When winter comes around I love when the house feels cozy & smells amazing (who doesn’t?!). Lately, I’ve been experimenting with some stovetop potpourri and if you haven’t tried this yet you have to! I know it can sound super cheesy & old trying to tell you guys to make some homemade potpourri, but I promise you will love this. If you’re a candle person and love the warm and spicy smell of the holiday spices, you’ll love this recipe. The combination of tangerines, cranberries, cloves & cinnamon sticks just can’t be beaten! So good!
The best part is that it’s super easy to make and fills the house with a warm & cheerful fragrance in no time. Just mix the ingredients in a pot and let it simmer on low for a couple of hours. You can add more water as needed. If you are having guests over this holiday season, this is the perfect thing to have to simmer away on the stove. It’s the first thing they will notice as they walk in the house and it will make them feel warm, cozy and welcomed!
- 1 1/2 cups fresh cranberries
- 3 tangerines halved
- 4 whole cinnamon sticks
- 1 star anise
- 1 teaspoon whole cloves
- 1 inch piece fresh ginger
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
- 1 small branch fresh pine (optional)
- 1 cup of apple cider
Combine ingredients in a small pot and simmer over low heat for as long as desired. Add more water if it gets low. Enjoy! xo