How to Make a House Smell As Good As a Country Store

The smells of the country remind us of home and comfort us all at the same time. The aroma of cinnamon brings a sense of warmth, and the scent of fresh berries found in a country store provide a feeling of refreshment. Combine those aromas with the sweet smell of citrus to revitalize your senses and remind you of a country store. Create your own mixture of these fragrances to linger throughout your home for a delicious aromatic treat.

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The sweet perfume of cinnamon sticks are reminiscent of a country store.

Step 1

Fill a 3- or 5-quart pot with water. Place pot on a stove top or electric burner. Place the temperature gauge on low to simmer.

Step 2

Add 2 cinnamon sticks to the water. Any size cinnamon sticks will suffice; they can be found at your local market.

Step 3

Measure 2 tablespoons of allspice and 2 tablespoons of juniper berries, and then add to the water.

Step 4

Slice the navel orange in half. Squeeze the juice of half of the orange into the pot. Peel that same half with a peeler and drop the peel into the mix.

Step 5

Add 10 to 12 drops of essential oil such as lime, orange, or lemongrass into the water. Stir to combine ingredients.

Step 6

Place a lid on the pot for approximately 3 to 5 minutes to allow the mixture to steam. Remove lid.

Step 7

Leave the pot on the stove on the lowest setting. Refill the pot with water as needed. Enjoy the aromatic scent throughout your home.