Experiment with these stovetop potpourri blend ideas:
1. For Christmas Day
For Aguirre, it’s all about making a thoughtful gift with simple ingredients you can find anywhere. Her tried-and-true blend of fresh orange and cranberries, dried cinnamon sticks and whole cloves smells just like a cup of warm cider. Just make sure to tell your gift recipient to cut up the orange before simmering to release all the good citrus smells.
2. For a Relaxing Night In
Who doesn’t want their house to smell like a spa? Dried rosebuds, rosemary, lavender, eucalyptus, mint leaves and chamomile can blend together to make a relaxing scent. You can even add a few drops of essential oil if you’re feeling fancy.
3. For a Snow Day
Because cold weather carries on well into March in the Ozarks, this cheery blend can help cure a case of the winter blues. Pair grapefruit with apples, dried juniper berries and pine for an uplifting scent.