Capturing Christmas Simmering Potpourri

Simmering Potpourri is easy to make and makes great gifts. Feel free to use your favorite spices.


  • 1-2 orange lemon or lime peels
  • 4-5 star anise
  • a small palm full of cloves
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • a few cardamom seeds
  • a few allspice berries
  • a couple of slices of fresh ginger


  1. Put ingredients into a small pot.
  2. Fill the pot 2/3 full of fresh water.
  3. Put on the stove and simmer.

Recipe Notes

Don’t let all of the water evaporate. Keeping filling pot with water as needed. You can store the potpourri in the refrigerator in a glass jar and use for a couple days.