Collect some branches of lavender and let them dry, hanging them in a dark, warm area for a few days. Then fill the small cloth satchels with the dried lavender.
Are you looking for a way to add fresh scent to your home but you don’t want to use the usual chemical-filled products? In this article you will find an original and ecological solution. We will show you how to prepare natural perfumes for your home from flowers, spices and aromatic herbs.
DIY Natural Perfumes: 3 Ideas for Your Home
Amongst the recipes for DIY perfumes for the home, pomander may be the most antique. This perfume originates in the 18th century when noble women would wear globe shaped jewelry (the pomander) which was filled with spices and aromatic herbs to serve as a kind of aromatherapy. To make your own pomander for a naturally fresh scent in the home all it takes is a tangerine, 10 grams of cloves, cinnamon and a satin ribbon. First, wrap the ribbon around the tangerine then stick the cloves into the rind. Then cover the entire tangerine in crushed cinnamon. Finally, wrap the whole thing in wax paper and let it sit for ten days. After this the pomander will be ready to hang in any room.
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Potpourri is another simple way to get a nice perfume into the home in a quick and easy way. Leave rose petals to dry and place them in a glass container along with orange peels, dried in a preheated oven at 40°. Then, with a pestle and mortar mix around 50 grams of spices such as cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, juniper and ginger with 50 grams of glue and 10-15 drops of essential oil (any kind). Pour all of this into the glass container and let sit for a week. Then place the potpourri in a basket or into cloth satchels. Viola! Naturally good scents indoors.
To add scent to shelves, drawers or cupboard you can create little satchels filled with lavender. This is one of the most simple ways to get fresh smelling closets, clothes and drawers. Collect some branches of lavender and let them dry, hanging them in a dark, warm area for a few days. Then fill the small cloth satchels with the dried lavender. For a touch of originality, you can substitute lavender with other herbs grown in the garden or indoor. A fresh mix of sage, mint and rosemary could be ideal not only for the home but also for closets and drawers.
Let your creativity flow, and create some of your own natural perfumes for the home with new combinations of herbs and flowers!
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