You can bring the scents of the Yule season into your home by blending up your own batch of potpourri. Keep it in a Mason jar so it will stay fresh. To use, simply scoop ½ of mix into a small pot, and cover with a few inches of water. Allow to simmer on low heat on your stovetop, adding water as the potpourri reduces down. You can also use a small potpourri-sized crock pot. If you're feeling really crafty, make a big batch, divide into several jars, and then tie with a decorative ribbon or piece of raffia. Add a note card, and give as gifts for your friends at Yule!
- 3 Cups dried orange peel
- 1 Cup dried lemon zest
- 4 Cinnamon sticks, snapped into thirds
- 1/4 Cup whole cloves
- 1/4 Cup pine needles
- A pinch of allspice
- 10 juniper berries
Mix in a bowl and then keep in a Mason jar until you're ready to use.