In the fall, it’s nice to have an air freshener that fits the season, and homemade spicy apple air freshener does just that. Better yet, it’s much safer than chemical air fresheners. Note: this air freshener works best if you have a wood-stove or fireplace. You can make it if you have a oven and are cooking something else too.
- Core a large Roma apple. You can use other apples, but Roma apples are nice and hard, which is what you need so that it stays more or less intact in the oven. Don’t core the apple all the way through the bottom. Leave a layer of skin intact.
- Peel a ring of apple skin just around the hole at the top of the apple.
- Place the entire apple in a non-breakable baking dish – I have an old pie plate I use for stuff like this.
- Using the hole you made, fill the apple up with brown sugar, cloves, cinnamon, or experiment with orange peels, other spices or even organic essential oils.
- Pour water over the apple, allowing the water to seep into the hole and down the sides. Leave an inch of water in the dish.
- Place the dish on top of wood-stove or place in a fireplace over a grill.
- As the apple heats up, a wonderful spicy apple scent is released and will make your entire space smell great.
TIP: If you place this in an oven, because you don’t have a wood-stove or fireplace, I suggest cooking other items at the same time, or it’s a huge waste of energy.
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