Pour three cups of water into a saucepan. Add three tablespoons of cloves.
Place the saucepan on medium heat. Bring to a boil.
Reduce to a simmer. Turn the heat down to its lowest setting for the cloves to continue releasing their scent. Refill the saucepan whenever there is less than two inches of liquid in the pot.
Turn off the heat when you no longer want the clove scent to be released. Allow the liquid to cool before removing the cloves.
Things You Will Need
- If you like the smell of cloves in your home, buy them in bulk at spice markets or in South Asian grocery stores. Prices for cloves from national brands can be too high to use them for freshening the air.
- The clove-infused water can be used as a rinse for brown hair, to enhance shine and color.
- Clove also blends well with lemon or orange peel, allspice, cinnamon and cardamom for a rich, slightly exotic scent.