In my world, making my house smell like Christmas is just as important as decorating for the holidays. I enjoy walking into my house after the air has been filled with the warm scents of Christmas simmering on the stove.Not far from my house is a great farmer's market with the best selection of reasonably priced spices. I purchased a few spice containers to create my own holiday potpourri.
A few whole nutmeg
2 Tbsp dried orange peel
1 tsp whole cloves
1 tsp whole allspice
A few dried orange slices
Two cups of water
Place all the ingredients into a saucepan. Fill the saucepan with water and stir to dissolve the dried orange peel. Bring to a boil, then lower the heat and simmer. Be sure to add more water as the water boils down. I refrigerate the leftovers and reuse them for about a week. The smell is wonderful. It truly does make the house smell great!
If you like you can view a clean fragrance for your home here.