"Freebreeze," anyone? 🌿🍃🌺🌲🌳 Use a food steamer to naturally fragrance your home with plant materials you've foraged. Start by Googling terms like "fragrant trees", "scented plants."🌳🌲🌸🍃🌿
Then, take a hike and start sniffing!
Blue Juniper - has a juniper piney, orange scent.
Wax Myrtle seeds have bay berry scent.
Wax myrtle leaves have a stronger lemony eucalyptus fragrance.
Mum plant tips have a carnation like scent.
Star gum trees have a beechnut gum scent.
Scrub pine needles have a fresh pine scent.
Wild fennel weed has an anise carrot scent.
Basil. I use the stems and save the leaves for cooking.
In 15 minutes and just in my own yard, I collected a bowlful of 7 different outdoor fragrances.
Fill steamer with water as in normal use.
Pack plant materials in the steamer basket and steam away! Awwww, I left the lid askew so the steamy natural fragrance wafted through my home.
🍃🌿🌾Plant selection will vary based on your environment. We have an abundance of pine and wax myrtle here in the Carolinas. 🌾🌿🍃
Bonus - resulting scented water can be used as a light room spray.
I added 1/4 volume distilled alcohol - vodka - as a preservative and poured into recycled spray bottle.
My indoors smell like the fresh outdoors! Please like my guide, leave comment on fragrant plants you have found.
- Food steamer
- Or, pot with steamer insert.
- Fragrant plant materials:
- Herb plants - all parts
- Evergreen cuttings
- Scissors or plant snips
- Basket of steamer to use for collecting.
The Redneck Riviera, SC USA