DIY Home Fragrance

There’s nothing complicated about this lemon-mint home refresher. Pop the ingredients on your stove top and set to simmer. The lemon and mint essences are sure to brighten any space!


  • 1 lemon (or two small) sliced crosswise
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 to 3 sprigs fresh mint
  • water


  1. Place first three ingredients in a small saucepan and cover with water.
  2. Simmer pan over low heat on back stove burner, adding water throughout the day as needed.


Photography by Heather Kinkel

Alejandra likes ice cream, dancing and pretty things. You can usually find her exploring downtown Phoenix, where she lives, or singing to herself while writing in a coffee shop.

1 Comment

  • Reply May 24, 2014


    Wow! What a simple yet delicious smelling combo! Thanks for posting this, can’t wait to try it!

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