This time of year, one of mine and Dallan’s favorite things is making homemade simmering potpourri. There is nothing better then the smell of cinnamon, orange, cloves and apples filling your nostrils when you walk through the door.
I love simmering potpourri because it reminds me of my mom (can’t get enough of Big Debs!). Growing up, she would throw potpourri ingredients into a miniature crock pot and turn it on. Eventually the smell would fill the entire home. Now I find similar smells comforting. Someday my daughter may feel the same way about simmering potpourri (there goes those hormones again).
- 2-3 Whole Cinnamon Sticks (you can even substitute them with 2-3 teaspoons ground cinnamon)
- 1 Tablespoon Whole Cloves
- 1 Whole Orange (Sliced with Peels On)
- 1 Whole Apple (Sliced)
- 4-5 Cups Water
Add the above ingredients to a medium saucepan. Simmer on low heat (adding more water as needed).
What are your favorite homemade simmering potpourri ingredients?