Total Time
1hr 5mins
Prep 5 mins
Cook 1 hr

This is a quick, simple, and inexpesive way to freshen your home. No toxic chemicals, all natural recipe from another informative website.


  1. Slice one or a combination of fruits.
  2. Add slices to a simmering pot of water.
  3. Simmer gently for an hour or so and a citrus scent will fill your home.
  4. Cooking time is simmering time.
Most Helpful

5 5

Warning - do not let boil! The smell changes, and not for the better. It was simmering away, smelling nice and fresh, and then I turned the heat up on the wrong burner. It started boiling while I was in back, I came back in and the smell was not good at all, so - stick to a simmer!! Thanks lauralie! Made for ZWT8 trip to France.

5 5

Well I just have to say that the instructions are lacking - I just did not know how thick to cut the slices, the exact amount of water or the size pan and then I wanted to double the recipe by using 3 orange slices and 3 lemon slices but I did not know how to do that! (ha ha ha - that was all a joke!). Seriously this is a GREAT room freshener and works quickly too - once that water gets to simmering the scent just floats in the air. Very nice scent for a summer day and after I'm done "cooking" this I could even add a teabag or two and make a lemon-orange tea! ;) Found and made during ZWT8 tour.

5 5

Smelled great. No chemicals. Got rid of an unpleasant odor (leftover fish). I stuck a few cloves in the lemon slices.