Saturday, November 3, 2018

Easy Stove Top Potpourri

The holidays are finally among us! I know most of us our prepping for Thanksgiving, some are still recovering from Halloween and well, some... already have their Christmas trees up (I'm not judging you).

Chris and I are prepping for Thanksgiving this year as we're hosting it in our home. I've already thought about what I'm making, who's washing dishes, the table setting and more. On top of all of this- you want your home to be decorated to the nines and everything to be as physically perfect as possible- including all of the heavenly seasonal aromas... I know a fried turkey smells delicious but grease in your house does not...and let me tell ya lingers on fabric. To avoid all of those smells in my home- I've started making stove top potpourri. Not only does it void the smell of unwanted scents- it will scent your entire home! I usually make a pot and simmer for a few hours and turn it off- I can do this for up to 3 or 4 days  AND it's not putting off toxic fumes ( which they say candles do?) All of the ingredients are probably already in your fridge or pantry- so, lets get started!

You'll need:
  Small/medium pot
3-4 stems of rosemary
1 tablespoon of cloves
4 cinnamon sticks
1 tablespoon of vanilla ( I use a "splash")
1 cup of Cranberries
1/2 of an orange- sliced
1 apple - sliced

( You can also use pomegranate or grapefruit- I prefer the orange because it has a thicker scent
additional add in's: Pine sprig, hazelnut and peppermint extract)

Fill your pot with about 4 to 5 cups of water and bring to a boil

Once the water boils- toss your ingredients into the pot and bring to a high simmer. 

Let the mixture simmer for several hours/however long your prefer ( make sure you check the water levels- if it gets low- add more water)

You can keep the mixture in the pot for up to 3 to 4 days- just set on simmer and you're ready for the holidays!


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