The day we put up our Christmas tree is usually a quiet, snowy day some time after Thanksgiving. We bring up all the boxes of ornaments and such and rearrange the furniture in the room. Since our tree is artificial, I have to create the scent of Christmas in our house. This combination of fresh ingredients creates a delicious scent with the aroma of the holidays. Put the fresh ingredients and some water into a pot on the stove and bring it to a boil. Then reduce the heat to simmer and the scent is all around the house!
Here’s what I put in the pot:
2 slices of a fresh lemon
2 slices of a fresh orange
2 cinnamon sticks
1 t. whole cloves
1 t. allspice berries
1 sprig of fresh rosemary
A few cranberries
Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to a simmer. Be careful that the pot does not boil dry. Add more water as needed. When cool, you can store it in a jar in the refrigerator to use later.
As a thoughtful gift… Two Printable Options
These fresh ingredients can also be put into a clear cellophane bag with the FREE printable label attached.
Click on the printable pdf labels below to save or print.
If you would like fold-over labels with instructions to staple onto a gift bag,
*Use the link above to download the image below to save proper size formatting.
Sorry, your screen is not “scratch ‘n sniff!” This stuff smells soooo good!