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.
1 teaspoon of cinnamon
4 cups of water
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)
3. Stir 1 teaspoon cinnamon into pot with water and orange peels
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!