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Spicy Harvest Simmering Potpourri Formula

Spicy Harvest Simmering Potpourri Formula

Breathe some sweet-smelling harvest warmth and delight into your home with this easy-to-make stovetop potpourri: it’s a great natural alternative to expensive store-bought ones made with synthetic scents, and has the added advantage of creating some aromatherapy steam for rooms (and nasal passages!) that are drying out now that we’re turning on our heaters once again.

This delightfully spicy pumpkin-pie scent will make your house smell like Home.

INGREDIENTS

  • Enough cider to fill the pot
  • 1 cup canned pumpkin
  • 3 whole cinnamon sticks
  • 1 handful whole cloves
  • 1 apple, cut crosswise into round slices
  • 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
  • grated fresh nutmeg, as much as you like

Place ingredients in a large pot on the stove or in a crock pot. Bring to a simmer and allow to continue simmering over very low heat, replacing cider or adding water as needed. Be careful not to allow mixture to scorch.

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By Annie B. Bond

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Annie B. Bond

Annie is a renowned expert in non-toxic and green living. She was named one of the top 20 environmental leaders by Body and Soul Magazine and "the foremost expert on green living." - Body & Soul Magazine, 2009. Learn Annie's latest eco-friendly news on anniebbond.com, a website dedicated to healthy and green living.

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1:19PM PDT on May 30, 2013

Seems like an expensive waste of food. There are other ways to scent the house that are reusable.

7:55PM PDT on May 27, 2013

way cool idea

6:40AM PDT on May 27, 2013

Thank-you. A great one for Halloween and Thanksgiving.

12:37PM PDT on May 26, 2013

Pure autumnal formula.Sounds great,Thanks for sharing

4:30AM PDT on May 26, 2013

Going shopping for the ingredients later in the day. Don :-))

7:03PM PDT on May 25, 2013

Will try.

5:52PM PDT on May 25, 2013

Thank you! I can't wait to try the simmering potpourri.

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