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Natural Air Freshener

Recipe: Good Smell Natural Air Freshener

Summary: The easiest way to eliminate fish, curry and other cooking odors is to replace them with a better smell! This Natural Air Freshener is easy, cheap and wonderful!


  • Little Dipper on Shockingly Delicious [1]1 ½ cups water
  • 3 cinnamon sticks
  • 2 teaspoons whole cloves
  • 1-2 teaspoons whole allspice berries
  • 4 star anise
  • Peel of 1 tangerine (eat the insides!)


  1. Add water and spices to the crock of a Little Dipper or other dip-sized slow cooker. Plug in, cover and allow to come to a simmer. (Typically, these tiny slow cookers do not have a low or high setting, but simply turn on when you plug them in.) When you get a waft of good smell, set the lid just slightly ajar, so the fragrance will escape into the air.
  2. After a few hours, if you see the water is getting low, add more. I have kept one batch of this going for 3-4 days, simply replenishing the water. After that, I found the spices had lost their punch and had to be discarded. The water will get murky brown from the spices.
  3. I typically unplug it overnight, and plug it back in the next morning.

Quick notes

This is not meant to be edible.

Preparation time: 2 minutes
My rating 5 stars:  ★★★★★