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DIY Simmering Potpourri To Make Your Home Smell Like The Holidays

Mon, Dec 22nd 2014

Vanessa Luis

DIY Simmering Potpourri To Make Your Home Smell Like The Holidays

Certain scents can get you nostalgic and kindle memories of the festivities and family. When you think about the holidays back home, you probably relate it with the aroma of freshly baked cakes and cookies, soothing music, and the warmth indoors. Recreate this cozy, comforting atmosphere wherever you are, with a DIY simmering potpourri. With its citrus, cinnamon notes, it makes the interiors smell fabulous and also doubles as a humidifier.

Ingredients:
  • 1 sliced orange (with the rinds)
  • 3 cinnamon sticks (broken in half)
  • 1 cup fresh cranberries
  • 1-2 tsp cloves
  • 1-2 tsp nutmeg
  • Water, as required
Preparation:
  • Fill a saucepan with water to about one inch below the rim.
  • Place all the ingredients in the water and bring it to a boil.
  • After a few minutes, turn the heat down and leave it to simmer all day.
  • Stir occasionally, and top up the water every 30 to 40 minutes.

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