Natural Pumpkin Spice Air Freshener

Pumpkin Spice Simmer Pot

I have a fabulous, Natural Pumpkin Spice Air Freshener for you guys! But first a little complaining. 😉

Man, moving is hard.

Back in the day, we bounced from apartments to friends basements, from city to city. It was all such an adventure and seemed like a breeze. Then we got comfortable and settled in our quaint lakeside community. After the big choice was made to move to Vancouver, it has been constant planning, adjusting, replanning, etc.

While it does still feel incredibly adventurous, it has not been a breeze. We are still getting settled, still figuring out what we need and I still have not figured out when my shows are on.

Yes, I have shows.

As any good obsessive person, I religiously watch certain programs and feel completely out of sorts if I miss them. With the time change from the Eastern to the Pacific zone I have yet to master when the damn Housewives of wherever is on. Agh!

My other challenge has been my food photography. With cloudy days and a north facing kitchen, natural sunlight has not been as bountiful as my 18th floor corner suite that was always filled with light back in B-Town. I’ve had to set up operations next to our bed as the sun is brighter in the bedroom. Now there is a mix of place mats, napkins and bowls next to my t shirts and socks. It’s put a damper on blogging as there are photos that I’m just not proud of.

Kind of like these ones. 😉

I mean it’s a pot of oranges bubbling in a poorly lit kitchen. –> Insert loll’s here <–

Pumpkin Spice Simmer Pot

But, this blog isn’t about being perfect. It’s the Honour System. Life hands you all kinds of obstacles and it’s up to you how you roll with it.

Look! It’s an artsy attempt at an overhead of the bubbling pot. More lol’s. 😉

Pumpkin Spice Simmer Pot

I’ve decided to post these pics even though I’m not super proud of how they look. I could have waited out the cloudy days and re shot the photos with leaves from around the neighbourhood and mini pumpkins styled around the pot, but, if I’m being honest, this cloudy, rainy day was when I needed the warmth of this simmer pot. Having the spices and orange bubbling on the stove was so comforting on a kind of miserable day.

It’s so easy and not filled with a chemical cocktail of who-knows-what like those air fresheners from the drug store. We are bombarded with toxic crap in the environment everyday with cars and factories, etc., so avoiding it in your home is important. Plus, this method has the added bonus of lasting much longer. Just keep adding water as it bubbles down. I used this recipe for Pumpkin Pie Spice. Thanks Oh She Glows!

Happy Fall, friends. 🙂

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Natural Pumpkin Spice Air Freshener

Sharon Rhodes
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
0 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Servings 1
Calories 247 kcal



  • Add all ingredients into a large pot and fill with water
  • Bring to a boil, then lower heat to low. Simmer for as long as you want, adding water as it bubbles away.
  • *keep your eyes on the pot! Don’t leave the house or anything.;)


Serving: 1Calories: 247kcalCarbohydrates: 55gProtein: 4gFat: 1gSodium: 6mgPotassium: 785mgFiber: 11gSugar: 38gVitamin A: 885IUVitamin C: 211.7mgCalcium: 234mgIron: 2.6mg
Keyword natural air freshener
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  1. What a great idea! I love citrus and pumpkin spice, and they’re both scents I can actually tolerate! Glad you’re getting settled, I’m so averse to change, so I can’t imagine what you’re going through. I know what you mean about the changing light, and I haven’t even moved recently! Foodgawker keeps rejecting me for ‘lighting issues’ though, so I need to get my shiz together, lol. 🙂

  2. As much as your blog is about four it’s also about life….and cloudy days are part of Vancouver life! But good news is today is a gorgeous sunny day, so snap away my friend!!! ?

    1. It is beautiful today! The problem is when it’s nice I don’t want to waste it inside. 😉 Balance, right? Have a great day, Karen!

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