The aroma of Christmas is quite literally in the air with this Simmering Christmas Potpourri Recipe. Quick, easy, inexpensive, and very long lasting fill your whole house with feel-good scents throughout the month of December.
Is there anything better than coming in from a hard day at work (or school), having braved the wintry elements, and into a lovely warm and delightfully smelling house full of a wonderful mixture of cinnamon, oranges, cloves and a few other accents?
The aroma of this recipe is not too overpowering like most potpourri's can be, it is soft and elegant and gently inches itself into all the little crevices of the house.
It is super simple to throw together and you can put almost anything you have on hand into it. No star anise add some allspice, no fresh ginger had some powdered, no oranges use lemons, you get the idea, don’t have an apple just keep it out.
Simmering Christmas Potpourri
* 3 cinnamon sticks
* 3 star anise
* 1 tbsp nutmeg
* 2 tbsp of ground ginger
* 1 sliced orange
* 1 sliced apple
* 1 sprig of rosemary
* Fill a small pot or kettle with water, add all of the above ingredients bring to a boil and then lower the heat all the way down to 1 and simmer endlessly all day long. Adding more water as needed throughout the day so the ingredients don’t start to burn. You can keep this same pot going for a couple of days, enjoy!
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