Holiday Stove Top Potpourri Mix

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Happy Holidays to everyone!

This year Matt and I are finding ourselves fairly relaxed during the holiday season. Instead of traveling or hosting we are spending our first Christmas together with just the two of us! Our plans for the day are still TBD, but we’re looking forward to relaxing with each other.

The Sweet Precision kitchen has actually been bustling the past few weeks with the smells and sounds of holiday baking. Between baking cookies for several holiday parties and making candies for Christmas gifts, I’ve hardly had time to document everything to share with you! Instead of sharing another cake or cookie recipe, this post is all about stove top holiday potpourri. I love this recipe because it uses all natural ingredients to leave your home smelling wonderful for days.

I tried this recipe out for the first time two weekends ago when Matt and I traveled to the Gunflint Lodge with my parents for our annual holiday weekend. We started the potpourri boiling on Saturday and it left our cabin smelling fragrant until Monday when we left. I’m thinking about doing another batch on Christmas so we can enjoy it in our apartment!

Recipe for Holiday Stove Top Potpourri Mix
Makes one medium pot of potpourri

Ingredients
1 whole orange
1/2 cup cranberries
1 tablespoon whole cloves
3 sticks of cinnamon

Directions
Quarter the orange. Put all the ingredients into a saucepan. Fill pan with water. Place on the stove on the smallest burner, on the lowest setting. Refill water as needed.

Heather’s Helpful Hints
One batch of this potpourri can stay good for about 3-4 days. Don’t fret if the mix turns brown as you continue heating it on the stove. It will still smell delicious! Just make sure that you don’t allow the water to completely evaporate. A good rule of thumb is to add more water each time you turn on the stove.

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12 thoughts on “Holiday Stove Top Potpourri Mix

  1. Love this Heather, what a perfect potpourri for Christmas! I remember you writing about your annual trips to your family’s cabin, can’t believe it’s been another year already! Happy Holidays to you too and see you in the New Year :-)

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  3. What a lovely idea Heather. I too like the idea of this potpourri being made with all natural ingredients, always a big plus in my book. I wish you and Matt a very happy and peaceful Christmas. Enjoy your time together. ;)

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  4. I can’t believe I haven’t commented on this post. I LOVE this potpourri. I have made and enjoyed it twice in December and think I will do it again tomorrow. Not only do I love the scent but I love that we all probably have the ingredients in our kitchens all the time.Way to go Heather!

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