DIY: summery room fragrance

A seasonal floral elixir

With summer blazing away outside, it's a good idea to bring a spritz of freshness into your home and waken up the sleepy air. With the help of a saucepan, we can cook up a soft, seasonal scent that will smell wonderful. Follow the instructions below to fill the house with fragrance.

DIY: summery room fragrance  -

You will need:

  • 2 to 3 cups of water
  • Rose, Eucharis lily and camomile petals 
  • 1 tbsp extract of tuberose
  • Wooden ice lolly sticks (optional)
  • Shot glasses (optional)

How to make it:

Combine all the ingredients in the saucepan on a low heat. Simmer gently for a few minutes, stirring constantly. The aromas will quickly fill the kitchen and the rest of the house.

For a longer-lasting effect, fill small glasses (shot glasses will do) with your home-made elixir and place them throughout the house. You can also add the wooden sticks to the elixir so that they are resting in the oil half-in half-out, before placing the glass in the bathroom or hallway.

*One more thing: never use just any cut flower or plant; only work with edible flowers from specialist suppliers that are certified as safe for human consumption.