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Holiday Mulled Cider: A Drinkable Air Freshener

Holiday Mulled Cider: A Drinkable Air Freshener

What would you recommend as a safe winter air freshener? –Pat B, WI

I like to use this spicy air freshener during the holiday season. It makes our home smell welcoming, and the best part of all is that you have mulled cider ready on the stove to offer friends and family at a momentís notice. Here’s my favorite recipe for hot mulled cider.

  • 2 sticks cinnamon
  • 5 or 6 whole cloves
  • 8 cups organic apple cider, or as needed

Choose a large non-aluminum pan (apples are acidic and can leach aluminum from the pot), and add the spices and organic apple cider. Simmer over low heat for 3-4 hours, adding more cider as it evaporates. When you are ready to drink it, strain out the herbs, and serve it in cups and mugs.

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Annie is a renowned expert in non-toxic and green living. She was named one of the top 20 environmental leaders by Body and Soul Magazine and "the foremost expert on green living." - Body & Soul Magazine, 2009. Learn Annie's latest eco-friendly news on anniebbond.com, a website dedicated to healthy and green living.

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5:09PM PDT on Apr 6, 2013

Thanks for sharing.

1:25PM PDT on Nov 1, 2012

thanks.

12:04PM PST on Dec 23, 2011

When I married my husband, his Great Aunt Josie and I became fast friends. I loved her dearly. She always had such good advice and wonderful tips on how to do things. One of her tips was how to make your house smell welcoming. She said to have a small pot of water on the stove to which you have added cloves, cinnamon sticks, star anise and any other spices you wish (I added orange peels to mine). This way, your house was always ready to welcome friends and family.

12:03PM PST on Dec 23, 2011

When I married my husband, his Great Aunt Josie and I became fast friends. I loved her dearly. She always had such good advice and wonderful tips on how to do things. One of her tips was how to make your house smell welcoming. She said to have a small pot of water on the stove to which you have added cloves, cinnamon sticks, star anise and any other spices you wish (I added orange peels to mine). This way, your house was always ready to welcome friends and family.

7:12AM PDT on Oct 29, 2011

Thank you

9:54AM PDT on Oct 17, 2011

Looks great!~

9:11AM PDT on Oct 6, 2011

it sounds delicious, for colds and cold weather.

8:27PM PDT on Sep 28, 2011

Tasty idea. Thanks!

9:38PM PDT on Aug 1, 2011

Thanks for sharing.

2:13PM PDT on Mar 22, 2011

Yummy!

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