How to Make Your House Smell Good With Cinnamon Sticks

Whether you are trying to mask an unfortunate mistake in the kitchen or just trying to create a warm and inviting atmosphere in your home, the scent of cinnamon can be pleasant and homey. Make your house smell good with cinnamon sticks -- not only are they inexpensive, but they work as effectively as a potpourri.

Cinnamon sticks impart an inviting cinnamon aroma.

Step 1

Fill the saucepan approximately halfway with water.

Step 2

Add two or three cinnamon sticks to the saucepan. Push the cinnamon sticks under the water to submerge them completely.

Step 3

Add other ingredients, such as citrus peels, whole cloves and apple wedges, to the water to customize your aroma. These scents complement the cinnamon scent and produce a pleasing aroma.

Step 4

Set the saucepan on a burner and turn the burner to medium heat. When the water simmers, reduce the heat to medium-low.

Step 5

Monitor the simmering. When the water level goes down, add more water to keep it at the same level.

Step 6

Simmer the cinnamon sticks for four to six hours and then discard them.

Kathryn Hatter

Kathryn Hatter is a veteran home-school educator, as well as an accomplished gardener, quilter, crocheter, cook, decorator and digital graphics creator. As a regular contributor to Natural News, many of Hatter's Internet publications focus on natural health and parenting. Hatter has also had publication on home improvement websites such as Redbeacon.