Friday, May 24, 2013

The Nose, knows.

Well at least my nose knows. It knows everything!!
I have terrible eyesight. Like really really bad eyesight. I haven't seen the time on an alarm clock first thing in the morning since I was 10.
But what I lack in the eyesight department I more than make up for in the smell department! I smell everything, cigarette smoke from 4 houses down, fabric softener on the person behind me at the movies, or the perfume on every overly coiffed woman at the mall. 

Home Fragrance is something that I tended to avoid,  I was from the school of thought that NO scent is good scent . . . but that's not entirely true. Cookies, for example, smell amazing . . . as does fresh lemon. It wasn't until I started making my own Soy Candles using essential oils that I realized I missed a light scent around our home. 

I cannot stand the smell of plug-in air fresheners, or aerosol air fresheners. I wanted something really subtle, but more importantly I wanted something NATURAL! Our natural soy candles are great, but they aren't powerful enough to infuse a whole house full of scent.
You've probably seen the recipes for the "William Sonoma Scent" they are all over pinterest (probably because William Sonoma smells amazing). But I decided to try it out for myself . . . it's awesome! LOVE IT!  I let it simmer on low and when the water runs low I just add a bit more. It gives off an amazing subtle scent.

The last party we threw I simmered a pot on the stove and we had more than one comment on how good it smelt! And I also had one Fed Ex delivery driver tell me my house smelt nice. But it was an early delivery and I was wearing some pretty sexy flannel pajamas and no makeup so he might have been hitting on me. ;) just kidding #flannelpajamasaren'tsexy


  1. haha love the pajama comment. will have to try this. sometimes cooking smells linger too long here despite good ventilation.

  2. Oooohhhhh! I am mixing some of that up today! Delicious.

  3. Will try this recipe, I could almost smell it just seeing a picture of it.

  4. You are so cute! I mean that in the friendliest, non-weird, non-patronizing way! I love the pjs comment!

  5. i am getting lemons today- sometimes in the summer the house smells like some animal got trapped and died in the attic and this will def help!

  6. Hello!
    Yuzu flower of my home are in full bloom.
    Yuzu is like a lemon.
    It is also used in cooking, but is also used to bath.
    Bath Yuzu is healed in fragrance.
    From Japan.
    Ryoma Sakamoto.

  7. I'm gonna try this as soon as I get my hand on some rosemary!
    I really love your blog.
    Greetings from Brazil!

  8. I am sooooo gonna try this out ..... like right now because I DO have all of the ingredients. How fun!

  9. Great post, as always! Bought garlic today, guess I will go again and add some lemons for the day after��


  10. I know what you mean about the artificial smells, they always make me have sneezing fits too! This sounds nice and light and not too overpowering, my nose would thank you for it :)

  11. I'm with you in the smell department! I can be in a large public place, and if someone puts on lotion, it's like "WHO JUST PUT ON FLORAL SCENTED HAND LOTION?! WHY? WHY????" and then I'd probably start sneezing.....

    Gotta try this! Thanks for sharing, and I love your blog!

  12. I am very excited to try this, I have seen it around but I thought it would be overwhelming. You have me convinced! Kelly I agree the house smells um not so good in the summer!

  13. I'm definitely going to try this. I love the fresh scent of lemons.


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