and set the burner to the lowest heat level. Make sure you check it periodically so that all of the water doesn't evaporate - or if you're me you set a timer :)
Soon your home will be filled with cinnamony-orange goodness without the chemicals or waste from a store bought air freshener. Mmmmmm . . .

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4 comments:

Jeana said...

Great tip, C! Didn't you also say something about putting cloves into oranges?

Liz_24 said...

Love it! I always heat up some cinnamon sticks for a little air freshin', but I never thought of putting in orange peel!

Becca said...

Great idea! I used this idea a few weeks ago and it made the house smell SO good. I somehow came across your blog while browsing one night ... lots of great ideas! Keep them coming! : )

shweetpotato said...

ohh I did this at christmas time, SOO yummy smelling, clove, cinnamon and orange peels