Freshen up your house

To a saucepan of water add a few bay leaves, cloves, cinnamon stick and orange peel and simmer for 30 minutes. It’ll give the kitchen a lovely fresh atmosphere. You could also get a little bottle of your favourite essential oil – I love both lavender and rosemary – from any health shop and most chemists and, using cotton wool,  rub a little on the light bulb and radiator tops so that when the light and heating are on the oils respond to the heat and the room will smell gorgeous.

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