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December 29th, 2009 02:27 PM
dbburk Here's a recipe for potpourri that I really enjoy & I thought I'd pass it along. Does anyone else have a recipe too or do you just dump things together? What do you use? I'd enjoy hearing what you all do.

Aroma of Christmas (I like it anytime:D)

3 sticks cinnamon
1/4cup whole allspice
1/4cup whole cloves
3 bay leaves
2 pcs. lemon
2 pcs. orange
2 quarts water

Bring to a boil, then simmer as long as you like. May store in refrigerator & simmer anytime to scent your home.

Just a note: In a pinch(like this morn;)) I've already just used orange peels and squirted some lemon juice into the mix. It works ok, but I like it best to slice the orange & lemon in circles & do it that way. Sometimes I cut the circles into 4ths then. Enjoy! :D
December 30th, 2009 10:28 AM
dbburk Does no one else enjoy potpourri??!!!!:eek: If you've never tried it you really should!!!:D ;) It makes your house smell wonderful(imo, anyway).:) Or maybe I'm weird!!:eek: ;)
December 30th, 2009 11:04 AM
virginiadawn I use the peels from the oranges we just ate, cinnamon sticks and whole cloves.
December 30th, 2009 11:29 AM
lenni724 Nope I never tried it! It sounds wonderful though. I usually just burn candles.
December 30th, 2009 12:06 PM
damys
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lenni724 wrote:
Nope I never tried it! It sounds wonderful though. I usually just burn candles.


Same here, but I was wishing I had the stuff...