How to Make Your Home Smell Like Pumpkin Pie (Without Actually Baking One)

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’Tis the season of pumpkin spice everything, and girl, don’t let anyone tell you it’s “basic.” (Haters gonna hate.) Because when it comes down to it, everyone loves the familiar smell of fresh baked pumpkin pie.

Before you reach for the rolling pin—or the scented candles—hear us out on this easy natural trick, which also just happens to purify and perfume your house.

Are you ready?

Bring a large pot of water to a boil, add a couple tablespoons of pumpkin pie spice, a handful of cinnamon sticks and a splash of vanilla extract. Reduce the heat and simmer the concoction for an hour to waft your home with instant cozy autumnal vibes.

Meanwhile, sit back, relax and sip some hard apple cider.

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Heath Goldman

Food Editor

From 2017 to 2019 Heath Goldman held the role of Food Editor covering food, booze and some recipe development, too. Tough job, eh?
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