The comfort of home is what I love. The smell, the cozy feel, the lighting, the wood burning stove. Add all those together this time of the year with Christmas lights twinkling in the home and I rarely want to leave.
I really love to use candles in our home but I have been trying to be much more aware of what we use in our home. Many candles are made with ingredients that I don't want burning in our home. This year we have been making our own holiday potpourri and allowing it to simmer on our wood burning stove. It smells amazing!
For this recipe I used dried oranges and dried cranberries. You can find the details on drying both of those on the blog and I have a Youtube video for drying cranberries as well. If you don't have dried, you can use fresh orange slices or even the rind for this recipe. You can also use fresh cranberries.
Holiday Stove Top Simmering Potpourri
Dried Cranberries or fresh
Dried Orange Slices or you can use the rind or even fresh slices
Cinnamon chips (optional)
Place water in pan and add the ingredients. I never measure mine out and just use a little of each one. You can be very creative with this process and add in other spices if you so choose. Sometimes I will add in Anise and that gives a wonderful scent as well. This recipe is very versatile.
Have you ever made homemade potpourri? What are your favorite spices to use? I would love to hear from you!
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