Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Tuesday Tip: How to Make your House Smell like the Holidays!



Simmering potpourri over the stove top is something that my mom used to do all the time and I love doing this around the holidays to make the house smell so cozy and holiday-esque.  You can mix up the recipe depending on what you have on hand.

What You'll Need:
1 orange, halved
1-2 lemons, halved
3-4 sprigs of fresh rosemary
3-4 fresh cinnamon sticks
1 Tbsp of cloves
3 cups of apple cider
fresh cranberries (these don't really add any scent but I like the pop of color they lend)
water

What You'll Do:
In a large pot, add the citrus.


Add the other dry ingredients.


Add the cider.  Fill up the rest of the pot with water.


Simmer over low heat and add water as it evaporates.  Just remember, this is a potpurri - I don't recommend drinking this!  Don't forget to turn the stove off if you leave the house!!  This is a great thing to do before you have guests over - they will all comment on how great your house smells!

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