How to prepare homemade flavors

It is always pleasant to give our home a touch of aroma that shows our good state of mind and to help us eliminate bad smells.

Whether in the room, the kitchen, bathrooms, study, in a drawer or anywhere, natural flavors help us keep a cool and pleasant aroma.

Fragrance  liquid:

They are the ones that we can spray with atomizer. Its aroma diffuses with the air and can be used anywhere in the house. To prepare them we need:

  • 2 pieces of citrus fruit
  • Oranges or lemons split into quarters
  • 2 sprigs of rosemary
  • 1 liter of water
  • 1 tablespoon of glycerin
  • 1 teaspoon of alcohol
  • 15 drops of essential oil

The procedure is easy: in a pot is put to boil for 10 minutes to simmer the fruits and rosemary; Are allowed to cool and strain, at which point glycerin and alcohol are added and emptied into the bottle. So you can stay, or add 15 drops of essential oil; The eucalyptus can be ideal for when someone is gagged at home.

Diffused with bamboo wands:

If in addition to aromatizing we want to decorate some space, this diffuser will be very useful. It only takes:

  • 1 bottle of narrow neck where 7 or 8 bamboo wands fit
  • ¼ cup safflower oil
  • 1 teaspoon of alcohol
  • 15 drops of essential oil

All liquids are emptied into the bottle and then the bamboo wands are inserted. After 24 hours, they are turned over so that they are completely impregnated and this process is repeated every week. If desired, a few drops of vegetable dye may be added to paint the liquid.

Flavoring gel:

Ideal for bathing. In a cup of boiling water dissolve 85 grm of grenetin and 4 tablespoons of salt, mix to dissolve the grenetina and add a cup of cold water and 20 drops of essential oil. It is emptied into a clear bottle and cooled until it cools. If desired, you can add flowers, leaves or any decorative element, as well as a few drops of vegetable coloring.

Citrus in the refrigerator:

To avoid bad odors in the refrigerator, we can split an orange in half and remove all the pulp from the peel, which must be filled to the fourth part with salt of grain. A simple natural remedy that also smells great.

Potpourri for closets, drawers and car:

It only takes:

  • Petals of aromatic flowers
  • Cinnamon sticks
  • rosemary
  • basil
  • Some cloves
  • nutmeg
  • Wood chip
  • essential oil

The first thing to do is to allow the fresh elements to dry on absorbent paper in a cool, dry place; It is then stored in a re seal able bag or container that can be sealed and the essential oil that is preferred to the mixture is added before sealing the container. Leave it to stand for 4 to 6 weeks in a dry and dark place and then remove it and empty it in a decorative jar or in bags of very thin cloth. When you lose the aroma, simply add a few drops of essence and stir to reactivate the aroma particles.

With these simple ideas your whole house will keep a scent with the special touch that only you can give.

The author is an expert on occupational training and a prolific writer who writes extensively on Business, technology, and education. He can be contacted for professional advice in matters related with occupation and training on his blog Communal Business and Your Business Magazine.