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25 January, 2014

Homemade Lemon and Lavender Simmering Potpourri


CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Lemon and Lavender Simmering Potpourri I am excited to join eighteen other bloggers in a fun tour…the Homemade Beauty and Household Products Showcase, where we are sharing our secrets for creating our own products to keep your home fresh and clean and to keep you beautiful! My secret…homemade simmering lemon and lavender potpourri!

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Lemon and Lavender Simmering Potpourri It’s so easy and inexpensive…and leaves your home with a clean, fresh scent! It only requires three ingredients and a little time.

HOMEMADE LEMON AND LAVENDER SIMMERING POTPOURRI
from Confessions of a Plate Addict
INGREDIENTS:
  • One whole lemon, sliced
  • One cup of dried lavender (I used both the leaves and flowers saved from last year’s French lavender.) Place the lavender in cheesecloth if you wish.
  • One teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • One quart of water
  • (Optional: You may add two or three drops of lavender essential oil if you prefer a stronger fragrance.)
 DIRECTIONS:
Bring the water to a boil.
Add the above ingredients, squeezing the lemons and adding both the rinds and the juice.
Allow to boil for a few minutes to release the scent, then reduce to a simmer.
In about 30 minutes, your whole house will smell wonderful! You can put it in the fridge and reuse it for several days. Be sure to keep an eye on the water level when the potpourri is simmering.
Please note that this is a recipe for potpourri and is not intended as a beverage.

From Confessions of a Plate Addict
http://confessionsofaplateaddict.blogspot.com
Click here for a printable version of the recipe.

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Lemon and Lavender Simmering PotpourriIn just a short time, your home will be filled with a light, fresh fragrance that will chase away that stuffy winter feeling from living for months with your windows closed! And for me, the smell of lavender evokes memories of a wonderful vacation spent near the lavender fields of Provence!

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Christmas Spice Simmering Potpourri And just in case you missed it, here is the simmering potpourri that I shared at Christmas…a spicier version that leaves your home with that wonderful cozy Christmas smell! However, I like to use it all winter long, too!

Click here for a printable version of the recipe.
HOMEMADE CHRISTMAS SPICE SIMMERING POTPOURRI
From Confessions of a Plate Addict
  • First bring a quart of water to a boil. 
  • Next add half of an orange cut into smaller sections (I usually squeeze the juice into the water and then add the peel).
  • Finally, add two cinnamon sticks, two bay leaves and 10-15 whole cloves. Place the spices in cheesecloth if you wish.
Let it boil for a few minutes, then turn it down to a simmer and leave it on the stove. In about 30 minutes, your whole house will smell wonderful! You can put it in the fridge and reuse it for several days. I have even frozen it and pulled it back out on a really cold night to make the house feel cozy. Be sure to keep an eye on the water level when the potpourri is simmering. Please note that this is a recipe for potpourri and is not intended as a beverage.

From Confessions of a Plate Addict
http://confessionsofaplateaddict.blogspot.com
Click here for a printable version of the recipe.

pageOur Miss Kitty has a suggestion…how about a catnip simmering potpourri? It would bring back memories of wonderful sunny days on the patio…enjoying the potted catnip! Hmmm…I’m not so sure that’s a good idea, Miss Kitty! But I do hope that you will try my recipes and check out the other bloggers to see what they are sharing!

Please be sure to visit the following blogs for the 
Homemade Beauty and Household Products Showcase:

Friday, January 24th

Saturday, January 25th

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you enjoyed my recipes for simmering potpourri! Please visit these wonderful bloggers and their beautiful blogs to see what they are up to and to find a list of this week’s participants!
Under the Table and Dreaming for the Sunday Showcase Party , Between Naps on the Porch for Metamorphosis Monday , The Stories of A2Z for Tutorials and Tips Tuesday , Coastal Charm for Nifty Thrifty Tuesday , A Stroll thru Life for Inspire Me Tuesday , My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia for Tuesday's Treasures, Savvy Southern Style for Wow Us Wednesdays , The Shabby Creek Cottage for Transformation Thursdays , No Minimalist Here for the Open House Party on Thursdays, French Country Cottage for Feathered Nest Friday , Common Ground for Be Inspired on Fridays , The Charm of Home for Home Sweet Home Friday , Craftberry Bush for the Inspiration Gallery on Friday
See you next time! À la prochaine!

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15 comments:

  1. MMmm.. this would smell SO GOOD! PINNED. Thanks for sharing the recipe. Linda

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  2. I'm putting this on to simmer tomorrow Debbie. How divine it must smell. I make my own Christmas simmer pot but this will be lovely all year round. I might try it with fresh lavender... I have a bush full of blooms beside my back door. Thanks for sharing this in the showcase. I'm pinning it now.

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  3. Lemon and lavender are two of my favorite scents. My lavender died last year and I need to replant so that I can make your potpourri next year. Thanks for sharing!

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  4. Lemon and Lavender. The perfect combo! Give sweet Baby Kitty a kiss for me!!

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  5. Love this. Where do you find fresh lavender? We have snow and 0 degree temps.

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    1. Mine is actually not fresh, but dried from last year's plant. I do have some fresh, however, in a pot in my garage! lol It has survived even though it was 5 degrees last week! I do see dried buds for sale online.

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  6. Can't wait to put this on the stove. I actually have both main ingredients on hand. My daughter in law ordered lavendar on line to make lavender chicken while they were visiting here this summer and I still have some in a baggie.

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  7. you had me at lemon and lavender...but vanilla too! Yum. Thanks for sharing.

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  8. Oh I love lavender... sounds like the perfect scent! Can't wait to try it...

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  9. ohhh...I cannot wait to try! This is going to be fabulous! I love lavender.

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  10. This looks wonderful, I can't wait to try it!!

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  11. This must be absolutely fabulous! Love both the scents... will definitely try! Such fun being in this showcase with you!!
    Hugs,
    Sondra

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  12. Well, it has lemons and it has lavender so it has to be amazing. Two scents meant to go together. Loved this post. xxoo

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  13. I love this! I want to try it! And your tutorial was just lovely!
    xoxo

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  14. What a wonderful combination! I cannot wait to try this!

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Thanks so much for stopping by and taking the time to comment! I appreciate my wonderful readers!... Debbie