Christmas Potpourri Simmer Pot,christmas potpourri simmering,homemade christmas simmering potpourri recipe

Ingredients: 

Sliced Lemon
Sliced Orange
Cinnamon Sticks
Cloves
Bay Leaves
Fresh Cranberries
Mint extract
Fresh Pine needles

Method: 

 Take one lemon and slice it. Then slice half of the orange.Then combine the sliced citrus fruit into a pot along with 2sticks of cinnamon, 4 bay leaves, and 2 tbsps of cloves.Then you simply add some water and place on the stove to simmer.Within five minutes your home starts to smell amazing Aromas.

History of potpourri:

Potpourri was created in the 12th century for the purpose of freshening rooms in castles for the people of that time. Spices or herbs were placed in huge cooking cauldrons after the meal tasks of the day had been completed. People then took these herbs and spices and placed them in containers with lids, moistened them with spirits, and left them to rot. This process created a pungent perfume which was released each time the lid was lifted. Flowers were then placed in handsome bowls and baskets with these fragrant herbs and spices to beautify rooms throughout the castle.

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