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Cinnamon: The Scent of Autumn
by Pamela Hatheway - phatheway@rogers.com

Description: Tips for warming your autumn decor with the scent of cinnamon.

When the leaves begin to turn, and the undisputable snap in the air attests to the fact that autumn has arrived, there seems nothing more fitting than to fill my home with the scent of cinnamon. Perhaps it is the association that I make with Thanksgiving, and apple and pumpkin pie, or hot cinnamon buns in old country kitchens from childhood trips to Maine to visit long departed great-aunts. Perhaps it is the comforting bedtime snack of cinnamon toast and cocoa that my grandmother used to give me on chilly autumn nights that makes me want to conjure up magical childhood memories. Whatever linked cinnamon to this wonderful time of year for me, I am not completely certain but linked it is.

Here are six calorie-free ways to bring that wonderful scent of cinnamon into your home.

1. Simmer powdered cinnamon or cinnamon sticks on the stove. I like to add orange peelings, nutmeg, mace and even a little apple cider to the mixture. . Make sure to add liquid so your mixture doesn’t boil dry.

2. Drop cinnamon essential oil on unlit beeswax candles. (Be careful that you do not get it on your skin or eyes; it can burn.)

3. Mix essential oil and water in a spray bottle and sprits onto carpets and curtains.

4. Drop cinnamon essential oil on unlit light bulbs and allow to dry, when turned on the heat will distill the scent though the room.

5. Enhance your dry potpourri with a few drops of cinnamon essential oil.

6. Fill sachet bags with a combination of broken cinnamon sticks, nutmegs, cloves and black peppercorns. These can be slipped into your linens or drawers and will repel moths and insects as well as add a pleasant fragrance to your clothing.

Pamela Hatheway is a busy high school teacher and freelance writer. She resides in Eastern Canada with her husband and two girls.

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