Now that summer is here, it’s high time to bring some freshness into your home. You can make the scent of spring yourself in a saucepan! Place it on the hob, follow the instructions below and fill your home with the fragrance of the season.
You will need:
- 2 to 3 cups of water
- Rose, orchid or lily petals > THIS SHOULD BE CHANGED TO Rose, Eucharis or Kamille petals
- 1 tbsp grapefruit extract > THIS SHOULD BE CHANGED TO 1tbsp Tuberosa extract
- Possibly wooden (lolly) sticks
How to make it
Mix all the ingredients in the saucepan on a low heat. Stir occasionally, and leave to simmer thoroughly. The aromas will quickly fill the kitchen and the rest of the house. If you want the fragrance to steal the spring show on other floors as well, fill small glasses with your home-made elixir or dip the wooden (lolly) sticks in the brew and place them in a shot glass or vase in the bathroom.
Did you know, incidentally, that there are plants with flowers that smell of chocolate fondant? Cosmos atrosanguineus 'Chocolate' is a member of the Asteraceae family and smells like your favourite dessert. But it’s best not to actually eat the petals - that’s not what they’re intended for.
*One more thing: never tuck in to just any (cut) flower or plant; only use edible flowers from specialist suppliers that have been grown for human consumption.