I love the smells of Christmas. Cookies, cakes & pies baking in the oven. Cinnamon and apple candles burning. The fresh scent of live Christmas trees (if you have one). I don’t know what it is about those smells, but they’re my favorite. I usually try to have those scents around all year long!
So, when I found this on Pinterest, I couldn’t wait to try it! So, I went to the grocery store today & loaded up on supplies to make my own Christmas potpourri. I had an orange already, but had to buy everything else.
I quickly assembled the brew. When my hubby came home, he was very confused. At first, he thought it was supper 🙂 I think he was trying to figure out a way to go somewhere else to eat! Later, he told me that “You’ve gotta stop with that Pinterest thing…you’re going to turn me into a newt!” (because of the strange concoction).
I followed the recipe 100%. I tried to figure out to my best knowledge how much each pot full would cost. My best guess (because it’s hard to estimate the cloves and cinnamon sticks) was about $0.75. It took me literally less than 5 minutes to put everything together. Easy peasy.
Oh, how I wish I could tell you that the oranges and cinnamon filled my whole house with a warm Christmas-y scent. I wish I could tell you that for pennies on the dollar, you would never have to buy a plug-in refill or candle to make your home smell wonderful. Alas, the only time I could smell it is if I put my face almost into the pot.
I had it on the burner for about 5-6 hours. I don’t really know why it didn’t work for me. For $0.75, you could try it and see if it’s just me :). On the plus side…I have a whole container full of cinnamon sticks that I can use for other projects!!!