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Homemade for the Holidays: Simmer Pot

December 13, 2020

This citrus and orange potpourri with spices is easy to make and makes a wonderful gift. We’ve put together a quick and easy how-to so you can make your own.


  • Orange slices
  • Lemon slices
  • Cinnamon sticks
  • Whole cloves
  • Peppercorns
  • Rosemary


Place your orange and lemon slices into an oven at 350º F for up to 10 minutes, or until dried.

Then, add small amounts of each of your ingredients to a small bag and top it off with a hand-made gift tag.

Simmer Pot on Stove.jpg

To use the potpourri, fill a small saucepan with water, heat until simmering, and then add the mixture. Simmer uncovered for up to an hour or more. Be sure to add water as needed. The mixture can be used many times over several days to add the smell of the holidays to any home.

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