Don’t laugh it feels so brisk and cold here in Northeast Florida! 🌴 The temperature is 50 degrees. I know you’re laughing at me. Or us. Yes I’m turning into a true southerner. Our weather is so unpredictable one day we’re sweating and another day we’re beyond cold. Freezing 🥶
My husband is whining and bundled up too. We’ve got cozy socks, sweaters and pajama bottoms on.
So, I decided to warm us both up with some hot apple 🍏 cider. It’s working. Now to an old trick my mom did up North during the winter. I put a pot of 💦 water on. You know the size pot like making pasta. But I’m not. My mom swore it makes the house warmer in the fall & winter and adds moisture to our air.
But I wanted to take it a bit further and make a Cozy Pot of Potpourri. I like to scent the air with the following.
1 orange 🍊 sliced
1 Apple 🍎 sliced red or green it’s up to you!
A sprinkling of cloves.
A smidge of pumpkin pie spice
1 teaspoon of luxe Vanilla.
* I once got a gift 🎁 of vanilla from my husband and I love this useful kitchen addition from his international travels. I use it in so many different ways and find it is extra fancy stuff!
2 cinnamon sticks are optional. It looks pretty in the pot. But optional.
Toss all of the above in the pot of simmering water you boiled but lowered the flame. Let all of it mix, mingle with each other and dance in the pot. I just shut off that simmering pot of scentsational love!
My kitchen and house smells so aromatic fresh & delish!! Play with this recipe like I do and vary it any way you’d like.
Thanksgiving and the other holidays are fast approaching if you’d like to scent your home “naturally” and without room sprays, inexpensive candles and plug-ins. Try this!
Your guests will notice! And you will too.