One of my favorite things about the holidays is the scents of the season. I remember my parent’s home always smelled like Christmas. You can have those same aromatic scents in your home with this Christmas Simmer Potpourri. It simmers on the stove or in a Crock-Pot and savors the scents of the holidays like cranberries, cinnamon, cloves, and oranges. The DIY is super easy to make and fills your kitchen with the warmth of the season.
I love diffusing Christmas scents. But there is something about simmering your favorite holiday flavors on the stovetop. It sets the mood for the entire home that it’s time to usher in the holiday season.
This DIY is sooooo easy and it uses everything you already have in your kitchen.
One of my favorite things about this DIY is the ability to use whole cloves. If you’re like me, you use them during the holidays (the previous year!), and then there’s like half a container left and it sits in your pantry for the entire next year. You have my permission to use these old cloves!
Speaking of… if your fruit is in that stage where it’s ok to eat but starting to go, that’s the perfect time to use it for your fall simmer potpourri. No waste here!
Notes and Hacks
This isn’t an exact science. If you are a little off with any of your ingredients, no worries at all.
If you think the cloves are a bit much, you may want to begin with 1 TBSP and then add a second TBSP if you wish.
I’ve found that simmering the potpourri in the saucepot creates a better scent distribution than in the Crock-Pot.
If you use a Crock-Pot – either a regular size one or a Little Dipper, you can adjust the ingredients up or down accordingly.
SAFETY #1 – Be sure to turn OFF the stovetop!
SAFETY #2 – This is for decorative and scent purposes only. DO NOT eat or drink the potpourri!
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Christmas Simmer Potpourri Ingredients
1-2 oranges sliced
3 cinnamon sticks
1 cup cranberries
2 TBSP whole cloves
2 tsp nutmeg
2 sprigs rosemary
Cut up the orange/s.
Place the fruit in the saucepot. Add the remainder of the ingredients. Top with 2 cups of water, enough to gently cover everything.
Bring to a gentle boil.
Turn down and simmer on the lowest heat.
You will need to add more liquid every several hours.
Turn off the stove at night or when you leave the house or when you are finished with it. Don’t leave the burner on without a reminder to turn it off!
The scent will last 2-3 days.
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Love, hugs, and enjoying the scents of the season.
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