Well, we know it doesn’t feel that way in Dubai but autumn is here and we have few ideas for your house to smell like autumn. These homemade scents cost almost nothing and will bring the fall spirit in your house.
Cinnamon-Scented Pine Cones
This is our favourite! We know it’s not easy to find pine cones in Dubai but you should try this at least once. Well, we said it’s our favourite we didn’t say it’s going to be easy. Pine cones will help you to get the fall look and smell you wish to have in your place.
To make pine cones open up put them in a preheated 200 degree oven for about an hour. If they are not open up after one hour cooking you can keep them in the oven until they do. But be careful not to burn them. When they open up let them cool down. When they have completely cooled down place them in a large resealable plastic bag. Mix few drops of essential oil and a bit of water in a spray bottle. Spray the pine cones, close the bag, shake it well, open it again and repeat it few times. You can place few cinnamon sticks and whole cloves in the bag to make the smell stronger. Shake the bag every week. Leave it four or six weeks to absorb the scent. Here you go!
Of course one of the best way to make your house smell like fall is to bake! But if you don’t feel like spending time in the kitchen for long this one is for you.
Fill a pot with water, cut an apple into quarters, add cinnamon sticks, whole cloves as many as you want. If you have vanilla extract in your fridge that would be better. You can add one teaspoon to it. Boil all the ingredients together for few minutes. After it boils you can leave it to simmer. You should check it every 30 minutes to add water.
We all want the smell of that lovely coffee stays in our houses forever but unfortunately it doesn’t. But if we tell you that there is a way to make it last long?
All you need are mini bowls, coffee beans and vanilla scented tea lights. Put coffee beans in mini bowls, place a tea light in each. As the tea lights become warm they will heat up the coffee beans and make your house smell like the best coffee shop!