Don’t we all love our homes to smell like something wonderful is baking in our ovens? And that aroma is especially nice for the holidays! I’ve made a natural simmering potpourri for years and my family associates the lovely wafting fragrance with Christmas! No chemicals, no fake smell… just gorgeous natural ingredients from your kitchen. This week’s PRACTICALLY SPEAKING is all about making our homes smell delicious naturally!
Simmering Potpourri is a very practical way to set the mood for the holidays through our sense of smell. It’s a way of bringing back great memories and creating new ones! If you give this a try you will be hooked and so will your family!
No room spray or candle can recreate the aroma of real spices and other Christmas goodies gently simmering on the stove!!!!
StoneGable Christmas Simmering Potpourri
dried lemon peel
dried orange peel
mulling spices ( I buy a big inexpensive container)
You should be able to find all these ingredients in the spice and baking isle of your grocer’s.
Mix all the ingredients and put them in a pretty jar!
Simmer a handful of the ingredients in a pot of water. Watch it carefully so the water does not evaporate. You can also bring the potpourri to a boil and take it off the heat and the steam will fill the house as the pot cools.
You do not have to throw away the potpourri after one use. Just add more water and it should last several uses before needing to be discarded.
Wouldn’t this make a lovely Christmas gift?
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