Have you noticed that coming into a house, first of all pay attention to the smell? In each house he is special and if he just did not like that feel you will be uncomfortable. Scents affect our mood and health. It is no coincidence that they allocate a special role in the lobby of the best hotels and spa-salons or boutiques. They, like much else, remain in the memory for life, since childhood.
Specially for your home Fox Life picked up five of the most cosy aromas.
Aroma New year
To keep your home filled with the aroma of winter spices, take a small pan, fill it halfway with water, add cinnamon sticks, cloves, ginger, nutmeg, cardamom, mint or any other spices that you like. Bring to the boil, then reduce the heat and leave for 10-15 minutes. Love sweet flavors? Then add to the recipe a little vanilla or vanilla sugar. If you want to add pine notes, toss in the pan a few fir or pine twigs.
The aroma of fresh baking
If you are not used to bake cakes and cookies, but I love the aroma of fresh-baked pie, preheat in a pan the sugar, mixing it with cinnamon, and lightly fry the mixture. A delightful warm fragrance instantly spread through the house. But if you have to cook coffee in Turku, you can enjoy the atmosphere of a Viennese cafe.
Of any known fruit of citrus, perhaps, have the most vivid and persistent aroma. Is peel an orange or tangerine, and the space around will instantly be filled with fragrance. Aromatic pomander of orange or tangerine is perfect not only to create a pleasant atmosphere, but also to decorate the room. Make in the skin a few holes with a pin and insert into the holes of the branch dry cloves. And then put a few pomanders in a beautiful vase. About lemons and limaj also should not be forgotten. Remove the peel or grate the zest, add the chopped ginger and pour boiling water.
A light spray for textiles
Prepare a homemade flavor that will refresh not only the air in the house, but curtains, cushions, bedspreads and towels.
Pour into a small spray bottle with water and add a few drops of essential oil to your own taste. Suitable oil of lavender, bergamot, rosemary, juniper, eucalyptus, peppermint or geranium. Do not overdo it, the oils need very little: 2-3 drops per 150 ml of water. Before using the spray bottle needs a good shake.
Cucumbers and strawberries
Want to cheer up or to work up an appetite? Simply slice some cucumbers, dill or parsley and leave them on the plate. The same property has the rosemary, which can be brewed with boiling water. And to create a romantic atmosphere whisk blender frozen strawberries or raspberries.
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