Orange-Rosemary Simmering Potpourri

I’m so excited to be back to blogging! I have lots of fun things planned for the New Year!  

It’s that time of year when we start the process of “un- decorating”.   We always cut down a live tree, so our Christmas tree has an early January expiration date. It’s always a sad day for us, not only because we LOVE Christmas, but, I LOVE the smell of a live tree and it’s incredibly hard to duplicate. I decided to use some of my leftover Christmas food ingredients and simmer them together in water. The result was incredible! I started with rosemary and sliced oranges- a perfect combination! On day two of simmering, I added cinnamon sticks for another layer of fantastic aroma! Incredibly simple and easy, but wonderfully  comforting and just the seasonal smell I was looking for! Even Mr. Sweets and Whimsy, who says most candle scents make his “throat close up”, was a fan of this pot of “wonderfullness”. I was able to get a nice aroma from this mixture for four days! Putting the raw ingredients into a Mason Jar and adding a tag that says: “add water” would be a perfect gift! 

katelyn undecorating

rosemary

add water

final product

 

 So many scent combinations to consider! Throw in some cranberries or clove studded apples….. play around with extracts and raid your spice pantry.    More fun to come Sweets and Whimsy fans!  

 

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