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All simmered up!

I don’t know about you, but I am SO over this heat and ready for fall!  One of my favorite things about Autumn is fragrance.
But are there any alternatives available if  you don’t like or can’t use synthetic scents?

 

I originally searched out nature based scents for my Candles because I know many people (like my daughter Bella) are allergic to some synthetic fragrances. (We offer naturally fragranced candle choices if you have the same sensitivities).

But did you know you can simmer things to make your house smell divine and all the ingredients you need may be in your kitchen right now?  It’s fun, and the list is as only limited by your imagination!

Here is our current favorite: a pot of water simmering, 2-3 lemons, a handful of rosemary from the garden and 2 capfuls (sometimes more if Bella has anything to say about it) of vanilla extract.

simmering home fragrance

There are many ways to release the fragrance.  You can simmer it in a saucepan like I did (just be sure to keep an eye on the water level so it does not run dry and burn…that does NOT smell good). You can also pour all the ingredients into a crock pot to slowly simmer all day adding water as needed.


Some  ingredient ideas are:

  • Oranges
  • Limes
  • Cinnamon Sticks
  • Clove (whole)
  • Mint leaves
  • Cilantro
  • Basil
  • Vanilla
  • Pumpkin Pie Spice
  • Nutmeg
  • Anise
  • Thyme
  • Pine needles

The possibilities are endless.

How does fragrance affect your mood?

The Health Benefits of Cinnamon.

Spice for your Spirit.

Happy Blending!

Love, Laughter & Candlelight!

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“The hours I spend with you I look upon as sort of a perfumed garden, a dim twilight, and a fountain singing to it. You and you alone make me feel that I am alive. Other men it is said have seen angels, but I have seen thee and thou art enough.” 
― George Edward Moore

Check out our Night Spirit fragranced Candles & Perfumes:This mystical scent embodies the warmth of the communal fire, the dry sensuality of the dusty Desert earth, the piercing clarity of the bright evening stars, and the soft purple blanket of Winter night.

A well-balanced bouquet of nutmeg and cinnamon spices, black pepper, and chili, blended with warm amber, earthy patchouli, cedarwood, and soft, sweet vanilla.

Blue Moon Candles


Brew me a cup for a winter’s night.
For the wind howls loud and the furies fight;
Spice it with love and stir it with care,
And I’ll toast our bright eyes,
my sweetheart fair.
~Minna Thomas Antrim

Winter Spice Candles in production today! This fragrance is truly a glimpse of a particular time and place. Holidays evoke such powerful fragrance memories and stir the imagination to visit times gone by. Imagine the Christmas celebration at Scrooge’s nephew’s house in Dicken’s A Christmas Carol… happiness everywhere; the scent of Christmas fruit and spices blended most agreeably with the greens and fabrics of the time. Dancing, toasting and traditions of gratitude. 

Top Notes:  Mandarin Orange, Pomander, Golden Raspberry.

Middle Notes:  Vanilla Sugar, Cool Eucalyptus, Cinnamon Bark.

Base Notes:  Siberian Fir, Rich Leather, White Musk.