There’s something special about walking into a Pottery Barn store and being greeted by the warm and inviting scent that fills the air. It’s a fragrance that instantly makes you feel at home and relaxed. But did you know that you can recreate this same ambiance in your own home? With a few simple ingredients and some easy-to-follow steps, you can learn how to make your house smell like Pottery Barn.
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In this guide, we’ll share our favorite natural scent recipe that will help you create a cozy and welcoming atmosphere that you and your guests will love. Get ready to transform your home into a comforting oasis that smells as good as it looks!
Pottery Barn Signature Scent
- 1 lemon, sliced
- 2 or 3 springs rosemary
- vanilla extract
All you have to do is fill a small saucepan of water, and add a sliced lemon, the sprigs of rosemary, and a tablespoon or so of vanilla extract.
You can use store bought vanilla extract, or try my homemade vanilla extract, which has a much stronger vanilla scent. You can also substitute a vanilla bean for the vanilla extract, if you have one.
If you want to be able to leave the simmering mixture unattended for a little while, then try putting it in a small crock pot instead.
Some people place several small crock pots around the home to help the scent reach the entire home more easily.
We have a woodstove that is always going, so I placed an old tea kettle on top of the stove with the mixture simmering in it.
This mixture will last 2 or 3 days before you have to replace it, just keep checking it to make sure you don’t run out of water.
This was a fun little project, and now my house smells great, all ready for Thanksgiving. As I was writing this, I realized that this “recipe” is very similar to another one I tried earlier this year, a recipe for all natural mosquito repellent.
It also uses lemon and rosemary, except to repel mosquitoes AND it smells good. Hmmm…interesting!
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