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  • Scents of Winter: Boiling Cinnamon Sticks

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    As the days are getting a little colder, and the nights are getting darker, it's time to start chopping the fire wood. One way to give your home that great fall smell is by boiling cinnamon sticks. If you enjoy great scents throughout your home, here are some tips for boiling cinnamon sticks:

    Boiled cinnamon sticks can give your home a lovely fragrance, make a delicious tea and add spice to a favorite recipe. According to Prevention, German researchers found that cinnamon also regulates blood sugar by stimulating insulin receptors. Whether you use it to cook, for therapeutic purposes or to enhance your home's scent, boiling cinnamon sticks is a task that you can accomplish with ease.

    • Combine cinnamon sticks and water in a small pot. Use one cinnamon stick for each cup of water added.
    • Bring the cinnamon sticks and water to a boil. Let the cinnamon and water boil until the water starts to turn brown.
    • Reduce heat to a low temperature and simmer the cinnamon sticks and water. Allow them to simmer for five minutes before turning off the stove.

    Putting your cinnamon sticks over your fire is a great way to not only have a great smell in that room, but it also releases moisture in the air. Next time you are at the grocery store, be sure to pick some cinnamon sticks up.

    Read more at eHow

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    1. Kris says:

      Thanks! Just the info I was looking for!

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