Want Your House to Smell Wonderful?

Hi everyone and Merry Christmas Eve!

Today’s little tip is adding wonderful scents to our homes. We, of course, love herbs and the scents of them are so yummy! I will use the odds and ends stems and leaves and just simmer them in a pan on the stove on a regular basis. Nine times out of ten, our house will smell like I am whipping up some fabulous Italian dinner!

Another wonderful way to have a lovely herb scent is to buy potted herbs to keep in your house. This is our Rosemary Christmas tree.

TTF38 025You can pick these up at your local grocery store. And if they have any left, they will be reduced after Christmas. I want to pick up another one.

We will keep it trimmed and use the Rosemary throughout the winter months and then plant it in our yard in the Spring. To keep your plant releasing it’s scent, all you have to do is pet it! That’s what I said, PET your plant! Run your hands up the plant and you will release the natural oils.

We have a small herb garden growing in a window at the princess’s school and the kids just love the fact that they can “pet” their plants.

So enjoy delicious natural scents in your home with a couple of potted herbs!


  1. I do have a pot simmering on the stove right now. I put in some orange peelings, a cinnamon stick, some cloves and a few bay leaves. It smells wonderful. Merry Christmas from my house to yours!

  2. I am also using the simmering pot method.
    Your potted herbs are much more lovely to look at though.

    Merry Christmas!

  3. Thanks for the great tip! MERRY Christmas to you and your family!!

  4. I wish You & Yours
    ~~Peace & Love & Healing & Joy & Blessings~~
    the whole year through

  5. LOVE your rosemary tree. So pretty. And fragrant too. Was going to get one but my rosemary outside in the planter by the front door seems to still be thriving. I am glad I found this page. I enjoy hearing your thrifty tips. And appreciate all the comments you leave over at my blog. From my home to yours... I wish you and yours a very MERRY CHRISTMAS.

  6. I love to simmer cinnamon and oranges. I never thought of herbs. I do love Rosemary and maybe I will find an after Christmas tree on sale. hugs, Linda


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