Nothing floods the brain with nostalgia quite like seasonal scents. One whiff of your favorite holiday candle and your mind is instantly filled with memories of celebrations from long ago.
Let’s face it though- those holiday candles can be expensive! Plus, no matter how beautiful they look, most candles feel manufactured and just don’t capture that signature scent of the season you remember from childhood.
Although baking a fresh batch of cookies or a homemade apple pie has the power to fill your home with autumnal aromas, sometimes there just isn’t time to put on the apron and whip something up.
That’s why we needed a Halloween Hack to quickly conjure up the fragrance of fall without breaking the bank buying candles or heating up the oven.
This Halloween Hack can be modified to fit your budget and scent preference, so feel free to get creative and take your brew in whatever direction you choose!
You will need:
- 1 microwave-safe bowl & microwave, small pot & range, or slow cooker
- 2-3 cups of water
- Your favorite seasonal scents: apple slices, pumpkin pie spice, cinnamon sticks, cloves, vanilla extract, ground coffee, orange peels, etc.
- Fill your bowl, pot, or slow cooker with water
- Add your favorite seasonal scents
- Microwave 3-4 minutes (or simmer on the stove top or in the slow cooker)
- Remember to keep an eye on your brew, and add more water as it evaporates.
- For a larger home, the slow cooker is the way to go.
- After your brew cools and the scent begins to fade, soak your cooking device in warm soapy water. The spices can stick to the sides, and a soak will make clean up much easier.
What are your favorite scents during Halloween season?
Let us know down below!
Got a Halloween Hack you’d like to share? Send them our way! We’d love to try them out and share the experience!
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