There is nothing better than your home smelling magical. Just a smell alone can take your soul back through time, visit a wonderful memory, or simply relax you. “Simmering Scents” can be an easy way to bring the seasonal outdoor essence into your home.
• 1 cup fresh Cranberries
• 6-8 dried orange rounds
• 6 cinnamon sticks
• 5 fresh Rosemary stems
• 1/4 cup Cloves
🌙🌿 If you’re gifting this to someone make sure to dry the oranges before placing into a sealed jar. Nothing can be wet or damp.
🍊 Drying the oranges:
Cut into medium sized slices.
Pre heat the oven to 225 degrees
Lay slices on a baking sheet
Bake for about 2hrs. Occasional flip the oranges.
Bake until they are dried and translucent.
Let them cool completely before adding into the mix.
Because you might be gifting these beauties make sure to arrange with love and grace. Cloves generally are small so having those on the bottom from the start helps. Rosemary is leafy so adding those every other helps.
🌕 Using yourself:
Add all the ingredients into a pot on the stovetop.
Add 6-8 cups of water.
Turn the pot on to simmer. As it slowly simmers the scent will fill your home like a magical spell being casted.
Whenever the scent is to strong just turn off the pot and cover.
This mix can last about 3 days in the pot with you continuing to simmer and settle the scent.
🌱 All done:
• When your all done with this beautiful mix, go outside and blend the remains into your garden bed for a wonderful treat to your soil.