What can I say? My housewarming party was a blast! Everyone got along just perfectly (you never know that, especially when you’re mixing generations like I did) and everyone loved the food. Although I still have enough steaks and sausages to feed a whole army, which can be quite useful for upcoming barbecue events. It’s nice to know you have a freezer compartment brim with potential meals – students don’t experience that very often.
It’s like knowing you have some bottles of wine at home. You could drink something if you want to, even if you don’t do it. But you could! So the party was great, I got loads of salt (a symbol so that you never run out of money) and bread (so that you never run out of food) and so seem to be very well-prepared for the future!
Let’s get to this little project, which is fairly easy and so useful: I am always interested in trying to save money, especially when I see designer pieces and create my own and cheaper version of them. The same goes with basically everything, and I have noticed that extracts used for candles or wellness products are super expensive. So why not make my own natural version?
- Small glass bottles
- Mint leaves
- Vanilla bean
Prepare the citrus fruits by peeling off bits of their zest with a potato peeler. I didn’t have any fresh orange at hand, so I bought already prepared orange zest. Pick the mint leaves, open the vanilla bean and cut the opened bean into pieces.
Fill the jars with the prepared ingredients and fill everything up with vodka. Label the glass bottles.
Wait a few weeks, and the extracts will look like this.
That’s all there is to do. It’s simple, isn’t it? And I know that the extracts don’t smell as strongly as artificial ones, but well, they do smell like natural fruit/herbs/spices and that is the most important part. I will definitely try this again, maybe with coffee beans and lavender this time. Hope you are inspired!