One of my favorite things about the holidays is that magical scent. The cold air, christmas tree, cinnamon lattes; it all reminds me of my playful childhood.
Lately, I’ve been really loving winter stove top scents. They’re natural (I think by now we’ve all heard the pollutants we breath in from candles), very affordable, and have multiple uses. I add all the ingredient in one pot and I can re-heat and top it off with water for days. This is also perfect if you live in an apartment or condo and aren’t allowed to have a real tree- the aroma is amazing!
What You’ll Need :
- A couple pine clippings
- A pine cone
- A couple cinnamon sticks
- A sliced gala apple
- (optional : cloves or cranberries)
- Clip or tear the pine branches in thin pieces
- Cut the apple in thin slices
- Add all the ingredient in the pot and cover with water
- Bring heat to medium until the fragrance starts to fill the air, then reduce to a simmer
- You can re-heat and top it off with water for days afterwards (I usually keep one pot for 3-4 days)
After you’ve made your first pot you can play around with the ingredients and create new blends. Some of our favorites are lavender, rosemary, and roses. You can also do just one ingredient per pot if you want a distinct smell. It’s such a great and affordable way to make your house smell amazing this holiday season!
Let me know what you think in the comments below.