Orange & Cinnamon Aroma

After cleaning the kitchen floor, while Reagan was taking her morning nap, there was a slight lingering smell of bleach throughout the kitchen and dining room. I’m not a big fan of room sprays (they are not good for Reagan) and I didn’t have any fabulous Anthropology candles left, so I opted for a ‘use what I have in the kitchen’ method. I saw this post, http://www.flickr.com/photos/annnmarie/4125096686/, a few weeks ago, so I thought that now would be the perfect time to try it out.

Ingredients:

1 orange
1 teaspoon of cinnamon
4 cups of water

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Directions:

1. Fill small pot with 4 cups of water

2. Cut skin off of orange and place orange peels in pot of water (I saved the inside of the orange for Reagan’s afternoon snack)

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3. Stir 1 teaspoon cinnamon into pot with water and orange peels

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4. Boil on medium heat

I added an additional cup of water to my pot after about a half an hour of boiling. My mixture boiled for 45 minutes and made the kitchen and dining room smell fantastic. However, once I stopped boiling the mixture the smell quickly faded.

If you want to boil longer and have a stronger scent produced, I would suggest using more water, more orange peels and upping the amount of cinnamon.

I will definitely be doing this the next time that I have to clean the kitchen floor!

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