Monday, November 10, 2014

Smells Like Christmas !

It's beginning to smell alot like Christmas !
We love Old fashioned Homemade Spice Simmering Potpourris.
Natural air fresheners that fill the home with comforting aromas that will remind you of grandmas kitchen!
What a
True Primitive Art of Recycling straight from your
Kitchen Cupboards
and Flower and Herb Gardens.

 You can combine various spices from your pantry with apple slices or my fav - apple peels & the cores for an Apple Pie scent.

Use slices of oranges and cinammon sticks for Orange Marmalade Scent
Thanksgiving Pumpkin Pie aroma
tiny putkas with pumpkin pie spices.

Always save your Rose petals and Rose hips!  Love this Blooming Fragrance combined with drop or two of rose oil and almond extract!
Stovetop Simmer style or Electric Crockpot Simmer Style

I prefer the old fashioned way of simmering straight from the stove top!
Thinking of throwing that old pan or teapot away? Recycle for your simmering holiday scents!

Recipes from Team Reloved Members

♥Recipe for Stovetop Homemade Apple Pie Simmering Potpourri
by Scarlett at 3VintageHearts @Etsy
2 sliced apples or
6 apples Scraps peels and cores
1/4 c. cinammon
2 cinnamon sticks
generous sprinking of nutmeg and cloves
Place ingredients in pan or lidded teapot
fill the vessel with water near the top.
place on stove and bring to a boil.
turn heat to lowest level and remember to not let scorch by 
refilling when necessary!
Now let those wonderful scents fill your farmhouse or cottage while we anxiously await the real thing!

♥♥ Recipe for Crockpot Cranberry Cider Simmering Potpourri
by Maria from BBHCreations @ Etsy
Equal Parts of Cranberry Juice and Apple Juice
1 cinnamon stick
1 t cloves
Fill with water near top and let the simmering begin!
Will warm the bodies and hearts of anyone that drops by!

Remember so many wonderful combinations to fill your home with the holidays scents! just be creative with what you have on hand!

Photos from the Team Reloved Members
and RewindTymePrimitives at etsy.

xoxo Toodles!


  1. How wonderful!! I love this recipe. Thank you, Scarlett! Claudia

  2. Thanks for the recipe! I'll definitely have to try it :)

  3. This post put me in the Christmas mood :) Wonderful blog, Scarlett!

  4. What a beautiful blog! Love this recipe and if I weren't so up to my eyeballs in Etsy, I would make some!

  5. I love the recipe, can't wait to put it together!! thank you for the feature :))

  6. I'm going to try this, thankyou for the recipe.

  7. Oh Scarlett! You know how to welcome the holidays into our homes!

  8. what a great post! will definitely have to try these :)

  9. Smells like the Holidays! Thanks for including my recipe! Great job Scarlett!


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