Christmas Scent

Christmas Scent created by SharonChen

This makes an excellent gift. Make sure you make some for yourself too though because it really smells wonderful. Please note, you need to use whole cloves. Ground cloves are much stronger and will definitely overwhelm the other scents. If you aren't a fan of cloves, feel free to leave them out entirely. I do sometimes.

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  • Add orange and lemon slices to dry mixture of spices. Put in a small sauce pan with 4 cups of water. Simmer on low to release the fragrance. Or, you can simmer it in a mini (2 qt.) crock pot with the lid off for a safer alternative.
  • IF you simmer it for a few hours, you will need to add more water occasionally so it doesn't boil dry. Store in refrigerator when not in use, to prevent molding. It can be simmered over and over again! Always add more water to equal 4 cups before each use.
  • TO GIVE AS A GIFT: put ingredients in a quart-sized decorative jar. Add enough water to fill jar. Add a few drops of red food coloring if desired. Close securely and give with a small gift tag explaining how to use it.
  • Note, I prefer to use the lesser amount of cloves so that they don't overwhelm the other fragrances.
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"This makes an excellent gift. Make sure you make some for yourself too though because it really smells wonderful. Please note, you need to use whole cloves. Ground cloves are much stronger and will definitely overwhelm the other scents. If you aren't a fan of cloves, feel free to leave them out entirely. I do sometimes."

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  1. KAIA S.
    Don't know what I am doing wrong, but, the smell does not go past my stove! I really, really wanted this to work, but, sadly it doesn't. I even added fruit juice as suggested and a crockpot, buy, it just does not work for the entire house :(
  2. SharonChen
    I doubled the recipe and divided the liquid into 4 8-ounce jars as gifts. The result was excellent! My entire house smelled so pleasant while I was making this. Great holiday recipe!
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