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This all-natural potpourri couldn't be easier to assemble — and the scent couldn't be more reminiscent of the holidays. Everything can be found in the grocery store, and by packaging up the ingredients you have an easy and sweet-smelling gift.
STOVETOP SIMMERING POTPOURRI
½ cup cranberries
1 tablespoon whole cloves
3 sticks of cinnamon
A bit of grated nutmeg, optional
Quarter the orange and put all of the ingredients in a small saucepan.
Fill the pan with water. Place on the smallest burner of the stove on the lowest setting.
Refill the water as needed.
Tip: Don't let the water completely evaporate. It's a good idea to always refill the water when you turn on the heat. One mix will last for weeks; despite its appearance, it will still give off a lovely scent.