Make your home smell great during the holiday season by gently simmering holiday potpourri fruit and spice mixture on the stove. I usually start using this potpourri mixture the week of Thanksgiving and keep using it through Christmas. After a few days the mixture will turn dark and begin to lose its smell — you’ll need to toss it out and make a new batch for the best scent.
Holiday Potpourri Recipe
- 1 orange sliced
- 1 lemon sliced
- 2 cinnamon sticks
- 2 bay leaves
- 10 - 12 whole cloves
- Place all ingredients in a medium sized saucepan and fill with water within one inch of top rim. Simmer on very low heat for a couple of hours, adding more water as necessary.
After a few days, throw out the mixture and make a new batch.