Natural Potpourri

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Simmering Holiday Scents

If you want a quick, easy way to add a festive holiday scent to your home without using artificial (chemical) air fresheners, plug ins or candles, try making up your own simmering potpourri of spices and fresh fruit.  You’ll just need a small saucepan or a mini-crock pot, water and a few of the following:

  • An orange
  • A lemon
  • Fresh cranberries
  • Cinnamon sticks
  • Whole cloves
  • Nutmeg
  • Bay leaves
  • Star anise

Or any kind of fruit or spices you like – the combination of scents is completely up to you.  Just toss in your ingredients, add water and simmer over low heat.  (Keep an eye on it and add more water as needed.)  We’re using oranges, cinnamon sticks and whole cloves and it smells Mmmmmm!

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