We are in the business of making memories, and nothing triggers a memory quite like your sense of smell! One whiff of something familiar and you can feel like you’ve been transported to a time and place long forgotten. So, we feel that the first and most critical step in making lasting holiday memories is to fill your home with the irresistible and heart-warming smells of the season!
Stovetop Potpourri is nothing new, as I quickly found out when I went running to my mom with this awesome new idea. I remembered bowls of the dried up fruit and twigs around my house as a child, and they did smell nice when you put your nose up to them. Never did the idea of simmering the mixture pop in my head and to be honest, its brilliant!
You can use this method and customize the ingredients to your preference, plus coming up with new combinations is half the fun! You could also package the ingredients in a jar or bag with instructions as a thoughtful gift for friends and family.
Here’s a list of ingredients you can mix & match to make your holiday smell concoction:
- orange slices
- pine sprigs(trimmings from your tree)
- cinnamon sticks
- star anise
Add any combination of these items to a small pot with three cups of water, keep on a simmer and be sure to check the water level, if it gets to low be sure to add more.
Comment and let us know what combinations you liked best, or if you’d like to suggest and ingredient we didn’t think of!
photograph from Rachel Schultz Blog