Cinnamon is stored in most of the kitchen racks for cooking purposes. Read on to know, which are the other alternative ways to use this aromatic spice.
Cinnamon is one of the most loved spices of western cooking that can be added to desserts, curries, and beverages. However, the use of cinnamon is not limited to cooking and it can also be used for various other things. Here are 7 alternate uses of cinnamon.
Make your house smell nice. Cinnamon can be used to beat any kind of odor in the house, particularly in the kitchen. Just add a few cinnamon sticks, a couple of fresh orange slices, and a handful of cranberries to a pot of simmering water. The fragrance of spices will just fill your house with a beautiful smell.
Counter mosquito bite. Cinnamon can be used to soothe the irritation after a mosquito bite. Just prepare a mixture with one part cinnamon and honey each and apply this over the affected area to get rid of the itchy feeling.
Discourage moths. Add some cinnamon sticks, lavender, and rosemary in to a dry cloth pouch. Place this pouch in a drawer to keep away the moths from feeding on your sweaters.
Make DIY scented candles. Create a quick DIY fragrant candle stick by just wrapping a piece of an unscented candle with some cinnamon sticks to cover it over all the sides. Once the candle is lighted, the warm wax will heat up the cinnamon sticks as well and make the room fragrant.
Works against the ants. Use this all natural way to keep the ants away from your home. Ants hate cinnamon and sprinkling it throughout the affected area will do the needful, without making use of harsh chemicals and sprays.
Cover strong house smells. A quick way to cover up the strong and pungent smell in our house is to just sprinkle some cinnamon over the baking tray. Bake this cinnamon powder at 250 degrees F for an hour to beat the strong smell of fish and cooking.
Use while vacuuming your house. No, neither cinnamon stick nor cinnamon powder can be used to vacuum the house. However, you can freshen up your house while vacuuming by sprinkling about 2 tablespoons of cinnamon powder on the floor/carpet. Now, when you vacuum this area, the cinnamon powder will heat up the house slightly, releasing few essential oils to make everything smell fabulous.