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Cinnamon & Spice Simmering Air Freshener

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cinnamonOne of the most warming and homey scents ever is the smell of mulled apple cider with lots of cinnamon. Here we use these classic ingredients to make an easy air freshener.

Besides the cozy, fall-like scent of cinnamon, the spice has the added benefit of being highly antimicrobial. Cinnamon is the brown bark of the cinnamon tree. Ceylong cinnamon is considered the “true cinnamon,” while Chinese cinnamon is considered “cassia.”

Cinnamon & Spice Simmering Air Freshener
* 2 sticks or more of cinnamon
* 5 or 6 whole cloves
* 8 cups apple cider, or water, as needed

Combine all the ingredients in a pan on the stove. Bring to a boil, and then turn down to a simmer. Replace the liquid as needed since it will evaporate.

–Adapted from the eBook Natural Home Scents, by Cait Johnson (Green Chi Cafe, 2009).

By Annie B. Bond, the best-selling and award-winning author of five healthy/green living books, including Better Basics for the Home (Three Rivers Press, 1999), Home Enlightenment, Clean & Green (1990), and most recently True Food (National Geographic, 2010 and winner of Gourmand Awards Best Health and Nutrition Cookbook in the World). She has authored literally thousands of articles and was named “the foremost expert on green living” by Body & Soul magazine (2009).

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