Hi everyone!Can we talk cookies? Who doesn’t want their house to smell like cookies? I cannot stand it when I walk in my house and it smells gacky. Or, if I’ve cooked something and the cooking smell hangs around too long. And I don’t always like using those plug-ins with chemicals. This life hack is an awesome way to make your house smell amazing with natural ingredients!
One of my favorite life hacks is making my house smell like cookies when I am not really baking. It’s so easy too! It’s so easy and non-toxic and most of the time I already have the ingredients I need on hand, so it’s free! I take 2 cups of really hot tap water,1-2 tsp of my favorite spice, and a tsp of vanilla, mix them together and add them to my mini-crock pot.
(If I need a quick odor cover over, I’ll put them in a pan on low on the stove, but I keep an eye on them so they don’t burn)
Once it warms up, the smell of baking fills the kitchen, making your house smell like cookies are baking… And I can enjoy the yummy smell of baking all day long.
For different scents, you can also add any of these to the 2 C. of water:
For a more snicker-doodle smell, use straight cinnamon or cake spice. Use cinnamon, ginger and cloves for a gingerbread cookie smell.
You can also do orange peel and vanilla.
Or for a cozy, homey scent, 2 TBSP of coffee grounds and 1 tsp vanilla.
Or for a Thin Mints® scent 2 TBSP Cocoa and 1 tsp mint extract
It’s amazing how your family will walk in and ask what you are baking. :)Because who doesn’t love the smell of cookies? If you love real cookies, check out this recipe for heart-shaped pie crust cookies, and edible cactus cupcake toppers.