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Make Your Own Simmering Spice Holiday Stovetop Potpourri {great hostess gift too}

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Category: Side Dishes

 Ingredients List

  • 1 Fresh Orange {sliced}
  • 1 Fresh Lemon {sliced}
  • 4 Cinnamon Sticks {broken up}
  • 3 Tablespoons of Whole Cloves
  • 2 Tablespoon of Whole All Spice
  • 1 Tablespoon of Ground Nutmeg
  • 1 Tablespoon of Ground Cinnamon
  • 4 Cups of Water


Mix all ingredients in a saucepan and heat on the stovetop until it reaches a rolling boil. Reduce to simmer and keep an eye on the water level; if it gets low ”“ add more. {lasts up to 2 hours}

This also makes a great little hostess gift. I would suggest making this the day of and keeping in the fridge ”“ it should be used within a day. Simply add the ingredients to a glass jar {minus the ground nutmeg and ground cinnamon ”“ you can attach these in a small bag to the jar or simply leave out for the hostess to add}. Since most canning {or recycled spaghetti sauce} jars will only hold 2 cups of water, the rest will have to be added when used. I have created a few printable labels you can attached to the jar lid {found here} ”“ They include the directions as well as instructions on adding the additional ingredients. {to print ”“ click the download button and select the high resolution option}

This makes the whole house smell yummy ~ Enjoy!

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