How to Make Your Own Autumn Boiling Spice

With just a few basic ingredients from your spice cabinet and some citrus, you can create an easy Boiling Spice that when simmered, will fill your home with the scents of Fall.
This 4-ingredient Boiling Spice will fill your home with the scents of Fall.
I use a small vintage, iron skillet - but you can use a small saucepan. (I would recommend a pot or pan that you use just for your boiling spice.)
A handful of whole cloves, 3-4 bay leaves, 2-3 small cinnamon sticks broken up, and 1-2 slices of orange.
Bring to a boil, then turn the heat down to low and let simmer. Refill water as needed. You will LOVE this scent.
The Everyday Home/Barb Garrett
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  • Barbara Usitalo Barbara Usitalo on Dec 14, 2015
    Simmering scents with orange & cinnamon sticks & rosemary

  • Kim Kim on Oct 14, 2021

    Did you use an cast iron pan on a glass top stove for this?

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  • Susan Susan on Dec 30, 2016
    Love the idea. Have you tried diffusing essential oils? Much less work and they smell heavenly.

  • Rhonda Rhonda on Nov 15, 2021

    Thank you, I needed this kick in my complacency lol ... this is a great way to use up my aged cloves, leftover cinnamon sticks and renew bay leaves... no need for expensive oils this route