Homemade potpourri

Homemade potpourri

Time:10 min Difficulty:Easy  

When there are no flowers or fresh cut grass swirling around outside, coming home to a burst of cozy scents can be a real treat in the middle of the winter. Why not make your own at-home scents?

Here’s what you need:

  • Pot, mason jar, or shallow heat-proof bowl
  • Water

Here’s what you can use:

  • Fresh needles from your favourite evergreen tree (pine, spruce, ect.)
  • A piece of tree stump (the sappier the better)
  • Cinnamon sticks
  • Cloves
  • Raw cranberries
  • Orange slices or peels
  • Dried or fresh peppermint leaves (hint: peppermint tea is often pure peppermint leaves)
  • Dried or fresh rosemary
  • Apple slices
  • Cardamom
  • Vanilla extract
  • Grated nutmeg

Here’s how you make it:

Step 1:

Gather all your ingredients! You can pick any from the list, or come up with some of your own.

Step 2:

Put your ingredients into a heat-proof bowl (or a pot or mason jar) and fill it halfway with water.

Step 3:

Place this in a warm place (safely away from any pets or clumsy family members).
Somewhere like the top of a radiator, over part of a heating vent, or on the stove on the lowest setting if you’re using a pot.

Step 4:

Sit back and enjoy the woody winter scents that fill your home!

What winter scents did you pick? Got any “smells” that you already associate with winter? Let us know in the comments below!