Today we are going to discuss house perfume.
Most perfume gives me a headache.
I can’t even get within a mile of Bath & Body.
The store that is.
I promise I bathe my body on at least a semi-regular basis.
Candles aren’t much better. Their smell, that is. I don’t ever bathe my candles. Am I supposed to? No one ever tells me these things!!! I am filled with shame and deep confusion….okay..moving on…(Obviously we have been doing a little fine tuning of my medication lately)
There are a few candles I like and keep around the house to use for when I run out of ingredients for this favorite:
It is so easy and so forgiving and so YUMMY smelling!
*I have an old pot that I have used for years but because it is all edible, you can use any pot.
6 cinnamon sticks
3 or 4 bay leaves
1/3 jar cloves
Because I like an intense smell that fills the house quickly—most people use less.
*I have even used dried oranges and lemons and bought my spices in bulk so I always have the stuff on hand. (Call me Suzy Woodland Homemaker and I’ll shoot you between the eyes—go on—I dare you)
Then you just simmer to your nose and hearts content.
And when someone comes to visit they don’t ever say, “My what a lovely candle smell”
They say, “Mmmm, your house smells just like Christmas”