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Thread: Williams-Sonoma store scent.

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    Senior Member dixie_fried's Avatar
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    Williams-Sonoma store scent.

    If you have been to Williams-Sonoma, you know their store smells heavenly, but not in a cloying/overpowering way.

    I found this blog pinned on pinterest and used the "recipe": http://morganmoore.typepad.com/one_m...20a9772f44970b

    It smells SOOOOO good simmering on the stove, but you can only use it one, maybe two days before the lemon gets pretty yucky. So, I decided to find a way to make it keep. Instead of a whole lemon, I used lemon juice (1 cup) and lemon extract (1/2 tsp). I used dried rosemary because that's what I had on hand--about a tsp of leaves. I added about 1 tbsp of homemade vanilla extract and 1 cup of water. I brought it to a boil for 5 minutes or so and then let it simmer until it was half it's volume. Once it cooked down I let it cool and strained out the rosemary leaves. To the mixture I added the same amount of rubbing alcohol and poured it into a spray bottle. It is the perfect all natural Febreeze alternative and a smell you can't buy in the store!
    Last edited by dixie_fried; 04-17-2012 at 05:48 AM. Reason: clarification
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    What a great idea!! Thanks for sharing!

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    peacefully colors my world.

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    Thanks, I'm going to try that!

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    Thanks so much - can't wait to try it.
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    Neat, thanks for sharing - gonna make some this weekend.
    Quilting makes me happy!..

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    I will have to try this, this is great, thank you for sharing
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    I happened to have the ingredients on hand and had to try it right away. Love it! Thanks!

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    will give it a try thanks for sharing
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    How do you make homemade vanilla extract

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    Quote Originally Posted by nancyw View Post
    How do you make homemade vanilla extract
    OH MY GOODNESS!!
    Homemade vanilla is not only the best tasting stuff I have ever tasted, it's easy and so much cheaper than store bought.
    Get yourself some vanilla bean pods...I order from Amazon, got a great deal from this seller: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...ls_o01_s00_i00

    Once you get some vanilla bean pods, you slice one side of the pods open and submerse them in clear alcohol. I had rum, so that's what I used. Some people use vodka with success, too. Put the jar (I used a washed pasta sauce jar) full of booze with 6 or 8 pods in a dark cabinet and resist the urge to peak at it more than once a week when you take it out and swish it around. You can use it after 8 weeks, but the longer it sets, the better. After 3 months or so, you can take the bean pods out and put them into another jar of booze and start brewing more. I don't strain out the tiny bits...that's what makes the taste.

    If you do the math, it's infinitely cheaper than store bought.
    "And I guess I might have made a few mistakes.
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