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.
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.
Smelled great. No chemicals. Got rid of an unpleasant odor (leftover fish). I stuck a few cloves in the lemon slices.
I used some squeezed lemons & limes leftover from making cordial. The house smelt lovely & fresh while it was happily simmering away. The smell doesn't really permeate afterwards though which is a shame, would have loved for it to stick around a bit longer!
I sold my first house using this recipe. Someone told me to put this on the stove to simmer before the showing and I got an offer on our house the next day. LOL
if you use lemons when you are done simmering, you can put the water in a spray bottle and use it on your dog to help keep the fleas off them.
Such an easy way to freshen the kitchen and I love that there is no chemicals involved. I have been trying to reduce the chemicals and cleaning products used in my home.
I used lemon and oranges and the aroma was lovely!!!!! This will be a regular occurence in this house now. I will be stocking up on those "reduced for quick sale" citrus fruits from now on.....
Thanks for posting this :)
I love the aroma of citrus this gives my home. It's so much better than those artificial commercial air fresheners. I used oranges this time around. Made for Kittencalskitchen Recipe Tag Game.