One of my favorite morning activities is to lurk around the website Pinterist and see what creative people are up to. Nine times out of ten I find something really spectacular to give my life added dimension.
Today, Pinterest did not fail me. I ran across a recipe for an air freshener that can be made with things you probably have on hand. Supposedly it’s the formula William Sonoma uses in its stores and you KNOW how great they smell.
The concoction has been simmering on the stone for 45 minutes and already I feel energized and my home no longer smells like wet dog. It smells like, well, Summer!
Here’s what you do:
Take a small pot and fill it with about two cups water. Slice up a lemon and add it to the water and bring to a boil. Add a few sprigs of rosemary (I have loads in the garden and I’m not crazy about the overpowering taste) and about 1/2 teaspoon of good vanilla extract. Turn the heat down and simmer as long as you’re home. You can cut if off and start it up again upon returning.
Add more water as needed. I’m trying it tomorrow in my little crockpot so I don’t have to worry about leaving it to burn up the house.
I think I’ll take the used liquid and bathe Rebel in it. (Uh-oh he read my mind which he often does. He’s off to hide under the bed which he does whenever he hears the words “Bath” or “Pill.”