Money Saving Tips: Heavenly Fall Air Freshener

November 12, 2013 10 Comments | Disclosure


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The leaves outside are changing and piled on the ground, Halloween has come and gone, and fall is in full swing!

But with everything around looking like autumn, don’t you want to make everything smell like it too?

Here’s an amazing trick to permeate your home with a festive fall smell, and the best thing about it is it’s completely SIMPLE and CHEAP.

Here’s what you’ll need:

1 mug
2 tsp Vanilla Extract (imitation vanilla extract works fine too)
1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
2-4 cloves


Here’s what you do:

1. Heat the oven to 300 degrees F.

2. Put all of the above ingredients into a mug and stir them together.

3. Place the mug in the oven for 1 hour and wait as the smells fill the air in your home!


This is so easy and so yummy smelling!  If you want a simpler way to give your home a wonderful smell, just do the same thing as the above and omit the nutmeg, cinnamon, and cloves.

happy fall

Did you run out of allspice? Read how to make allspice substitute.



  1. Kristin w says:

    I always simmer while spices and fruit peels in a small pot to get the same effect! Cardamom pods, cinnamon sticks, vanilla beans and orange peel is my favorite!

  2. I simmer mine on the stove top also…seems like a waste to run the oven for an hour for this, unless it is really cold and you are doing it for the heat also.

    • Plus, if you do it on the stove top, it adds some moisture to the air, which a lot of us need once the heater starts going! It does, however, need more attention that way because it will evaporate and burn your pot. So I guess it depends how busy you are!! 🙂

  3. I would be concerned about it evaporating and damaging the mug. I would do it in an over safe bowl with extra water (double the spices) or on the stovetop

  4. I love this idea and I think you have our stove too :).

  5. What about putting it all in one of those little crockpots? I think I’ll try that today…

  6. I tried this and did not like the way it left the mug, but great smell though. Will not try this again.

  7. All the residue dried out at the bottom of the cup and made it very hard to remove, and I did not even leave it for the recommended full hour.

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