By lauralie41 on January 16, 2006
Photo by HokiesMom
Photo by HokiesMom
"This is a quick, simple, and inexpesive way to freshen your home. No toxic chemicals, all natural recipe from another informative website."
Serving Size: 1 (21 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 1
"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."
"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."
"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."
"Worked like a charm! I used a lemon which helped to give a light lemon scent to my home. It also helped humidify the air. I really needed this because I have 3 cats, a dog and a baby in the house. Made for kittencalskitchen.com tag game."
"My ancient house hangs on to odors, and this really helps to clear the air. I added a dash of cinnamon. This produces a light, fresh scent, not overpowering like commercial air fresheners. Thanks for posting!"
"Oh, this is really nice! It produced a light citrus scent that wafted throughout the house--definitely set the mood for Spring & covered up cooking & pet odors. I also needed to use up some not-so-tasty oranges anyway! Great way to freshen up the house & open up your sinuses, LOL! Thanks for posting Lauralie! :)"
"I only used a few lemons in this recipe, but used orange and mandarin as well. The wonderful scent permeated throughout the kitchen and was so wonderful and aromatic! I used older fruit that I knew the family would not eat, so lost nothing really in making this terrific recipe. The water left in the pot was a beautiful combination of orange oil with water, pity I coudln't think of what to use the leftover water for, but I am sure there would be something! ;-)"
"I have got this bubbling away right now - used a combination of lemon and mandarin slices and threw in a cinnamon stick as another reviewer suggested - just gorgeous !!"
"Today is monday so that is cleaning day. I wanted to try this great little find and WOW you should smell our house. I used two oranges, two lemons and next time want to try it with a couple limes too. I simmered this slowly while I was happily *ok not really* cleaning but the smell sure made me happy. This is a great recipe lauralie that will be done again and again. Highly recommended for those who love your house to smell oh so fresh. :)"
"I love a citrus smell. This was very easy and simple to do. Made for Holiday Tag 2007."
"I sliced up some lemons and oranges and simmered in a pot on the stove top. I was doing alot of cooking today and this wasn't a very strong smell, so I hope you don't mind that I added two sticks of cinnamon as well and it turned out to be a lovely scent throughout the kitchen and den. Thanks, Lauralie41!"
"I love the smell of lemons, so I really enjoyed this! Thank you!"
"Oh yes, this is wonderful! Makes the room smell nice and fresh. Thanks for sharing a good one!"