Another Holiday Stove Top Potpourri


Scent activates our limbic system, which is connected to our memories and emotions. It has the power to bring close the warmth and love shared in holidays past.


This season, embrace your inner hostess and welcome your guests with this simmering holiday spice stove top potpourri. The delicious smell will transform every nook and cranny into a place of holiday wonder.


It also makes a thoughtful, simple gift for a holiday or housewarming party. Just tie up a batch with a bow and voila, you’re done!



Holiday Stove Top Potpourri

  • 4 cups water

  • 1 cup cranberries

  • 1 orange, sliced

  • 2 sprigs fresh rosemary (or pine needles, or even a trimming from your tree)

  • 1-2 cinnamon sticks (or 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon)

  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract, or 1 vanilla bean

  • 1/2 teaspoon whole allspice (optional)

  • 2-4 whole star anise (optional)

* orange slices are pretty, but if you prefer you can eat the orange and just use the peels


Stove Top Directions

Add ingredients to a pot and bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmer. Allow to simmer uncovered for as long as you like, adding water as needed so the pot doesn’t run dry.


Slow Cooker Directions

Add dry ingredients to your crock pot. Bring 4 cups of water to a boil and then add it to the crock pot as well. Set the crock pot to low and add water as needed.


Merry Christmas!

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