Christmas Potpourri.

This is the season to celebrate and to share.  This is the season to make gifts for loved ones. This is the season for our homes to smell like Christmas 🙂

Let’s make some simmering Christmas potpourri, shall we? This potpourri is really easy and simple to put together and a lovely change from the cookies and cakes; though I love them, too!! Well, what can I say, I heart everything about December! This potpourri is one of my favourite gifts to make. I love how it looks so festive and how it makes our home smell so warm, so earthy and so christmassy. Just put all the ingredients along with some water in a saucepan and let it simmer on low heat and wait for your home to smell absolutely amazing.

To make one, you will need:

  • A glass container/ a mason jar/ a burlap bag/ a brown paper bag (just about anything works)
  • A brown paper tag for the label and to write down the instructions
  • A portion of the simmering Christmas potpourri mix
  • String or twine or raffia to tie the label

Simmering Christmas Potpourri Mix 

I used the following, but feel free to mix things around. Add a lemon or two, a handful of cranberries, dried apple slices, dry candied ginger slices, grate in some nutmeg, if you want. I like to use fresh mandarins because of how they look and how they smell when simmered but dried slices are perfect too.

  • 2 tiny mandarins or 1 orange
  • 2 sprigs of fresh rosemary
  • 1 tbsp mixed spice
  • 4 cloves
  • 2 star anise
  • 2 sticks of cinnamon
  • 2 tbsp of dry lemon grass
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 tsp of dried flowers

Place all the ingredients in a small saucepan. Cover with water and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for as long as you wish. Keep adding more water to prevent the mix from drying.

I hope you have fun making this for your loved ones and for your home.

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