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.

20 comments

Heidi Aubrey
Heidi Aubrey3 years ago

Thanks for sharing.

aj E.
aj E.4 years ago

thanks.

Sandi Bright
Sandi Bright4 years ago

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.

Sandi Bright
Sandi Bright4 years ago

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.

Michele Wilkinson

Thank you

Chris Ray
Chris R.5 years ago

Looks great!~

Alicia N.
Alicia N.5 years ago

it sounds delicious, for colds and cold weather.

Sonny Honrado
Sonny Honrado5 years ago

Tasty idea. Thanks!

Jennifer C.
Past Member 5 years ago

Thanks for sharing.

Mervi R.
Mervi R.5 years ago

Yummy!