In the Winter months when the days are shorter and colder the smells of the season make it enjoyable. Let’s give the home a refresh and learn How to Make a Winter Potpourri for the Stove to simmer.
How to Make a Winter Potpourri for the Stove Video
HOW TO USE THE WINTER POTPOURRI FOR THE STOVE
It is the Winter Time; everything warm and toasty from sights to smells is elevate a notch. I love making a Winter Potpourri that simmers all day because it is a natural way to fill my home with the smells of coziness plus it is a great way to use food scraps and bring the outdoors inside.
Often I gift Winter Potpourri for the Stove by storing in a glass jar or simply let it simmer all day in my home to take the season to another level.
Creating non toxic smells in my home especially when the days become shorter and colder it s one thing I adore in the Winter Months. Inventing, using and gifting a Winter Potpourri for the Stove is simple. If you own a small crock pot or a sauce pan you can make a Winter Potpourri for the Stove with ingredients around your kitchen and from the outdoors.
The aromatherapy that is made by assembling a potpourri for the stove will trigger your sense of smell of comfort, peace and great memories of the season.
Aromatherapy can have powerful effects on mental, psychological and mental responses. Simply by smelling the scents of Winter it can trigger the brain to feel a certain way!
As you inhale aroma from a stove top potpourri it will attach to your hairs within your nostril and trigger nerves to send information to the brain. Using aromatherapy can have beneficial healing efforts such as relieving stress, improve sleep, increase memory and provide energy.
Practicing Aromatherapy this fall by constructing winter stove top potpourri to support immune system, mental wellness and promote creativity. Using homemade potpourri is a natural air freshener verses using plug-ins hat are synthetic and toxic for the environment.
When simmering a Winter potpourri for the stove keep the lid over and never boil.
Finally, if you water becomes low just add some fresh water to your pot.
What can you put on the stove to make it smell like Winter?
There are many variations on creating the best Winter Potpourri for the stove the possibilities are endless. You can pretty do whatever you like when adding ingredients.
Potpourri should be sweet smelling filled with spices, petals, leaves, and fruit.
When creating my Winter potpourri for the Stove I like to use seasonal fruit such as oranges and apples, cranberries and of course spices like cinnamon. Also, I like to use clippings in my potpourri such as pine and holly. If you are planning on having guest in your home get the stove top potpourri started about thirty minutes become the first visitor arrives.
Finally, prepare you stove top potpourri in advance by drying out fruit and placing in an air tight container. This Winter Potpourri for the Stove would make a nice hostess gift.
Five Reasons to Naturally Fragrant your Home this Winter
Many conventional air fresheners on the market contain toxin fragrances that are harmful to you, your family and environment.
Harsh, toxic fragrance can trigger allergies, asthma and migraines.
Fragrance is the new “Secondhand Smoke” avoid, when possible, by diffusing essential oils and simmer potpourri to ensure clean air.
Many fragrant candles and fresheners on the market mask bad smells and increase air pollution indoors.
Not only will chemical fragrance trigger migraines but, can cause irritation of the eyes, nose and throat.
Sodium Borate is found in many fragrant air fresheners which is another name for Borax. Many argue the safety of Borax. If inhaling Sodium Borate it can have many health affects such as endocrine and hormone disruptions.
Fragrant oils found in “plugins” are a carcinogenic which is not safe for many children and adults. Essential oils and fragrant oils are not the same thing. Essential oils derive for plants and fragrant oils are made in a factory.
How Long Does Winter Potpourri Last in the Jar?
When storing you fall stove top potpourri it is best in a cool, dry place and in a air tight container. Only store fruit, herbs and spices that have been preserved such as dehydrated; never store fresh.
Before using winter stove top potpourri it can be stored in a air tight container for up to one year.
When you are ready to use the best winter potpourri for the stove it can be using over four days for up to eight hours each day.
How to Make a Winter Potpourri for the Stove Directions
Winter Season has now began the next three months will mean; cold, crisp nights, cozy blankets, lights, snow and visiting family/friends. I love making simmer pots in my home to fill it with all my favorite smells.
Winter Simmer Pot Ingredients:
- Two to Three sprigs of Fresh Pine
- A couple of Lemon Slices
- Two Cinnamon sticks
- Outside of a Vanilla Bean Pod or Two Teaspoons of Vanilla
Take a small crock pot or sauce pot over the stove and fill with 2-3 sprigs of pine, couple of dehydrated lemons slices or fresh, 1 tablespoon vanilla or outside of pod, two cinnamon sticks. Fill the crock or pot with water and simmer all day for a beautiful smells of the Winter Season. The pine gives an outdoor scent that is fresh indoors and helps fit off illness and soothing to the sinuses. Lemon is rejuvenating and the cinnamon is warming combine with the sweet smell of vanilla.
Variations of How to Make a Winter Potpourri for the Stove
- Fresh Cedar is great to simmer because it will soothe the nervous system and ease anxiety.
- Rosemary is great for thinking and stimulating memory.
- Other Citrus such as Orange or Lime. Citrus is uplifting and energizing.
- Clove will lift depression and stimulate the mind.