Joanna Gaines attends the Build Series to discuss the new book "Capital Gaines: Smart Things I Learned Doing Stupid Stuff" at Build Studio on October 18, 2017 in New York City.  (Photo by Daniel Zuchnik/WireImage)
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Fixer Upper Star Joanna Gaines Shares A Trick For A Fresh-Smelling Home
Before you reach for a chemical-filled air freshener like Febreeze, consider an alternative courtesy of HGTV’s Joanna Gaines for a fresh-smelling home — the trusty simmer pot.
"A simmer pot is essentially a stovetop potpourri," Gaines wrote on the Magnolia blog. "I love the ease of [using it] and letting it fill our house with clean scents all day long."
Gaines’ simmer pot recipe includes two sprigs of rosemary, a tablespoon of dried lavender, two or three lemon slices or peels, and a few drops of both lavender and rose oil.
After adding some water and allowing it to rise to a simmer on the stove, Gaines advises keeping the heat on low and checking the pot every half hour — never leave it unattended.