Simmering Holiday Potpourri makes your house smell amazing. It’s also a thoughtful and easy homemade gift!
Have I ever given you a recipe that you couldn’t eat? I guess there’s a first time for everything!
As I mention in the Cookies and Cream Fudge recipe, a neighbor of mine when I was young brought Christmas treats to us every year. She also had this wonderful Simmering Holiday Potpourri on the stove almost every time I visited her between Thanksgiving and Christmas.
She had a farm with many different animals. She had chickens from which we purchased fresh eggs every week. On Saturday we went over and picked up our eggs and visited a while. I remember her house smiled so festive. As an adult, I related that smell to the holidays and wanted my house to smell like that.
Isn’t it funny how smells remind trigger memories? Like Ralph Lauren Polo cologne for men always reminds me of my high school boyfriend! Bourbon or whiskey smells make me want to watch a good football game. Coconut anything makes me want to sun on the beach. What are some smells that conjure up memories for you?
For, this ‘recipe’ is not just the cinnamon or cloves or even the citrus. I love to smell them all independently, but it’s the combination of smell they creat together that gives it the holiday twist. This is a very simple recipe for Simmering Holiday Potpourri and, yes, its one you don’t eat, but it’s worth sharing and so worth making! If you have a small slowcooker that you can dedicate to potpourri for the season, that will be fantastic!
This potpourri is easy peasy. Collect your ingredients and slice fruit.
Place in a pot or slow cooker. Fill with water until it just covers the fruit. Simmer and enjoy the aroma!
Need a gift?
This would make a great gift, merely package all the ingredients with directions.
Simmering Holiday Potpourri makes your house smell amazing. It's also a thoughtful and easy homemade gift!
- 1 orange sliced
- 1 lemon sliced
- 2 cinnamon sticks or 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1 tablespoon whole cloves or 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
- 2 cups water
Place water into a small saucepan.
Add cinnamon sticks, cloves, orange, and lemon slices.
Turn simmer as long as desired.
Check water level every 1/2 hour that you have simmering. Water needs to be added as needed.
Do not let water evaporate. Use potpourri for 2 days adding water as necessary
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