Natural Air Freshener

Let's face it, we have all had something in our home whose unpleasant smell permeated every room.  There's no reason why one should put up with such odors when there's a quick, natural solution.  Before you reach for a can of spray or some fragrant candle, why not try this?  Slice up half a lemon (or an entire one) and add it to a small pot of water.  Depending on what you have in your cupboard, you can add about 12 cloves or two tablespoons of mulling spices to this (two cinnamon sticks also work).  Turn on your burner and let this mixture simmer on the stovetop for about 15 minutes.  In no time, your home will be fragrant and free of those nasty odors.   

I'm using mulling spices here.

I like to do this while I'm cleaning up the kitchen and it's so much nicer than using something artificial.  This is especially useful if you have family members with allergies or are highly sensitive to chemicals in your home.  Trust me, your home will smell much better.  A lemon and a small handful of spices are a definite good thing.  Cheers!