Christmas Tradition: Simmering Stovetop Potpourri

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

For as long as I can remember, each year something that my Mom always prepares is stovetop potpourri. It truly makes your home smell like Christmas time and is such a delight, especially to visiting guests. It has become a family tradition and is always the "start" of Christmas time when the potpourri is on the stove! Trust me, this is much better than any Christmas candle out there and is guaranteed to spread a bit of Christmas cheer all throughout your home.

4 cinnamon sticks
2tbs cloves
1 orange slice and/or dried orange peel
handful of cranberries
1 sprig of fraser fur
1 cup of water

Put everything into a medium size pot and place on the stove on low/simmer. It should take around 15/20 minutes for everything to begin to simmer. Be mindful of the water level and make sure to replace the water as it boils out.

If you make the potpourri this year, I would love to hear your thoughts/see sure to tag me if you do! xo, S

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  1. I love this! Thanks for sharing. I've always wanted to do this, so maybe now I'll give it a try thanks to your inspiration.

    Merry Christmas!


  2. This looks great! I will definitely have to try it. xo, Champagne&Suburbs