Citrus Simmer Pot
“Simmer pots” are an excellent way to infuse the air with the scent of spring. Slice a couple of lemons and let them boil on the stove. The clean bright smell will waft throughout the house, but if you really want to spread it, carry the still-steaming pot from room to room. Another option is to pour your simmering ingredients into glass jars and set them throughout the house. The purifying effect is immediate and satisfying. Afterward, you can even wipe out the kitchen sink with the lemon peel and grind it in your garbage disposal.
Homemade Air Freshener
Fill a spray bottle with 1/2 cup ethanol (vodka is a good option), distilled water, and fragrant plants or essential oils like sage, rosemary, lemon balm or lavender. Let the mixture infuse for 1-3 hours and then mist each room with the beautiful, fresh aroma. You can even create different fragrance blends to match the season, like cinnamon and juniper in winter, or citrus in spring. This magic spray should stay lovely and fresh for up to a week, but it’s best to store it in the refrigerator.