Natural Air Freshener: Simmering Potpourri

Bring the scents of the holidays to your home with this easy gift idea.

Simmering Potpourri

Delight your loved ones and their noses with a gift straight from the kitchen, simmering potpourri.

Dry Your Own

Preheat the oven to 200 degrees Fahrenheit. On a baking sheet, arrange thinly sliced apples and oranges. Dehydrate them in the oven for approximately 2 hours.

You Will Need

2 oranges, sliced and oven-dried /2 apples, sliced and oven-dried /1 jar of bay leaves /2 jars of cinnamon sticks /1 jar of whole cloves /1/2 jar of dried rosemary /mixing bowl /decorative container /ribbon /gift tag

Mix them Up

In a mixing bowl, combine all of your potpourri ingredients.

Use a Decorative Container

Fill your decorative container with the potpourri mix. I love seeing the light shine through the oranges!

The Final Touches

Wrap a decorative ribbon around the top and add a gift tag.

Simmer Away

When ready for use, pull out a cinnamon stick, a couple of bay leaves, apple slices and slice of orange. Scoop out 1 tablespoon of the clove and rosemary mixture. Add this to 1 cup of water and simmer in a saucepan on the stove top.