Disclosure: This is a sponsored post on behalf of Halos
There’s just something about having citrus, cinnamon, and nutmeg in there air that reminds me of the holidays. Rather than buying potpourri this year, I decided to make some homemade stovetop potpourri to make my home smell absolutely wonderful this year. The great part about it is it’s better for your family (no yucky chemicals here) and it’s really frugal as well.
Growing up,my mom always used to have potpourri fragrances wafting through the house. Though I loved having the home smell amazing, it always used to give me headaches because of the heavy perfumes in the potpourri. Using natural ingredients, like Halo oranges, cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves we can fragrance our home without the headaches that come with most commercial potpourris. Plus, once you are done all the ingredients are compostable.
This homemade stovetop potpourri is really easy to make. Here’s everything you are going to need to make it:
- A small pot
- About 2-3 cups of water
- 2 Halo oranges (sliced in 1-2 inch circles)
- 1/2-1 c of whole cloves
- 3-4 whole cinnamon sticks
- 3-4 whole nutmeg
On the stove top, place the pot and water and add the nutmeg. Turn on high and almost bring to a boil. Add the cinnamon and cloves, reduce heat to medium. Turn the pot on low and add the sliced oranges. Allow the potpourri to simmer throughout the day. (Make sure to keep an eye on the water level)
This potpourri also makes a great gift. Just take a pretty cellophane bag and add whole oranges and all the ingredients. Attach a pretty tag with the instructions, and you are all done. You can give it as a holiday gift or it even makes an amazing house warming gift.