Growing up, my mom had a simple concoction she’d mix in a pot of water and place it on the stove top and it came to define the scent of Christmas for me. I remember coming home from high school football games and the delicious aroma filled the house. I think scents can evoke strong emotions and memories and this mixture my mom made always reminds me of my most favorite time of year and I wanted to share it with you!
It’s SUPER simple. Here’s what you need: an orange, a few (2-3) cinnamon sticks and a spattering of cloves (I usually use 5-10, but probably don’t need the full 10). Cut the orange in half and if your cinnamon sticks are huge, break those in half. Drop a few cloves in there, fill with water and place on the stove at a very low heat level and let the smell of Christmas fill your home! I love this and hope you do too!