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Natural Air Freshener that Will Make Your Home Smell AH-Mazing for Spring!


I wish I could somehow through this blog post let you smell what my house smells like right now. But maybe it’s for the best that you can’t, so you’ll be pleasantly surprised when you try this for yourself. I tried this and my home smelled incredible and, with only three ingredients, the recipe is super easy. So, put down the bottle of chemical-filled febreeze. Step away from the Glade Plug-in. Give this natural air freshener a try as a great way to usher in Spring – you won’t be disappointed!


1 lemon, sliced
a few sprigs of fresh rosemary
2 tbsp vanilla extract

Directions: Fill a sauce pot about 2/3 of the way with water, add ingredients, and simmer for as long as you like.  You can let it go all day long as you chug a bottle of wine hire a maid do your spring cleaning, adding water and/or more lemon as needed. Please tell your nostrils that, in lieu of a thank you card, just comment on this post and tell me how they liked it.


Alessandra Macaluso is the author of What a Good Eater! , Lucy the Bee and the Healing Honey, and The Real-Deal Bridal Bible. She’s also a Qigong and Tai Chi instructor, and overall wellness advocate. Her work has been featured in several anthologies which can all be found on her Amazon author page, and she has contributed to The Huffington Post, Scary Mommy, TODAY Parents, and many other online publications.

Alessandra is a northerner-turned-southerner, enjoying the south with her children, Penelope and Ciro, and her husband, Greg.

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I am totally going to try that it sounds wonderful!!!

It is so good, our house smelled awesome after this – really light and clean.

I put 1 1/2 tsp of almond extract in it. Kinda gave it a slight nutty scent.

‘@ Waverly – oooh, I like that! Have to try that – thanks!

What a wonderful smell! My boyfriend is upstairs working right now, while I’m in the kitchen trying to lure him down with this amazing smell. Let’s see how long it takes him to come down. Thanks for sharing!

Yay!! Did he eventually come down?!

Wow! I love your website! I think I want to try everything here! Thanks for the great info! πŸ™‚

Thanks Veronica!! πŸ™‚ glad you found us!

Saw this on twitter yesterday, bought the stuff this morning and am loving the way the house smells now! Thank you! Great blog by the way!

Hi Melissa! Awesome, and thank you!

sounds great! i’ll definitely try it.
and comment again to review.

Great! Can’t wait to hear how you like it.

Trying it today! Thanks!

Yummy!! Thanks for sharing again … our house smells great (which says a lot since we have a toddler, a dog and a new foster puppy)!

YUM! That is a true testament to the power of this air freshener Robin! Haha. I just took mine off the stove, the house smells delish, too! Thanks for following me here πŸ™‚

How long does the smell last?

Maybe a day or two? I like to do it on a Friday so the house smells fresh for the weekend…