Homemade Holiday Potpourri
This makes an excellent gift. Make sure you make some for yourself too though because it really smells wonderful.
5 min 5 min prep
2-4 tablespoons cloves
2-4 cinnamon sticks
4 bay leaves
1/2 orange, sliced
1/2 lemon, sliced
Add orange and lemon slices to dry mixture of spices.
Put in a small sauce pan with 4 cups of water.
Simmer on low to release the fragrance.
TO GIVE AS A GIFT: put ingredients in a decorative jar.
Add enough water to fill jar.
Add a few drops of red food coloring.
Close securely and give with a small gift tag explaining how to use it.
Store in refrigerator when not in use, to prevent molding.
Can be simmered over and over again!
Note, I prefer to use the lesser amount of cloves so that they don't overwhelm the other fragrances.