This Christmas Potpourri Recipe Will Instantly Make Your Home Smell Like the Holidays

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Aromatherapy. It’s a thing…especially at Christmas. Because nothing puts you in the holiday spirit quite like a pot of wintry scents bubbling and boiling in your happy home. Ready to be soothed? Here's the easiest (and ahem, best) recipe for Christmas potpourri to make on your stove at home. All you need is a few ingredients and 30 seconds.


  • 2 to 3 cups water
  • 3 cinnamon sticks
  • 1 orange, sliced
  • 2 teaspoons nutmeg
  • 2 teaspoons cloves
  • 1 cup cranberries
  • 1 rosemary sprig 
  • Additional spices, like star anise (optional)


1. Add the water to a saucepan. Toss in all the additional ingredients.

2. Simmer them on low, adding water as needed to freshen.

3. Cue the nostalgia and sniff your heart out. 

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