Things I <3 Thursdays {Make your home smell DIVINE}

It pretty much makes my day when I get a little tip or hint that makes my life easier/happier/awesome-er in some way.  So that got me thinking...  Why not share the little (and big) things that make my life happy.  The things I love.  Enter: Things I <3 Thursdays

The first thing I notice when I walk into a new place is the aroma.  It sets the tone for the whole experience, in my opinion.  Now, I'm all about my home smelling delicious, but did you know that air fresheners and most candles are filled with harmful ingredients?  They're especially dangerous to those with allergies and asthma.

Here's where Natural Room Scents come in.  They are seriously the easiest thing ever and will fill your entire house with delicious smelling goodness.  AND the kicker??  They're completely safe and natural.  Everyone likes different scents, but my absolute favorite at the moment is this one:

Oranges, Cinnamon & Cloves.  Here's how I do it:

Slice up an orange (or mandarine), grab some whole cloves and cinnamon sticks (ground cinnamon works wonderful too and was all I had on hand)...

I have this baby crock pot that is not only adorable, but perfect for this very purpose!  Fill it with water (this also works great with a pot on the stove)...

Throw all your ingredients in... 

Leave the lid off and let it simmer away, filling your house with a completely natural and utterly magical scent.  **Make sure to keep an eye on your water level - could be dangerous if left unattended.  I may or may not know that from experience... :-I

And you're done!  This one is perfect for Fall/Christmas/Winter time or really just any time, but it reminds me of the holidays for some reason.  Trust me, it'll make you smile, just like this:

Some other great scent mixes to try (click on the links below for additional info and directions):

Lemon, Rosemary & Vanilla

Lime, Thyme, Mint & Vanilla

Orange, Ginger & Almond

Pine, Bay Leaves & Nutmeg 

And here are the actual recipes, from The Yummy Life:

I'd love to know if there are other wonderful scents that I'm leaving out - click {HERE} to let me know!!  Enjoy!