Cinnamon is one of my favorite spices since it tastes good and smells great. Typically, cinnamon is used for eating or cooking with, but it can have other uses as well. It is very fragrant and you can buy it in a powder or in stick form.
Cinnamon is great in apple pie, apple cobbler and apple sauce. Apples and cinnamon go together and compliment each others flavors. You don’t need to use much cinnamon when you cook with it since a small amount can go a long way to add flavor.
My husband loves the smell of vanilla and cinnamon together so for a treat we mix vanilla oil with cinnamon and let it fill the air. Beware if you do this because it makes you hungry. They are not good for people to use who are on a diet.
Closets can get a dull odor about them. A sachet of cinnamon can make a closet fresh and also its contents. Hang a cinnamon sachet in a cloths closet or a utility closet for a fresh aroma. You can also put the cinnamon sachet in a drawer or trunk to freshen up the closed up space.
Many drinks can be perked up with cinnamon. Cinnamon sticks are used for this purpose. Make a hot cup of apple cider and stick a cinnamon stick into it for a spicy cider drink. You can also put a stick of cinnamon into a cup of tea or cocoa to liven up the drink.
Cinnamon can be sprinkled on carpets to freshen the carpet up. Use powder cinnamon and spread it on the carpet. Let it rest awhile and they vacuum the carpet. Before you do this test the carpet in an inconspicuous spot with just a little cinnamon to make sure that the cinnamon will not hurt the carpet.
Cinnamon is a good odor so you can hang one in your car to make your car smell fresh and clean. Or put a sachet under your car seat to keep it smelling fresh.
It is pretty easy to store cinnamon. You can store ground cinnamon in a closed jar or one that has holes on the top to sprinkle the cinnamon out of. Cinnamon sticks can be stored in a jar or a plastic bag until you are ready to use them. Some people put a combination of sugar and cinnamon in the same jar so it is ready to sprinkle on toast, fresh cut apples or cereal.