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Smelly House

House smelling weird? Put two caps full of vanilla extract in a coffee cup, then place it in the oven at 300 degrees for one hour. Within twenty minutes the whole house smells like Heaven. It’s actually a common realtor trick.


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  1. Amanda

    I think it would be safe to say the missing ingredient obviously is water!! lol its just the same if u were infusing on the stove in a pan u would need to add water.

  2. Dru Sabune

    Pleas send me posts

  3. Bonnie

    I did this a little bit ago in an old coffee cup…it simply burned the vanilla and I threw it away w/the cup!! I agree w/others….SOMETHING’S MISSING!!!

  4. MommaDOO

    This is a great idea! I do this with boiling cinnamon sticks. We are looking to sell our house soon, so definitely will be trying this. My dad is also a real estate agent, I wonder if he does this? Thanks for sharing!


  5. Gabrielle

    I do this all the time except I put vanilla and water in my potpourri pot and have it on all day long and it works great to cover smokers smell. I also put cinnamon sticks in it. Just make sure to keep adding water as it does evaporate. From a faithful user!

  6. Tammy C

    Be careful, this must be missing ingredients. I did 3 caps of vanilla at 200 and within 15mins mine had cooked dry. I am just glad I was in kitchen before something happened.

    1. PEG

      I’m assuming that you would also put water in the cup – look at the pic, it looks like that to me

  7. Jennifer

    Do you put anything else in the cup with the vanilla?

  8. Connie

    what about just making a little bowl with foil?

  9. Nancy

    Yes please tell me do you use coffee with the vanilla or what do you use?

  10. gary

    can i use microwave instead of using the oven??

  11. Leslie

    that’s it?….just 2 capfuls of vanilla with no water or anything?

  12. Kelsi

    what type of coffee cup? I don’t want it to crack in the oven from it being do hot

    1. Sonya Parga

      Kelsi, I would use a thicker one….and if you are worried you can use a casserole dish instead of the coffee cup!

  13. Jac

    Love this site!

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