Day 4: Make some Holiday Potpourri today. My house always smells like Christmas when I simmer a pan of this on the stove. It’s so easy to make with items that I usually have on hand: orange peels, cinnamon sticks, and whole cloves. Cover all ingredients with a few inches of water and simmer during the day, checking and adding water as needed. This can be re-simmered the next day as well.

holiday potpourri recipe

Photo by Nicole Hill Gerulat.


  1. Wondering if this makes potpourri what do I do with it after? After I have cooked it all day I mean? Do I pour it over something or put in container? I don’t get it.

    Kim    Tuesday, November 27, 2012
  2. Hi Kim–You just simmer it on your stove. It doesn’t actually make a dried potpourri. But it makes the house smell so nice! Sometimes I reheat it the next day or I discard the water, peels, etc into the garbage. -B

    Brittany    Wednesday, November 28, 2012

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