Store-bought potpourri and liquid scents are nice, but they can be quite expensive. Once potpourri is soaked with water it is not at all pretty, and liquid types are not very strong. Forget about store-bought colored shavings that have been soaked in scented dye or diluted liquids that do not last. Make homemade scents in a crock pot instead. A sixteen-ounce slow cooker is perfect for this purpose. Read on to find out how to make several homemade scents in a crock pot, and fill your home with fragrance for far less than the cost of store-bought potpourri and scented liquids.
Homemade citrus scents are easy to blend in a crock pot, and they smell fresh and clean. Save the peels from one orange and one lemon, and place them in a sixteen-ounce slow cooker along with ten to twelve ounces of water. The natural oils will produce noticeable homemade scents that smell fantastic. The peels from limes and tangerines can also be used or combined to create homemade citrus scents.
Cinnamon and Spice
Nothing smells quite as nice as cinnamon and spice. It can be used to make mouthwatering homemade scents in a small electric crock pot. Add a liberal amount of freshly-grated cinnamon sticks and nutmeg to about twelve ounces of water. When walking into the home it will smell like fresh-baked goods. Guests will wonder where the goodies are.
Do you like the scent of vanilla? It is soft and pleasant, and it is one of the most popular scents. Oil and water do not mix. Forget about using expensive essential oil when trying to make homemade scents in the crock pot. Use high-quality vanilla extract and split vanilla beans. Add ten to twelve ounces of water to a sixteen-ounce crock pot along with one split vanilla bean and about two-tablespoons of vanilla extract. When the water heats the scents will be released into the air, and the entire home will smell like creamy vanilla.
Fragrant Chocolate Mint
Chocolate mint is one of the most mouthwatering combinations, and the sent is absolutely amazing. Your entire home can smell like chocolate mint with the help of a sixteen-ounce crock pot and a few simple additions. To create one of the most desirable scents imaginable combine about twelve ounces of water with two tablespoons of chocolate extract and a few crushed mint leaves. If fresh mint leaves are not available, add two tablespoons of mint extract. This combination of scents will smell as good as a candy store.