DIY: summery room fragrance

The scent of summer flowers
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With summer blazing away outside, it's a good idea to bring a spritz of freshness into your home and awaken 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.

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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.

By the way, did you know that there are plants with flowers that smell like fondant chocolate? The cosmos atrosanguineus 'Chocolate' is part of the Asteraceae composite family and smells like your favorite snack. But don't sink your teeth into the petals!

Try making a home spray with a different scent and make your house smell like spring, autumn or winter! Take a photo of the flowers you use to create your scent and share it with us via Instagram or Facebook with the hashtag #funnyhowflowersdothat. 

*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.