Homemade Holidays – How to Make Your House Smell Like the Holidays with Slow Cooker Potpourri

I love almost everything about the holidays including the smells.  When there’s a chill in the air and the first thing you or guests smell is that unforgettable holiday scent there’s almost nothing better.

How to make your home smell like the holidays. Easy Slow Cooker Potpourri. Start it simmering in the morning before guests arrive and your house will be filled with the scent of the holidays in no time. Get the details at www.cupcakesandcrinoline.comIn the spring, summer and autumn, weather permitting, I have my windows open to allow fresh air and all of the lovely scents from nature indoors but in the winter it’s a little harder to enjoy those aromas and that’s why I love this quick and easy Simmering Scent Recipe that you can make in your slow cooker.  

{I love my slow cookers  and the easier the recipe the better – you can find more slow cooker recipes right here}

How to make your home smell like the holidays. Easy Slow Cooker Potpourri. Start it simmering in the morning before guests arrive and your house will be filled with the scent of the holidays in no time. Get the details at www.cupcakesandcrinoline.com

Start it in the morning or early in the afternoon and by the time guests arrive your house will smell just like the holidays.  Even if you’re not entertaining this is an inexpensive and easy way to keep the smell going all through the holiday season.

Ingredients:

1 orange, sliced

1 lemon, sliced

4 cinnamon sticks

1 tablespoon whole cloves

4 bay leaves

I use a small crockpot – slow cooker, for my simmering scents {potpourri}.  I first add 4 cups of water to the pot, then layer the oranges, lemons, bay leaves and cinnamon topping it all off with the cloves.

You can use this same batch over and over allowing it to cool off first and then placing in the refrigerator to store for several days.

If you would prefer to make it on the stove top that is another option; keep it at a simmer and check the water occasionally adding more as needed.

How to make your home smell like the holidays. Easy Slow Cooker Potpourri. Start it simmering in the morning before guests arrive and your house will be filled with the scent of the holidays in no time. Get the details at www.cupcakesandcrinoline.com

This post is part of the Scents of the Season blog hop ~ I’m joining the lovely ladies below in sharing our favorite ‘scents of the season’ ideas ~ be sure to stop by and visit them for more

‘scent-sible’ inspiration!

How to make your home smell like the holidays. Easy Slow Cooker Potpourri. Start it simmering in the morning before guests arrive and your house will be filled with the scent of the holidays in no time. Get the details at www.cupcakesandcrinoline.com

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