Thursday, November 6, 2008

Homemade Potpourri

I am a HUGE fan of scented candles, pumpkin spice being my absolute favorite. I would have one burning all day long if I could. Unfortunately, that can get pretty pricey. Quite a few years ago I found a recipe online for simmering potpourri that you can make yourself. The scent that permeates your home from this blessed concoction can only be explained as heavenly!

I thought I would share Joanne's World Famous Simmering Potpourri Recipe with you, so that your home can smell just as delicious.

5-10 cinnamon sticks

1 heaping tbsp whole cloves

2-3 bay leaves

1/2 sliced lemon

1/2 sliced orange

Put all ingredients in a pot of water on your stove. Simmer over low heat, checking regularly so that it doesn't boil over or burn out all water.

Make sure to let me know how it works for you!

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Mari said...

I have used something similar to this and it smells wonderful! Mine didn't have lemon. I'll have to try it. I'm a big fan of nice smells!

Terri said...

Oooh, sounds wonderful. I'll have to give it a try!

Cheri said...

What a great recipe- I can't wait to try it!

Angie said...

Gonna try me some of that! Yeah!

As to the elections...yes we have all been disappointed...his values are different that ours..but---he needs our prayers---and the turn in the electoral process sets the stage for what God is about to do in the world...the GETTING ready of the BRIDE of JESUS CHRIST!

God's power did not change with the election of Nobama. I am hoping that it will cause us ALL to prayer ever more fervently! For our lost families and friends. Being less afraid to speak out for the sake and cause of Christ Jesus!

I love you so much! I hope your day is filled with yummy scents! and blessing and anointing of the Holy Spirit!

Jennifer said...

Thank you...I can't wait to try it. I would love to see more of these. You just ushered fall and the holidays into my home with a warm welcome.

Have a blessed day.

Kelly said...

WOW...I may just try this! Sounds lovely! Especially since we are supposed to have snow flurries this weekend--just the right thing to warm us up!

SharonB said...

I can ALMOST smell it!! Think I'm going to have to try this one!!

Elizabeth M Thompson said...

What a great idea, Joanne. I like to simmer apple cider with all the fragrant spices on the stove, but then I drink it and it's gone.

I'll have to try your recipe.

a portland granny said...

I used to simmer hot cider in a concoction like that for parties, and you are right, the house smelled marvelous. I will get to your tag soon, you rascal!!

A Stone Gatherer said...

That sounds great! I'll let you know!

Amy~Saved by Grace said...

Oh reminds me of my mom...... She use to do that same thing. She would leave it in a pot on the back burner on low and would add water to it every day.

Jennifer said...

Oh, Joanne! I love this recipe. I have it "cooking" right now and my entire house smells so good. I love the sweet smell that the oranges gives it mixed the the cinnamon!

I would love more of these recipes!! Thank for sharing!!!

Jenn @ Beautiful Calling said...

Love the sound of this....I'm going to try it this week! Thank you for sharing!


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